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Burkhard Eling takes up role of CEO at Dachser


The next generation has arrived: A new Executive Board team for the new year


KEMPTEN / HONG KONG – Media OutReach – 6 January 2021 – On January 1, Burkhard Eling became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Spokesperson of the Executive Board of logistics provider Dachser. He heads the Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Marketing executive unit, which also includes Corporate Key Account Management and the Corporate Governance & Compliance division. Eling succeeds Bernhard Simon, who will take over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the family-owned company in mid-2021.


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Burkhard Eling (CEO)

The new Executive Board: (from left to right) Robert Erni (CFO), Alexander Tonn (COO Road Logistics), Burkhard Eling (CEO), Edoardo Podestà (COO Air & Sea Logistics) and Stefan Hohm (CDO).


Also moving to the Supervisory Board with Simon is the former Chief Operations Officer (COO) Road Logistics, Michael Schilling. In response, Dachser has made further changes to the Executive Board as of January 1, 2021. Two Dachser managers of many years’ standing have been promoted to the logistics provider’s operational management body: Stefan Hohm as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and Alexander Tonn as COO Road Logistics. They are joined on the Executive Board by Robert Erni, who left DSV Panalpina to join Dachser on September 1, 2020 and has taken up the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The five-man Executive Board team is completed by Edoardo Podestà, who has been COO Air & Sea Logistics since October 2019.


Career as CFO with focus on innovation

Eling, 49, joined Dachser in 2012 as deputy head of the Finance, Legal and Tax executive unit. He joined the Executive Board as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) the following year, since when he has been responsible for the logistics provider’s group-wide strategic idea and innovation management program. With a degree in industrial engineering, Eling joined Dachser from the engineering and service group Bilfinger SE, where he was Head of the controlling and internal audit departments, CFO of a US subsidiary and of an international facility management service provider. Eling started his career with the construction companies Hochtief AG and Philipp Holzmann AG.


With sound judgment and agility

“My fellow board members and I are taking over an extremely robust and fast-growing company that even the challenges of the coronavirus crisis haven’t managed to throw off course. With their tremendous know-how and commitment, the people at Dachser have succeeded in maintaining the supply chains of our global customers even under adverse conditions,” says Burkhard Eling, CEO of Dachser. “With the trust and support of the founding family, we as an Executive Board team, will preserve the unique, people-oriented culture of Dachser as a family-owned company. At the same time, we will continue to develop the company with sound judgment and agility on its way to becoming the world’s most integrated logistics provider,” Eling continues.


New Executive Board team with a wealth of experience

Alexander Tonn is a new member of Dachser’s Executive Board as of January 1, 2021. As COO Road Logistics, he will be responsible for the European overland transport networks for industrial goods and food. In addition, he will continue to lead the European Logistics Germany business unit. Tonn, 47, has been with the company for over 20 years, having held managerial positions including at Dachser’s Allgäu logistics center in Memmingen and at company headquarters, where he was responsible for the logistics provider’s global contract logistics business for several years.


Stefan Hohm, 48, will head the newly created IT & Development executive unit as Chief Development Officer (CDO). Hohm has been working for Dachser for 27 years, during which time he has managed, among other things, the branches in Erfurt (Thuringia) and Hof (Upper Franconia). Most recently, he was Corporate Director for the logistics provider’s research and development work as well as its Corporate Solutions business. Besides the further development of IT, he is now also responsible for worldwide contract logistics.


Burkhard Eling’s successor as CFO is Robert Erni, an internationally experienced logistics finance manager, who took over as CFO on January 1, 2021 after a four-month induction and transition phase. Before joining Dachser, the 54-year-old Swiss national was Group CFO at logistics provider Panalpina for nearly seven years.


There are no changes to Dachser’s air and sea freight business, which has been led by Edoardo Podestà, COO Air & Sea Logistics, since October 2019. The 58-year-old Italian, based in Hong Kong, became Managing Director of Dachser’s air and sea freight business in the Asia Pacific business unit in 2014. Podestà is also a highly experienced Dachser manager. He joined the company in 2003 when it acquired the joint venture Züst Ambrosetti Far East Ltd.

