PR Yuppie Moves to London

Thailand is more than beautiful beaches and sunny weather – it is also a thriving business country that can be used to start off a career.
Swedish Nick Jonsson has during his two years in Thailand managed to work his way rapidly up his chosen career ladder. Now he is looking to leave Thailand behind and move to London in order to take up the role as Global Director Marketing at “One Village”, an Internet Telephony company which works through Skype.
“My new job will involve launching OneVillage globally – a fantastic challenge, which I simply could not turn down,” he explains.

Golden arrival
31-year-old Nick came to Thailand in 2004 after having spent five years on the Gold Coast in Australia, where he studied marketing and advertising/public relations. He was also actively involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charitable organization raising money for children with cancer.
Arriving in Bangkok he joined Far East DDB, a communications agency. At Far East DDB Nick was responsible for handling international brands such as Philips, Volkswagen, Star Cruises, Dragonair and Hutch.
Apart from handling these international brands, Nick also assisted Rudiger Reinecke, the Managing Director, in planning the future direction of the company, upgrading professionalism and training of staff as well as public relations activities.
Nick was also instrumental in creating the European Professionals networking evenings, where young Europeans could meet and promote themselves. The club soon became very popular also among Scandinavian young professionals.

Launching Business class
Nick decided to move on after six months in order to take on a key role in Spark Communications, a local, independent Thai agency with multinational clients, international affiliations, standards and practices.
Here Nick took care of clients such as Electrolux, O2 Mobile, TOPS Supermarket, Lenovo and Philips. He also helped SAS when they launched their new business class earlier this year at Siam Paragon. Moreover he was the person behind the first Nordic Chamber of Commerce golf event held on January 20 this year.

To rainy England
Now just two years after his arrival Nick is departing to England on May 22 to take on his new role as Global Director Marketing & PR at One Village. He will be based in Paddington in London.
Even though he leaves a lot of friends behind another thing, apart from the new job, is waiting in London.
“I am of course looking forward to join my dear wife Sofi, who has been in England for almost two months already,” he says.

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