Gregers Møller

Editor-in-Chief • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Karri Kivela new Executive Director of EABC

Karri Kivela, former Executive Director of the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC), has been appointed new Executive Director of EABC. Mr. Kivela assumed his new position at EABC on April 18th, 2019. In a news release, EABC President Stefan Molnar highlights Karri Kivela’s experience not only in the private sector but also in the chamber…

Finns rank Valio as the most sustainable brand for the 6th time

Valio is the most sustainable brand in Finland for the sixth consecutive year, if you ask consumers. The 2019 Sustainable Brand Index survey measured the sustainability of European and Finnish brands. According to the consumers participating in the survey, the best things about Valio are its Finnish milk, its attention to animal welfare, and its…

New Thai retirement visa rules

Applicants for an extension of a retirement visa to Thailand have to prove that they have sufficient funds to sustain themselves in Thailand. They either need to have a certain deposit in a Thai bank account, or receive a fixed monthly income of a certain amount, or a combination of the aforementioned methods. Effective as…

Former Missionaries to celebrate Diamond Wedding

Former missionaries in Thailand, Ruth and Peder Jørgensen, celebrates on March 7, 2019 their 60 year wedding anniversary – in Denmark called Diamond Wedding. The anniversary is celebrated by a reception near their home in Isenvad, Ikast, for their family and many friends. Peder and Ruth Jørgensen have had an unusually adventurous life together in Thailand where they…

Carsten Dencker Nielsen passed away

Carsten Dencker Nielsen, Honorary Consul for Thailand in Denmark, EAC Managing Director and Honorary Chairman for Asia House passed away on 25 February 2019. The funeral will take place on 8 March 2019 in Hornbaek Church at 13.00. Under the headline “The Flagship Captain of the EAC’s has disembarked”, two of Carsten Dencker Nielsen’s many…

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn confers the Prince Mahidol Award 2018 on Swedish Professor

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, as the Representative of His Majesty the King of Thailand, conferred on Thursday 31 January 2019 the Prince Mahidol Award 2018 in the field of Medicine and Public Health on – among three others – the Swedish Professor Jan R. Holmgren from the Gothenburg University Vaccine Research Institute,…