Friday, August 12, 2005


Being in business, you come across a lot of abbreviations. So here's a small collection I've come across the recent days. These are the world's markets: EMEA is "European, Middle East and Africa", "LATAM" is "Latin America", "APAC" are the Asian and Pacifics, "NAM" is "North America", "CEE" is "Central East Europe", "GSA" is "Germany Switzerland Austria"

The "MD" is the "Managing Director", the "CEO" is the "Chief Executive Officer", "COO" means "Chief Operational Officer", "CFO" is obviously the "Chief Financial Officer". The "VP" is the "Vice President", "SVP" is the "Senior Vice President" and the "EVP" is the "Executive Vice President".

"FMCG" are "Fast Moving Consumer Goods", "VAT" are "Value Added Taxes", "LTD" means "Private Limited Company by Shares", "GDP" is the "Gross Domestic Product", "PPP" is "Purchase Power Parity". "Q1", "Q2", "Q3" and "Q4" are quartals.

Well but the best abbreviations I've come across during my work in the UK was the "POETS" day. "Piss off early, tomorrow's Saturday".


Blogger Adam said...

Ok besides the two spammers I am actually not one of them. When I joined the military we had to memorize two sheets of paper just for the abbreviations and acronyms to understand what anyone was talking about.

August 13, 2005 1:01 am


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