Ep 1. Insights on French investment in Malaysia
To kick start this series, eFM speaks to Frederic Laplanche, the honourable Ambassador of French to Malaysia. He shares his insights on French investments in Malaysia, as well as the bilateral relationship between France and Malaysia. Through various examples of French investments in Malaysia, he sees these activities as an accelerating movement and shared opportunities between the two countries.
Seeing Malaysia as the hub to access ASEAN, French companies are increasingly interested in establishing themselves in Malaysia. There is also a growing synergy among young entrepreneurs in France and Malaysia to build a booming start-up ecosystem. Frederic Laplanche also leaves some hints on upcoming projects between the French embassy and the Malaysian government.
Flipping the coin around, why should Malaysian companies invest in France? France is the 7th largest economy in the world, with significant growth rate. The French venture capital scene is also flourishing like never before!