Our Team

AKIN ASIA is a Bangkok-based organisation and our team resideĀ in Thailand’s capital. Born out of a desire to connect like-minded professional women, AKIN ASIA has grown into a community of professionals that celebrate, share and learn from each other. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, our team share common passions for female empowerment, building communities and cultivating environments for learning.

Nicola Akin asia

Nicola Jones-Crossley


Nicola Jones-Crossley is the Founder of AKIN ASIA. Having previously worked across a number of different industries she has found that working with and connecting professional women is a great passion of hers. For the past two years, Nicola has been coordinating networking events for women living and working in Bangkok before founding AKIN ASIA in early 2016, with the view to shine a spotlight on and celebrate female entrepreneurs and professionals across Southeast Asia.

Xeniya Akin asia

Xeniya Alexeyeva

Project Consultant

With a background in Hospitality Management, Xeniya Alexeyeva is passionate about the information sharing that cross-industry collaboration work always brings, hence her active involvement with AKIN ASIA and the belief in helping women all around the world. She possesses great insights into the fashion industry having worked with world-renowned model agencies all over Europe, North America and Asia. Originally from Kazakhstan, Xeniya has been in Bangkok since 2010.