GDP (nominal) 2012
- Total US$9.2B
- Per capita US$1.3K
GDP: (PPP) 2012
- Total US$19.2B
- Per capita US$3.0K
Perceptions Index (2012): 21
Government: Socialist Republic
was founded as the Lao kingdom in the 14th Century and was a successful
empire for 300 years. It gradually declined and eventually became part
of French Indochina. The Communist Pathet Lao seized control of the
country in 1975 and aligned itself with Vietnam. Since 1986, Laos has
gradually returned to private enterprise and is liberalizing foreign
began its economic growth from a very low base and has achieved a lot.
However, it is considered at an early stage of economic development.
Roughly 80% of the population is employed in subsistence agriculture.
of Management Talent
is a newly emerging country and has not yet attracted many
international companies. As a result,
experienced managers are in short supply and expatriate
managers are usually required.
is a small supply of managers with international schooling.
are few organizations in Laos that have served as a training
ground for local managers to develop international management skills.
Most international companies need to relocate expatriate managers
in order to participate in this market.
its remarkable recent progress, Laos is a very small market with
few job opportunities. As a result, career stability is
still relatively good compared to (say) further advanced Vietnam. International
managers who develop suitable local managers can usually expect
to retain them.
are a small number of people who speak French and English in Laos.
that there are few management talent available capable of
performing at international standards, the cost of those who are
available is higher than would be expected. Most
organizations relocate expatriates to Laos for management
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regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the
most important in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a
hub for the spreading of ideas that help executive managers
overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are both expatriate and Asian management personnel
overseeing multinational and regional organizations. Held in
Philippines, presenters are leaders in their industries and
engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the entire
CEO Forum is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social
Responsibility) activity of Chalre Associates, one of Southeast
Asia's most prominent senior management executive search firms, to
promote Philippines as a premier business destination in the Asia
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CEO Awards presented by Aseana City represents the
grandest alliance of local and international business people ever
created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the
largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is
considered a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards give
away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams
and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region.
The awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated
outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions
As one of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's
business leaders have their eyes on Philippines like never before.
The annual gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia
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throughout the world call upon the Principals of Chalre Associates for thought leadership.
Below are some examples of published material written by our
consultants or international journalists who refer to them. For a complete list of published work,
Getting Ready For The
Deluge: Outsourcing in Philippines
Chalre Associates senior staff
Economist Intelligence Unit of the Economist magazine
asked Chalre Associates' Chairman, Richard Mills,
to write a chapter about the Philippine outsourcing sector
in its annual Business Guide Book. The material
provides a Executive Briefing on the progress and major
issues facing this industry that is certainly one of most
significant growth stories in the world.
Asia Pacific Mining
Conference 2007 - Report
Chalre Associates senior staff
The 7th Asia Pacific Mining Conference put on by the Asean
Federation of Mining Associations was perhaps the largest
such event in the region. Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates
gave this report on what was said by the prominent mining
people who presented.
State of BPO in Philippines: Dan Reyes Speaks
Chalre Associates senior staff
Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates,
interviewed Dan Reyes of Sitel for ComputerWorld (US) recently to get
his views on the state of the BPO industry in Philippines. Dan
presented US readers with compelling information to support his view
that Philippines is currently seen as the "Number 1" option by global
companies sending BPO work to offshore destinations.
Dan Reyes is easily one of most experienced Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO) managers in the Asia Pacific region and the world. He
is head of the extremely successful Philippine operations of Sitel, the
world's largest call center organization. Among other things, he is a
founder and former president of the Business Processing Association of
the Philippines. more