Ms. Nathanaporn Euawanthanakhun

A former flight attendant, Khun Orn owns and leads April’s Bakery, a very successful and every growing business that sells 20,000 pies a day around Bangkok. Hers is a story of resilience, determination, and resourcefulness – how to keep doing what you love even if the odds look set against you. Her first business – a coffee shop – failed due to little demand and it took her over two years to turn a profit on April’s Bakery. When even her friends were telling her to give up, she didn’t and kept working hard to turn her dream into reality. She refinanced her car, sold her bags and jewelry, and borrowed from friends to be able to pay rent and salaries. Until her famous Hong Kong honey pork pie got her on a couple of TV channels and customers started flocking in. April’s Bakery has now 60 branches around Bangkok and is a well-known brand in the city. She also owns a popular restaurant in her province of Nakhon Sawan. Next, April’s Brasserie is being planned.