A global leader in water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services, Ecolab helps businesses in the foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets keep their environments clean and safe, operate efficiently, and achieve their sustainability goals. In 2011, Ecolab was named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere magazine.
A Fortune 500 company, Lenovo is the second largest PC provider in the world—and one of the fastest-growing—serving customers in more than 160 countries. The company's personal technology lines include its legendary Think-branded and Idea-branded PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones.
As one of the leading regional providers of gateway services and food solutions to an ever-widening array of industries, Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) delivers ground and in-flight catering services at Singapore's world-class Changi International Airport. Recently, SATS was selected to manage and operate the new Singapore International Cruise Terminal.
This wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital is best known as the company that first introduced the hard disk drive in the market. Today, the world's leading IT companies rely on award-winning Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) hard drives for their notebooks and desktop PCs, enterprise servers, and storage arrays.
Since its establishment in 1946, Estée Lauder has inspired thousands of people with the magic touch of its elegant, luxury brands such as Aramis, Tommy Hilfiger, La Mer, Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone. The company literally changed the face of beauty business with its range of skincare, makeup, and fragrance products. Today, its products are sold in more than 135 countries.
Founded in San Francisco by Bavarian immigrant Levi Strauss in 1853, Levi Strauss & Co.™ created the very first pair of jeans. Today, the company's signature brands—inspired by Levi's® pioneering spirit—are worn by people of all ages across all cultures in the 110 countries in which the company operates.
One of the world's most respected manufacturers of personal computers, storage devices, networking products, and a diverse range of servers, printers, and imaging products, the Palo Alto-based information technology giant is also one of the largest providers of software services, including consulting to clients worldwide.
Among the largest banks in the United States, Citibank has retail banking operations in more than 160 countries around the world. The enterprise serves consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
The Middle East's leading telecommunications operator and one of the largest corporations in the six Arab countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Etisalat has a market value of approximately US$22 billion and annual revenues of over US$9 billion. Etisalat maintains operations in 15 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
An award-winning environmental services company notable for its contributions to sustainability, Nalco, an Ecolab company, delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service that help clients to optimize water and energy use and improve their operational efficiencies. Founded in 1928, Nalco serves clients in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality, and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has responsibility for the nation's ten-year master plan, a multi-agency effort to transform Singapore into a global city. IDA aims to develop a vibrant ecosystem where innovative multinational corporations work alongside local enterprises to innovate and grow the infocomm industry.
Founded in 1991 and charged with helping to grow and sustain its namesake's vibrant economy, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) encourages and assists businesses to start, expand, or relocate in the Big Apple. NYCEDC also helps create affordable housing, new parks, shopping areas, community centers, cultural centers, and much more.
DFS Galleria is the world's leading luxury retailer catering to the traveling public, offering exceptional products with exceptional levels of service. Established in 1960, DFS shopping boutiques can today be spotted at airports across Asia, Asia Pacific, Oceania, and Australia. The DFS Group is headquartered in Hong Kong.
As the third largest software maker (by revenue), Oracle Corporation is known for its database management systems, IT infrastructure systems, enterprise management, and communications software, operating systems, servers, storage systems, and networking products. The company serves more than 400,000 customers in over 145 countries.
With its suite of ERP and CRM software applications, Microsoft Dynamics serves the needs of 23,000 customers and more than 1,400,000 users worldwide. The company's flexible applications can be tailored to meet a full array of business needs—from multichannel solutions and marketing to integrating applications with social media—across a wide range of industries.
One of the largest software corporations in the world, CA Technologies helps customers meet IT challenges across the complete service lifecycle—from pre-production planning to assurance and production management on any platform or technology. For more than 30 years, businesses have relied on CA to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure, and secure data and identities.
The largest spirits company in India and the second largest in the world, United Spirits Limited (USL) boasts 21 brands in its portfolio of 140 that sell more than a million cases each year. USL's first-line brands command a 59% market share in India, and the company exports to over 37 countries.
Ranked by Bloomberg as the "World's Strongest Bank," with over $100 billion in assets, OCBC Bank is also the largest local bank in Singapore and one of the oldest. OCBC is much more than a traditional commercial bank, with operations in over 15 countries and interests in financial services businesses across Southeast Asia.
As the world's largest international news agency, Reuters covers the globe with nearly 200 bureaus reporting in more than 20 different languages, providing real-time coverage of global events. Reuters is part of the Thomson Reuters Group, which has interests in law, finance, trading, and tax among others.
Based in the United Arab Emirates, EMAAR has evolved as a global property developer with operations across West and South Asia, Turkey, the United States, and Canada. The company specializes in creating value-added, master-planned communities. EMAAR's interests also include education, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and financial services.
As Nanyang Technological University's center for management education, the Nanyang Business School (NBS) is most recognized of the leading providers of business and management education in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2004, The Economist magazine has consistently rated NBS' MBA as among Asia's top 10 MBA programs and the best in Singapore.
Developed in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) provides world-class education in architecture and sustainable design, engineering product development, engineering systems and design, and information systems technology and design. All of SUTD's programs focus on technology-intensive design grounded in an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and research.
As the country's primary tax body, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) plays a major role in tax policy formulation and administration and other business related areas. Since its incorporation in 1992, IRAS has pioneered numerous initiatives and programs to support the government in helping businesses restructure and increase their productivity.
This enormous undertaking—part of four economic cities in Saudi Arabia—seeks to change the business and economic landscape of the kingdom by attracting significant investments and creating wide-ranging employment opportunities. The $86 billion project is a strategically located regional powerhouse expected to significantly increase the economic value of the country.
Founded as a small textile shop 65 years ago, this Singapore-based conglomerate now has operations in Nigeria, Estonia, Indonesia, Ghana, and India serving a variety of industries including food, paper, packaging, textiles, and infrastructure. The group's Port@Lekki is the largest port in Nigeria, offering a unique gateway to the growing West African market.