WHR Group, Inc. Becomes WHR Global

Global Employee Relocation Management Company Operates Under New Name to Reflect Global Presence

MILWAUKEE, June 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHR Group, Inc. (WHR), a leader in the global employee relocation industry, announced today that the company will begin operating under a new name and will be known as WHR Global (WHR). This name change reflects how WHR has grown from being a US relocation management company to a global mobility brand, with offices also in Singapore and Switzerland. WHR’s global expansion was critical to serve its clients’ ever-growing needs for worldwide global relocation services.

The Switzerland office supports clients and their transferees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while the Singapore office supports the Asia-Pacific region. These international offices provide a range of services including pre-assignment, transition, on assignment and repatriation services to multi-language expatriate transferees. Overseas staff bring a variety of foreign languages including French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Malayalam, Lithuanian, Russian, Bahasa, Malay and Mandarin. Along with its U.S. headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., WHR helps some of the largest global organizations and has relocated hundreds of thousands of employees to over 120 countries worldwide. WHR specializes in providing each expatriate with a dedicated relocation team, white glove service and 24/7 availability for their entire relocation journey.

WHR CEO Roger Thrun believes it’s a client obsession that has helped WHR become so successful. “We always make sure the client and their transferees come first. We believe that working in our clients’ best interests pays big benefits,” says Thrun. “Our number one objective is to provide the very best service that our clients and their employees will ever receive. Our niche is to make employees happier and more productive through a really stressful time in their lives by providing superior relocation services.”

This name rebranding does not change WHR’s ownership since its founding in 1994. As an independent organization, WHR does not have affiliations or partnerships with other organizations which allows WHR to act as a fiduciary to its clients. This ensures only the highest quality supply chain partners are utilized.

About WHR Global
WHR Global (WHR) is a private, client-driven global relocation management company distinguished by its best-in-class service delivery and cutting-edge, proprietary technology. WHR has offices in Milwaukee, Wis., Switzerland, and Singapore. With its 100% client retention rate for the past decade, WHR continues to position itself as the trusted leader in global employee relocation. WHR lives by its vision and passion for Advancing Lives Forward® and Making the Complex Simple. To learn more about WHR, visit http://www.whrg.com, or follow on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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WHR Group, Inc. passa a ser WHR Global

Empresa de Gestão de Relocação Global de Funcionários Opera Sob Novo Nome para Refletir Presença Global

MILWAUKEE, June 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O WHR Group, Inc. (WHR), líder na indústria global de relocação de funcionários, anunciou hoje que a empresa começará a operar com o novo nome WHR Global (WHR). Essa mudança de nome reflete como a WHR cresceu de uma empresa de gerenciamento de relocação dos EUA para uma marca de mobilidade global, com escritórios também em Cingapura e na Suíça. A expansão global da WHR foi fundamental para o atendimento das necessidades cada vez maiores dos seus clientes por serviços de relocação global em todo o mundo.

O escritório da Suíça dá suporte aos clientes e seus funcionários transferidos na Europa, Oriente Médio e África, enquanto o escritório de Cingapura dá suporte à região Ásia-Pacífico. Esses escritórios internacionais fornecem uma gama de serviços, incluindo serviços de pré-atribuição, transição, atribuição e repatriamento, para funcionários multilíngues expatriados. Os funcionários estrangeiros falam uma grande variedade de idiomas, incluindo francês, alemão, espanhol, japonês, malaio, lituano, russo, bahasa, malaio e mandarim. Juntamente com sua sede nos EUA em Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a WHR ajuda algumas das maiores empresas globais e já relocou centenas de milhares de funcionários para mais de 120 países em todo o mundo. A WHR é especializada em fornecer a cada expatriado uma equipe de relocação dedicada, um serviço esmerado e disponibilidade 24/7 durante toda a jornada de relocação.

