- Your Consultant
- Green Growth
|Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platform, today announced the official launch of Lazada One, the group’s regional headquarters and Singapore office|
Lazada One is strategically located near higher education institutions in the central Bras Basah district. The new office space is designed with considerations for the future hybrid workplace in mind, focusing on facilitating collaboration both within the building and across its offices in the region.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of Lazada One on April 11, Chun Li, CEO of Lazada Group said, “We celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, an important milestone for the company and the wider e-commerce industry. Establishing Lazada One in Singapore, the gateway to Southeast Asia, reinforces our commitment to supporting the growth of the digital commerce industry. Our presence here reinforces our mission to accelerate progress in Southeast Asia through commerce and technology in the next 10 years and beyond.”
The ceremony was graced by Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information of Singapore, who toured the new office building and delivered an opening speech to officiate the event.
With a view to the long-term growth of the industry, Lazada One will also enable the company’s efforts to cultivate youths and develop talents to sustain growth and innovations in the next decade. Lazada will maintain its focus on grooming talents, to fulfil commercial and technology roles, including data scientists, engineers, and product managers in various domains such as payments and cybersecurity.
At the event, Chun also announced the launch of the Lazada Foundation, an initiative established by Lazada Group in 2022, which aims to award scholarships and provide growth opportunities to empower women and youths across Southeast Asia. This will be a sustained commitment across six markets in Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The Lazada Foundation scholarships are designed to support young talents to pursue their education and excel academically without financial hurdles standing in their way. In addition, these young talents will also receive career and internship opportunities, which will contribute to their holistic development and equip them with e-commerce skillsets for a digital future.
“Southeast Asia’s future is in the hands of the youth, and Lazada Foundation wants to help them fulfil their dreams,” said Lillian Jiang, chief people officer at Lazada Group.
“The future of work goes beyond what is taught in the classroom. To prepare our youth for a digital future, Lazada is committed to providing coaching, mentorship, and involvement with other technology-driven initiatives to bring the youth one step closer to their dreams.”
Apart from recognising young talents with outstanding academic excellence, Lazada Foundation also works with local strategic partners to provide opportunities to women.
For example, in the Philippines, Lazada is working with a local non-profit organisation, For The Women (FTW) Philippines offers scholarships for data science courses to young women as part of the foundation’s aim to narrow the gender gap and promote greater inclusivity within the technology industry.