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http://nationmultimedia.com/2008/07/31/business/business_30079411.php

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Marketing Levi's new look coming from Bangkok Laos-born whizzkid

With Thailand an open market for career opporฌtunities as well as goods, Vientianeborn Ponsinh Boutkaska hopes use his expertise to win a lion's share of the local market for iconic global jeans brand Levi's.



Marketing Levi's new look coming from Bangkok Laos-born whizzkid

Ponsinh Boutkaska


Ponsinh has become marketing manager of Diethelm's fashionapparel division and will focus for the next few months on Levi's. He has responsibility for marketing Levi's new global concept - includฌing design and finishing - in Thailand by early next month.


Ponsinh was recruited to handle the Thailand portion of the 155yearold brand's global concept change, and reflecting his faith in the product, he wears Levi's jeans and Dockers shirts - both creations of Levi Strauss in the US.


Having lived in Bangkok for 10 years, Ponsinh has worked with several companies in marketing management and business developฌment, including Unik Textile, Proctor & Gamble, Effem Foods (Thailand), Unilever Thai Trading and Samsung Electronics Thailand.

His background education in textile science and management at Australia
's University of New South Wales has suitฌed him for the new job, but he has also been familiar with garment trading ever since he was a child. His family's busiฌness in Australia focuses on apparel imports and exports.


Ponsinh, 33, once trained for a year to be an actor and singer for GMM but dropped that plan for more interesting pursuits.

Despite it being a global brand, Levi's has room to grow in Thailand, and this is foremost in Ponsinh's thinking. The new concept will involve Levi's accesฌsories, such as caps, belts, bags and shoes, all of which will be promoted to capture a greater market share for the brand.


"We want to establish Levi's as a complete fashion package for the whole body rather than just a famous brand of jeans," Ponsinh said, adding that the company had to learn more about cusฌtomers' demands to ensure that its products benefited from fashion trends.


With a master's degree in business administration from Chulalongkorn University's Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Ponsinh is well equipped to handle market research. Levi's products have conseฌquently been designed to target three groups of customers: premium, midrange and the mass market.


Ponsinh said recent trends were for customers to wear jeans of more innoฌvative and fashionable design. Some brands import garments to meet this fashion trend, but their prices are very high.


"The company wants to lead the jeans segment - and this will happen with Levi's 501 innovation," he said, adding that he saw Levi's as a brand that everybody could wear, with something for everyone, but not as a mass product.


As a new recruit, Ponsinh is workฌing closely with existing staff and learnฌing his new business environment. However, his focus is developing the staff to maximise their working effiฌciency and effectiveness.

To achieve his goal, he is attempting to develop a team that is focused on a single objective. This, he believes, will result in the Levi's brand leading globฌal fashion trends.
Ponsinh said with its long history, it was very important for Levi's to step forฌward in its creativity and once again become a global trendsetter in jeans and associated products.



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Ponsinh Boutkaska was voted "Hi! Active Man" in 2006




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10 Years in Thailand still not enough ?

Why don't you make a big headlines in your mother land, Laos ?

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Hey, I just stumbled on this website and it is interesting to see people talking about me.

I was actually in the motherland in 2005 to 2007 working as the Manager for Pond's and Vaseline when I was in Unilever. I organised Miss Pond's in Laos where Nong Vena, Nong Ali and Nong Dar, were the finalist. (Nong Dar is the presenter for Vaseline now, Nong Ali is the Lao actress in the Movie with Ananda Everingham).

I will never forget the motherland. It is my birth country and all my relatives are still there. I'm sure I will be back in the motherland again.

dee jai tee dai ben kon Lao.

Toto



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We are very proud of you, Toto
Please keep up your good works
and do your best.

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am proud of you toto! do the best for your life and for your coutry.

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Toto

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Kop jai lai lai sum lub gumlung jai :)



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Wow, you are so good looking, have anyone appraoched you for doing industrail world yet?
After all, Lao men were not ordinary guys any more. So far I have seen 2 - ToTo and Lang!!!!

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Ton anilout is handsome too, alot of lao man goodlooking but you not see them i see them alot.

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Toto wrote:

Hey, I just stumbled on this website and it is interesting to see people talking about me.

I was actually in the motherland in 2005 to 2007 working as the Manager for Pond's and Vaseline when I was in Unilever. I organised Miss Pond's in Laos where Nong Vena, Nong Ali and Nong Dar, were the finalist. (Nong Dar is the presenter for Vaseline now, Nong Ali is the Lao actress in the Movie with Ananda Everingham).

I will never forget the motherland. It is my birth country and all my relatives are still there. I'm sure I will be back in the motherland again.

dee jai tee dai ben kon Lao.

Toto



Wow wow... are you really Toto?
I'm so proud of you and really like you as well as your attitude.
I really wanna know hey.
all the best to to
DekLao in Perth



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furious To Anonymous August 3

I am a huge fan of Ponsinh and his great success, he is intelligent and well respected by his family and his peers. For you to question his values or loyalty in his home land of Laos, and making "head lines" beckons me to question, are you jealous?

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smile Ponsinh is 1 in a million. He is a very goodlooking, hard working intelligent person. He is a loving brother and best friend.
Ponsinh is loyal, honest and trustworthy. He is very motivated, driven and will always remember to credit those who deserve it.
He is funny and generous with his knowledge and wisdom. To have him as an employee is an asset to any company. And to have him as a brother is the greatest gift from God.

Thank you Ponsinh, for being my brother!


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