Message from the new Chairman Pasi Haatainen

The Finnish Business Council (FBC) Singapore’s mission is to promote trade between Finland and the various countries of Southeast Asia on an organized and continuing basis in collaboration with Business Finland and the Embassy of Finland in Singapore.

Why do business in Singapore? Singapore has a unique position in the global economy and a pivotal role as a business epicenter in the heart of South East Asia. The city-state has been consistently acknowledged as a global business hub – one that features developed infrastructure, political stability, open business policies, a skilled workforce, the use of English as the main working language and respect for intellectual property rights.

Global and regional businesses will find it advantageous to site their headquarters in Singapore. Strong trade and investment make Singapore the most competitive Asian country and the world’s easiest place to do business especially with the help of the FBC.

We have adapted to be not only your trusted source for information, but also refocused our efforts to address the challenges our business community is facing today.

Knowledge sharing, subject matter experts, roundtables and online webinar series are now in leu of our social events as we strive to help you address your crisis management challenges and adapt to our new business environment. With that being said, this crisis will pass, as they all do, and we look forward to playing a key role in your recovery efforts and bringing the business community back together again through our traditional events such as back-to-business, and we will adapt and overcome these challenges and be stronger and better for it.

Members can get visibility for their business and ideas through FBC communications on our website, Facebook page, and LinkedIn page. We have also successfully executed company excursions uncovering the amazing innovations of large Finnish and other international corporations operating in Singapore.

The added value FBC Singapore provides its members is more important now than ever, and I would be remiss to not recognize the amazing commitment by our former and current Board members and the tireless efforts put forth daily by our General Manager, Minna Hyväri.

FBC Singapore remains dedicated to its members and their success, focused on promoting trade and investment between Finland and Singapore, supporting you in challenging times, and helping build a better business environment for all! I look forward to serving you as your Chairman!

Pasi Haatainen