Dr Siripattra “Gift” Kusuwan Na-Ranong
Dr. Siripattra “Gift” Kusuwan Na-Ranong proves beauty and intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. She is the granddaughter of Khunying Kanchana Na-Ranong and an heiress to Pearl Group, the hotel (Pearl Hotel and The Slate) and real estate empire in Phuket. Gift received all her degrees at the University of Oxford, including a Ph.D in Biochemistry. Before joining the family business and overseeing Pearl Hotel Phuket, she was a senior consultant at McKinsey & Company, the world-renowned management consulting fi rm. Gift is currently devoting her time to the educational sector, and is now a pioneer in early-childhood development in Phuket. She established K PARK Phuket, the fi rst-of-its-kind community mall focusing on childhood learning and education in Phuket town, and is also the owner of Gymboree Play & Music Phuket, world’s number one childhood development centre from USA. She also participates in many charitable activities relating to education.