Christer Nilsson

Battling Bird Flu

Now to improve bird flu drugs for humans. Still at Mahidol University’s faculty of tropical medicine, they analyze how the anti influenza drug oseltamivir and a similar medicine are received, digested and disposed by the human body. Bird flu is caused by the H5N1 virus. Infections in humans are extremely aggressive, and life threatening whether…

Swedish Innovation Merges with Thai Entrepreneurship

Sweden takes good care of creative ideas and clever innovations, from idea to market, while Thailand is full of great entrepreneurs making decent incomes and often not much more.The idea behind RSU’s, Rangsit University’s, new Master of Arts Programme, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management, is to merge the best of the above from the two nations.That…

Traditional Chulalongkorn Day Celebrated

July 19 marks the anniversary of HM King Chulalongkorn’s visit to Utanede in Ragunda municipality 1897. Now the site of a Thai pavilion erected in the 1990’s as well as being a center for Swedish – Thai relations, Ragunda arranges ceremonies and events every July 19. This year Thailand’s ambassador in Sweden, Mr. Apichart Chinwanno,…

Hanoi Sends New Envoy To Stockholm

Vietnam’s new ambassador to Sweden, Mr. Trinh Quang Thanh, has presented his credentials to HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Trinh Quang Thanh, who is born 1949, has served Vietnam’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 1972. He has been ambassador for Vietnam in Ottawa, Canada. His most recent position before Stockholm was to head…

Tasty Thai Opens In Sweden

Tasty Thai, a unique franchise based Thai fast food concept, initiated by Gunnar Sjöbeck and his wife Pranee, will celebrate its grand opening in Sweden on Friday 7 September. “It will be a grand style opening with ambassadors, ministry people, celebrities, restaurateurs and so on,” says Gunnar Sjöbeck. The first Swedish Tasty Thai outlet is…

Sweden brings football and education program to Asia

Velletri Soccer Group, VSG, a newly founded soccer player development organization with Swedish management has begun operations in Asia starting with the Philippines. “Our business idea is to raise the best soccer players in the world. This is done with a new, modern and responsible concept by running academies, primarily in developing countries, where school…

Swedish Entrepreneurs Introduce Prestigious Green Fee Concession Membership

A group of Swedish investors, among others Mr. Michael Lindell, former founder, Principle and CEO of Outsourced Supply Management, OSM, and Mr. Lars Sternmarker, former CEO of IMG Scandinavia, have joined hands to operate the Australasia Pacific franchise for Open Fairways, a leading provider of green fee privileges and associated benefits in Europe and Asia.…

Rolf Bergman To Head Hanoi Mission

The Swedish government has appointed Deputy Director-General Mr. Rolf Bergman to be the new ambassador for Sweden in Hanoi, Vietnam. Rolf Bergman is currently head of the administrative department at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm. Among his previous postings abroad is a stint at the Swedish mission in Harare, Zimbabwe. He will take…

Coloring South East Asia

With the inauguration in the spring 2006 of the latest Jotun paint factory in Indonesia, the famous Norwegian company has now established its own production in four of the eight countries in South East Asia. The first factory in Asia was established in Thailand as early as in 1968.Today, Jotun’s computerized paint mixing machine is…

National Day At The Sports Club

     The Swedish community in Thailand, Thai and international friends celebrated the national day 6 June at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club’s Verandah overlooking the horse race course and Bangkok’s skyline, a new venue for this purpose.      The many guests were entertained by modern Swedish pop music from Abba to now, images from and…