THAILAND’S Expat community is mourning the loss of one of its legends, Robert McMillen. The dynamic Australian was a resident of Thailand on and off over three decades and was a well-known and active member of the Austcham community.
The Founder, Chairman and CEO of MAC Capital Advisors Limited, he was a corporate finance and broking dynamo and was responsible for some of Thailand’s biggest capital projects from Seamico Securities to Raimon Land. He successfully steered scores of projects across the region and across the globe.
But in all things, his family came first. Robert passed away peacefully in his sleep at Bangkok Hospital at 9 a.m. on Thursday February 18, from heart complications.
Carmen, his wife of 18 years, was at his side.
Robert’s beloved daughter Natalia is studying medicine in Australia.
He is also survived by his adopted son Rory.
Robert McMillen was 66 years of age.
R. M. Sriram wrote this about Robert: “So how does one say goodbye to a friend, a partner, a big brother and an advisor and someone who has been part of my professional and personal journey for so many years now?
“Bob was an unforgettable man. He combined professionalism with unimpeachable business ethics and had a unique perspective on almost everything we ever discussed.
“His organizational skills were legend and the data he had in his head would put any CRM to shame. For Bob not only knew but completely understood what made businesses succeed – people.
“His ability to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out having made friendships for life was beyond compare.
“Working with him was an absolute pleasure and huge privilege for me, he redefined the true spirit of partnership even as we pursued distinct and sometimes diverse entrepreneurial goals.
“His Aussie spirit and style was inimitable and legendary and his robust laughter would cheer us both up on many a rough day. Staying upbeat and positive was a choice he made every day and it was contagious.
“I have learnt so much from you my dear friend and there are too many memories to be shared.
“But mostly I am grateful that our paths were destined to cross at all – you were and will always be the quintessential gentleman I knew, inspiring others to dream more , learn more , do more and become more.
“Thank you mate, you will be terribly missed.”
The religious rite is being held at Wat That Thong, from Wednesday 24, February to Thursday 25, February 2021 at 7.00 p.m.
The bathing ceremony take place on Wednesday 24, February at 4.00 p.m.
The cremation ceremony will be arranged on Saturday 27, February 2021 at 2.00 p.m.