Past Events

Employment regulations: challenges and solutions

Employment-regulations (003)

: Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 6:00 PM

: Straits Room, Nordea, 138 Market Street #09-01 CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946

: Member ($35), Non-Member ($60)

Have you experienced challenges when applying for work passes for your international talent? Have you found it difficult to apply for employment passes or have them renewed?

The Nordic Business Associations and Chambers warmly invite our members and guests to an interesting seminar focusing on the employment passes application and renewal process for foreign employees. A carefully selected group of speakers will provide our guests with practical first-hand advice from leaders and companies who have experienced the same.

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Dr Bob Aubrey will present EuroCham’s employment survey, share best practice from their correspondence with the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) and discuss the future steps for European businesses. Bob will also give us an overview of the AHDO (ASEAN Human Development Organisation). Bob created the HR Committee at Eurocham Singapore for the purpose of enabling senior executives to share best practices, common concerns, and thought leadership in human development and leadership.

Following the presentation, Bob will be part of a panel discussion discussing the challenges, outcomes and solutions with employment regulations in Singapore. The panel will comprise of individuals with extensive employment pass experience including:


– Sam Yuen, Managing Director from Yuen Law LLC. Samuel advises European companies entering the Singapore market on managing their business risk in Singapore, how to localise their contracts with customers, employees and shareholders. Samuel is a firm supporter of start-ups with disruptive potential and believes them to be vital to the Singaporean economy.

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– Emil Akander, Trade Commissioner of Sweden to Singapore. With more than a decade of experience in international business and policy development in Europe and Asia, Emil advises companies on market entry and market growth strategies across various sectors including healthcare, smart and sustainable cities, fintech, and transport infrastructure.


– Anders Ranchil, Vice President and Head of Legal at Telenor Procurement Company. Anders has worked with Telenor in Thailand and Singapore since 2011 and has been responsible for HR in Telenor Procurement Company since its inception in Singapore in 2017. During this time, TPC has had approximately 70 employees on employment passes in Singapore.

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-Jens Mundbjerg, Reg. HR Director for Grundfos in Asia. Jens has been working for Grundfos for 14 years and has a broad insight of all HR disciplines and processes. In the past he has had a global responsibility within the areas of reward, performance and mobility. Now, within his role in Singapore he has a special focus on the growing talent pipelines and utilising the talents found in this region.

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 6:00pm

Venue: Straits Room, Nordea, 138 Market Street #09-01 CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946

Price: $35 for members and $60 for non-members


6.00pm – 6.15pm            Registration

6.15pm – 6.20pm            Opening remarks

6.20pm – 6.35pm           Keynote by Bob Aubrey, EuroCham HR committee

6.35pm – 7.15pm            Panel discussion

7.15pm – 7.30pm            Q&A

7.30pm – 8.30pm            Networking, pizza and refreshments

The event is hosted by Nordea and supported by Donzere Wine and the Nordic Innovation House.

REGISTER HERE and please indicate which Nordic Chamber you are a member of when registering.

Kindly note that registration is binding and non-refundable.

We look forward to seeing you there!