YCH Group to develop high-tech DistriPark in Nantong
YCH Group, a leading Asia Pacific end-to-end supply chain management and logistics company, has made a major commitment to support logistics infrastructure in Nantong City, China.
The company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CPC Nantong Northern New Town Management Committee to develop a DistriPark within the Nantong Integrated Logistics Park in support of this measure.
As a key port and economic centre in the Jiangsu Province, Nantong City is a fast-growing coastal city located along the Yangtze River Delta. According to a report published by Milken Institute in September 2016, Nantong City is one of the top ten Best-Performing 3rd tier cities in China, demonstrating rapid development and growth in wages, jobs, GDP & FDI.
The new DistriPark will help to fill development gaps and will intensify the growth of logistics infrastructure and capabilities, supporting the rapid urbanisation of Nantong City. The hub will also boost connectivity between the coastal and inland cities of China through the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, bringing further development prospects to China’s inland cities.
“The DistriPark is strategic and instrumental to YCH’s expansion in the coastal and inland cities of China. With the rapid development and growth of second and third-tier cities in the country, the new facility will provide immediate access to the best-in-class Supply Chain solutions for our clients in the region,” said Dave Lim, Chief Executive Officer of YCH China.
Zhou Yong, Director of CPC Nantong Northern New Town Management Committee added: “The Nantong Integrated Logistics Park was designed to support the rapid growth of consumerism and urbanisation in Nantong City. We are delighted to collaborate with YCH, a notable Singapore company, who will add value in our efforts to develop Nantong into the next major economic centre of China.”
Amobee Appoints Nick Brien As CEO
In its latest strategic move, Amobee—a global multimedia advertising leader—announced that Nick Brien will be its Chief Executive Officer. The company is entirely owned by Singtel, Asia’s leading communications technology organisation, which provides consumers with mobile, broadband, and TV and businesses with data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics, and cybersecurity tools.
Brien, who has worked for Microsoft, Intel, P&G, and American Express, will take over to drive the next generation of advertising tech. Said Evangelos Simoudis, Chairman of the Board of Amobee: ‘Nick has the deep expertise in advertising that we need to seize the market opportunities ahead’.
How Did Brien Get Here?
Before joining Amobee, Brien led 15,000 people across 40 divisions as CEO of the Americas for Dentsu International. For thirty years, he’s helped brands pilot unique advertisements, keeping up with the latest trends. He’s served as CEO of McCann Worldgroup, global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, President of Hearst Marketing Services, and CEO of iCrossing. Over the course of his career, he’s consistently strategised how to keep up with digital shifts. Now, he’ll capitalise on Amobee’s legions of experienced data scientists and developers.
‘I’m excited to be joining Amobee at such a transformative time in our industry’, Brien explained. ‘We’ll pilot advertising accountability and intelligent decisioning. And there’s no doubt in my mind that optimising media performance—whether you’re targeting, planning, buying, or delivering—can only be achieved using applied science, machine learning, and data analytics’.
What Does This Mean for Amobee?
Amobee is set on growing its personal brand within the advertising sector. As APAC social media influencers, Gen Z growth hackers, and viral content producers start to enter the field, established companies will be working doubly hard to keep up. Amobee, however, is still looking good. With a Gartner Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech, a Forrester New Wave recognition, and now, Nick Brien as CEO, the firm is set up for success.