About Dachser

Headquartered in Germany, Dachser is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Using its own in-house developed IT-systems, Dachser incorporates transport, warehousing, and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chain solutions. Thanks to some 31,000 employees based in 393 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated a consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.7 billion in 2019. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80.6 million shipments weighing 41.0 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.


In Asia, Dachser employs more than 1,696 people in 48 locations in 12 Business Areas. Its Asia Pacific Regional Head Office is located in Hong Kong.


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Prince Group Distributes Essential Goods to 500 Families Near Ream City Project


Charity arm of Cambodian conglomerate engages local community as key stakeholders for upcoming 834-ha project


Media OutReach – 15 February 2021- Prince Charitable Foundation, the charitable
arm of Prince Holding Group (‘Prince Group’), one of Cambodia’s largest and
fastest growing conglomerates, has distributed care packages to 500 families
living at Ong village in Prey Nob district, Cambodia.
The village is situated near the site of the Ream City project, an 834-hectare
project being developed on reclaimed land near the Sihanoukville International
Airport that is set to transform the region. The gesture of goodwill
took place last week and senior management from Canopy Sands Development, a
member of Prince Group, also took the opportunity to consult local leaders to
understand the community’s needs. The aid campaign at
Ong Village is the latest environment, social and governance (ESG) initiative
of Prince Group. 


Each care package contained 25 kilograms of rice, one mat,
one blanket, two pillows, one mosquito net and one Khmer Krama (traditional
scarves woven in the countryside). It will be the first of many efforts to
support the local community, especially as Prince Group envision
an important role for residents in the development of the coastal project. Upon completion, Ream City aims to
house up to 130,000 residents and will potentially bring housing estates,
themed shopping malls, schools and hospitals, bringing a boost to the local


Prince Group has focused on providing items to help
residents with their daily needs at a time when rural Cambodians are facing
considerable economic challenges. “We are serious about engaging with local
communities and establishing a good relationship with them — they are key stakeholders for
the Ream City project. Not only do we consider it our duty as a responsible
corporate actor to provide assistance in these challenging times, we believe
local residents will play an important role as part of our workforce due to the
scale of the Ream City project,” said Mr.
Khong Weng Fook, Managing Director of Canopy
Sands Development. “Currently, about 70
locals are employed at the Ream City project. In
time, we will look to impart the necessary skills through upskilling and other
human empowerment efforts to further engage local residents for the project.”


Over the course of the aid campaign, management from
Prince Group liaised with Mr. Sor Kakada, District Chief for Prey Nob, to
better understand the needs of residents. They were advised that there is a
need for better healthcare facilities. As Prey Nob is situated outside
Sihanoukville, basic medical facilities are not readily available. As such,
Prince Group will investigate the feasibility of establishing healthcare
dispensaries for the local community.


Ream City will lead to substantial employment
opportunities for Cambodians and support the growth of the Sihanoukville
International Airport, which is expected to see its capacity increase from 3.6
million passengers to 10 million passengers by the end of the decade. Through
the distribution of essential aid, Prince Group hopes that a constructive dialogue
can be established between local communities and the developers to ensure a
productive long-term relationship.


Prince Group’s ESG strategy has a
three-prong focus on healthcare, education and
community engagement. Last year,
the Group made several
large-scale donations to help in the fight against the pandemic and assist
flood victims in Cambodia. Till date, the Prince Charitable Foundation
Organization has organized more than 240 charitable events and donated funds
and other materials worth more than US$11 million, benefitting more than
320,000 people. Neak
Oknha Chen Zhi
, Chairman of Prince Group, has also
personally donated US$3 million to help Cambodia purchase
1 million COVID-19 vaccines

About Prince Charitable Foundation Organization

Being dedicated to public charity, advocating corporate duty, and promoting social harmony and progress, Prince Charitable Foundation Organization, a member of Prince Holding Group, focuses on social welfare projects, including municipal development and ecological protection with specific attention towards helping school dropouts, disabled, and the elderly. With a national mandate, Prince Charitable Foundation was seeded with US$1 million by Prince Holding Group, with the sum procured from the sales revenue of properties. It has also attracted a significant amount of donation from other individuals and organization. Prince Charitable Foundation Organization has launched more than 240 charity events, benefiting 320,000 people, with donations exceeding $11 million.

