Alumni Profile: Nantariga (Jane) Pukasemvarangkoon


It’s really hard to believe Bangkok Patana was 10 years ago. I’ve completed my Undergraduate and Master degrees from the UK as hoped and I’m onto my second job now. I’ve pursued a career in banking and am currently in Global Markets at HSBC, I aspire to be a banker that doesn’t cause another financial crisis *fingers crossed*. I‘m pleased to report I still have my good ol’ Patana friends whom I too frequently see and plan to do so until I’m old and grey.

Nationality:Thai

Years at Bangkok Patana School: Joined in Year 5 and graduated Class of 2006

Favourite Memories of school: 

Top 3 favourite and most missed: 

1) Competing in SEASAC/FOBISIA/BISAC and all that jazz that comes with the awesome Tiger spirit. Back then, I was part of the Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton teams. I can still hear Mr Shand saying “box out!” when I walk pass the hardcourt. 

2) Residential Visits! Always a fun week to look forward to each year. My favourite one was Year 10 in Chiang Dao with the crazy white water rafting and obstacle courses (and yes, I still have the Residential T-shirts, plural). 

3) Noodle bar- let’s be honest, who doesn’t miss it?

What have you been doing since leaving school? 

It’s really hard to believe Bangkok Patana was 10 years ago. I’ve completed my Undergraduate and Master degrees from the UK as hoped and I’m onto my second job now. I’ve pursued a career in banking and am currently in Global Markets at HSBC, I aspire to be a banker that doesn’t cause another financial crisis *fingers crossed*. I‘m pleased to report I still have my good ol’ Patana friends whom I too frequently see and plan to do so until I’m old and grey.   

Is there anything that you learnt/experienced whilst at Bangkok Patana that you still utilise today? To be honest everything you learnt at school is a good foundation. There have been incidents where I’ve come to appreciate ‘general knowledge’, the facts and bits you learnt and saw in school and are now glad you did. Of course, at the time when I was memorising the periodic table I would disagree, but who knows, you might turn out to be the next Einstein.  

The Class of 2006 recently celebrated their 10 year reunion, do you have any advice to Senior students currently trying to decide which university/career is right for them? 

Choose what makes you happy. Be brave! 

What would you like to be doing in 10 years’ time? 

Perhaps I can try to convince Suvrat (Sachdev) to help co-host the 20-year reunion for the Class of 2006 again. By then I’m expecting lots of RSVPs with plus ones and little ones running around the dinner table! 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? 

Travel and see the world.