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BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR

Unlocking value in Straits Trading

Keeping the end in mind, executive chairman Chew Gek Khim laid the key building blocks that set the stage for growth.

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Last year, Ms Chew hit the Forbes' list of Asia's 50 power businesswomen for turning Straits Trading into a dynamic holding company with interests in real estate, fund management, hospitality and resources.

THE work of transforming The Straits Trading Company into a major player in real estate, hospitality and resources is unfinished, says executive chairman Chew Gek Khim in her own assessment. Yet, the crucial steps of building its key business platforms are over.

"It's time to get the