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Amorepacific inks Memorandum of Understanding with Shopee to boost growth of K-beauty and reach more beauty shoppers in Asia


Partnership will also aim to drive premium category growth with launch of Sulwhasoo regional campaign on Shopee Premium


SINGAPORE – Media OutReach
15 February 2021 – Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform
in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, and Amorepacific, Korea’s leading beauty company,
have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen regional
partnership and accelerate
the growth of K-beauty in the booming online beauty category in Southeast Asia.
This year, Amorepacific will not only be focusing on growing its online
presence in Southeast Asia, but have also included Taiwan as a new market
within the partnership to boost its reach and share in the wider region.


Mr Michael
Youngsoo Kim, Head of Amorepacific APAC Regional Headquarters and Mr Chris
Feng, Chief Executive Officer, Shopee, signing the MOU at Shopee’s Regional
Headquarters in Singapore


Since launching on
Shopee Mall in 2018, Amorepacific has recorded more than 13x of growth in Gross
Merchandise Value (GMV), and doubled its e-commerce business regionally, in
2020. The leading Asian beauty brand aims to take its success further on Shopee
with data-driven strategies, joint marketing efforts and more co-branded
collaborations. Amorepacific also aims to expand the coverage of its current
portfolio of brands on Shopee to
more markets, in order to meet untapped demand and provide more
assortment to consumers. These brands include Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde, Ryo, Mise en scene, innisfree
and Etude.


Youngsoo Kim, Head of Amorepacific APAC Regional Headquarters,
said, “As our key e-commerce partner in the region, we are glad that we have
seen strong and successful results with Shopee, and want to take it further by
collaborating on new and innovative initiatives. With Shopee’s deep
understanding of the local market landscape in the region, engaged users, and
data expertise, we believe that Amorepacific and Shopee together, will be able
to better serve the needs of consumers by bringing more of our world-class
products to them. We also look forward to the first regional campaign of
Sulwhasoo on Shopee Premium, which will help to expand our brand presence with
the growing online luxury beauty shoppers.”


Chris Feng,
Chief Executive Officer at Shopee,
said, “As one of the invited brand partners of
Shopee’s newly launched Regional Champion Brands Programme[1] , we are
confident of helping Amorepacific capture more growth and opportunities
regionally with priority access and support on all
regional initiatives and resources. This partnership will also enable us to tap on their vast portfolio and
industry expertise to strengthen Shopee’s beauty and personal care
offering, giving our shoppers more choices, as well as upgrading the online
shopping experience. We look forward to working with Amorepacific to achieve
even greater success than before, as they scale their presence and investment
on e-commerce this year forward.”


Exclusive regional campaign for Sulwhasoo to drive
premium category growth


With the growth in demand of premium beauty brands
exceeding mass beauty brands on Shopee , Amorepacific will
be launching the first regional campaign for Sulwhasoo on Shopee Premium this
April, to drive online sales and premium category growth on e-commerce. This
follows the exemplary performance of Sulwhasoo’s launch in Indonesia, Vietnam
and Thailand on Shopee last year.

Sulwhasoo can curate brand content and tap on the differentiated user experience on Shopee Premium to enhance its brand storytelling, and deepen engagement with the growing number of premium and luxury consumer segments. The beauty brand will also explore launching a brand membership programme on Shopee to reward loyal shoppers.


Engage users with personalised and unique content


Amorepacific also
aims to leverage Shopee’s market leadership and deep data insights into
consumer shopping trends and behaviour, to help pre-launch new exclusive
products that serve existing brand lovers and acquire new users. In addition,
Amorepacific will also explore introducing its brand ambassadors such as
popular Korean celebrities and artistes, into its Shopee campaigns,
strengthening its brand affinity and awareness with consumers across the


Korean beauty and
skincare continues to attract a huge following in Asia and beyond[3]. In
Shopee’s annual mega campaigns from 9.9 to 12.12, Amorepacific brands such as
Laneige and innisfree consistently ranked in the top five of the beauty
category. This is driven by consumers’ preference toward skincare products made
with unique, natural ingredient formulas[4]
and personalised beauty solutions, as well as the global rise of Korean pop
culture, particularly throughout Southeast Asia.

