Chinadotcom Corp announced this week that it is expanding its
Singapore in anticipation of explosive e-business and Internet advertising
services growth in the South East Asia region.
“The move is part of Chinadotcom’s commitment to invest in local talent
finding the right local people on the ground who can deliver tailored
e-business Internet solutions and content to customers and Internet
communities,” said Peter Hamilton, chief operating officer of Chinadotcom (CHINA).
“It underlines our desire to be a leader in building the Internet in Asia
from the grass roots up.”
The company has been operating in Singapore since June 1999 through its
subsidiary the Web Connection, which has a team of 50 staff.
The Web Connection will open a formal office soon in Singapore to offer
Internet-based business solutions, according to company officials. The
company expects that staff numbers will continue to rise rapidly this year.
In Asia, the Web Connection has clients include HSBC, KLM Royal Dutch
Airlines, General Motors, Samsung, Procter & Gamble and Cathay Pacific.
Another wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinadotcom in Singapore is 24/7 Media
Asia, which has been operating for a year. The company is an online
advertising network of over 500 affiliates including Sony Corp, Mitsubishi
Motor Corp, Compaq, Microsoft, KLM Royal
Dutch Airlines, Ericsson, AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Samsung and Daewoo.
24/7 Media Asia currently employs over 160 people in nine countries across
The Web Connection and 24/7 Media Asia together constitute Chinadotcom’s
operations across 10 Asian markets, company officials said.