It is with great sadness that the British Business Group in Lao PDR informs its members about the untimely and unexpected passing of Dickerson Manampan, the highly regarded Laos Country Manager of Unilever, and BBGL bronze sponsor. Though born in the Philippines, he had made his home in Cambodia, and after spending the last 5 years based here in Laos, Dickerson was known affectionately to his colleagues in Unilever as Big Bro’.  He was a highly respected and much loved colleague at Unilever and among friends and business associates alike in Laos for his wise, gentle but firm handling of all matters that he dealt with as employer and businessman. Dickerson leaves his wife, also from the Philippines and a medical doctor, and two children, one a student in the United Kingdom, to whom BBGL sends its heartfelt condolences.

Our Chairman, John Cockcroft, and Executive Secretary, Sengthavisay Xayphrakassa, represented the British Business Group in Lao PDR at the Chinese Foundation in Vientiane where they met Doy Concha, Unilever General Manager (Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos) and Sakun Ky, Unilever Head of Customer Development – Laos to whom BBGL committed its support to Unilever in Laos during this difficult time, and in the future.