Anker Nielsen passed away






Mr. Poul Anker Nielsen, owner and CEO of Howard Alatpertanian Sdn Bhd passed away peacefully on Tuesday 11 April at 11.30 at University Malaya Medical Centre (PPUM) due to heart attack following a stent surgery. Funeral details for Anker Nielsen are as follows: Wake on Friday 14th 8.30pm at Gui Yuan Crematorium, Kampung Tunku, Petaling…

Hong Kong presentation highlighted Green-tech and innovations






Both Finland And Sweden representatives, as key stakeholders, attended a Hong Kong networking luncheon on 10 March with the theme ‘Global Trend of Green Innovations’. Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Wong Kam-Sing in his keynote speech briefed the audience e.g. on Hong Kong’s new Climate Action Plan 2030+ and the on the development of green-tech…

Fredrik Lager joins Nordea Singapore






Mr Fredrik Lager has joined the Nordic bank Nordea as Head of Nordea Bank S.A, Singapore Branch. “After 11 years with SEB, I decided the time was right to take on new professional challenges. As of 1 April 2017, I am General Manager for Nordea’s private banking business in Asia, headquartered in Singapore,” the well-known…

Chinese minister-led energy delegation visited Preem, Gothenburg






On 24 March, China’s Energy Minister Nur Bekri visited Preem‘s refinery in Gothenburg.  Preem is Sweden’s largest oil company. The visit took place jointly with a delegation from the Energy Authority National Energy Administration. “We are honored that China’s Energy Minister wants to be inspired by our production of renewable fuels. It shows that Preem…

Kone to supply Jakarta’s Indonesia1 with elevators and escalators






Kone, the Finnish global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 76 elevators and escalators to Indonesia1, a premium integrated mixed-use development located in the Central Business District of Jakarta, Indonesia. With 58 floors and 278 meters in height, the twin tower complex is set to be one of…

Swedish knife producer Morakniv bets on Asian export






The century-old producer of Swedish knives, Morakniv, in 2016 saw record sales growth by 20 per cent paving the way for further investments. It was a successful year for Morakniv, thanks to big bets on exports and international presence, including a sales office in Malaysia. The company is now continuing investments – both globally and…

Kone Thailand appoints new MD






Kone Thailand has appointed Anthony Tan, Managing Director of Thailand, also Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, as of 1 April 2017. Anthony Tan succeeds Balaz Branislav (Brano), who will be relocating to Australia as Business Development Director of Kone Australia and New Zealand since joining Kone in 2011. Anthony Tan is currently the Managing Director of…

Denmark’s Foreign Minister’s visit strengthens China partnership






Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen visited China from 11 – 13 March, during which he had several meetings with high-level officials in China, including with his Chinese counterparts on foreign affairs and commerce. The Minister met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and showed great interest in the “Belt and Road Initiative”, and China’s reform…

Malou wants to bring joy of football to kids in Philippines






Footies for Smiles has a goal of bringing joy and smiles to children in the Philippines by collecting used football equipment and donating it to the Philippines. Malou Søndergaard from Denmark was inspired to start the project, Footies for Smiles, after having travelled and experienced what impact football can have on people and children’s everyday…