40 Under 40: Nopananta “Nop” Pradistsuwana
Osotspa PCL’s energy drinks, M-150 and Shark Stimulation, are a staple of shift workers, students and anyone needing a boost. It’s no wonder that the drink maker is Thailand’s largest by market share, and this year posted some impressive dividends. Nopananta, whose mother’s family (the Osathanugrahs) owns Osotspa, heads the sales division for Shark. The role takes full advantage of Nopananta’s educational background, which includes a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management at the University of Westminster in London. But Nopananta has a diverse range of passions as well. The executive also dedicates his days to Boom Electric Carnival Nightclub in Ekkamai, where he is a partner. The EDM festival-themed club is set to open in late 2019. This too plays upon his diverse education, as he also earned a Bachelors in Commercial Music. Aside from music and business, Nopanant’s other passions are guitar, golf and investing in real estate.