Interview with Mingkwan Sungkamanee

"One must surround oneself with positive people so that there is positive energy to make rapid strides up the career path."

Mingkwan Sungkamanee 
Chief Operation Officer (COO)
SBANG Corporation, SBANG Engineering

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Please tell us about yourself, your family and your interests.

I am 45 years old and my current job is COO for EPC construction company for a renewable power plant. I am a mechanical engineer by qualification, having nineteen years of experience in a range of project management  activities for power plant, gas industry, onshore industrial plant, offshore wellhead platform, polymer plant, waste to energy plant and waste recycling plant.

I am married, however, I have no children. My wife works in a cosmetic company as Merchandiser Manager. We live in Bangkok. 

In fact, I have many interests and would like to devote my time to them but I have some constraints. I need to focus on what I really love to do. My current interest is scuba diving. There are beautiful diving sites in Thailand and other countries.

What drew you to the program you are studying at Athena? Is it living up to your expectations?

Since I work as COO, I would like to develop management skills to obtain more confidence when I am presenting my background to my shareholders and business partners. I have gone though the Executive MBA program and I feel that I may have flexible time to complete my learning.

What would you like to do after completing this course  from Athena?

Seek out the opportunity to learn more courses if any.

What do you think makes a great teacher?

A great teacher is someone who is able the deliver their knowledge to apprentices in an easy and simple manner. 

What’s your dream job?

My dream job is one that would give me freedom from employment and ensure work life balance. 

What is the most courageous thing you have ever done?

First investment in the stock market with the speculated stock.

What is your best childhood memory?

My best childhood memory was having dinner together with my family members in Australia. Dinner meant nice wine and yummy food. 

What is your idea of a perfect vacation?

My ideal vacation would be scuba diving from beautiful diving sites.

Which fictional character (character from a film, book, TV series, play) would you like to be friends with?

Captain America,  a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Mention one important lesson you have learned in life that made you what you are today.

You must surround yourself   with positive people so that there is positive energy to drive yourself to the right direction and make rapid strides up the career path.

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