JD.com recently grabbed the headlines by launching its own e-commerce platform commonly known as “JD CENTRAL”. With its official debut slated for September 28, JD.com made the bold decision to partner with the Central Group, a prominent Thai retail conglomerate, to explore new market and harness its innovation and creativity. By launching the e-commerce platform, Jingdong aims at extending its footprint in the region as well as developing a unique and strategic investment in Tiki currently considered to be Vietnam’s upcoming e-commerce enterprise. With pilot operations exercised on June 18, JD CENTRAL uniquely offers unrivaled sales and ideal marketplace models. Suffice to say, sales have surpassed expectations with various categories currently on offer ranging from digital products to home appliances and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) such as beverages and processed foods.

By harnessing its own state-of-the-art technology, JD CENTRAL has disrupted the retail sector by bringing on board exceptional expertise and prompt delivery to Thai consumers. The enterprise’s Warehouse Management System integrates JD CENTRAL’S booming warehouses in Bangkok with a keen focus on making same-day deliveries. With such a synergetic partnership, JD CENTRAL aims at dominating nationwide coverage. The company’s CEO, Vincent Yang, lauded the substantial steps made in propelling JD CENTRAL to greater heights by serving customers throughout Southeast Asia. By partnering with Thailand’s leading retail player, JD CENTRAL looks forward to providing unrivaled e-commerce experiences and ensuring optimal product authenticity. Such a strategic move is aimed at unlocking the untapped potential within the nation’s population with the ultimate goal of becoming a household brand in Thailand.

San Miguel Joins the Illustrious JD.Com E-Commerce Business

San Miguel is widely considered to be a prominent citrus company based in Jingdong Shengxian and the Southern Hemisphere. As a prominent retail platform, the company deemed it necessary to reinforce its status by partnering with Jingdong to market its fresh citrus produce through the e-commerce platform. From the strategic partnership, the “Global Fruit Strategic Alliance” initiative had been conceived to optimize fruit and vegetable production and sales across the country. Not only did the partnership attract more like-minded companies but also enhanced business development through the e-commerce platform. According to Wu Zhengzhi, the alliance provided a unique opportunity to interact with customers and provide exceptional products to Chinese consumers and beyond.

Giving Expert Advice to the Everyday American

The American Investor, Paul Mampilly was the recipient of the Templeton Foundation competition. For 25 years Mampilly has invested himself in helping large corporations make more and more money from their investments by applying his investment strategies to their portfolios. Mampilly has been covered by Fox Business Week and Bloomberg TV. One of the reasons he is so well covered by media is because of the solid advice others receive from listening to him share his investment strategies. There recently came a time in his career when he sought to shift from helping the large corporations, so much part of his life for 25 years, to support the “Main Street Americans.” Paul Mampilly understood that not every American has the same background of understanding of how to invest, while others have had plenty of opportunities to make their wealth.

These later Americans are the ones Paul Mampilly is seeking to help since his founding Capricorn Investing (2013) and more recently becoming the primary editor at Banyan Hill Publishing (2016).

Financial Career

His financial career spans over two decades, ranging from his working with Bankers Trust in 1991 to work as an analyst for Stansbury Research in 2015. He made a big career move in 2016 when he began a new aspect of applying his investment strategies when he joined Banyan Hill Publishing as chief editor. Now he spends his time writing expert advice for Working Americans who have a desire to take their investment into their own hands, but still, need expert recommendations and prescriptive advice from those who know where best to enter the market and retain their profits securely.

Editor at Banyan Hill

Paul Mampilly writes for four newsletters for Banyan Hill but his primary responsibility is for Profits Unlimited. He also writes for Extreme Fortunes, True Momentum and Winning Investor Daily. In each edition of the newsletters, investors gain major insights that can make them huge gains by applying the strategies shared by expert advice. Paul Mampilly passes his research and analysis before a team of other analyst and researchers before it finally gets to the working Americans.

As the head of the largest natural gas drilling company in the world, Anthony Petrello has demonstrated an astute business acumen during his tenure, but he is perhaps, just as well-known for his philanthropy. Recently, it was announced that Mr. Petrello would be donating $5 million for a new research initiative, which would be followed up by an additional donation of $2 million. This particular philanthropic effort is particularly close to Mr. Petrello’s heart, as his eight-year-old daughter, Carena, suffers from a neurological disorder that affects her ability to learn tasks at the rate of children not affected by the disorder. Carena recently mastered the ability to eat solid food, which, from the viewpoint of Mr. Petrello, is nothing less than a miracle. Aside from spending countless hours learning to eat solid food, Carena has now moved on to tackling tasks such as walking and talking. After being born prematurely, Carena was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, which is not wholly uncommon for infants, but still comes with a myriad of devastating side effects.

