Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media.
He is currently the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a broadcast to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world. Institutional investors of ONE Championship include Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, and Mission Holdings. Forbes recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. Sityodtong was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by Financial Times, and the “3rd Most Powerful Person In Sports In Asia” by FOX Sports. He has been featured as the cover story for magazines such as Inc, Esquire, Playboy, Wealth, Tatler, The Peak, MillionaireAsia, and more.
A motivational speaker and guest lecturer, Sityodtong is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe’s top business school. Sityodtong is a perennial keynote speaker at the world’s top business conferences such as Forbes Global CEO Conference, Milken Institute Asia Summit, Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards, YPO Edge, Cannes Lions, Forbes Next Tycoons Conference, Asian Leadership Conference, and others. He has also given motivational business talks at Fortune 500 companies such as Citigroup, Bloomberg, Fidelity Investments, DentsuAegis, UBS, etc as well as at institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Singapore Management University, Vienna University of Technology, and others.
Sityodtong is also very active in philanthropy at both the global and local levels. He donates a meaningful amount of his time, money, and resources to Boys Town Home (Singapore’s home for orphans and troubled kids), Singapore Children’s Society (an organization focused on helping underprivileged children), and Children’s Cancer Foundation (a charity dedicated to helping children with cancer). On the global stage, he serves on the Board of Directors of Project Sunshine, one of the largest volunteer organizations in the world dedicated to terminally-ill children with HIV and cancer, and also plays an active role with Global Citizen, a global social action platform aimed at solving the world’s biggest issues like poverty, gender inequality, education inequality, and much more.
With over 30 years of martial arts experience as a student, a fighter, an instructor, and a coach, Sityodtong is a certified senior Muay Thai instructor under the legendary Kru Yodtong Senanan of the world-renowned Sityodtong Camp in Thailand. He also holds a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Renzo Gracie.
Chatri Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.