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    Social success stories

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/12/2016

    » Despite limited government support and funding, an increasing number of women in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have embraced the concept of social entrepreneurship (SE), saying they want to do good things for the community while also running their own businesses.

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    At home in Asean

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The first thing that impressed me about Hideaki Iwasaki, country director for the Thailand Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), was his fluent English. I assumed it was the result of his educational background.

  • BUSINESS

    The world on his plate

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/06/2017

    » At the age of 71, Adirek Sripratak shows no signs of slowing down. The former president and CEO of Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF) officially became chairman in March, but he is still travelling far and wide in search of new markets and merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities for one of the world's leading protein food companies.

  • BUSINESS

    Almost famous

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/05/2016

    » At first glance, Michael Punke doesn't look very different from his peers at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva except for his extraordinary height. When the nattily dressed 51-year-old talks about his role as a trade negotiator representing the US government, he sounds convincing and determined to pursue what can be a controversial job.

  • BUSINESS

    Let's get personal

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 06/05/2019

    » In the new digital world, data is the most valuable asset for enterprises seeking to understand their customers, but it is often scattered across many parts of the organisation.

  • LIFE

    Overhauling the office

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 04/03/2019

    » Noelle Coak doesn't hesitate when asked about the place she calls home. "My home is in Japan, Tokyo. My family is in Japan, my husband, my son and two dogs," she replies.

  • BUSINESS

    Empowering a region

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/01/2019

    » Ask Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the new executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap), what she misses the most about her Indonesian homeland and the answer is her garden.

  • BUSINESS

    The next 140 years

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/10/2018

    » After expanding aggressively in Southeast Asia, mostly in the capital-intensive power business, Bangkok-based B.Grimm Group is preparing to take the next steps to transform itself into "a real international company".

  • BUSINESS

    Road to recovery

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/08/2018

    » Plastics offer many advances that improve everyday life -- from packaging that helps reduce food waste to life-saving innovations in the medical field. At the same time, plastics are seen as a key contributor to a global environmental catastrophe because not all plastic waste ends up where it should.

  • BUSINESS

    Virtuous circle

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/08/2018

    » The ever-growing population coupled with lifestyle shifts have put our planet at risk as natural resources dwindle. Meanwhile, wasteful production and consumption behaviours have resulted in growing pollution and other environmental challenges.

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