InfluentialBrands® Top CEO of the Year 2017 and Multi-Award-winning Asian Corporate Business Entrepreneur Chatri Sityodtong is an internationally known Thai corporate business entrepreneur and highly influential Mixed Martial Arts impresario who has claimed sought after industry accolades such as being officially named and awarded as “The Most Powerful Person in Asian MMA” and “The Most Influential Executive In Asian MMA” by Yahoo! Sports and Forbes.
Chatri Sityodtong, has triumphantly led ONE Championship’s impressive boom in Asia and around the globe, marking significant increases and growth in social media influence and television distribution in the past three years. Under Sityodtong’s incredible vision, ONE Championship has officially garnered a whopping 8.3 billion social media impressions in 2017 from just 352 million in 2014, which is more than a 23x increase. Social media video views remain even more impressive for ONE Championship under the highly influential and powerful Chatri Sityodtong, totalling 1.5 billion across multiple platforms compared to 312,000 just three years prior.
Furthermore, ONE Championship has posted astronomical increases in global TV distribution, now being broadcast to a potential 1 billion viewers in over 128 countries worldwide. In the past three years alone, ONE Championship has come to a peak TV ratings share of 1-2% to a staggering 11-36%; an increase of up to 36x the amount of growth.
In comparison, TV ratings in Asia for global sports media properties such as the English Premier League, Formula 1, and the NBA only sit at 1-6%. This includes an increase in annual TV broadcast per core country, coming from 12-18 hours to a phenomenal 100-2800 hours; more than a 230x spike.
FOX Sports 96.9 FM/1340 AM’s Dean Perretta caught up with ONE Championship CEO, Thai Corporate Business Entrepreneur and Yahoo Sports! “Most Powerful Person In Asian MMA” Chatri Sityodtong to insightfully discuss the popularity and growth of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong being one of the best professional sports coaches on the planet, ONE Championship’s goals for 2018 and much, much more in an incredible exclusive interview with Asia’s most respected and most influencial business executive.
Q: First and foremost Chatri, congratulations on being named InfluentialBrands Top CEO of the Year. What does this accolade mean to you personally and how humbling is it receive such a prestigiously distinct and sought after honor?
Chatri Sityodtong: It is an honor to receive the 2017 Top CEO of the Year Award from Influential Brands, but I have to give credit to an amazing team we have at ONE Championship.
ONE Championship promises to continue to dedicate itself to highlighting Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, martial arts, and telling its inspirational stories through our local homegrown martial arts superheroes.
We are just at the beginning of our 2018 calendar. We already opened the year with two blockbuster events. The reception that we had at those two events promises to be an even better year for our company, and I can’t wait to share every moment with our beloved fans.