40 Under 40: Pakorn Leopairut
Pakorn Leopairut is the eldest son of Prateep and Dr. Juvady Leopairut, and also the third generation of the Leopairut family. He works at TPIPL which is generally regarded as the third biggest cement manufacturer in Thailand. Currently, he oversees three main areas in his family’s businesses. Under TPI Polene PLC he takes the helm when it comes to the sales and marketing of cement and plastic resin products. Pakorn is also the President of TPI Polene Power PLC, which is the largest operator of waste-to-energy power plants in Thailand and also specialises in waste-heat recovery. Under the experience from the TPIPL parent company, he is also involved in the general management of the Thai Nitrate Company, which is the manufacturer of nitric acid, and ammonium nitrate. In his personal life, Pakorn is the father of three children – twins Papin and Parin, and his boy Pakin. On weekends, you can most likely find Pakorn taking his family to either their home in Hua Hin or in Khao Yai.