Whang Shang Ying

Executive Director of Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd

A former partner at Drew and Napier, Whang Shang Ying practised law for eight years before he decided to join his father in running Lam Soon - the company behind Knife brand cooking oil - which his grandfather founded in 1929. While law requires one to narrow in on a specialty, the 54-year-old finds the consumer business a lot more diverse and challenging. He joined the company in 1994, and is currently the Lam Soon Group's executive director.

He's also a man of varied personal interests from jazz (he reviewed music for The Straits Times under the name SY Whang) to art house movies and art in general, which he started collecting when he was in his 20s. He still remembers his first piece: a Chua...

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