As young as 30 years old, Patsarakorn Chirathivat has become the Post Publishing’s Chief Operation Officer for Digital Media and Magazines. He has taken up the role since February, 2016, with an aim to turn around the business unit which somewhat has been affected by a hiccup of the global publishing industry.
Driven by his passion for the publishing industry and interest in pursuing a career in mass communications, Patsarakorn embarked on a three years apprenticeship working tirelessly in the areas of sales, marketing, event management, proof-reading, newspaper delivery as well as editorial department under a keen eye of Post Publishing’s veterans in order to understand and familiarize himself with all key functions. He even once was a crime reporter reporting criminal cases for the newspaper.
Furthermore, he took a great pride in being part of the founding pioneers of M2F free newspaper which has the largest hand-out number in the country – a remarkable achievement for any Thai newspapers.
Following an exhaustive training, he successfully furthered his graduate study at Sasin Business School and concurrently built small commercially-savvy ventures on his own, thus sharpening his business acumen.
Apart from a professional role in publishing business, he has never stopped pursuing his dreams as a hip-hop artist. Last year, he released his debut album called “Uncover” under Thaitanium Entertainment, the well-known music label in Thai showbiz industry, with the stage name “Mindset”. Four of his singles - “With you”, “Runaway”, “Don’t say” and “This is for you” - hit the charts.
Besides music’s quest, his zeal as an entertainer has driven him to appear on a screen of the Channel 3’s soap opera which will be broadcasted next year. Channel 3 is one of Thailand’s leading entertainment channels. He has also hosted his own reality show named “Pokky on the run” on YouTube which has drawn as many as 400,000-500,000 viewers per episode.
Patsarakorn holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University.