High-profile guests at a luncheon held at The Fullerton Hotel last month were privy to words of wisdom from Singapore property tycoon, Philip Ng.
The CEO of Far East Organization — one of the largest private property developers in Singapore — spoke on the role of his faith in the marketplace and how Christianity has helped him succeed in his business dealings.
Despite being the son of billionaire Ng Teng Fong, one of the richest men in the world, Philip said in a recent Business Times interview that life was not a bed of roses for him as his father was a tough mentor. “Conditioned” from young to run the business, Philip eventually took the helm at Far East Organization in the 1990s.
Shane Chiang, 36, director of a manufacturing company, was one of 40 industry professionals who attended the luncheon, which was a joint collaboration between the Research University on Leadership (RUL) and City Harvest’s Marketplace Ministry.
“Philip Ng’s wealth of experience is definitely worth more than silver or gold,” he said. “I’m impressed by his humility to serve and his willingness to take time to share his heart with people.”
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This is the second such event organized by RUL, and according to organizing committee member Natalie Teo, they are aiming to hold such events once every two months.
“It is an effective platform for business professionals to network and be mentored by top business leaders,” she said.