Chaiwat Nantiruj is the second generation of a leading Thai tapioca flour-producing family who decided to step away from the family’s business legacy.
Chaiwat started his career in the Private Banking Department of a Thai bank before leaving the industry to run his family business. He later left and established a joint venture with an Australian investor to start Thai Austro Mould Co., Ltd., producing plastic products. In 2003, he established a new business to produce food packaging, which is now known as Eka Global.
Chaiwat strongly believes in the long-term growth potential of his business, considering that his products best suit the rapidly changing lifestyles of consumers lend themselves to mass production. He put all his efforts in finding the right partners, which has proven to be the right strategy as the company has enjoyed high growth ever since.
Under his leadership, in 2019, Eka Global made a bold and significant move when it acquired PrintPak Co., Ltd. The acquisition immediately made Eka Global the world’s largest longevity packaging producer with manufacturing plants in China and India and will allow Eka Global to grow at 30% in the following years.