TANOS “PALM” HONGSANANDA
As the eldest son of Sakchai Leesavan and Visaka Hongsananda, Palm is the heir — along with his brother Pao — to FAW Thailand. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior and Spatial Design he went to work at his father’s automobile business just as they were about to switch from being a Japanese car dealer to distributors of FAW trucks and auto parts, one of China’s biggest companies. This transition inspired Palm to study Chinese at Fudan University in Shanghai, after which he found work at CP group in Shanghai as part of their research and investment team. He returned to Bangkok in 2017 and rejoined the family business as managing director.