Category: General news

ISS to sell operations in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand

ISS Group from Denmark, one of the world’s leading facility services companies, has announced that it will divest operations in 13 countries, including Malaysia, Philippines and Malaysia. ISS announced its ambition to increase organic growth to 4-6% per annum by accelerating its transition towards key account customers. ISS has proven its ability to win and…

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts increases environmental sustainability efforts

In respect for environmental sustainability luxury boutique hotel group 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has taken a significant step by eliminating single-use plastic in its hotel rooms and restaurant outlets. The group’s COO, Christopher Stafford as well as their General Manager for 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Björn Richardsson, are Swedes. After holding a…

Bio and Circular Finland program launched

Business Finland has launched the Bio and Circular Finland program which aims to make Finland a forerunner in the circular economy. The circular economy is an opportunity for the industries traditionally important to Finland, but also opens incredible opportunities for a new kind of business. The expected volume of the four-year program is EUR 300…

Swea’s 2018 regional AP meeting set the stage for 40 Years Anniversary

SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc) in Bangkok recently hosted the 2018 annual regional meeting for the Asia Pacific. There, the joint activities, including participation in other Swea International events, were presented by Regional President Anna Centerman in Beijing. The accounts were duly presented by Regional Cashier Ann-Marie Gustafsson. Donations and scholarships in 2017…

Danish embassy took Vietnamese journalists on Wind Farm press tour

On 5 December, the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam invited 15 Vietnamese journalists on a press tour to the Phu Lac Wind Farm, that features Danish wind turbines. During the visit, the journalists, from various print, radio, TV and online media, were given the opportunity to learn more about how wind energy works and share…

Head of the largest Nordic bank branch in Asia, Jan Stjernström, is retiring after 40 years in the business

He has worked in over 50 different countries, doing transactions, and his career has spanned 40 years in the banking business. Now, after five years as the head of the largest Nordic Bank branch in Asia, Jan Stjernström retires from SEB Singapore. As a young banker in 1984, Swedish Jan Stjernström travelled to Southeast Asia…