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 the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE, Asia’s largest billion dollar global sports media platform in history with a broadcast to over 150+ countries around the world. According to Nielsen, ONE ranks amongst the world’s top 10 biggest sports media properties in terms of viewership and engagement. Through its marquee sports properties (ONE Championship and ONE Esports) and its passionate millennial community, ONE is a celebration of Asia’s greatest cultural phenomena, Martial Arts and Gaming, and the deep-rooted Asian values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. ONE is on a mission to unleash real-life superheroes, tell stories, celebrate values, ignite dreams, inspire nations, and change the world.
Sityodtong is also the star of the first-ever global edition of The Apprentice, the award-winning reality TV series on Netflix. Sityodtong was named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the 2nd Most Powerful Person in Sports in Asia by FOX Sports. Sityodtong was also recently selected as one of Asia’s Top 100 Business Leaders by Business Insider. He has been featured as the cover story for magazines such as Inc, Esquire, Playboy, Wealth, Tatler, The Peak, MillionaireAsia, CEO, Black Belt, 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 and panelist at the world’s top economic and business conferences such as the World Economic Forum, Forbes Global CEO Conference, Milken Institute, CNBC Asia Business Leaders, YPO Edge, Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), 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, UBS, Oracle, Dentsu Aegis Network, 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, ONE 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.
Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame (Class of 2019) alongside legendary martial artists such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Demetrious Johnson, Georges St Pierre, and many others, Sityodtong has over 35+ years of martial arts experience as a student, a fighter, a teacher, and a coach. Sityodtong is a certified senior Muay Thai instructor under the legendary Kru Yodtong Senanan of the world-renowned Sityodtong Gym in Thailand. He also holds a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Renzo Gracie.
Chatri Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.