Michael Corp Dyrendal – Thai-Danish Entrepreneur & Model
Michael Corp Dyrendal was born on 21.December 1977 to a Thai mother and a Danish father. He is the younger brother of the well-known half-Thai singer, actor and model Peter Corp Dyrendal. Michael grew up in Denmark. After graduating from High School, he followed his brother to Thailand who already was there in the modelling business at that time.
Michael Corp Dyrendal
Thus, Michael figured out what he would like to do and stayed on in Bangkok where he went to ABAC (Assumption University), doing his Bachelor and graduating with honours after three and a half years of studying. Afterwards he went to the UK taking his Master’s degree in European Business in Oxford. Back in Thailand, he took his second Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Michael also has experience in the modelling and the entertainment industry. Hence, he has been in more than 20 Thai TV commercials up until today. The following clip, for instance, features him in TV Commercial Beger Photo Clean 🙂
What is more, he was also in four music videos and starred in the Lakorn ‘Jao Sao Salawan’ (เจ้าสาวสาละวัน), a Thai TV series on Channel 7. Well, this is a long time ago, but still very charming to watch. Here is a song from the series featuring Michael.
Today, Michael is the co-owner and Managing Director of DEFINE Living by KroellCorp, a Bangkok based world class Design, Architecture and Construction company. He runs this business with Asbjoern Kroell who is the CEO, Design and Concept Director of the company. Asbjoern is the more creative, whereas Michael is concerned with the business side.
In addition, Michael works for Mintel which is the world’s leading market intelligence agency. In fact, he is the Country Manager of Thailand for Mintel. Hence, Michael does two jobs now, has been living in Thailand for 18 years and feel at home over there 🙂
What is more, he has recently participated in the ‘Dress the Stars Project’ by the Accademia Italiana Fashion and Design Institute in Thailand. This is a great project since it gives undiscovered talents the opportunity to design new outfits for ten celebrities each famous and renowned for their unique sense of style.
Summing up, we may say that Michael Corp Dyrendal is a versatile entrepreneur who has a profound cultural knowledge from both a Western and an Asian perspective. Whether it be in business or the entertainment industry, he always cuts quite a figure and has also been a Buddhist monk for two weeks in the jungle which was a great experience for him 🙂
*(photo credit: Michael Corp Dyrendal, FB page)