Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont

Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont

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Dhanin Chearavanont, chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Co. (CP Group), is buying companies at home and abroad, accounting for more than half of the record $31 billion in total deals announced this year in Thailand, including CP Group’s purchase of a $9.4 billion stake in China’s Ping An Insurance (Group) Co.