Conversation with CEOs

Geo Energy Fires Up as Coal Prices Climb

More than a decade ago, Indonesian entrepreneur Charles Antonny Melati pivoted from property and manufacturing into coal, after noticing a gap in the country’s power generation market. “My interest in Indonesia’s...

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Singapore Paincare Holdings: Setting Industry Benchmarks

Dr Bernard Lee’s journey in the field of pain management began 25 years ago, when he witnessed his father’s heart-wrenching struggle with cancer. “Not even the strongest...

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Koda Redefines Furniture Design With Flair

For furniture industry veteran James Koh, just like English poet John Keats, “a thing of beauty is a joy forever." The 64-year-old Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SGX-listed,...

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NutryFarm Satisfies China’s Growing Love of Durians

Cheng Meng’s life-long passion for durian - renowned for its spiky husk, buttery yellow flesh and bitter-sweet taste - should not be sniffed at. The engineer by training gave up a...

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Alliance Healthcare Group: Staying in the Pink of Health

Some of Dr Barry Thng’s earliest memories revolve around doctors and medicine, in particular, the near-magical bottles of syrup prescribed by his family physician, Dr Chan Khye Meng,...

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Grand Venture Technology: Engineering Cutting-Edge Growth

Thirteen years ago, engineer Julian Ng had a Eureka moment when Lehman Brothers - then the fourth-largest investment bank in the US - went bankrupt. “The collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and...

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Haw Par Corporation: A Distinguished Brand Heritage

Wee Ee Lim sees himself as the custodian of a rich and diverse legacy, one that has withstood the test of time. The 59-year-old runs SGX-listed healthcare and leisure company Haw Par Corporation,...

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Singapore O&G Taps Accelerating Healthcare Demand

A high-energy, results-focused leader, Eric Choo enjoys connecting people by stimulating their tastebuds. “I can’t cook, but I appreciate good food, and I’m very adventurous with different...

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Far East Orchard Eyes Lodging Platform for Growth

An ethos of stewardship and the pursuit of excellence have always been the cornerstones of life for hospitality real estate veteran Alan Tang. “I’m a firm believer in stewardship and servant leadership,...

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ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust Embarks on New Growth Chapter

Why would you stay mediocre when you can be extraordinary? This is the motto that spurs real estate veteran Karen Lee to pursue excellence and reach for the stars. “A former boss gave me...

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