[1] Regional Champion Brands Programme is an
exclusive, by-invite only program open to top brand partners, aimed to better
support brands in accelerating their growth on the regional and local levels.
We currently have 17 brands on board this programme.

[2] Bain & Company report, Eight Themes That
Are Rewriting the Future of Luxury Goods:

About Amorepacific

Since 1945, Amorepacific has had a single, clear mission: to present its unique perception of beauty– namely what it calls ‘Asian Beauty’ — to the world. As Korea’s leading beauty company, Amorepacific draws from its deep understanding of both nature and human to pursue harmony between inner and outer beauty. With its portfolio of over 20 cosmetics, personal care, and health care brands, Amorepacific is devoted to meeting the various lifestyles and needs of global consumers around the world: Asia, North America, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East. Amorepacific’s research hubs located around the world are dedicated to sustainable R&D that combine the best of natural Asian ingredients and advanced bio-technology. With its world-class products, Amorepacific is acclaimed for the innovative ways in which it is transforming global beauty trends.

About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.


Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.


Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology. 

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Vivocom thanks Bursa Malaysia, expresses profound appreciation to shareholders


KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 15 February 2021 – Vivocom
Int’l Holdings Berhad (‘Vivocom’) has expressed its ‘appreciation’ to Bursa Malaysia
Securities Berhad for its approval of the multiple proposals   submitted in on
30th   December 2020,
a corporate move that would
usher in an exciting period for as well as strengthening the overall corporate
structure of Vivocom.



Vivocom CEO Dato Seri Chia Kok Teong
believes that Vivocom shares will grow strongly over time and will be worth a
lot more than the pre-Chinese New Year price of 89 sen.


Its CEO Dato Seri Chia Kok Teong praised Bursa for its constant efforts
to create a vibrant equity market, and personally attested to the exchange’s
pledge of ‘creating opportunities,
growing value’
as “one that’s real and more than just a tagline”.


“Like many other companies, Vivocom is indeed grateful to Bursa’s for
its continuous efforts in fostering a conducive capital market for its members
to grow and create wealth for the nation,” said Dato Seri Chia.


“We had submitted our proposals in December 2020, and Bursa had reverted
promptly and approved them; an impressive turnaround time. Accordingly Vivocom is
now ready to begin its journey of transforming itself, as an Investment Holding


Last Thursday, Vivocom had announced that Bursa had approved the
various proposals submitted which can be read here or the link in full: .


Dato’ Seri Chia also expressed his profound gratitude to all
shareholders for having supported the company, and is looking towards stronger
support to continue into the long term.


“My Board and Management team are totally committed to building Vivocom
into a reputable public company, with sound and sustainable fundamentals of
solid profits and healthy cashflow,” he said.


“We are very focussed in transforming Vivocom into a
behemoth Conglomerate, via organic or inorganic growth, including expansive M&A
(merger and acquisition) activities which may result in us acquiring strategic
stakes in other Public Listed Companies for investment holding purposes,” Dato
Seri explained.


“We shall always act in Shareholders’ best interests and, as a
priority, would work towards getting Vivocom elevated to the Main Board of
Bursa soonest possible,” he added.


“We will also do our utmost to
maximise Vivocom’s earnings in the coming years in order to reward our
shareholders with a handsome dividend pay-out at the earliest opportunity,”
Dato Seri continued.


To show his dedication, Dato Seri
Chia has committed to a voluntary self–imposed moratorium (or SIM) in that he
will not dispose his personal stakes in Vivocom for the next 3 years.


“I am strongly focussed on ‘building
the Vivocom legacy’ while creating wealth for all shareholders of Vivocom for
the long term,” he promised.


“My SIM means that I won’t be
cashing in on my personal stakes in the immediate term or at least for the next
3 years. I’m supremely confident of maximising the wealth of Vivocom in the
long run.


“In other words, I believe Vivocom
shares will grow strongly over time and will be worth a lot more than the pre-Chinese
New Year price of 89 sen,” concluded Dato Seri Chia.

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