University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • Co-founded a small trading company that has since grown and expanded to become Asia Resource Corporation today managing diverse businesses across Asia
  • Played a pioneering role over 37 years to take well-known brands into uncharted territory as well as launch and grow ventures, with examples being Pepsi-Cola Vietnam, KFC Vietnam and Jetstar Asia Airways
  • Acquired and breathed new life into many mature and established corporations, such as Del Monte Pacific, Pepsi-Cola Philippines, Sterling Tobacco, Myanmar Airways International and Hua Feng Paper Mill
  • Actively promoted Singapore and regional businesses through leadership roles at the Singapore Trade Development Board (now International Enterprise Singapore), Regional Business Forum and the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, among others
  • Contributes expertise and experience to the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia Governing Board, Korea-Singapore Business Roundtable, SPRING Singapore's Enterprise Development Advisory Council and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, among others
  • Served on the boards of several government-linked companies, including Keppel Corporation, Keppel-Tat Lee Bank, Capitaland Commercial and Trade Development Board Holdings
  • Chairman, Singapore Business Federation (since 2008)
  • Chairman, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (since 2005)
  • Chairman, Network Indonesia (2003 - 2009)
  • Chairman, Vietnam Business Club (1994 - 2002)
  • Member, Economic Review Committee for Entrepreneurship and Internationalisation (2001 - 2002)
  • Member, Economic Strategies Committee (2009 - 2010)
  • Public Service Star (2008)
  • Public Service Medal (2001)
"To share my experience of business in Asia with others in Singapore."