Ms. Chiranya Prachaseri, currently serves as the CEO for Southeast Asia of Cryoviva (Thailand) Ltd., the first stem cell bank in Thailand to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan, and has been named Stem Cell Company of the Year for three consecutive years from 2015 to 2017. Under Chiranya’s leadership, Cryoviva has achieved an impressive list of successes and holds the distinction of being the only company in Thailand that has received continued accreditation for more than ten years.
Chiranya was educated in Thailand and the United States of America and has successfully worked in a number of different countries as a strong leader who blends strategic thinking with tactical execution to deliver results in complex settings. Her career has spanned diverse industries ranging from manufacturing, trading, corporate restructuring, entertainment and now, the biotechnology industry.
In addition to her professional career, Chiranya has been very active in giving back to the community, she was instrumental in establishing the Down Syndrome Support Group of Thailand after the birth of her twin daughters, one of whom has the genetic disorder and her personal project “How Can I Help?”, where she has created an open door through her social media to assist and coach individuals who suffer personally or professionally so they can restructure their lives and begin the path to success and fulfillment again.
Chiranya prides her leadership style to that of a coach and encourages her team to “think like there is no box” as she believes that “when you allow creativity to flow, you not only develop great employees, but you are also able to filter and plan for succession effectively”. Chiranya has been recognized for her business acumen with the “World Leader Businessperson”Award by the World Confederation of Businesses and “Asia’s Most Inspiring Executives” Award.
Having worked in a number of different fields, Chiranya strongly believes that “good leaders can lead in any industry, as long as you are willing to learn and effectively select your team members. A good leader plays the role of a coach and cheerleader, the rest can often be well managed by specialists who are responsible for execution.