| Malaysia | 7 July 2017 | Asia Samachar |
By Anandpreet Kaur
Serial young entrepreneur Harprem Doowa, a CEO of two companies, has bagged a Aussie-Thailand award.
The 30-year old won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Australia Alumni Awards 2017 held in Bangkok last month. The award is a major event for the Australia-Thai business community.
Harprem is the probably the youngest entrepreneur to win the award as those below 35 usually fall in the youth category.
“The only reason I’ve succeeded in building two businesses is because I focus on people,” he wrote in his personal website. “Whether it be the staff and keeping them happy or the customers and keeping them happy, people are the key to success.”
Harprem is the Thai country manager for Frank which is part of Edirect Insure Group which operates online insurance platforms in Asia with offices in Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan. The Thai unit, which Harprem co-founded in January 2016, offers motor insurance.
In 2013, he co-founded Orami, the first online shopping destination for women in Southeast Asia. He was its country manager until 2016.
At the award event, the keynote speakers were Asst. Prof. Dr. Linchong Chorrojprasert, the Dean at Graduate School of English, Assumption University of Thailand, who is also a University of Wollongong Alumni, and Australian Ambassador to Thailand Paul Robilliard.
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