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Glamourous Diplomatic Council Singapore Opening

The Diplomatic Council (DC), a global think tank, a world-leading business network and a charitable foundation in consultative status with the United Nations, launched a new DC Mission in Singapore and the organisation has appointed Ms Irene Ho as Head of DC Mission Singapore. Read on…

Apr 05, 2018 | By LUXUO

Glamourous Diplomatic Council Singapore Opening

TLN member and partner Diplomatic Council (DC), a global think tank, a world leading business network and a charitable foundation in consultative status with the United Nations, celebrated a glamorous Opening of the Singapore Mission. Proudly organised by the newly appointed Head of Mission Ms Irene Ho and hosted by H.E. Dato’ Zulkifli Adnan, who is the Ambassador of Malaysia to Singapore and a Member of the Diplomatic Council’s Board of Presidents, the official opening took place at Ambassador Dato’ Zulkifli Adnan’s residence.

150 esteemed guests (by-invitation) and Ambassadors from over 20 countries attended the event. During the festive ceremony, a number of Ambassadors joined the Diplomatic Council as new members: H.E. Mohamed Abulkheir (Egypt), H.E. Nimal Weeraratne (Sri Lanka) and H.E. Dr Mohamed Omar Abdulla Balfaqeeh (UAE). The High-Commissioner of Australia to Singapore, H.E. Bruce Gosper, already decided for membership a few weeks ago.

Other than Ambassadors, attendees include c-suite, investors, HNWIs, business owners, key decision makers, key influencers, key decision makers, socialites, politicians and representatives from government agencies as well as not-for-profits and media.

The Diplomatic Council Singapore team led by Head of Mission Irene Ho, includes Christopher Cheah as Chairman DC Singapore and Dr Ernest Kan as Trusted Advisor.

“We are proud to have such a wonderful and powerful team representing the Diplomatic Council in Singapore,” says Secretary General Hang Nguyen. She adds “This was the best way to start the Diplomatic Council in Singapore we could think off. We are very happy with our membership and cooperation with The Luxury Network.”

Supporters for the event include partners and members of The Luxury Network: Base Entertainment, Coriander Leaf, De Dietrich, JWalking Studio Photography, Leica Camera, Michael Toh Photography, The Peak Magazine, Peroni, PrintLab, Singapore Polo Club, and friends of TrustCapital Advisors, 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken and CornerStone wines as well as euromarcom public relations.

Overseas guests and speakers flying in from Australia, Germany, Malaysia and the US for the event include Ms Hang Nguyen, Secretary General Diplomatic Council, Mr Andreas Dripke, CEO to the United Nations, DC Business Ambassadors Mr Sascha Zilger and Mr Georg Diehl, Mr Daniel McKee, President of the US Diplomatic Council as well as Dato’ Dr Sharifah Fauziah Alhabshi and Dr Navindra Nageswaran, both permanent representatives of the Diplomatic Council Mission Malaysia.

DC Business Ambassador Sascha Zilger is partner of a $10 Billion Investment Funds, preparing his latest company Twentyfourseven cosmetics for a listing at the New York Stock Exchange. DC Business Ambassador Georg Diehl is the President and owner of Germany’s most prestigious Polo Club, Frankfurt Polo Club est. 1902. The Diplomatic Council Business Ambassador is the highest-ranking position a member can hold and is offered only to dignitaries who combine economic success with social commitment in an outstanding way.

The US Diplomatic Council President Daniel McKee presented the Diplomatic Council US activities and also elaborated on the Diplomatic Council Advisory & Professional Services (DCAPS). With support from the global network of the Diplomatic Council, DCAPS offers management consulting services focused on solving complex challenges through on-demand, agile and multi-disciplinary teams.

Next day after the launch the new DC member and Ambassador of Egypt H.E. Mohamed Abulkheir invited a selected number of diplomats and DC dignitaries for lunch in his residence. In the evening, the Diplomatic Council delegation from Europe and the US enjoyed a typical Singapore barbecue (by invitation) hosted by Head of Mission, Irene Ho.

On its last day of the delegation in Singapore, a formal visit took place at the TLN member Singapore Polo Club. A letter of intend laid the ground for a more formal partnership between the Diplomatic Council Singapore Mission, represented by DC Business Ambassador Georg Diehl, Owner and President of Frankfurt Polo Club, and the Singapore Polo Club.

About the Diplomatic Council

The Diplomatic Council (DC) is a unique organisation with consultative status to the United Nations combining a global think tank, a world leading business network and a charitable foundation. We link diplomacy, business leaders, science’s leading minds and society’s front-runners on resolving mankind’s biggest challenges. Our members gain access to a global network of leaders from the highest levels of diplomacy, business and social change. We firmly believe that a thriving economy bringing prosperity to mankind is one of the best guarantors of peace.

Visit Diplomatic Council and The Luxury Network for more information.

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