1  What philosophy guides your work?

Don’t just work for yourself, but for your team. Also, consider your responsibility to the public.

2  Which public figure, past or present, do you most admire?

General Charles de Gaulle, because he was a military man with a noble sense of democracy – a man willing to step down from his post to uphold the democratic system.

3  When and where are you happiest?

When I am with my family.

4  What characteristic would you most like to change in yourself?

I tend to scratch my nose or my earlobes while talking to people.

5  What personality trait irritates you most?

Bad manners.

6  What is your idea of the perfect meal?

Chinese or French food, with whiskey for Chinese food and wine for French.

7  When are you most relaxed and content?

When I get together with friends after work. 

8  What embarrasses you most?

When, because of circumstances, I must seek advice from someone of whom I’m not particularly fond.

9  What is your favorite country outside of Thailand?

France, because of its beauty, its charm and its cultural and intellectual contributions to the world.

10  What building impresses you most?

The Paris Opera House.

11  When do you hate most?

Selfish or immoral people.

12  What do you like to read?

Business and political books.

13  What do you do if you are depressed?

I use the Buddhist philosophy that teaches me that all things in life are uncertain.

14  What is your greatest fear?

I don’t have one yet.

15  What is your most exceptional habit?

Drinking coffee after every meal. I drink a lot of coffee.

16  What was the most important lesson of your life?

Devotion doesn’t necessarily lead to reward.

17  What talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be able to play the piano.

18  What is your greatest regret?

My mother’s death.

19  What would improve your life?

Participating in more sports.

20  What prescription would you suggest for Bangkok’s traffic woes?

Regardless of whether or not Thailand develops a high-tech mass transportation system, in order to drive, people need not only discipline, but also a sense of responsibility to respect the laws of the road.