By Nathanael Leong, Assistant Marine HR Manager
The Thome Group Annual Dinner and Dance 2019 was held at the St Regis Singapore on the evening of Saturday, 16 November 2019. With a theme of “Dressed to the Nines” signifying dressing to perfection or to the highest degree, the gala dinner event was attended by over 300 Thome employees and their partners together with invited guests from TSM Manila, Thome ROHQ, and Thome Croatia office – all dressed in their most elegant attire.
Following a special opening performance by the management team and welcome speeches by CEO Olav Nortun and the Group President and CCO Claes Eek Thorstensen, the Group presented a cheque of $25,000 to the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) representatives as a culmination of different fund-raising activities attended by Thome staff throughout the year.
The Thome Group has chosen the CCF as its adopted charity in Singapore since 2016 and organizes regular events every year for staff to participate in to raise funds for the charity. Some of the events conducted in 2019 were a 15km cycling trip, our annual bowling competition, an ice cream making workshop as well as a children’s day party where staff were able to engage and spend time with the children from CCF.
Staff were then invited to enjoy a sumptuous buffet spread featuring a variety of cuisines. Other highlights of the night were engaging table games and staff performances conducted by the emcee, live music by popular local band Jukeleles, long service awards, as well as the all-time favorite lucky draw.
Thome Group Chairman Olav Eek Thorstensen closed the evening by reviewing the year gone by and urging staff to look forward to a new year with special focus on performance and cost control.
The management thanks the organizing committee for the time and effort taken to plan this event which was a huge success.
Likewise, the organizing committee for D&D 2019 would like to thank all staff who attended the event and hope that it was an enjoyable evening for all.