Yingluck Shinawatra is a Th ai businesswoman and politician. She became Th ailand’s fi rst female and youngest prime minister when she led the Pheu Th ai party to victory in the July 2011 general election. She has maintained peace between the country’s color-coded political enemies, with a base of farmers and the working class. She opened the world’s biggest wildlife summit in March with a pledge to outlaw Th ailand’s domestic ivory trade. She remained in the post for nearly three years, until the Constitutional Court forced her to step down in early May 2014 aft er fi nding her guilty of abusing her power.