German-Thai Chamber of Commerce introduces new executive director

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The German-Thai Chamber of Commerce welcomed its new executive director to Pattaya at a joint chambers event.

Chamber President Phongsakdi Chakshuvej introduced Roland Wein to the crowd at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Aug. 21.

Wein said his predecessor, Jörg Buck, had brought the German chamber in Thailand to new heights and he wants to go higher. He added that he would like to work very hard to make German products and companies even more successful and better known in the kingdom and around the world.

(L to R) Hakan Ozkan, Managing Director of Chakra Drinks, Marcus Magiar, General Manager of Carl Zeiss Co., Ltd., Horst Wiezorrek, International Business Consultant of Pacific Cross Health Insurance PCL, Stefan Langhein, Representative Manager of MAN Diesel & Turbo Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Thailand Representative office), and Rainer Roessler, New Installation Manager of Thyssenkrupp Elevator (Thailand ) Co., Ltd.

Wein said also he is happy to finally be in Thailand after many years working in Asia and he hopes to have a fruitful cooperation with all concerned.

Some of the co-sponsors held speeches as well before all the guests indulged the finger food, German meatloaf and sauerkraut.

Martin Klose from Rodl & Partner Ltd., and Justin Nolte.

Frank Holzer, Executive General Manager of MHG (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Andrew McDowell, Group Managing of Vinarco.

(L to R) Klaus Hawelka, Managing Director of Noventa (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Roland Schellenberger, Managing Director of Thai-Ger Supplies Co., Ltd., and Marcus Magiar, General Manager of Carl Zeiss Co., Ltd. Zeiss Group.

Alex Taylor from Tyretec and Ian Cerret from Contech SEA Co., Ltd.

Phongsakdi Chakshuvej, President of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce welcomes members of the joint chambers to the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

Mark Fifield, Group General Manager of Coral Expeditions – Australia’s Pioneering Cruise Line, was one of the sponsors of the night.

(L to R) Alain Deurwaerder, Vice president of Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Simon Matthews, Country Manager Thailand-Manpower Group, Phongsakdi Chakshuvej, President of German-Thai Chamber of Commerce, Judy A. Benn, Executive Director of The American Chamber of Commerce, Klaus Hawelka, Managing Director of Noventa (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Martin Klose from Rodl & Partner Ltd., Dr. Roland Wein, Executive Director of German-Thai Chamber of Commerce.

(L to R) Jeffrey Gaudiano MD of BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand, Irene Schuermann, Dr. Roland Wein, Executive Director of German-Thai Chamber of Commerce and Elfi Seitz executive editor of Pattaya Blatt.

(L to R) Torsten Liesenfeld, Anne Steeghs, Kirsten Asprall and Chamnan Chimklom from the Deku German Windows (Thailand) Co., Ltd.