Alum Of The Month
Intake: March 2010
Current Role: Associate Director at Exiger
What and where did you study before your Mountbatten placement?
I studied for a BSc at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
What made you apply for the Mountbatten Program?
I was seeking an exciting opportunity to work and study abroad, to learn about a new culture and to live in a new place that I hadn’t been to before.
Describe your host company and your role within it.
I was placed as a “Risk Analyst” in Asset services at Deutsche Bank, London. My role was to assist the Risk Managers around the globe in analyzing incidents, identifying control failures and putting appropriate measures in place. I also collated and analyzed key risk indicators across all functions to identify hot spots and underlying trends.
What was the highlight of your working experience during this year?
I was given many challenging tasks that were out of my comfort zone, as the job required cooperation with various team members around the globe. One such task was organizing a town hall meeting for the department, which was a success, much of which was down to the help of my manager and team.
What was the social highlight during this year?
We spent lots of time together at Ability Towers cooking food, especially Indian food. There was one occasion, towards the end of the program, that we shared food and we also voted on awards to give to each other. Some of the awards were, Best Chef Award, Funniest Award and Mosty Likely Award. I can’t remember exactly what I got, but it was something to do with the ‘Most Frequent to Post on Social Media!’ It’s a nice memory.
Please share a little wisdom/philosophy that you acquired during your placement.
We only have one life, why don’t we live it to our full potential!
If you could change anything about your year in London, what would it be?
I would not change the structure of the program. I would change myself to be a bit more open and integrate with everyone more.
What happened after completing the year – what did you do next?
I stayed until the last day of my visa, only a few days before the Royal Wedding of Kate and William, which I unfortunately missed. I went back to Thailand but returned to London just a few months later to pursue a Masters Degree in Computer Forensics. After graduating with Distinction, I got a job at Ernst & Young, and have stayed in London ever since.
Where are you now in your working life and what do you do?
I work in eDiscovery, through which I have helped to make litigation and investigation easier by creating technology-enabled solutions. I love using technology to tackle any problems our clients have. I now work at Exiger, where we work every day to make the world a safer place to do business. I have expanded my knowledge across compliance and the regulatory space, where I believe we can really make an impact on the world.
I am also very honoured to be nominated as one of the Stellar Women in eDiscovery by Relativity, a leading software provider in the space . If you would like to hear more about how I got to where I am, you can listen to this podcast.
Do you have any future plans that you would like to realize & what are they?
The longer I live, and the longer I work, the more I read, and the more I meet new people, I feel I would like to make a bigger impact in the world in which I live. This starts by sharing my knowledge and empowering women to embrace themselves.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I earned 3 gold and 3 bronze medals in Thai martial arts from sword and double swords. I taught a few classes in London as well.