Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

Represents, and drives ScandAsia's services for business engagement and outreach.

Nordea Bank navigates the highly regulated markets, the do’s, don’ts in Asia

Nordea Bank’s General Managers in China and Singapore talk to ScandAsia about how they navigate the many regulatory challenges and the importance of being on top of things to serve their customers well in a diverse region. Mr Stefan Westergren has headed Nordea Bank’s Shanghai branch for the past three and a half years, looking…

Nordic Day Hanoi seminar

On the occasion the Nordic Day Celebration on 23 March the Nordic Embassies in Hanoi (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) together with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics organised a seminar on ‘The Socio-Economic Nordic Model – Achievements and Experiences‘, writes the Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi. Renowned speakers from the Nordic region together…

Nordic Day held in Jakarta

On Nordic Day 23 March the respective Nordic embassies in Indonesia arranged a joint event. Collaboration between countries is key to achieve prosperous societies. The Nordic countries have collaborated for a long time and since 1971 they have a Nordic Ministers Council where we work together on mutually beneficial cross border issues, promoting cultural exchanges,…

Next Swedish Anders Wall scholar to China: Carl Johansson

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China has announced the next Anders Wall scholar winner. Carl Johansson, will from April 2018 spend a year working at the SwedCham office in Shanghai, reports the chamber. Carl is a young entrepreneur from Lidköping, Sweden, with a strong interest in art. He is very much looking forward to…

Indonesia and Denmark celebrated international forest day

On 18 March the Danish Ambassador H.E. Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensenand and Mr. Rudiantara, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, participated in the Youth Eco Festival in Jakarta hosted by Youth House of Fauna and Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The festival raised awareness about the conservation of Indonesia’s rainforests and biodiversity. Denmark contributes to Indonesia’s…

Finnish National Agency for Education in Hong Kong

Director General of the Finnish National Agency for Education, Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen, has visited Shanghai and Hong Kong. In China there is an ever-growing interest towards the “Finnish education miracle”, further fueled by the recent high-level visits between the two countries. This visit by Mr. Heinonen – who was traveling together with a business delegation of…

Jan Stjernström, SEB: “Significant growth happening in Asia”

SEB Large Corporates & Financial Institutions has an impressive track record and is today an established player in the global arena. Its presence in Asia is comprehensive, covering an area from India to New Zealand, and supported by some 200 team members including Greater China. Back in the Nordics the bank has been contributing to…

Swedish hoteliers, 137 Pillars team host organic food, wellness festival

Fans of all things healthy, organic, and any wellness modalities that support longevity should here take notice! 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts is for the first time bringing its ‘Asian Organic Gourmet Festival’ (previously hosted in Chiang Mai) to Bangkok. There, the Swedes at luxury hotel 137 Pillars Suites & Residences in Bangkok, General Manager…

Ikea’s largest Southeast Asian store opens in Greater Bangkok

IKEA Southeast Asia’s largest store to date opened to great fanfare and enthusiasm on 15 March northwest of Bangkok, in the suburban province of Nonthaburi, with a very apparent celebration of Sweden and Thailand! There, Ikea Bang Yai is strategically located right next the Greater Bangkok’s ring road and next to end station of Purple…

Embassy in Bangkok hosted Danish company Ellipse

On 7 March 2018, the Danish Embassy, Bangkok in collaboration with a Danish company, Ellipse A/S and their business partner in Thailand, Filtech Enterprise 1994 PCL, hosted an Ellipse User Group Meeting at the Danish Ambassador’s residence. The purpose of the event was for dermatologists and clinical experts to share knowledge and experience of using…