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It was Anthony Petrello’s experience with his daughter that spurred him to seek new and alternative methods for treatment. Feeling that transatlantic research would be necessary to the process, Mr. Petrello decided to explore overseas options, while also visiting facilities at Johns Hopkins, UCLA, and Harvard. Ironically, it was an option that was very close to hope which would prove to be most fruitful. When Mr. Petrello discovered the Texas Children’s Hospital, he was immediately taken with their process and would go on to donate $7 million to their causes. Along with his wife Cynthia, Mr. Petrello has remained actively involved in the efforts to discover improved methods for treating neurological disorders, and, as of late, has been on a steady crusade to increase fundraising for the latest research initiative.

Anthony Petrello graduated from Yale University with a degree in mathematics and later attended Harvard Law School. After graduation, Mr. Petrello took a position with the Baker and McKenzie Law Firm in 1979 and would rise to the position of Managing Partner in 1986. In 1991, Mr. Petrello joined Nabors Industries as their President, and in 2006 would hold the position of Chief Executive Officer, as well as Chief Operating Officer. As of 2012, Mr. Petrello is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board.

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Richard A. Smith also known as Rick Smith has been President and CEO Securus Technologies Inc. since June 23, 2008. He attained his Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester Simon School. He has a bachelor of science in electric engineering from the State University of New York-Buffalo and holds a Masters in Mathematics from the State University of New York, Brockport. He has held different positions in different organizations over the years before he became CEO and President Securus Inc. Rick served as Chief Financial Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc. from 1998 October to March 2000. He also served as president from April 2000 to August 2003 where he was named CEO. He also held several ranks at Global Crossing back then known as Frontier Corp. He served as the Controller, President, Chief Information Officer of Frontier Corp. He has been chairman of Securus Inc. since January 2009 and its director since 2008.

Securus Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of telecommunication technologies to civil and criminal justice departments. It provides services such as information management, monitoring of products and services in prisons, emergency response, public information investigation and biometric analysis to keep the outside world and correctional facilities a safe space for everyone. Its headquarters are located in Dallas Texas, and it serves more than 2,400 law enforcement, public safety, and correctional agencies across the U.S and Canada.John Bell joined Securus Technologies in December 2015 as Senior Vice President of sales. He was added to the Leadership Team of the company and took responsibility for the 100-person team of sales personnel that included 60 sales associates on the street.

Mr. Josh Conklin, the Sales Vice President, Reports directly to John Bell but still retains his existing executive responsibilities. This team was built to personalize the customer experience through monthly face to face meetings to monitor the services offered. It was also built to construct a sophisticated sales associate training program and has been a platform for the customers to make their presentations annually. It would also ensure that customers were offered a variety of services at a go thus increasing profits for the company.Rick Smith states that it’s Securus’ Social responsibility to protect and serve the community. He stated this in relations to the recovered emails, blog posts and letters from the general public appreciating the good work done by Securus in making prisons a safe place for inmates. He also stated that the company would offer investment-services and product development proposals at least once per week to correctional and law enforcement groups to help them solve and prevent crimes both in prison and in the outside world.

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David McDonald, famously known as Dave among his friends, was born in northeast state of Iowa. He attended the Iowa State University in Ames between 1983 and 1987. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He also received the Outstanding Senior Award Wallace E. Barron. He joined OSI Group in 1987. The Company was founded in 1909 and serves retail and food-service industries. For the 30 years in the Industry; David rose through ranks to become OSI’s current-president and Chief Operating Officer. He also sits on the board-of-directors of the company.

McDonald’s great contribution to OSI Group

He joined the company at a time when it was experiencing tremendous aspirations for growth. He became part of the company’s then constant desire to grow itself globally and satisfy its customers.

David has been keen on the sustainability of OSI Group. He has employed a logistics team comprising of experts and highly experienced personnel needed in global-market. The team is required to work hand in hand with management to enhance smooth-flow of operations. He has worked hard in ensuring expansion of the OSI Group’s activities in the global market.

The Company now boasts of owning more than 50 business premises across 17 countries. Products supplied include; McDonalds, Subway, Burger King, Starbucks among others. The company is in the process of expanding its business operations to China. Its facilities under construction will render it the largest poultry producer in the whole of China.

OSI Group under David’s leadership has tremendously improved its processing and production section. Such improvements include; establishment of beef processing plant in Poland and frozen foods processing plant in India. The company has also expanded its market in Hungary and Geneva.

