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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…

dtac in talks with regulator NBTC: potential 900MHz auction

Telenor’s Thailand telecommunications operator dtac (Total Access Communication Plc.) stated on 22 June 2018 a opening with the regulator NBTC. Lars Norling, Chief Executive Officer, dtac said: “While dtac awaits more clarity on the remedy plan from NBTC, dtac is in active discussions with NBTC on a potential lower band (900 MHz) auction and hopes…

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…

Pandora inaugurated yet another Thai production facility: Triple A

On 15 June 2018 the Danish global company Pandora celebrated the grand opening of its new innovative crafting facility ‘Triple A’ in Gemopolis, Bangkok, Thailand as part of its long-term growth strategy to become ‘the branded manufacturer that delivers the most personal jewellery experience’ in 2022. Pandora is one of the world’s largest fine jewellery…

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…

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…

Telenor’s dtac gives Thailand’s spectrum auction thumbs down

The writing was already on the wall for Thailand’s regulator National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). In addition to another operator having already opted out Total Access Communication PCL, (Dtac), Norwegian Telenor’s Thailand-base operator, had repeatedly flagged its objections concerning the upcoming 1800 MHz spectrum auction. On 9 April dtac urged (handing and official letter…

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…

Nordic health companies to attend Teachsauce Bangkok summit

Five Nordic companies within the health sector (two from Denmark, two from Finland and one from Sweden) will be represented at the 2018 edition of Thailand’s tech start-up event Techsauce Global Summit as part of its Health Tech stage. Susie A. Ruff, CEO and Executive Adviser of RUFF & Co. Business Innovation from Denmark co-curates…