Employee Empowerment & the Bottom Line

Hugh Van Es – CEO of Proquanet
May 25th 2023

Proseed, Bangkok’s Benign Business Community, invites you to join our next Networking party on Thursday, May 25th. Beer and pizzas are sponsored : )


We expect a full house so please reserve your spot –https://goo.gl/N3Ycdx

Employee Empowerment & the Bottom Line

Our speaker for the evening is Hugh Van Es – CEO of Proquanet, a startup he founded this January, and the budding author of “Hell in Paradise” soon to be published in the UK by Olympia Publishers.

Hugh emigrated with his family from his native Antwerp, to Bangkok, in 1987, and has spent nearly 4 decades in the land of smiles.

From June 2004 until last December, Hugh was the Managing Director at Swarovski Gemstones Thailand, one of the Swarovski Group’s manufacturing centers. While there, he was instrumental in implementing employee empowerment, which eventually delivered measurable contributions to the business’s bottom line. Connect with Hugh on LinkedIn or via his website.

Hugh Van Es - Author
Hugh Van Es – CEO of Proquanet & Author of “Hell in Paradise”

“…Failure should only be seen as an opportunity for improvement! Blaming or finger pointing only creates stress for all. Learn from it and move on!!…”

Hugh Van Es


As per our tradition we’re allowing 3 startups to pitch the audience for 2 minutes each (up to 3 slides). This is a 1st-come-1st-served opportunity to pitch your idea to our audience. 

This is your opportunity to consider how you measure up – ONLY 2 SLOTS REMAIN AVAILABLE – reserve your spot: https://goo.gl/N3Ycdx


Our featured charity for the evening will be Hands Across the Water, dedicated to saving Thailand’s most vulnerable children from dangerous environments and to giving a home to those who have no family or known relatives to care for them. With your help, these kids don’t have to go hungry, miss out on education, face the challenges of life on their own or be forced into undesirable employment.




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