Mr. Watanakul Mungkalarungsi (MUIC Class of 2004)
Mr. Watanakul Mungkalarungsi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology degree. He started working for his family’s business, Thai Better Foods Co., Ltd. when he was still a 2nd year student at MUIC. He helped expand his family business, helping it earn up to a billion Thai Baht in annual sales. The strategy was to launch new value-added products that meet the customers’ needs to increase the volume of sales. In 2014, he received the “Smart SME Award” from Smart SME Channel under the Processed Food Business Management category. He was invited as a guest speaker and a special lecturer by many organizations such as the Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Commerce to share his experience and knowledge in the food industry. In 2018, Mr. Watanakul retired from his family’s business and started his own company called Food Inno Start Up Co., Ltd. This company aims to be a research and production center to help SMEs to process and develop their products and be able to develop their exporting capabilities. He also created ‘Essence of Fish with Cordyceps – Zean Brand,’ a first in Thailand. In that year, he became a member of the Space Science Research Experiment and Exploration Team. He has worked with Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization), GISTDA for “Thai Food to Space” project since then.