Hello startup enthusiasts!
Today, I had the chance to interview the D8ii Chief of Administration. She is the face and door of our company and the mood maker of the office – I’m very excited to share her work experience with you.
Sawadee krap (Greeting in Thai)
So tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
My name is Chipatranun Kaewduang, but people call me Cake. Just like a pastry!
I graduated from Ramkhamhaeng University, which is located in Bangkok. I’m from the northeastern part of Thailand. I have not worked for an IT company before until now.
Q1) What do you do for D8ii Limited?
My role here is administration. I respond to phone calls, taking care of our e-mails, and documentations. I’m also in charge of issuing visas and work permit for our foreign employees.
Q2) Why did you want to work in Bangkok?
Because it is a big city. And especially at D8ii, we have a lot of people from around the world. Lots of nationalities and I really wanted to feel a multinational work environment.
It’s fun to work with different people from different backgrounds.
Q4) Why do you think so many startups fail in your opinion? Why do you like to work for startups?
I think one of the reasons why many startups fail today is that they are not ready for business. What I want to say is that they don’t have specific goals to meet their targets. Often times, they forget their true objective in the long run and focus too much on short term outcome.
I like to work for startups because everything is new, we help each other, and we can grow together as a team. We have this sense of togetherness at startup. I’m lucky that at D8ii, we have a strong and unique team.
Q5) What do you think about our CEO, Jason Ho?
For me, he is like a teacher. He likes to teach people and he is good at it. That is probably why he is good at what he does. While being a teacher for many of us, he can also be a friend after work.
As a CEO, I think he is a visionary. He has a strong vision on what he wants to accomplish and always comes up with new ideas.
Q6) If you could do a Skype call with any living person, who would it be and why?
I love Beyonce and I’d like to ask her so many questions. But first and foremost, I’d like to call her and say thank you – because I know she has a lot of patience ,which is meaningful to a lot of people like me to never stop learning and practicing.
She makes me feel that everything is possible. She showed me that a life is not easy to achieve unless you deserve it.
Q7) Lastly, what is your favourite quote?
“What goes around comes around.”
I hope you had fun with interviewing one of our few Thai employee Cake.
If you want to have a grasp of how an intern’s life looks like in D8ii, you may want to check Anna out.
I also interviewed our multitasking HR manager Katrina.
I won’t stop until I interview everyone in the office, so stay tuned.