With over 20 years of experience in the country, Keppel Land has established its roots as one of the largest and pioneer foreign developers in Vietnam, delivering its projects on time, safely and with the hallmark quality that Keppel is renowned for.
Today, Keppel Land has 19 licensed projects, a pipeline of more than 25,000 homes and a total registered capital of about US$2 billion in Vietnam.
Following the successful instalments of staff conferences in Singapore and China, the annual get-together, now a key event in Keppel Land’s corporate calendar, was held for the first time in Vietnam, one of the Company’s key growth markets.
In his opening remarks at the conference, Mr Ang Wee Gee, CEO of Keppel Land, reiterated the importance of staying nimble in anticipating and meeting the future needs of the market.
He said, “To stay ahead, we must build on our brand equity, strengthen our local network and relationships with key stakeholders, leverage on our land bank, and most importantly, build our capabilities on the ground by being able to attract and retain the best talent.”
Mr Linson Lim, President (Vietnam) of Keppel Land, also shared that when he first arrived in Vietnam in 1995, the Company had only eight staff. As it scaled up its activities in tandem with the country’s growth, its staff strength has also grown to almost 400, of which about 55% were hired in the past three years.
To drive further growth for the Company, Mr Ang shared Keppel Land’s localisation plan to actively groom and develop promising locals who performed well, as well as plans to develop Keppel Land as an employer of choice in Vietnam.
Over the four-day conference from 29 June to 1 July 2016, Keppelites across the various business units were updated on the latest developments in the Company. They also took the opportunity to network and share learning experiences, as well as attended workshops and participated in team-building exercises.
A highlight of the staff conference was the Work of a Winner competition where teams from different business functions presented innovative ideas that were implemented during the year.
The conference culminated in a dinner and dance, where staff took the opportunity to mingle with management in a relaxed setting.