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Top Thai banker wants to retire, seeks successor

He is spending more time in his rural home than running Kasikornbank in Bangkok

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Mr Banthoon tending to one of his horses at his home in Nan. It is certain that Kasikornbank will pass from family hands.

Bangkok

THESE days, the head of Thailand's Kasikornbank Pcl spends much of his time saving trees in the remote province of Nan and promoting his romance novel, rather than running the country's second-largest lender in Bangkok.

"I have the forest to worry about," Banthoon Lamsam,

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