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Rolling in dough

Apollonia Poilane took the helm of the Parisian bread empire at the age of 18, and the number of outlets has since increased from three to five. By Chew Hui Yan

APOLLONIA Poilane was not your average university student. She attended classes, did her homework and had a social life, but she also ran a company half-way around the world in Paris from her Harvard dorm room. The company - Boulangerie Poilane - was no small start-up either by the then 18-year-