Maria Lynn Poonlertlarp
Thai-Swedish beauty pageant titleholder Maria Lynn Poonlertlarp was crowned Miss Universe Thailand in 2017. She is co-founder of social enterprise S.O.S. Earth, an Ambassador for Food Systems and sharks for WildAid. Read her biography and join Maria on her path to sustainability.
Find inspiration from Alex Face (Patcharapon Tangruen), a Bangkok graffiti and street artist whose artwork is collected internationally. Read his coach profile and biography to discover the origins of Mardi and how the social messaging character has become a powerful brand.
Mickie Pongphop Rattanasangchod
How did a kid playing computer games in a Bangkok internet café end up competing in the world’s biggest esports league? Dubbed “The Smiling Assassin”, Pongphop “Mickie” Rattanasangchod had created a personal brand and worldwide name in the gaming industry by the age of 14.
Bon Prisa Jakobsen
Bon Prisa Jakobsen is an executive coach and online content creator who created a name for herself as one of Thailand’s pioneering YouTubers back in 2010. She has been a TV show and newsroom host whilst fueling her YouTube channel for women who are inspired by her quick wit.
Jackie Wang was promoted to Country Director of Google Thailand in 2019, after joining the organization as a Brand Manager in 2014. A role model for women in leadership, Jackie is at the forefront of defining and advising on the future of work and successful hybrid work models.
After winning a scholarship to study at Stanford and spending 7 years getting “work experience” at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters, Krating Ruangroj Poonpol returned to Thailand on a mission to become a catalyst that helps other entrepreneurs succeed in business.
Anontawong Marukpitak (Rut) joined Wongnai as Head of People in 2016 where he manages a team of around 700 diverse employees. A prolific blogger, he is also the author of two books and regularly hosts workshops to help people develop skills for the future of work.
A leading architect in Thailand, Duangrit Bunnag is a campaigner and figurehead for developing and sustaining Thailand’s creative economy. Behind some of Thailand’s most innovative architectural designs, he is also an inspirational creator of many urban regeneration projects.
Ticha Kanticha Chumma
Find inspiration from Ticha Kanticha Chumma, a Thai model, actress & influencer who wants to talk about sex to spark change in Thai culture. Ticha (nickname) won The Face Thailand modeling competition in 2016 and has continued to carve a successful career in entertainment.
Dr Thanyanan Kangvalpornroj
Prevention is always better than cure and Dr. Thanyanan Kangvalpornroj (Dr Fern) is on a mission in Thailand to share her knowledge and educate the young generation about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception, safe sex and more.
Meet Jajah Napaphatsorn, the founder of Veganerie and pioneer of vegan Thai food in Bangkok. Jajah launched Veganerie in 2016 and quickly expanded to 6 branches, an online store and her own vegan collagen brand by 2018. Find inspiration from her story and spark change.
Topp Jirayut Srupsrisopa
Topp Jirayut Srupsrisopa is the Founder and Group CEO of Bitkub Holdings, the largest and most successful cryptocurrency fintech company in Thailand. A leading open blockchain expert, Topp is Vice President and Executive Board Member of the Thai Fintech Association.
Cindy Sirinya Bishop
Cindy Sirinya Bishop, born Cynthia Carmen Burbridge in 1978 to an American father and mother of English, Thai and Indian descent, is a Thai model, actress, television host, crusader for women's rights and gender equality, author of children's books and a role model.
Find inspiration from DJAY Buddah, a member of The Heavy Hitters DJs, in his coach profile & biography on CI Talks. Raised in Queens, New York, discover how he turned a passion for DJing into a career that propelled him to become a top DJ in Thailand.
Crippled by Polio since infancy, Pongsakorn Paeyo was also born to a poor family. In 2020, he represented Thailand at the Tokyo Paralympic Games where he took 3 gold medals and set a new world speed record. He may be physically crippled, but his heart has never surrendered.
Frederika Cull is a Beauty Queen, Actress and Model in Indonesia. At the age of 19 in 2019 she won the title of Puteri Indonesia and was the 1st Indonesian to finish in the top 10 at Miss Universe. Frederika also uses her influence in her charity “Be the Voice for the Voiceless”.
Meet Pranapda Chirathivat, née Pam Phornprapha, founder of Dragonfly360 on CI Talks. Find inspiration from one of Thailand’s most prominent women in leadership and the driving force behind a regional gender equality movement in Asia.
TWOPEE Tong (real name Phitawat Pruekkit) is a Thai rapper and member of the rap and hip hop duo Southside. Now a renowned solo artist and well known host, Tong formed TWOPEE Southside in Phuket with his friend Freddy V. They were signed by Thai label, Thaitanium Entertainment.
Nong Chat, or Chatchai Peangapichart, is one of Thailand’s top professional makeup artists. Passionate about makeup and hair styling from childhood, Nong Chat can credit his success to a blend of social media presence, determination, talent, and life-changing breaks.
Sirivit Riubamrung has a passion for plants and gardening. He is a Thai garden designer and is the owner of the Little Tree Garden Cafe and Whispering Cafe in Nakhon Pathom.