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Panupong Tejapaibul

CEO and Co-founder, Ticketmelon

Panupong (or “Putt-Putt”) often tells the story of how his successful event ticket platform got started — with his own ‘pain points’. Small- and medium-sized events were often left by the wayside, so the Chulalongkorn University graduate saw a gap… and closed it by co- founding Ticketmelon nearly five years ago. The business is more than just a ticket shiller though, and that’s why he’s still on this year’s High Flyers list. By taking advantage of recent tech to integrate cutting-edge data analytics and marketing capabilities, Panupong proves he’s not only smart, but forward-thinking