August 20, 2018

Tiffany & Co. flagship boutique in Denmark

The jewellery company Tiffany & Co. has opened its first store in the Kingdom of Denmark, which is likewise the first one to open within the Nordic countries. The new Tiffany & Co. store is located in the Copenhagen-based department store ILLUM, which is the city’s premier luxury shopping destination, according to Managing Director Sandra Mohsni, in charge of the Nordic countries, Germany, Austria and Czechia. Founded in New York in 1837, Tiffany & Co. is the world’s premier jeweller and America’s house of design. An iconic brand with a rich and storied heritage, Tiffany is a global manufacturer and…

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Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director

Daniel Lee – Picture by Kering By Kering  1 July 2018: Bottega Veneta‘s new Creative Director Daniel Lee  began his duties. An experienced designer, Daniel Lee was most recently Director of Ready-to-Wear Design at Céline. Aged 32 and of British nationality, Daniel Lee is a graduate of the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Before joining Céline in 2012, he worked at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan. In a statement by Kering’s Chairman François-Henri Pinault stated: “I am very pleased to welcome Daniel Lee to Kering as Creative Director of Bottega Veneta. The singularity of his vision inspired by a very personal…

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Chairman Alexandre de Rothschild for Rothschild & Co. Gestion

Alexandre and David de Rothschild – Picture by Rothschild Media Room. Chairman Alexandre de Rothschild for Rothschild & Co. Gestion Rothschild & Co. chose Baron Alexandre de Rothschild to replace his father as the investment bank’s top executive on May 2018, a long-planned succession that puts the seventh generation of the family in charge. The younger Rothschild took over from his 75-year-old father, Baron David de Rothschild, who became chairman of the supervisory board at the shareholders’ meeting according to a company statement below. Alexandre was appointed executive chairman of Rothschild & Co. Gestion, Rothschild & Co.’s managing partner. Alexandre, 37, joined the family company a…

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Christian Sewing as DB CEO

Christian Sewing 8 April 2018, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Deutsche Bank AG officially named Christian Sewing as its new chief executive, replacing John Cryan. Sewing served previously the German lender’s co-deputy CEO and co-head of the private and commercial bank. He has been on the management board of the bank since January 2015. The 47-year-old has worked at Deutsche Bank since 1989 in areas including audit and risk. He possesses work experience from Frankfurt, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto. The bank also appointed two members of its management board, Garth Ritchie and Karl von Rohr, as dual presidents. Deutsche Bank…

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Astana International Financial Centre opens

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN – July 05, 2018: HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (2nd L) and HE Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan (R) attend the opening ceremony of Astana International Financial Centre. Seen with HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs (L). (Hamad Al Kaabi / Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi). Thursday, 5 July 2018, Astana, Kazakhstan: The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) was officially inaugurated in the presence of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and guest…

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Rolls-Royce appoints new Middle East and Africa boss

César Habib – Picture by Rolls-Royce Motorcars. Mr. César Habib has been appointed as regional director, Rolls-Royce Middle East & Africa and shall take up the new role from August 2018. Prior to working for Rolls-Royce, Habib held a number of BMW Group senior positions including five years based in the regional BMW office in Dubai. Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars,Mr. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said in a statement “I am delighted to announce that César Habib has been appointed as Regional Director, Middle East & Africa. César has an exceptional track record and, with his broad experience and in-depth knowledge…

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Huawei does not expect US sanction

PRC’s Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecommunication network equipment, does not see itself becoming the target of US sanctions and will keep buying US-produced chips this year Huawei HWT.UL, also the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, is a private company yet has found itself battling perceptions of ties to the Chinese government, which it has repeatedly denied. Several US lawmakers last month claimed its research funding to American universities posed a “significant threat” to national security, the latest difficulty Huawei has faced operating in the United States. Asked if Huawei could do without U.S. components, Chairman Ken Hu said the…

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Bremen delegation to South Africa and Namibia

1-10 June 2018, South Africa and Namibia: A political and trade delegation comprising 60 representatives from Bremen, Oldenburg and the Elbe-Weser triangle travelled to Cape Town, Windhoek and Walvis Bay. It was led on the trade side by the President of the Bremen and Bremerhaven Chamber of Commerce, Harald Emigholz as well as the Mayor and Senate President of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Dr. Carsten Sieling. Representatives from the fields of logistics, harbour and shipping industry, plant construction, electronics and IT, construction industry and infrastructure, energy industry and service industries, health and food industry encompassed the delegation. In…

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Daimler to produce electronic vehicles in France

Daimler Headquarters – Picture in public domain. Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg/Hambach, Moselle department:  Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its capacities for electric cars in Europe. The Hambach plant in north-eastern France is due to produce a compact electric car of the new product and technology brand EQ. “20 years ago we started an exemplary German-Franco project with the production of the smart in Hambach. Now we take the next step and for the first time in our more than 100-year old history we bring the production of Mercedes-Benz to France. With the compact EQ model from Hambach we continue our electric initiative,” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche,…

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Rolex at The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall in the namesake Emirate of the superlatives, located in the UAE, hosts a 850 m2 based concerning its design in the Rolex world.  Watches are ubiquitous, not simply in the display windows but also on wall shelves yet the store is characterised by its large free spaces giving the customer a sense of luxury when entering it. The décor is unique, even including a spider-formed lamp made out of Czech glass inspired by the cyclops. In the mezzanine, the details include ornate walls and leather appliqués with leather and gold leaf ornaments. Each element  refers to various models of Rolex…

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