To maintain local consumer’s taste, he has established a local network with teams and firms globally. The management teams ensure an understanding of the local consumers’ taste and cultures. For more info about us: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_Group click here.

David was delighted by the OSI’s acquisition of the Dutch based Baho Food. He said that the acquisition will broaden the company’s business in the European market. He noted that Baho’s products and brands will be a great complement to OSI in meeting evolving needs of the customers. He also made it clear that Baho Food staff will be retained despite the acquisition and the new ownership. David’s strategic approaches have produced significant results for the firm.

Anthony (Tony) Petrello has a different dream in that he is always advocating for mathematics, law, and charity. Petrello was one of the highest compensation CEOs in the U.S in 2015. Tony has experienced great success out of consistent hard work, natural gifts, and creative thinking.

In his early life, he was a remarkable student throughout his schooling life. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey where he attended public schools.At 18, Tony excelled in linear algebra and calculus because of his amazing math abilities. This success was recognized by Yale University who gave him a scholarship and a chance to be mentored by Serge Lang, an incredible professor, mathematician, and author.

He had an amazing personality at the University. Tony Petrello graduated from Yale with a B.S and M.S degrees in Mathematics. Later, Petrello joined Harvard Law School and graduated with a J.D.

Tony joined Baker $ McKenzie in 1979 which is a famous American law firm. At the company, Tony specialized in business law more so arbitration and taxation. Petrello became a managing partner of its New York branch. At Baker $ McKenzie, Anthony worked with a client called Nabors Industries, an oil and natural gas drilling company on land. Nabors Industries managers were so impressed with his work and consulted if they can hire him. With this step, the mathematician who turned to a lawyer was entering the business globe.

In 1991, the new business executive started working at Nabors Industries as Chief Operating Officer. The same year, he became a member of the board of directors and board of executives. With his hard work and skills, in 1992, Tony became Nabor’s president. In all the positions, he saw the company through many achievements, for example, he helped direct a $ 32 million purchase of a firm, Grace Drilling, in 1993.

As from October 2011, Tony has been serving as the CEO at Nabors Industries. He was also made the chairman of both the board of directors and the board of executive committee. Under his leadership, Nabors Industries has experienced notable growth. Other than working at Nabors, Tony has been a director at MediaOnDemand.com, and currently, he is a director of Hilcorp Energy Company. Also, he has been a director at Stewart $ Stevenson.

He also has inspiring charitable acts such as when he donated $ 7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital for neurological patients. Tony is passionate about helping the society and taking Nabors to the next level.

Sawyer Howitt is the youngest member of the Meriwether Group, but it does not stop him from being one of the most valuable people in the company. At a very young age, he already knows how their family business works. He knows what problems might arise, and how he can possibly solve it. He understands how their business operates, and the finances that it might need. His attitude towards their clients is also a big plus, as they appreciate the way he is connecting with them, providing them with great customer satisfaction.

Sawyer Howitt can do any task that is given to him, and would always be present whenever a meeting is called, jotting down notes on how their business could improve. Sawyer is also responsible for the spreadsheet reports of the Meriwether Group, doing it accurately and submitting it on time. These characteristics that he developed while he works in their family business have helped him become a better person, and it is the sole reason why he was appointed to become Meriwether Groups’ Project Manager.

As the project manager of Meriwether Group, he is responsible to oversee the possible changes in the system of commerce in the years to come. He has to think how business development should adapt with the continuous change in the technology. It might seem to be a daunting task to some, but for Sawyer Howitt, it is just a small step into dealing with the real world. Their family business, the Meriwether Group, services clients who are starting up a business. They are providing a series of consultations on how the business can grow. Because of how their business works, it is fairly important for Sawyer Howitt to look into ways on how they can adapt to changes.

Presently, Sawyer Howitt is dividing his time working for the company and studying. He plans to go to the University of California, Berkeley to take up a degree in Entrepreneurial Finance once he graduate from high school.

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Ever since 2014, Mike Baur has been leading Swiss Startup Factory to gradually become one of the biggest and best firms in Switzerland. Swiss Startup Factory is a company that majorly focuses on offering consultation and funding to other start-up organizations to help them develop. Ever since Baur was young, he always wanted to join the banking and financing industry, and he had the privilege of both his dreams come true.

Before founding Swiss Startup Factory, Mike worked in the banking sector for more than fifteen years where he majorly helped entrepreneurs and organizations acquire funding to help them grow their business. He majorly helped in providing capital to these clients while assessing the potential of these companies. In most cases, if the business had the potential of growing and profiting, Baur would offer the loan needed by the client with the hope of expanding the start-up firm. While working in the banking industry, Mike had helped numerous businesses accessing the funding they needed to help them reach their goals.

