The former Thai prime minister in exile is among the players in coronavirus technology and treatment who are expected to reap huge profits if they are successful.
Thaksin Shinawatra, who was found guilty of corruption after being toppled in a 2006 coup, has invested heavily in DNANudge, high-speed Covid-19 test kits that are to be deployed in NHS hospitals From September onwards.
Mr Shinawatra, 71, former owner of Manchester City FC, invested in the UK-based start-up with Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai compatriot who owned Leicester City FC until his death in 2018 when his helicopter s ‘crashed shortly after taking off from the club floor. .
DNANudge, which was founded by Christofer Toumazou, professor at Imperial College London, won an order of £ 161million this