Gerd Roysland

Norwegian fashion student in Malaysia

Trine Therese Strandborg had a plan when she moved to Kuala Lumpur with her husband and two children in April 2004; she would take this opportunity to make a career change. Trine is a graduate in chemical engineering from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway and holds a Masters degree in economics. With this unusual combination she…

Kongsberg Maritime Contract in Malaysia

The Process Simulation unit in Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by Gusto MSC (Dutch company), for a dynamic process simulation study for a Floating Production, Storage and Off-loading vessel (FPSO) under construction in Malaysia. The Malaysian order was originally obtained by Fantoft Process Technologies, but Fantoft was June last year acquired by the…

New Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia

H.E. Arild Braastad is originally from Bergen, and of course, as every Norwegian would know; if he was the regular guy from Bergen he would claim not being from Norway, but from Bergen! People from Bergen tend to think of Bergen as a country in itself. But, Arild Braastad is both from Bergen and indeed…

Aker Kvaerner Expanding In Malaysia

Winning the contract last year for delivering subsea equipment to Murphy Oils Kikeh field development was really a stepping stone for Aker Kværner’s expansion in this region, he says. Located offshore Sabah in East-Malaysia in 1350 meters of water depth, the Kikeh field is the first deep water development in Malaysia, and the contract is…

Jotun’s Successful Relocation

The success of Jotun in relocating expatriates to managerial positions in South East Asia is no coincidence. The ‘secret’ is the company’s high level of awareness and attention to the needs of not just the person, they are relocating, but in particular to the needs of his spouse and children.      Human Resource Manager of Jotun,…

New Finnish Ambassador to Malaysia

His Excellency Lauri Korpinen came to Kuala Lumpur as the Finnish Ambassador to Malaysia in June last year, having previously been posted in Korea.      “Malaysia is very beautiful” Lauri Korpinen says, “but just sometimes I wish it would be a little cooler here.”      “Coming from Finland, I miss the seasons. I was fortunate enough to…

Closer to the Grocery Shop, Please!

Executive director Hanne Poulsen and her Malaysian husband have been running a moving company, Atlas Worldwide Movers, in Kuala Lumpur for 13 years. Initially, they had no intentions of branching into the relocation business, but seeing that several of their moving clients did not get the help they were entitled to from their employing company,…

APL opens new office in Kuala Lumpur

To the average Norwegian APL (Advanced Production and Loading) is not among the most well known companies. But to anybody in the oil and gas business APL is a name very well recognised in the international oil arena.      In the North Sea, APL is a clear market leader when it comes to flexible, safe and…