Category: Community news

Austrian takes over the helm at Telenor’s dtac

Alexandra Reich, an Austrian national, has been appointed CEO of dtac (Total Access Communication PCL), replacing departing Swedish CEO Lars Norling. Alexandra Reich currently serves as CEO of Telenor Hungary and Head of Telenor Group’s Central Eastern Europe Cluster. Prior to joining Telenor Group in 2016 she served as EVP and Head of Mobile Business…

Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce to recruit new ED

Less than a year after Swedish-Thai Katarina Ekelund was appointed Executive Director for the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) this chamber has just posted a vacancy announcement for the same position. “Are you motivated to contribute to the successful growth and image of TSCC? We are now seeking a driven, entrepreneurial and results-oriented individual to…

Outstanding KIS students welcomed by top universities

During the recent graduation ceremony of KIS International School’s class of 2018, it became apparent that this year, as every year, our students have grown into caring, well-rounded young adults with excellent attitudes, impressive knowledge and outstanding thinking skills. We are very honoured that KIS has played a big part in the journey of these…

New network opportunity presentation

Andersen Consult’s presentation of the offer to join their networking platform was the main take-away from the Dancham networking evening in Bangkok on Thursday 15 June. The network currently has 172 business people mostly from Denmark signed up and eager to network with companies in Asia. Anyone is welcome to sign up and join the…

Sweden’s National Day and Midsummer celebrated jointly in HK

The Swedes in Hong Kong this year decided to combine the celebration of two of the most important public holidays. On Friday 8 June a combined Swedish Midsummer and National Day Celebration took place at PMQ in Hong Kong. It delivered a “real Swedish midsummer experience with unpredictable weather!” according to the organiser. Midsummer is…

Swedish duo joined Rainbow Warrior’s meat free event

On the World Meat Free Day 2018 Greenpeace offices around the world were calling on cities to reduce global meat and dairy consumption by introducing two plant-based meals a week in public institutions by 2020. Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, happened to be on a Phuket stopover on this day, where Swedish-Thai Miss Universe Thailand…

Midsummer: Swedish guest chef night at Café Del Mar Phuket

Fans of Swedish midsummer, visiting or residing on Phuket better pay attention! The legendary fabulous smorgasbord menu of summer dishes and delicacies from the Northern cuisine that comes as cornerstones in this Nordic summer solstice celebration can look forward to a really special highlight. And it is a combination really; a legendary Swedish celebration paired…

Sweden’s National Day China celebrations

On Wednesday 6 June the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai invited diplomatic colleagues, Swedish organizations & companies, friends and families to attend the annual National Day celebration. SwedCham’s Shanghai office was present to explain their work in Shanghai and to play ‘put the tail on the Dala Horse’ with the children. The Consul General,…

Sweden’s next ambassador to Singapore appointed

The Swedish government has appointed Mr Niclas Kvarnström to become Sweden’s Ambassador to Singapore. Niclas is today ‎Director, Deputy Head of Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia – ‎Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden. He has previously served at Sweden’s representation at the United Nations in New York, the embassy in Beijing and also worked…

European Book Days Vietnam: Swedish ‘lagom’ book promoted

The Swedish book ‘Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well’ by Lola A. Åkerström was handpicked among works from ten European countries (including also Denmark and Finland) for the European Book Days 2018 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The vivid book festival was full of activities for book lovers including book presentations, readings,…