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The Glue of European Trade

EABC’s new executive director, Finnish Karri Kivelä, talks about his transition from assisting the Finnish trade community to advocating companies from all over Europe, and what life is like in the sunny Thailand. Fleeing from Finland’s freezing climate to the allure of endless summer in Thailand, Karri Kivelä, who was formerly Executive Director of Thai-Finnish…

New boards elected at FBC Singapore and SiSu’s annual meeting

Finnish Business Council (FBC) in Singapore and Singaporen Suomalaiset (SiSu) held their annual general meeting on the 18th of March 2019 where new members of both associations were elected to the board for 2019-2020. According to FBC’s official website, new board members selected were: Chairman ,Mr Janne Lautanala (Wärtsilä) Deputy Chairman, Mr Alpesh Shah (Neste…

Carlsberg Malaysia appoints new managing director

Ted Akiskalos, currently managing director of Carlsberg Sweden, will replace Lars Lehmann as managing director of Carlsberg Malaysia effective May 1, 2019. According to Carlsberg’s press release on 12 March 2019, Lars Lehmann will be appointed as Executive Vice president in Carlsberg’s executive committee for the Eastern European region and Managing Director for Carlsberg’s business…

Swedish Association in Hua Hin annual meeting 2019

Swedish Association in Hua Hin, Thailand held their annual meeting on Thursday, 21 February 2019. There were around 70 members of Swedish Association including their spouses, friends and families attending to the annual meeting taking place at Hua Hin Grand Hotel and Plaza. At the meeting, new members were selected to the board of the…

Norwegian Church in Singapore: Young dynamic priest-family takes over

At the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Singapore, a new adventure has started for the newly appointed priest and his family. His vision is to give Norwegian expats with a changeable daily life a solid and steady community in the church. On top of a little mountain looking over the impressive and gigantic container port of…

China removes restrictions: Norwegian salmon export will triple

The fear of salmon anaemia and other variants of the virus caused China to ban certain imports of Norwegian salmon in 2015. The ban has been lifted, which may cause the export from Norway to triple in the latter part of 2018. In 2015 there was discovered traces of salmon anaemia and other variants of the virus…

IKEA to open in the Philippines in “less than three years”

Citizens of the Philippines will still to wait a bit before they can shop the “do most of it yourself”-furniture in IKEA, according to Manila Times. The coming store is in the works, but it is far from ready to be established in the Philippines. “We are [still]looking for sites and partners,” IKEA Southeast Asia…

SwedCham Beijing on new R-Visa regulations

It’s important to stay on top of the changing visa requirements in the country of residence, and recently China has issued a highly exclusive R-Visa, which is given to people deemed having ‘high-level skills needed for the Chinese society’ or foreigners with talents sought for by the regime. And it’s definately not just handed out…

Thai stock exchanges ‘rings bell’ to help women in businesses

At a ceremony held on the International Womens Day in the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand, the Stock Exhange of Thailand (SET) signaled a commitment to make and promote practices that will help women succeed in the business, according to Mondo Visione. The ceremony, which consisted of the parties ringing a bell to signal a…

Danish firm Grundfos appointed new Asia Pacific head

Leading pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced the appointment of Kim Jensen to the role of Group Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of Grundfos Asia Pacific region with effect from 1 January 12018. In his new role, Kim will lead the company’s business across 22 countries including 13 wholly-owned sales companies and local assembly…