William E. Heinecke currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Minor International Public Company Limited (MINT). He came to Thailand in 1963 and founded the Minor Group in 1967. Almost five decades later the group has grown substantially into a large company with revenue of over USD 2bn and a market cap of over USD 3bn. The group is involved primarily in the restaurants, hospitality and lifestyle businesses.
Mr. Heinecke is the author of ‘The Entrepreneur – 25 Golden Rules for Global Business Manager’. Besides his position at MINT, Mr. Heinecke also serves as a Director of Indorama Ventures PCL, the largest PET production company in the world. He became a naturalised Thai citizen in 1991.