AMCHAM is pleased to present the fourth event in the Women on Board series, featuring candid discussions with leading women executives about their experiences serving on non-profit or executive boards.
This month we are pleased to welcome Suphajee Suthumpun, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dusit International; and Stefanie Yuen Thio, Joint Managing Partner, TSMP Law Corporation. They will share their personal career journey, followed by an informal question and answer session, led by AMCHAM Executive Director, Heidi Gallant, where we can explore topics such as their ingredients for success; peers and mentors who have helped them along the way, challenges to balancing volunteer work, their business and family; and advice they have for women about their experience.
Suphajee Suthumpun, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dusit International.
Fully embracing Dusit International’s founding vision to promote Thai hospitality to the world, and passionate about having a positive impact on her native country as a whole, Suphajee Suthumpun is focused on strengthening Dusit International’s foundations for sustainable and profitable growth while also developing hospitality leaders of the future.
A certified executive coach and distinguished professional with extensive experience in both domestic and international corporations, Suphajee joined Dusit after a successful tenure as Chief Executive Officer at Thaicom Plc., which she notably led into profit after many years of losses within her first quarter on board. Prior to joining Thaicom, she worked at multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM for over 20 years, with her last role being General Manager of IBM ASEAN’s Global Technology Services Division.
In September 2019, her visionary approach was officially recognized at the prestigious World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea, where she was named Regional Champion of the ASEAN Entrepreneur Awards 2019.
In March 2021, she was named one of Bangkok Post’s ‘Women of the Year’ in its special round-up of female executives leading positive change in Thailand.
Stefanie Yuen Thio, Joint Managing Partner, TSMP Law Corporation.
One of the founders of TSMP Law Corporation, Stefanie Yuen Thio heads its transactional practice, which include mergers & acquisitions, regulatory, advisory, capital markets, corporate/commercial transactions and investments. She is acknowledged as a leading professional by important legal journals such as the IFLR1000 and Chambers in her fields of expertise.
Stefanie also volunteers at Project Law Help, an initiative of Law Society Pro Bono Services and is a member of the Singapore Art Museum Development Committee. Stefanie’s previous involvements with charities include Operation Smile Singapore Ltd, IC2 Prephouse Ltd and Dover Park Hospice, all of which are registered Singapore charities.
Stefanie holds a LLB. Hons from the National University of Singapore and has been in practice for 27 years, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions. Stefanie is an independent director of various SGX listed companies and is also the chairperson of ESR-REIT.