Now he sits atop the company that runs the vast network of McDonald’s restaurants in Thailand. Chew, who is chairman of the executive committee and chief executive of McThai, has been a local pioneer in what is known as the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry. Chew says he clocked up a wealth of diverse experiences in his engagement with QSR. Among them are the benefits from networking with people, including friends and other professionals - and that opportunity to pursue lifelong learning. These experiences have helped him to apply what he has learned in business training. The knowledge he has learned from many developed markets around the world has been put to work, and these insights have helped in the creation of products relevant to the local market. Hester Chew He can say with confidence that his joining the QSR business became a central part of his life-long learning process. Chew began his career in the fast-food business in the early 1980s, when in Singapore … [Read more...] about Why LEARNING is never off the menu
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Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance Meeting About a year ago, we convened meetings on digitalization. It was attended by relevant stakeholders of the digital ecosystem to get the message across in terms of the tremendous impact of embracing digitalization. I believe that it is the way forward and the key to achieving inclusive growth in the country. This is why, as the presidential adviser for entrepreneurship, my office has been organizing a series of high-level dialogues and consultation meetings to provide an avenue for the players and enablers to raise their concerns, as well as recommendations, in pushing for digitalization in the country. A side note, during our meeting with President Duterte last April 3, the three pillars (tourism, agriculture, and digitalization) for a more inclusive economy were presented. This is where we are putting our efforts. The tourism summit last May 2, clearly pointed the need to build and modernize our airports which are … [Read more...] about Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance Meeting
PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand's premier Jacinda Ardern will Wednesday (May 15) host other world leaders and leading tech chiefs to launch an ambitious new initiative aimed at curbing extremism online.The initiative, known as the "Christchurch call", was pushed by Ardern after a self-described white supremacist gunned down 51 people in a massacre at two mosques in the New Zealand city in March, the country's worst atrocity of recent times.Participants will be asked to commit to pledges to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content on social media and other online platforms.The political meeting will run in parallel to an initiative launched by Macron called Tech for Good which will bring together 80 tech chiefs in Paris to find a way for new technologies to work for the common good.The summit comes as there is a growing realisation that the current abuse of social media by extremists must be countered, after the Christchurch attacker broadcast live … [Read more...] about Macron, Ardern host Paris summit against online extremism
MANILA, Philippines — There is a day in a year wherein children get to show their appreciation for their selfless and untiring love that only a mother can provide. There is really no way to match the amount of love that flows from the heart of a mother, but it is always a good idea to reciprocate by treating mom to the gifts that match her heart’s desires. For the pretty in pink mom Cara Delevingne for Dior Addict Stellar Shine Pink, according to Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, is the color of happiness, freedom and femininity, which is why it was among the most favorite colors and the “lucky color” of legendary designer Christian Dior. As such, the brand recently launched Dior Addict Stellar Shine, a new collection of 24 luminous pink hues, ranging from subtle nudes, to fiery corals, seductive reds and bold plums. The range also boasts of a new formula with micro-pearls for shine; natural beeswax for a lightweight … [Read more...] about LIST: Mother’s Day treats for ‘it’ moms
What’s new for BPI in Makati and Aboitiz in Cebu? I was in Makati for a day to attend the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) annual stockholders meeting where media from the Visayas and Mindanao were invited. Actually, it was the first time for BPI to invite the Cebu and Davao media to their annual stockholders meeting and it was good for me to meet with our old friends, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and his brother Fernando where we talked about the old days when they went to Cebu with their motorcycles to ride with us. Unfortunately our good friend, Bobby Aboitiz who played host with them, passed away two years ago. As the top honchos of BPI pointed out, BPI for the 1st Quarter of 2019 posted a 7.6 percent increase in its net income, which stands at P6.72 billion and up to 10.5 percent versus the 4th Quarter of 2018. In their joint message to the BPI stockholders, chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and President and CEO Cezar Consing, noted, … [Read more...] about What’s new for BPI in Makati and Aboitiz in Cebu?