HE Mr. Lorenzo Galanti, Ambassador of Italy to the Kingdom of Thailand, awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic with the rank of knight (Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) to Mr. Chakrit Benedetti, General Manager of Italasia Trading (Thailand) Co., Ltd., which is awarded to selected individuals who have gained merit for the nation, recently at the Italian Embassy in Bangkok.
The Order’s award rightly recognizes Mr. Benedetti’s dedication to developing Thailand-Italy relations through trade. Mr. Benedetti, or Max, as he is best known, represents the 3rd generation of the Thai-Italian family business which provides hospitality services and sourcing of various imported products and brands which are widely seen and used in hotels, homes, restaurants, entertainment venues and coffee shops. In 2022 Italasia will celebrate its 60th anniversary and Mr. Benedetti, representing his family at the head of the firm, is very proud to have received this award and his honor to the Benedetti family.
“Our family is greatly honored by this award from the Order of Merit. I deeply appreciate the recognition of the successful business started by my grandparents 59 years ago, a legacy that I have been fortunate enough to serve and have been a part of. I will continue to dedicate myself and do my best to do things that are good for Italy and Thailand, using trade as a bridge for good relations and making our small contribution to supporting both economies ”, said said Mr. Benedetti.
The Benedetti family hope that this prestigious award will also serve as an inspiration for others to focus their energies and talents on activities that benefit society in the long term and on creating breakthroughs for positive mutual relations between nations and individuals in all fields. of our lives.
About the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic: The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Italian: Ordine al merto della Repubblica Italiana) was founded as a superior order of chivalry by the second President of the Republic Italian, Luigi Einaudi in 1951. The highest honorary distinction of the Republic, it is awarded for the “merits acquired by the nation” in the fields of literature, arts, economy, public service and social activities , philanthropic and humanitarian and for long and remarkable services in the civil and military fields. careers. The post-nominal letters of the Order are OMRI.