Congratulations to AustCham Thailand members Andrew Biggs and Paul Kenny who have been recognised in the Australia Unlimited ‘Global Talent’ list of 50 Australian achievers living and working abroad. Released to coincide with Australia Day 2013, the list recognises the contribution of the Australian expatriate community: “Australian expats tend to be well educated, well connected and successful. Some of Australia’s most talented, productive and motivated citizens chose to spend time building their careers away from home. Many retain a strong sense of Australianness and plenty of good-will towards their country of birth.”
To view the full Australia Unlimited Global 50 Australia day report please visit: www.australiaunlimited.com/society/australia-unlimited-global-talent. Recognising that the Global 50 list is just the tip of the iceberg of talented and successful Australian expatriates, it is calling for suggestions, including tweets to @australiaunlimited.
Andrew Biggs is a journalist, author and TV personality, Andrew Biggs Academy. Australian journalist Andrew Biggs arrived in Bangkok in 1989 on a two-day stopover and has been here ever since. In the past 24 years he’s become a high profile Thai-speaking farang (foreigner) working as a journalist, radio commentator, TV host, author, publisher and founder of English language school, the Andrew Biggs Academy. In 2005 Biggs was the first foreigner awarded the Phetch Siam Award for excellence in using the Thai language, evidenced by some 16 books he’s written including the 1997 bestseller How to Speak Thai Like a Farang.
Paul Kenny is CEO Minor Food Group. Based in bustling Bangkok, Paul Kenny has led Minor Food Group PCL as CEO for over 12 years, following various management positions he held in MFG since 1993. He is responsible for driving the overall strategic direction and growth of the company to where it is today. Currently the company operates more than 15 brands and a network of more than 1,300 restaurants in 16 countries internationally. He is a member of several boards, including Minor International PCL, listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.