SINGAPORE—Tanin Buranamanit, managing director and CEO of CP ALL Plc, operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, has been named the 2022 Asian Convenience Industry Leader of the Year by U.S.-based NACS, the global trade association for convenience retailers. Buranamanit will accept the award, sponsored by PepsiCo, at the upcoming NACS Convenience Summit Asia in Singapore.
The Asian Convenience Industry Leader of the Year award recognizes that progress is not only driven by innovative companies but also by the energies, determination and inspiration of the individuals who lead them. This award honors the contribution of the most successful and influential Asian convenience industry leader who best personified excellence, dedication and influence in the Asian convenience retail community throughout 2021.
Under Buranamanit’s leadership, CP ALL has dramatically grown its store count, supported expanding and upskilling labor through education, and developed a retail business model that combines the best aspects of convenience with the competitive value of supermarkets.
CP ALL plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates and franchises convenience stores under the 7-Eleven brand to other retailers primarily in Thailand. CP ALL was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. Under Buranamanit’s leadership, CP ALL continues to invest in its communities throughout Thailand by funding educational institutions for students to earn degrees that will help them thrive and gain access to valuable careers. CP ALL also awards scholarships to less privileged students.
When the COVID-19 pandemic tremendously affected youth access to education in 2021, CP ALL developed online teaching and learning system for students. This new method of learning made education easier, faster and safe.
CP ALL also strives to work with its suppliers as partners. According to Buranamanit, CP ALL works with its suppliers to help differentiate 7-Eleven stores in Thailand by working together on communications and merchandising strategies.
“These are the attributes that the panel of Asian industry leaders referred to when selecting Buranamanit as these year’s Asian Industry Leader of the Year. He is the leader of an extraordinarily respected company in our industry,” said NACS President and CEO Henry O. Armour.
“PepsiCo is proud to partner with NACS on this prestigious award that honors individuals for driving critical business and social imperatives forward,” said Kent Montgomery, head of PepsiCo industry relations. “Mr. Buranamanit characterizes exceptional qualities across the board, and we’re thrilled to name him Asian Convenience Industry Leader of the Year.”
At NACS Convenience Summit Asia, taking place in Singapore July 19-21, convenience retailers come from all over the globe to learn how Asian retailers adapted to previous disruptions and capitalize on future ones. To learn more, visit convenience.org/CSA.