A few decades ago, Dr. Niwes was a salary man working around the clock.
Originally an engineer, he shifted to a career in finance, and eventually served as an executive for a finance company. But as luck would have it, the 1997 Asian financial crisis hit Thailand and left him laid off with no promising prospects. With a saving of around 300,000 USD, he decided to invest it, simply as a way to earn a living.
With time on his hands after the economic bubble burst, Dr. Niwes delved deeper into the world of investment, writing in business newspapers, speaking on radio programs, and co-hosting a business TV show. He has taught Value Investing in countless seminars and university lectures, and written over ten widely popular books on the subject.