Society 500 (2017)



Hamburg-born Dirk Naumann has lived on-and-off in Thailand for almost four decades. A dealer in antiquarian maps, he serves as the honorary German consul for southern Thailand. In 2009, he received the Order of Merit from the German Federal president for his work in Phuket. For 25 years, he managed what eventually became the largest pharmaceutical distributor in Thailand. He has also lived in the Philippines, Singapore and the UK. He is married to interior designer Zhu and lists among his interests collecting Southeast Asian antiques and reading.