Sunday 04 Jun 2023
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): As the only second external chief executive officer in Faber-Castell’s company history, Stefan Leitz was thrown into the deep end when he was appointed just as the Covid-19 pandemic kicked off. Armed with a background in the fast-moving consumer goods industry, he managed to guide the stationery company through the big hurdle.

On his first official visit to Malaysia since joining Faber-Castell, Leitz said that his focus is to get to know the team, especially as localisation — listening to individual market needs and paying attention to the know-how of the team in the market — is a key goal. True to the essence and history of the stationery brand, he also emphasised the importance of sustainability to both the environment and community. “Many companies talk about sustainability, but you hardly find a company that is so deeply rooted in it, and this makes me proud,” he said.

Also in this issue is a behind-the-scenes look at the newly opened Hap Seng Body & Paint Centre, and an interview with the photographer behind the Bajau Laut of North Borneo Exhibition.

Get the full rundown of The MercedesTrophy 2022, as well as the release of Martell’s Chanteloup XXO at Genting Highlands’ Maxims Hotel. Foodies should keep an eye out for a story on Fawz Sambal’s fuss-free condiments, and a review of new eatery Bocado in Damansara Heights. 

Read more about it in the May 16 issue of The Edge Malaysia weekly.

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