THE first thing Takumi Shibata did upon taking the top job at Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) in 2013 was to meet every single employee working in the Japanese asset manager's Tokyo...

WHAT the World Economic Forum (WEF) has labelled the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Jonas Prising calls the human age. Indeed, while there has been hand-wringing over the potential loss of jobs to...

STRONG short coffee courses through the veins of Jean-Marc Duvoisin. He is, after all, chief executive of coffee-pod maker Nespresso, a division of Swiss food giant Nestlé - and on a mission to...

PICTURE this: You are headed to Beijing for work or for leisure. Before you arrive, you will have taken preventive medications to protect your health against pollution. When you leave the city to fly...

MAYBANK'S group president and CEO, Abdul Farid Alias, does not come across as your typical boss of a big bank. The 49-year-old's boyish demeanour - further reinforced by a backpack slung...

MERITOCRACY and diversity flourish in Maybank. It's a culture that serves the group well - and something that group president and CEO, Abdul Farid Alias, can personally vouch for...