Business Leader, Businessman

JD.com Is Reaching New Customers Through Its E-Commerce Platform And Partnerships

JD.com, the leading Thai retail conglomerate, is working with Central Group to expand further into Southeast Asia by launching its “JD CENTRAL” e-commerce platform. The online platform debuts on September 28 in conjunction with an investment in Vietnam’s B2C e-commerce business, Tiki. JD CENTRAL offers marketplace models and direct sales. The sales have exceeded the expectations. The site includes books, digital products, electronics, fashion, home appliances, music, beverages, cosmetics, processed foods, toiletries, and more. 80% of shoppers have used their cell phones to access the platform. FMCG, fashion, and mobile devices are some of the top categories. The leading Chinese brands are Lenovo, Huawei, OnePlus, and Xiaomi.

JD has used its own technology to build the most advanced retail operation in the world. JD CENTRAL’s warehouse is powered by its Warehouse Management System. JD will be offering same-day delivery and nationwide coverage. It is working with leading brands like Vipshop to reach Thai customers. JD recently formed a “Global Fruit Strategic Alliance” with the citrus company, San Miguel. They are trying to help the country’s fruit and vegetable market. Other fruit producers like Zespri and Wonderful Citrus have signed on to the agreement. The alliance recognizes San Miguel as a leading company and uses e-commerce to boost the development of the business.

The agreement will also help JD expand its presence in this quickly growing global market. Wu Zhengzhi, Jingdong Mall Fresh Food Division’s General Marketing Manager, spoke about the initiative at the presentation event. He said that Jingdong Fresh has improved through its mission to encourage healthier eating to reach a global market. He said the partnership was a win-win for everyone involved. San Miguel’s Commercial Manager, Andres Haloua, said the alliance would bring them closer to their customers. He said e-commerce would help them deliver a wider range of products to Chinese consumers. Andres said they were proud of the initiative because it confirmed their leadership and the trust their customers have in the quality of their products. San Miguel uses better channels to offer quality products and meet the needs of the market.

Businessman, Financial Expert

Peter Briger a Gifted Business Leader

The principal and Co-chairman board of directors, Fortress Investment Group Peter Briger is a hardworking, dedicated with expounded knowledge in finance and investment. Briger is the in charge of real estates and credit fund focusing primarily on illiquid investments and distressed debts. Peter Briger joined Fortress in 2002 after a spurring 15 years experience in securities, investment banking, investment management and distress debt management at Goldman Sachs where he was a partner. Further, Peter Briger serves as the member of management and advisory board at a Non-profit making organization, Tipping Point, which helps low-income families in America. Besides, he is among Board of Advisors at Center for a New American Security and advisory board member at CNBC. Peter Bridger serves on the board of a Network Of Charter Schools and Caliber Schools which prepares students before joining college and beyond. Peter other investment interests include Wauwaa, Windfall Data, and safe graph companies.

Peter Briger is not only a wealth person featuring in the Forbes 407 wealthiest personalities but also a dedicated, humble, and, hardworking servant of the community. He is a great supporter of the central park conservancy whereby he engages in environmental conservation programs. In this case, he spent more than $ 600 million to make the program a success. He has been supporting engagements that provide quality education, poverty alleviation and helping unfortunate children in the society. Through Princeton University Professorship programs he has indirectly funded young minds from the university to start their companies.

Peter Briger graduated with a bachelor of Arts Business Administration at the University of Princeton and MBA from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. His background in business education has helped him to turn around fortunes in finances. For instance, his investment has made him a billionaire with a net worth of $2.3 billion.

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Food Industry, OSI Group

A Look at the Achievements of Sheldon Lavin, the CEO and Chairman of OSI Group

Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group has accomplished a lot in regard to expansion to new markets, sustainable food production and the many accolades the company has received. Since 1970s, he has been part of OSI Group’s growth to become a world leader in provision of food solutions and products.

Sheldon Lavin’s career background

He has worked in the company for decades to become both its CEO and Chairman. Prior to joining OSI Group, he worked at an investment firm as an investment manager and bank executive manager. At that time, the food company, then called Otto & Sons was very active in its expansion endeavors and they were in need of funding. He played a huge role in the funding of Otto & Sons and later, he became its consultant.

His role at the company continued to grow and he was made a partner in 1975, the year the company changed its name to OSI Industries. A few years afterward, he was asked to join the company fully and occupy a leading position. He joined the company as Chairman and CEO. He dedicated his efforts to growing the company to become a leading company worldwide in the industry.

Sheldon Lavin’s vision for OSI Group

In an interview, he said that he would rather go back to his finance career than see the company not grow to become something big. Certainly, the company has grown rapidly and now, it has over 20,000 employees at 65 facilities in 17 countries. In 2016, it was ranked 58th largest private company by Forbes.

Sustainability vision of Sheldon for OSI Group

Under his leadership, the company has utilized cutting edge technologies to come up with systems and facilities that will see it maintain sustainable practices. They have continued to create a company that is not only productive, but also sustainable. Due to its commitment to sustainability, the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) pledged to fund the Spain branch to finish the expansion project. Additionally, Chamber of Commerce gave the company an award in reward for its effort to increase employment.

Achievements

Sheldon’s efforts in the company has been recognized and consequently, he has received many accolades. In 2016, he was awarded with “C. Jaones Community Service Award” for participating actively in a charity organization in Chicago. In the same year, he received “Global Visionary Award” from Vision World Academy.

To cap it, Sheldon Lavin is involved in various philanthropic charities and organizations. He is in the board of trustees of a charitable organization called Ronald McDonald House Charities. In recognition of his civic involvement, he received Lifetime Achievement Award from RSM US LLP. He focused on formulating policies and procedures to realize both financial success and ecological footprints.