He had a successful career journey in the banking sector before he decided to quit and join the financial sector. Mike believes in the power of determination and ambition as this played a significant role in shaping the person he is today. At the peak of his career, Mike majorly invested most of his time and money in start-up organizations that had the potential of growing in the near future. Through investing his money, it was easier for him to learn more about start-up firms and be in a position of identifying the best startups from the worst ones. From what he learned over the years as he invested his money helped him when he decided to found Swiss Startup Factory with the help of other two partners.

Starting Swiss Startup Factory was a big step in Baur’s career journey as he believed through the firm; he would continue helping other businesses achieve their goals. From what he had learned as an investor, Mike was sure that he would run the business well and bring about much success. By providing mentorship and funding, Mike trusts that organizations have a chance of achievement in the ever-evolving business world where everybody wants to succeed. To make sure people have equal opportunities, Mike employs a business model where every entrepreneur is given a chance to present his/ her idea before Mike evaluates all of them to choose the best. Through this, Mike believes he will continue helping business to reach their greatest potential.

Jason Halpern the Business Leader

Many of the people that have gotten wealthy will tell you that one of the most effective vehicles to get there is real estate investing. The great thing about real estate is the fact that even though you might get it wrong a few times, when you do your due diligence, the returns are amazing. One man that has learned how to invest in real estate the hard way is Jason Halpern and through his experience, he has become the busiest business man in the entire western hemisphere. Jason currently operates between New York, Miami and has a company with a capital base of half a billion dollars.

Jason Halpern with Family

There are many companies that he has collaborated with to create the property that is part of his portfolio. These include Madden Real Estate and the projects that they did together, The Aloft South Beach Miami project that was finished two years ago. Currently, his company is planning to convert the Wild Turkey Bourbon building into condos. According to the agreement, the company will make 338 condo units from the current building. Jason has also in the past teamed up with Madison and purchased the Brooklyn Heights Cinema to make condos out of it.

He confides that he has had a few setbacks when he was investing. One of the most memorable of these setbacks for him was watching a major deal that had cost him a lot debacle at the last minute. He states that these are the failures that make an investor tough. Through mistakes, he has learned to make better investment choices.

Jason’s Background

Jason’s father was a real estate developer too. He worked for his father before setting out on his own. When Jason is not busy working, he really enjoys staying at home and spending quality time with his family. He has a son that he really enjoys engaging in activities such as car racing and others. There was a time that he wanted to be taking part in car racing as a hobby, but being the busy man that he is in business, this has been put in the backseat for now.

The successful presidential campaign and a subsequent ascension of President Donald J. Trump brought to the fore details of his local and foreign business partners. It emerged that President Trump, the former no-nonsense real estate mogul, had a business partner in Dubai, who shared a lot of characteristics with him. This partner is Hussain Sajwani, a self-made billionaire who is heavily invested in real estate both in and outside Dubai.

 

His Education and Career

 

Sajwani attended the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Economics. Upon his graduation, Sajwani worked as a contracts manager in GASCO. He soon left his employer to form his own company Draieh Management Services Co (DAMAC) which was later re-branded to become the DAMAC Group. In 1992, he established DICO Invest , which is an investment company holding portfolios of securities that are traded in different global markets. Other ventures in which he has substantial stake include Al Jazeira Services Co SAOG, Al Ahlia Insurance Company, Global Logistics Services Co. and Al Anwar Ceramics Co SAOG.

 

His Relationship with President Trump

 

Sajwani is often referred to as the Donald Trump of Dubai because of the fact that both of these business moguls are heavily invested in the real estate industry. Hussain Sajwani is one of the major business partners that have done business with the Trump Organization. This real estate billionaire enjoys a personal and cordial relationship with the president’s family. He has interacted with Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka both in business and social gatherings. Sajwani has intimated that he intends to continue his business relationship with Trump Organization, which is now under the leadership of Trump’s oldest sons.

 

DAMAC Business Ventures

 

The DAMAC Group traces its origin during the first Iraq war when the company offered food service to the United States Army. Although the company has gone forward to focus most of its business pursuits around real estate properties, Hussain Sajwani posits that the food business is still an integral part of DAMAC Group. Today, DAMAC Group is considered to be the largest luxury private real estate developer in Dubai and the wider Middle East.

 

Hussain’s Philanthropies

 

Hussain Sajwani, through his company DAMAC Group believes in giving back to the society. In 2013, the company donated over AED two million, which was to be used to clothe over one million needy children.

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