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Connecting the dots

Jessica Tan overcame her naysaying consultant instincts to build a digitech platform for Ping An Group, and rose to the role of group co-CEO, becoming one of the few Singaporeans at the helm of a Chinese juggernaut.

"Institutional investors are very sharp and astute investors. People still look at individual opportunities, there's a whole Wall Street that does that... We look for more long-term investors who care more about intrinsic long-term value and less of the short term." - Jessica Tan.

TO HAVE a conversation with group co-CEO of Chinese juggernaut Ping An Group Jessica Tan is to speak in terms of multiples and scale.

Take, for example, the launch of a digital platform by Ping An for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Guangdong province in China. That's 11 million...