Diplomatic Network (Asia)’s August networking breakfast on Wednesday saw a vast array of private industry representatives as well as diplomats from both Southeast Asia and South America attend. 

As usual, it was hosted at the Breakfast Room of the InterContinental Singapore.

Guests of honour

The DNA networking breakfast guests of honour included the heads of mission from Laos and Venezuela. 

Laotian ambassador, His Excellency Sengkeo Pouangpadith, and Venezuelan ambassador, HE Jessica Lopez, both shared interesting facts about their countries with the rest of the attendees. 

The diplomats not only spoke about some facts of the history of their nations and people, but also describe their countries as a must-visit destination by the Singaporean jetsetter. 

The private sector saw representatives from a colourful range of industries present.  

These included Sebastian Grossmann, who is the regional director of Airline Marketing for the Asia Pacific region at Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer; Khalid Elelimi, the head chef and owner of Singapore-based restaurant Pistachio Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Grill; Rachita Kumar, who works for the Marketing & Business Development division at video analytics company Graymatics; Dollie Foo, the managing director of Singapore-based digital media consulting firm DD2 Media; and Leenu Tarai, the assistant director of Marketing Communications at Raffles Singapore.

Attendees of the August DNA networking breakfast.
Left to right starting with back row: Laotian ambassador, HE Sengkeo Pouangpadith; DNA’s Rodrigo Chiari; Embraer’s Sebastian Grossmann; Pistachio’s Khalid Elelimi; Venezuelan ambassador, HE Jessica Lopez; DD2’s Dollie Foo; Graymatics’ Rachita Kumar; and Raffles Singapore’s Leenu Tarai. Image: DNA.

DNA networking breakfast bringing people together

The distinguished guests were explained DNA’s networking concept and invited to join as members. This was understood as an opportunity to expand the reach of their brands, regionally and across the globe.

The ambassadors acknowledge the value of having a media-networking platform that deeply understands the needs and wants of their missions, as well as themselves as diplomats and human beings.

DNA is happy to make possible such encounters between the diplomatic community and the Singaporean business sector. This makes life easier for diplomats and opens up a sea of business opportunities for Singaporeans.