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Singaporean representing Danish business culture in SEA: Shermine Gotfredsen

Shermine Gotfredsen is a Singaporean who moved to Denmark after getting married to a Dane, learned the language and its business culture – and was then tasked to represent that back in Singapore! “You marry a Dane, and you move there and you start all your life from the beginning again, because you have to…

Finland’s Singapore-based innovation, trade specialist continues

Embassy of Finland in Singapore has grown its contact network tenfold in the last three years. Number of new Finnish business entities starting their business in Singapore has grown steadily. The innovation and trade specialist working at the Finnish Embassy continues to connect Finland and ASEAN through Singapore. Team Finland, in its effort to assist…

Denmark takes pole position as Singapore initiates ‘Infrastructure Asia’

‘Infrastructure Asia’ (IA) is one of the Singapore Government’s most recent and very important initiatives (launched during its presidency of ASEAN in 2018, at the 8th Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable) – an entity put up to support Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. Denmark in Singapore has immediately responded to this by engaging and…

Swedish Embassy welcomes Head of Borgholm Health center to Singapore

The Embassy of Sweden in Singapore gave a warm welcome to Head of Borgholm Health center, Dr. Åke Åkesson who came to visit Singaporean health organizations around 28-31 January 2019. The visiting programs included meetings with policy makers and health professionals from the National Healthcare Group (NHG), SingHealth, National University of Health System (NUHS) and…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

Sweden’s Ambassador for Human Rights visits Singapore

Annika Ben David, Sweden’s Ambassador-at-large for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law visited representatives from government, academia and organizations in Singapore on Friday, 1 February 2019. During the visit, the Ambassador met with representatives to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission for Human Rights led by Barry Desker and Dr Sashi Jayakumar. Annika Ben David was…

Scandinavian and Singapore at the top of least corrupt countries rank

Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Singapore are at top 10 of least corrupt countries rank called the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), organized by the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International. The 2018 CPI ranks the score by measure level of public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories, using a scale from zero (highly corrupt) to 100…

Norwegian Seafood Council to relocate from Singapore to Bangkok

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) will relocate its regional office from Singapore to Bangkok in mid-year. The NSC believes that the relocation will improve the country’s strong domestic consumption and markets for Norwegian seafood exporters. According to Jon Erik Steenslid, NSC director for Southeast Asia, “NSC has been actively working in the Thai market for the…

Swedes launch lending platform in Singapore, target Southeast Asia

Lendela, set up in 2018 in Singapore by founders from Sweden and global fintech group Zentro, forms proof of how Singapore is a preferred hub also for start-ups when it comes to entering the Southeast Asian market. And with the right business model local financing can, it appears, easily be obtained. Lendela is in the…

Nordic Innovation House chose Singapore as Southeast Asian hub

The much anticipated joint initiative Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG), which opened in October 2018, is a new milestone of sorts in terms of business connections between the Nordics and Southeast Asia – via Singapore as a hub. It will function as a soft-landing, community and resource centre, as well as networking hub for…