Spotlight on... Panadda Puneerab, Project Executive, Thailand


What advice would you give to your teenage self?

The same advice that I would give to teenagers today: don’t take your disappointments too seriously. Things that seem big and important when you’re 14 or 15 ‒ a bad grade in school, a broken heart, the words of a bully ‒ seem laughably insignificant when viewed in the rear-view mirror of adulthood.

What TV show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

I hesitate to call it a guilty pleasure, because I genuinely love it, but the US comedy series Modern Family is the first thing that comes to mind. On the surface it seems like just another sitcom but there are so many lessons to be learned from it. For example, working at RX can keep me pretty busy and sometimes I might take my family for granted, but this show is a good reminder that no matter what happens, ultimately the most important thing is family, and without the support of family it’s hard to be the best person you can be.

What recent podcast would you recommend?

Recently I’ve been listening to a Thai podcast called Mission to the Moon. It’s in the Thai language but I guess there are many similar English-language podcasts. It basically teaches you how to develop and manage yourself in work and in life. There was one episode in particular that talked about seeing the value and meaning in yourself, and how to turns beliefs and goals into reality. Again, I think these are universal ideas and probably common in other podcasts.

What does a perfect vacation look like for you?

A perfect vacation for me is not one that’s focused on any one place. It’s just one where I can spend time with my two families—my family from Thailand and my husband’s family from Ireland. And because I’m Thai, food is very important to me, so the vacation could be on a beach in southern Thailand or in a Tuscan village or in a big city like Tokyo, and I’d be happy as long as I could share it with the people I love.

What do you like most about your job?

The first things I like is pushing myself and meeting the challenges of the job. I feel like my team trusts me and always gives me a chance to share ideas about how to solve problems. We always work together to make sure projects get done, and it’s such a great feeling when everything comes together at the end.

The second thing is the variety of work and the different people I meet. These things provide great learning experiences and new knowledge. Working closely with colleagues, watching how they work, how they plan and how they solve problems give me a chance to develop as a worker and as a person. Every day is a learning experience and I try to adapt these lessons to my own work style.

What advice would you give to someone looking to work in events?

Don’t hesitate. If you are an outgoing person give it a try because it’s a really fun and rewarding career. Speaking personally, it is an amazing feeling when a show or event I’ve worked on turns out successfully. Everyone is so happy, workers and clients alike. Beyond all that you get to meet people from all over the world and I think I’m really lucky to have this opportunity every day.

What makes you proud to work at RX?

There are many things I’m proud of but since the Covid-19 pandemic started RX have made it very clear that they care about their employees. The situation has been dark for the whole world but I never felt unsafe or unstable in my work and my team and my company have always supported me since the beginning. I am very thankful to work at RX, with a great team that shows respect to each other.