Prime Movers

Gryphon Tea founder Lim Tian Wee associates tea with memories to come up with new ideas. -ST
The uncommon everyman banker
Samuel Tsien, group CEO of OCBC Bank, is banking on the values and qualities of Everyman Sam to guide OCBC through the wake of the global financial crisis. -BT
Ambition, industry and a bit of luck
Gas tycoon and taxi towkay started out earning just $30 a month sweeping floors. -ST
A breath of fresh heir
Ong Jun Quan is one of three second generation members of the Ong family taking over the reins from the founders of Soon Li Heng Civil Engineering. -BT
Chewy Junior sets its sites right
Founder Kevin Ong's four key points in driving his business forward are simplicity, focus, speed and scalability. -BT
Superman, Yoda, change crusader: GIC's Lim Siong Guan
Founder of Honour (Singapore) takes the MRT to his GIC office and does not get his secretary to run personal errands for him. -ST
No more hang-up over handbags
Elite police officer quit his job to help wife run handbag business. -ST
Lam Soon Group's Whang Shang Ying, the master grocer
Lam Soon Group's executive director Whang Shang Ying is the force propelling the company's brands into households. -ST
He is 20, going on millions
He runs his own company with a team of seven. -My Paper
Coffee boy is now 'coffee shop king'
School dropout's book on failures and successes has become a bestseller. -ST