O CEO da WHR, Roger Thrun, acredita que foi a obsessão do cliente que ajudou a WHR a ter tanto sucesso. “Nós sempre garantimos que o cliente e seus funcionários transferidos venham em primeiro lugar. Acreditamos que trabalhar no melhor interesse dos nossos clientes traz grandes benefícios”, diz Thrun. “Nosso objetivo número um é fornecer o melhor serviço que nossos clientes e seus funcionários possam receber. Nosso nicho é tornar os funcionários mais felizes e produtivos durante um momento realmente estressante das suas vidas, fornecendo serviços de relocação superiores.”

Este rebranding do nome não muda a propriedade da WHR desde a sua fundação em 1994. Como uma organização independente, a WHR não tem afiliações ou parcerias com outras organizações, permitindo que WHR atue como uma fiduciária para seus clientes. Isso garante que apenas os parceiros da cadeia de suprimentos da mais alta qualidade sejam utilizados.

Sobre a WHR Global
A WHR Global (WHR) é uma empresa global de gestão de relocação privada, orientada para o cliente, distinguida pela sua melhor prestação de serviços e tecnologia proprietária de ponta. O WHR tem escritórios em Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Suíça e Cingapura. Com sua taxa de retenção de clientes de 100% na última década, o WHR continua a se posicionar como líder confiável na relocação global de funcionários. A WHR vive por sua visão e paixão por Advancing Lives Forward® e Making the Complex Simple. Para mais informação sobre a WHR, visite http://www.whrg.com, ou siga LinkedInTwitter e Facebook.

Contato com a Mídia: Mindy Stroiman, Redatora Corporativa
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WHR Group, Inc. devient WHR Global

La société mondiale de gestion de mutation des employés opère sous un nouveau nom pour refléter sa présence mondiale

MILWAUKEE, 07 juin 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  WHR Group, Inc. (WHR), leader mondial du secteur de la relocalisation des employés, a annoncé aujourd’hui que la société commencerait à opérer sous un nouveau nom, à savoir WHR Global (WHR). Ce changement reflète la manière dont WHR est passée d’une société de gestion de délocalisation américaine à une marque de mobilité mondiale dotée de bureaux aussi à Singapour et en Suisse. L’expansion mondiale de WHR a été cruciale pour répondre aux besoins toujours croissants de ses clients en services internationaux de relocalisation.

Le bureau en Suisse soutient les clients et leurs personnes mutées en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique, tandis que le bureau de Singapour accompagne la région Asie-Pacifique. Ces bureaux internationaux fournissent tout un éventail de services, y compris des services de pré-affectation, de transition, d’affectation et de rapatriement aux personnes mutées expatriées multilingues. Le personnel international permet de couvrir une variété de langues, notamment le français, l’allemand, l’espagnol, le japonais, le malaisien, le lituanien, le russe, l’indonésien, le malais et le mandarin. Avec son siège social à Milwaukee dans leWisconsin aux États-Unis, WHR aide certaines des plus grandes entreprises au monde et a déplacé des centaines de milliers d’employés dans plus de 120 pays à travers le monde. WHR se spécialise dans la fourniture à chaque expatrié d’une équipe de relocalisation dédiée, d’un service haut de gamme et d’une disponibilité 24h/24 et 7j/7 pour l’ensemble de son parcours de relocalisation.

Roger Thrun, PDG de WHR, estime que c’est l’obsession du client qui a permis à WHR de réussir. « Nous veillons toujours à ce que le client et ses personnes mutées passent en premier. Nous sommes convaincus que le fait de travailler dans le meilleur intérêt de nos clients offre de grands avantages », a commenté M. Thrun. « Notre objectif numéro un est de fournir le meilleur service que nos clients et leurs employés n’aient jamais reçu. Notre créneau consiste à rendre les employés plus heureux et plus productifs pendant une période vraiment stressante de leur vie en leur apportant des services de relocalisation de qualité supérieure. »

Ce changement de nom ne change pas la personne à la tête de WHR depuis sa création en 1994. En tant qu’organisation indépendante, WHR n’a pas d’affiliation ni de partenariat avec d’autres organisations, ce qui lui permet d’agir en tant que fiduciaire envers ses clients. Cela lui garantit d’utiliser uniquement les partenaires de la chaîne d’approvisionnement de la plus haute qualité.

