Conversation with CEOs

SingHaiyi Group: Building an Enduring Legacy

For entrepreneur and property veteran Celine Tang, the backbone of any piece of real estate doesn't lie in its brick and mortar structure - instead,...

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Nam Cheong Charts Steady Course as Industry Rebounds

Engineer Leong Seng Keat is a graduate of the school of hard knocks. The CEO of SGX-listed Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) builder Nam Cheong Ltd believes that the road to success is...

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Sunpower Eyes Green Assets in Battle for Blue Skies

Engineer Frank Ma strives to live a life in 3D - the three Ds of diligence, determination and discipline, that is. For the Co-Founder and Executive Director of SGX-listed environmental protection solutions provider Sunpower...

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Q & M Dental Embarks on Asian Brand-Building Journey

Growing up, Dr Raymond Ang's favourite hangout was Singapore General Hospital, the 198-year-old grand dame of healthcare institutions in the city-state. "My dad worked as a clinical technician, running SGH's...

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Straits Trading Strives to Unlock Value, Boost Returns

Radiating pragmatism from every pore, Chew Gek Khim is nothing if not down-to-earth, thanks in part to her late maternal grandfather, pioneer banker and philanthropist...

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PropNex Extends Market Lead on Steady Demand

Spanning almost five decades, Mohamed Ismail Gafoor's obsession with real estate began with a childhood mired in poverty, one strewn with tales of how homelessness drove his grandmother and uncles to the brink...

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Centurion Builds on Boom in Specialised Housing Assets

Having weathered storms through his career, chartered accountant-turned-chief executive Kong Chee Min is well-schooled in the craft of versatility. Kong, who joined SGX-listed then-SM Summit Holdings Ltd in 1996 as an accountant, rose through...

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Sabana REIT Refreshes Strategies to Reshape Future

Property veteran Donald Han is a tireless proponent of all things real estate. "If you slit my vein open, you will see nothing but real estate DNA there," quipped the Chief Executive Officer...

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Hyphens Flies Asian Flag in Pharma Industry

Healthcare veteran Lim See Wah's rejection from medical school more than three decades ago turned out to be a significant pivot in his entrepreneurial journey. Settling instead for a place...

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IREIT Expands Footprint, Builds the Future

Not one to shy away from adversity, real estate veteran Aymeric Thibord views setbacks and obstacles as opportunities for creativity and growth. "What excites me is developing the entrepreneurial spirit - embracing...

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