Juthamas Carranco, known as Kwan, is a passionate hotelier with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality & tourism industry, particularly in five-star hotels. Kwan holds extensive experience in key destinations throughout Thailand such as Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai and Samui. She is an Australian Alumni, holding a Masters degree in Marketing Management from Griffith University, Brisbane. Kwan has a comprehensive background in Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Branding and Marketing Communication. She also serves on the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) as Co-Chairperson for the Marketing Committee, working towards promoting Thailand as the top MICE destination in collaboration with TICA, having been selected by TCEB to be part of the Convention Task Force committee, contributing her vast knowledge and skills towards building Thailand as a world class destination for conventions.
Kwan’s passion involves giving back to the community, volunteering as a teacher for AustCham since 2007, in addition to contributing a great deal to Thai society, such as performing as a guest speaker for multiple organizations and universities, such as, TICA, HSMAI, Luxellence, PATA and many other leading universities. Her talents have been well recognized with many awards including Finalist of Australian Alumni Leadership Award 2019, IHMP – International Hospitality Management Program for Accor Leadership Program Class of 2017, Nominee for Best Employee Development Program in 2013 and High Potential Program in 2011 for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. She was nominated and elected to join the Austcham Board of Directors in 2021 with her large network in hospitality & tourism sector and being a part of the founding committee for AustCham Women In Leadership, which has been converted now to Diversity & Inclusion supporting AustCham’s commitment with an inclusive culture that embraces and promotes diversity. In the new term, Kwan will support the Hospitality & Tourism sub-committee driving new ideas and more values for AustCham members.
Kwan joined SO/ Bangkok in 2012, becoming one of the brand ambassadors for SO/ hotels and resorts in building SO/ brand, recognized worldwide. SO/ Bangkok is a flagship of SO/ hotels & resorts globally, and one of the leading lifestyle brands under the portfolio of Ennismore, a global company managing 14 lifestyle brands under the umbrella of Accor. SO/ Bangkok is luxury lifestyle fashionable-led designed hotel working in collaboration of five well-known Thai designers and the world renowned fashion guru, Monsieur Christian Lacriox. Located on the corner of Sathorn Road and Rama IV Road providing a stunning view of Lumpini Park with one of the most beautiful infinity pool and rooftop bar in town.
2022 AustCham sub-Committee: Lead on Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Committee.
2019-2021 AustCham sub-Committee: Member of Women in Leadership Sub-Committee.