Conversation with CEOs

Halcyon Agri: A Leading Natural Rubber Franchise

Relentless in his pursuit of excellence, rubber industry veteran David Li Xuetao always plays to win. “My passion is winning - that’s my definitive goal,” said the...

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Straits Trading Revs Up Real Estate Growth Engine

Despite spending nearly three decades of his career in the real estate investment and management industry, Desmond Tang has yet to experience a dull day. That’s because the real estate industry...

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Rex International Levels Up to Spur Growth

  For shipping-cum-oil-and-gas specialist Dan Broström, his diverse career journey - which spanned three continents and four industries - has taught him that success comes to those who dare, and...

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Oxley Holdings: Building Sustainable Growth

Entrepreneur and real estate magnate Ching Chiat Kwong believes in harnessing the power of fear - in particular, that dread of failure - to break new ground. “I make it...

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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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