Wageningen UR organises several alumni events all over the world to stay in touch with alumni and to give alumni the chance to engage with each other. Thursday 18 June 2015 the first Wageningen Alumni meeting in Singapore was organized. A group of Wageningen University Alumni gathered in the regional office of FrieslandCampina in Singapore.
The group of Wageningen University Alumni was invited in the regional office of FrieslandCampina in Singapore by alumnus Kees-Jan van Wees . After the traditional introductions of the participants and very interesting update on Wageningen University and Research Center University followed. The alumni discussed the differences between the university today and when we studied in Wageningen. The evening was closed with an outside dinner, which concluded a very nice first WUR Alumni meeting in Singapore.
FrieslandCampina’ s business group Consumer ProductsAsia consists of operating companies that are active in the consumer productssegment in Asia. FrieslandCampina has acquired excellent positions in manycountries with strong brands and a wide range of products.
These activities have a long and rich history. Theexport of dairy from Western Europe began back in the 1920s. The range of longshelf life products has expanded significantly: from milk powder, condensedmilk, infant and children’s nutrition to dairy drinks, yoghurts and desserts. FrieslandCampina has operating companies in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia/Singapore and Hong Kong. In several countries, production often takes place locally on the basis of regionally produced milk. But the operating companies also sell products we produce in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. The regional office is located in Singapore.
In Asia we market brands that have acquired strong positions. Dutch Lady is legendary in Malaysia and Vietnam, Foremost is aleading brand in Thailand, Frisian Flag is widely known in Indonesia.