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Outstanding entrepreneurship

Advanced Holdings founder Dr Kar Wong is EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Engineering Services and Process Equipment.

"The EY Awards recognise the achievements and impacts of entrepreneurs, without discrimination. They also show that anyone from any walk of life can be a successful entrepreneur." - Dr Kar Wong

Advanced Holdings' main rivals are mostly global companies but it has managed to carve a niche and compete effectively with these giants in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and chemicals, and clean energy industries.

NANYANG Tech-nological University's Innovation Centre has seen yet another startup bloom into a Singapore-based multinational company.

Dr Kar Wong founded Advanced Holdings in 1993 and started with a small office at the Innovation Centre. It has since grown into a global organisation with...

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