Sriya Yongsakul

Country: Thailand
Sector: Hotels & Accommodation
Job title: Deputy Managing Director
Subject of study: International Management
Year of graduation: 2000
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Taught

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort and Residence

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I was working for Thailand government pension fund in accounting department for 2 years. Then I worked for family business ever since. My business is marina, retail space rental, property for sale, resort

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

It is a family business and there’s opportunity in developing our land bank into commercial zone. I enjoyed meeting international customers and travel overseas for trade shows and strengthen relationship with agents or partners.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Friends are supportive, teachers were friendly. Lessons are not too difficult allowing time for me to enjoy student life. The campus was beautifully located in the big garden area.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Campus is green surrounded by garden landscaping. The city is peaceful and cozy. The neighborhood is beautiful.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

It’s in the south of London thus weather was not too cold. The scenery was beautiful with countryside and easy reach to seaside city nearby. The postgraduate dome is conveniently located in the campus. The room was comfortable. The reputation for the university and the course was highly respected.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Human skills get to know others. Networking opportunity and learn to be with various groups.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Networking opportunity. Open up your mind and be friendly. Be kind to others and support people around you. What comes around goes around. With right connection, the business can be successful when the time comes.

What are your plans for the future?

I have just opened the newest project being ultra luxury resort 5 stars ⭐️ ++ name “Anantara Koh Yao Yai resort”, Phuket, Thailand. We will drive the business to success. We will launch residence for sale project soon in early 2024.


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