À propos de WHR Global
WHR Global (WHR) est une société de gestion des mutations mondiale privée, axée sur le client, qui se distingue par une prestation de services meilleure de sa catégorie et par une technologie de pointe dont elle est propriétaire. WHR possède des bureaux à Milwaukee, dans le Wisconsin, en Suisse et à Singapour. Avec son taux de rétention de la clientèle de 100 % au cours des dix dernières années, WHR continue de se positionner en tant que fournisseur de confiance dans le domaine de la mutation des employés à l’échelle mondiale. WHR vit grâce à sa vision et sa passion pour son crédo Advancing Lives Forward® et son principe de simplifier ce qui est complexe. Pour en savoir plus sur WHR, rendez-vous sur http://www.whrg.com, ou suivez WHRG sur LinkedInTwitter et Facebook.

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South Africans React to Arrest of Zuma Allies Accused of Stealing Billions 

South Africans were relieved Tuesday to learn that two businessmen who’ve been fugitives since being accused of looting billions of dollars from the state have been arrested in Dubai. But their extradition and prosecution could be a complex and drawn-out legal battle.

Atul and Rajesh Gupta are two of the most notorious household names in South Africa.

The Indian-born siblings were close friends of former president Jacob Zuma and are believed to have used that connection to influence cabinet appointments and win lucrative government contracts — a scandal that’s become known here as “state capture.”

The siblings, along with third brother, Ajay, fled South Africa in 2018. Zuma is facing charges in a separate corruption case.

On Monday night, South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority confirmed the two brothers had been arrested in the United Arab Emirates and Dubai police released a statement saying they’d made the arrest “after receiving a red notice for the Gupta brothers by Interpol.”

Karam Singh, the executive director of South African non-profit organization Corruption Watch, welcomed the arrests of the fugitives, who’ve been indicted in South Africa.

“The arrest of the Gupta brothers in Dubai is a significant development in South Africa’s fight against corruption and seeking accountability for state capture,” he said.

The National Prosecuting Authority said in its statement that it is now engaging with authorities in the UAE on the matter but cautioned that “extradition is a complex process involving many role players.”

So what do ordinary South Africans think of the arrests?

Fifty-seven-year-old Thabo Mamiane, who has a shop with his wife in Johannesburg’s Parkview neighborhood, said he was thrilled.

“This is the beginning of justice, whatever Jacob Zuma and his cronies and all that, what they did in the past there, I mean this puts some kind of confidence in our government,” he said.

His wife Susan agreed.

“I also think it’s great. I think’s it’s time. It’s been long overdue,” she said.

But Mfanafuthi Tsela, walking down Tyrone avenue, was more circumspect.

“I’m not sure whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing because usually people get caught but still like they’re not convicted. So long as the state is capable of punishing them I will be happy. I think that is what people are expecting because they’ve done a lot of damage,” said Tsela.

Some, however, like grocery store worker Mark, were highly skeptical.

“Until we see them in handcuffs at the airport we won’t believe it,” he said.

For her part, Ntaoleng, a 25-year-old going to a local café, said justice wasn’t enough and wouldn’t fix the country’s ailing economy anyway.

“I think my concern really is that, ok cool, we find they come back, they get extradited and then we do the whole prosecution process, but then like, are we going to get the money back because if we don’t get the money back what’s the point?” she asked.

Mostly, South Africans want to have hope, and want to safeguard their democracy, but are fatigued by the slow-moving wheels of justice.


Source: Voice of America

Famine and Death Stalk Children in Somalia

U.N. agencies are warning of famine in Somalia and a surge of child deaths across the Horn of Africa if their appeals for urgently needed funds to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of hungry, malnourished children remain unmet.

