DTGO founder honored as ‘Hero of Philanthropy’

27 December 2019, Bangkok – Mrs. Thippaporn Ahriyavraromp, Group CEO of DTGO, the parent group of MQDC, has been included on the 13th annual ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’ list, compiled by Forbes Asia.

Forbes Asia selected 30 honorees across the region by “reviewing their monetary contributions, the depth of their involvement, and the reach of their philanthropic efforts”.

Inclusion on this list recognizes the 3 decades Mrs. Ahriyavraromp has spent pursuing her vision of a better society for all through ‘business-social’ entrepreneurship. Mrs. Ahriyavraromp established the DTGO group in 1993 and credits her father, Mr. Dhanin Chearavanont, Senior Chairman of the CP Group, inspiring her to seek ways to combine business success with societal contribution to create lasting impact.

“My father’s vision in philanthropy had led the group to set up ecosystems for long-term support rather than to simply do charity,” she said.

DTGO incorporates ambitious social and environmental goals into its core businesses. The group also dedicates 2% of its top-line revenue to initiatives in education, healthcare, and the environment. Major initiatives include:

• The Buddharaksa Foundation: focusing on education, supporting over 10,000 young Thais in high-quality education.
• The Dhanin Tawee Chearvanont Foundation: helping the 14-year Bhutan for Life project reach its funding target and recently joining forces with partners to strengthen worldwide efforts to eliminate malaria through the Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative (RAI).
• The Blue Carbon Society: established by Mrs. Ahriyavraromp with her husband, Dr. Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp, to conserve and restore marine and coastal ecosystems. The foundation recently signed an MoU with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to master plan the preservation of 24 sq. m. of mangroves in Phetchaburi.

Mrs. Ahriyavraromp and the group have also been recognized by many regional and global awards. DTGO was included on the list of The World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2019.