Keeping nimble to stay the course

KEEPING nimble via constant review of the sectors and geographies it is in is how Soilbuild Group intends to stay the course through real estate's inevitable ups and downs, says director Lim Han Qin.

Tat Hong's towering ambitions

WHETHER he's landed in Shanghai, Bangkok, or Sydney, it is no longer unusual for Roland Ng to be greeted by the familiar green of a Tat Hong crane towering by expressways as he makes his way from the airport into the city.

Taking to the high seas

FOR a people living on an island, Singaporeans don't venture out on the waters enough, says Arthur Tay, chairman and CEO of lifestyle and consumer goods conglomerate SUTL.

Charting growth through choppy waters

WHEN Mahesh Sivaswamy decided to uproot his family from Mumbai and relocate to Singapore in 1999, he did not envision building from scratch a shipping and logistics group that rakes in annual revenues of US$300 million.

Going beyond sharp suits

A DECADE on from the leap of faith he took to launch Benjamin Barker in the middle of an economic downturn, founder and CEO Nelson Yap hasn't stopped dreaming. In fact, with plans to harness technology and embrace novel franchising models as the brand goes global, his ambitions for Benjamin...

Championing a global education movement

IN the more than 40 years since he first landed in Australia in 1978 with his family - a nine-year-old Vietnamese refugee with not a word of English - David Chiem accomplished the following: became at the age of 14 the first Asian to play a leading role in an Australian television series,...