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EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Don Kanak, Chairman, Eastspring Investments, Chairman of

We are pleased to have Don Kanak, Chairman, Eastspring Investments, Chairman of Prudence Foundation and Chairman of EU-ASEAN Business Council with us on our Interview Series. In the comprehensive interview Don shares his professional insights on how COVID-19 has brought forward and accelerated innovations already underway. Innovations that provide access to insurance will change the industry in fundamental ways, with digital tools being the most important area of innovation. As part of the efforts to respond to the pandemic through digital tools, Prudential launched the application, Pulse. On the community investment side, services ranging from free limited COVID coverage for new, existing a

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Maarten Kelder, Executive Vice President, Strategy and C

This week, we have Maarten Kelder, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, ‎Zuellig Pharma on our Interview Series. With Zuellig Pharma being Asia's largest healthcare distribution and service provider, Maarten shared about the disruption the pandemic has caused the industry and the importance of strengthening engagement of key industry stakeholders, innovating and building digital tools and remote working capabilities and the adoption of risk based approach in supply chain strategy for the long run, being key takeaways from the pandemic. To assist in the fight against COVID-19 regionally, Maarten stated that the initial focus was on staff well being and ensuring that t

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Mansi Madan Tripathy, Vice President, Commercial Lubrica

With us on the EU-ASEAN Business Council's Interview Series is Mansi Madan Tripathy, Vice President, Commercial Lubricants, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Shell. With the market projected to be depressed by about 12-20% and a compressed demand by consumers moving forward, Mansi shared about how COVID-19 has reshaped the oil and gas industry and Shell's 3 big principles, namely; Care, Continuity & Comeback to address the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Mansi stated that post-pandemic, sustainability will feature more prominently and Shell's commitment in surviving and thriving through energy transition by achieving nett carbon footprint through 3 areas of focus: Manufacturing, Product and

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Frank Debets, Managing Partner, PwC Worldtrade Managemen

On the EU-ASEAN Business Council's Interview Series is Frank Debets, Managing Partner, PwC Worldtrade Management Services. Ahead of the ASEAN Customs Directors General Meeting later today, the rather timely interview saw Frank provide professional insight to how COVID-19 has reshaped the consulting industry and trends businesses based in ASEAN should anticipate post-pandemic, particularly on customs and trade, the usage of technology to address cross border movement and to build in flexibility to account for more variables in supply chains brought on by the pandemic. Frank shares that having an open mindset, keeping markets open and limiting trade restrictions, creating more opportunities f

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Raymond Yee, Vice President-Customs and Regulatory Affai

Joining the EU-ASEAN Business Council on our Interview Series is Raymond Yee, Vice President - Customs & Regulatory Affairs, DHL Express. Raymond shares about how COVID-19 has reshaped the logistics sector from a regulatory and business perspective and how the lockdown has brought about an acceleration of digitalisation plans for organisations, changes in consumer behaviour and the need to adjust to those changes, which DHL Express has been doing by staying connected with their customers. A crisis/pandemic knows no borders, coordination in response amongst leaders in the region will enable the region to emerge from the pandemic stronger. Watch the interview here. Keep a lookout for more exci

Webinar- EU-ASEAN Relations Post-Pandemic: Views From The Frontline

The EU-ASEAN Business Council had the honor and pleasure of having Singapore's Ambassador to the EU and EU's Ambassador to ASEAN on our EU-ASEAN Relations Post-Pandemic: Views From The Frontline webinar yesterday. The much anticipated webinar saw over 200 registrations with attendees joining in on an engaging and lively discussion on EU-ASEAN's strategic partnership and the prospects of taking a long standing relationship of over 40 years to the next step, during and beyond this uncertain period brought on by the pandemic. For those who missed the webinar, view it here The team at EU-ASEAN Business Council expresses appreciation to HE Ambassador Igor Driesmans, EU Ambassador to ASEAN and Jay

EU-ASEAN Business Council Interview Series: Andrew Naylor, Executive Director of ASEAN, World Gold C

The EU-ASEAN Business Council is excited to share the latest installment of our Interview Series! With us this time is Andrew Naylor, Executive Director of ASEAN, World Gold Council. With gold playing a huge role in ASEAN from source of household finances to working capital and as an investment product, Andrew provides professional insight to how COVID-19 has impacted the price of gold and how it fairs against other asset classes during the pandemic. Andrew shared that greater capital markets liberalisation and greater integration of financial markets will help the region emerge from the pandemic stronger. Watch the interview here. Up next in the series, we have Raymond Yee, Vice President,

Webinar- Indonesia’s Post-Pandemic Economic Choices

When Indonesia announced its first Covid-19 case on March 2nd, there was a rising uncertainty about the ramifications of a highly contagious virus on ASEAN’s largest economy. The country is also expected to cope with growing risk aversion, flight to quality and sudden capital reversals. For a deeper understanding of the situation, the EU-ASEAN Business Council, together with Eurocham Indonesia, put together the webinar Indonesia’s Post-Pandemic Economic Choices to discuss how the country's economic choices can help drive sustainable and more inclusive economic growth. The well represented panel of speakers, from both the public and private sectors covered areas ranging from stimulus package

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