40 Under 40: Melanie Yoovidhya
Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in International Business Management from the University of Exeter in Devon, UK, Melanie Yoovidhya has been working as a professional PR and marketer for hospitality and luxury fashion retail businesses. She is currently working as the vice president of Breguet Thailand, the prestigious and renowned watchmaking company known for its design excellence and fine Swiss artisanship.
As someone who has been appointed vice president despite her relatively young age, Melanie shares, “I’ve come to learn that being good at your job and having maturity are completely different things. Being a boss to older colleagues can be a challenge in Thai society, so you must learn to handle the pressure.” When she is not working, Melanie is proud to be a guest speaker at various universities, including her alma mater, ABAC. “I feel like teaching is a very selfless act and it’s made me appreciate teachers much more. It’s one of my greatest achievements — to have this knowledge and to pass on this knowledge to the kids. It’s true how they say if we grow others, we grow ourselves.”