The Horn of Africa is experiencing its fourth consecutive year of failed rains — a climate event not seen in at least 40 years. If the drought persists, the World Food Program warns as many as 20 million people will be suffering from acute hunger by the end of the year.

UNICEF reports more than 1.7 million children across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are in urgent need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition, the deadliest form of the condition.

Rania Dagash-Kamara is UNICEF deputy regional director, eastern and southern Africa. Speaking from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, she says the risks are particularly high for children in Somalia who now are living on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

“We have an estimated 386,000 children in Somalia who are in desperate need of treatment for life-threatening severe acute malnutrition. Now, if I compare this to 2011, which was a famine year, we are now exceeding the numbers we had then, which were 340,000 children that required treatment at that time,” she said.

More than a quarter-million people died in the Somali famine of 2011, half of them children under age five. Dagash-Kamara says children are dying from a combination of malnutrition and killer diseases, such as measles and cholera.

She says the drought has killed crops and livestock and dried up water sources.

Children are starving and do not have the defenses to fight off the deadly impact of malnutrition and disease.

She notes the lives of children in the Horn of Africa also are at increased risk because of the war in Ukraine.

“Somalia alone used to import 92% of its wheat from Russia and Ukraine, but supply lines are now blocked. And the war is exacerbating spiraling global food and fuel prices, meaning that many in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia can no longer afford the basic food stuffs they need to survive,” she said.


At the same time, U.N. agencies are cash poor. They lack the money needed to run their life-saving humanitarian operations. UNICEF has received just a third of its $250 million appeal for the Horn of Africa. The World Food Program says it needs $274 million to scale up lifesaving food and nutrition for more than 4 million people in Somalia over the next six months.

The agencies are appealing for critical support from the G-7, which will meet in Germany later this month. They say the G-7 advanced countries have it within their power to stave off a catastrophe that need not and must not happen.

Source: Voice of America

IMF Sets Conditions for Malawi Aid to Resume

Malawi wants renewed access to the International Monetary Fund’s Extended Credit Facility, or ECF, after a two-year halt.

In 2020, the IMF canceled a planned $70 million in loans to Malawi after it came to light that former president Peter Mutharika gave the lender false information about how ECF funds were being used.

The investigations into the matter last year led to the arrest of the former governor of Reserve Bank of Malawi, Dalitso Kabambe, and former finance minister Joseph Mwanamveka.

In a statement released Monday, at the end of a weeklong mission in Malawi aimed at discussing terms of the resumption of the ECF, the IMF said Malawi should first meet certain conditions.

Among those, the IMF asked Malawi to address what it called the country’s unsustainable public debt and to produce a report on allegations the country was giving false information between 2018 and 2020 about the administration of ECF funds.

Sosten Gwengwe, Malawi’s finance minister, told a news conference Monday the government has engaged a debt adviser to help the country address its problem.

“For us to be able to do that, we needed technical expertise,” he said. “And the advice from the Fund was that we get a qualified debt adviser, and that’s why we recruited the Global Sovereign Advisory of France. They have been in the country since last week and they also hope to put together the debt strategy for us in the next one week, maximum, two weeks.”

Gwengwe said a report on alleged falsification of documents on ECF funds is also in its final stages.

“The interim report is out but the substantive report should be coming out mid this month,” he said. “Once these two documents are on the table, then we will re-engage again for a staff level agreement which must be taken to their board, mid-July.”

Economic experts say the ECF is now the only program that can help bail Malawi out of its dire economic straits.

“I am squarely behind the government on this one that we need the ECF,” said Betchani Tchereni, a lecturer in economics at Malawi University of Business and Applied Science. “There might be issues that we have, we are trying to do our best. Yes, we have got some bad apples within the system that may be not helping us well, but the bottom line is that we need those resources. However, way they are going to make those resources available to us as Malawians.”

The IMF says it will make its final decision on the resumption of the ECF to Malawi at its board meeting scheduled for July.

Source: Voice of America