Mr. Tos became CEO of the Central Group on 29 November 2013. From 2002 through 2013, Tos was CEO of Central Retailing, the group’s retail-development arm. In this role, Tos focused on international expansion. The company opened three department stores in China in 2010 and 2011.They also made several key acquisitions in Europe, purchasing the Italian retailer La Rinascente in 2011, the Illum department store in Copenhagen, and Germany’s KaDeWe.International operations now account for roughly 30 percent of group revenue.
Tos Chirathivat also served in several executive director roles at Big C Super Center, Robinson Department Store, and B2S Company Ltd. He briefly worked at Citibank after university.
Tos earned an economics degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1985 and received his MBA from Columbia University in New York in 1987.He spent a year of high school studying at a private school in Miami.