Ladies at the Centre of Thai Tourism: H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Minister of Sports and Tourism, Royal Government of Thailand, remains forever passionate and compassionate
Back in 2014, the new military government led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, appointed for the first time in Thai history a woman—with no real connection to tourism—to the position of Minister. Mrs. Wattanavrangkul, as she was then known, worked as part of the interior design team of Mah Boon Krong Shopping Mall, and as advertising manager and then chairperson for Toshiba Thailand. In her youth she studied in America, at first fine arts at Wellesley College, in Massachusetts, and later architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. Little did she know prior to 2014 that her CV title would one day read Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Minister of Sports and Tourism, Royal Government of Thailand.
Since taking over this top-ranked governmental position, the…
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