May is a consultant and facilitator with passion in education, social innovation and design thinking. She is currently CEO/Co-founder of Asian Leadership Academy and LUKKID, affiliated enterprises which seek to empower organizations to innovate through the designer’s mindset and design processes. Alongside this position, she also has an interest in systematic change through policy research and system design. As Researcher and Project Manager of Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), May has been actively involved in various education and social innovation initiatives from both the research and the practitioner perspectives.
May’s early career was in the financial sector. She was a researcher at the Wharton Snider Entrepreneurship Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse (Singapore) and equity research analyst at JP Morgan (Hong Kong).
May was a Pre-University ASEAN scholar under the Singapore’s Ministry of Education. She received Bachelor of Sciences in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (2009) and Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business (2013). She was also a d.leader at the Institute of Design at Stanford (Stanford d. school).
08 Jun 2017
This session focuses upon the perspective of “Thai practitioners” who can create social impacts through various social innovations including financial innovation, innovative giving platforms (both cash and in-kind), aiming to seek collaborations at the international level.