Banthoon Lamsam & family

About Banthoon Lamsam & family

Birth Day: January 15, 1953
Birth Place: Bangkok, Thailand, Thailand
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Native name: บัณฑูร ล่ำซำ
Occupation: Chairman & CEO of Kasikornbank
Spouse(s): Usa Jirapong (1988-present)
Children: Songkanda Lamsam Korapat Lamsam Nartpich Lamsam
Parent(s): Bancha Lamsam (father) Sam-angwan Lamsam (mother)

Banthoon Lamsam & family Net Worth

Banthoon Lamsam & family was bornon January 15, 1953 in Bangkok, Thailand, Thailand. Banthoon Lamsam chairs and runs Kasikorn Bank, or KBank, the nation's second-largest lender with $82 billion in assets. The bank was founded by his grandfather as Thai Farmers Bank in 1945. Banthoon, who took charge in 1992 from his father, is reportedly preparing for his retirement and handing over the running of the bank most likely to a non-family CEO. He owns a Swiss-style wooden chalet in a forest, 350 miles north of Bangkok.
Banthoon Lamsam & family is a member of Finance and Investments

💰 Net worth: $1.25 Billion

Awards and nominations:

2014 Business Person of the Year 2014 by Krungthep Turakij

2011 Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2011 by Corporate Gove

2010 THE QFC-ASIAN BANKER LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2009 Banker of the Year, Money & Banking Magazine

2003 Best CEO 2003, Stock Exchange of Thailand Awards 2003

2000 Star of Asia, Business Week Magazine

1999 Banker of the Year, Interest Magazine

1999 Banker of the Year, Money & Banking Magazine

1998 Banker of the Year, Interest Magazine

1994 Banker of the Year, Money & Banking Magazine

Biography/Timeline

1953

Banthoon Lamsam was born on 15 January 1953, a son of Bancha Lamsam and Thanphuying Sam-angwan Lamsam (maiden name Mom Rajawongse Sam-angwan Devakula; daughter of Prince Priditheppong Devakula and Mom Rajawongse Sa-ang Pramoj). Bantoon has two younger sisters. Bantoon is a grandson of Choti Lamsam who founded Kasikornbank in 1945 as Thai Farmers Bank. Banthoon graduated from Saint Gabriel's College and Srinakharinwirot University Prasarnmit Demonstration School. He studied at Phillips Exeter Academy from 1967 to 1971 before going on to earn a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a masters of Business administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School (HBS).

1977

1977          Directorate of Joint Intelligence, Ministry of Defense

1979

1979          International Banking Department, Thai Farmers Bank

1986

1986          First Vice President, International Banking Department, Thai Farmers Bank

1987

1987          Senior Vice President, Domestic Banking Department, Thai Farmers Bank

1990

1990          First Senior Vice President, Thai Farmers Bank

1991

1991          Executive Vice President, Thai Farmers Bank

1992

1992          President, Thai Farmers Bank

1994

1994 Banker of the Year, Money & Banking Magazine

1997

After the 1997 Asian financial crisis (known as วิกฤตต้มยำกุ้ง, literally translated as Tom Yam Kung crisis), he was the first to introduce the term "reengineering" to Thailand's banking industry. The Lamsam family became a minority shareholder of Kasikornbank. Banthoon Lamsam is an important contributor to the Democratic Party. Banthoon was skeptical of the country's economic policies during Pol. Lt. Col Thaksin Shinawatra's term as the prime minister of Thailand, and it was rumored that he had been approached by the Democratic Party for the position of the party leader in 2004.

1999

1999 Banker of the Year, Money & Banking Magazine

2002

2002          President and Chief Executive Officer, Thai Farmers Bank

2003

2003 Best CEO 2003, Stock Exchange of Thailand Awards 2003

2009

2009 Banker of the Year, Money & Banking Magazine

2010

2010 THE QFC-ASIAN BANKER LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2011

2011 Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2011 by Corporate Gove

2013

2013          Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, KASIKORNBANK

2014

2014 Business Person of the Year 2014 by Krungthep Turakij