My journey to Singapore - The place I want to be!
Distinguished Business Leader,
Mr Edmund Cheng
Mr. Edmund Cheng, Deputy Chairman of Wing Tai Holdings Limited and Managing Director of Wing Tai Land Pte Ltd, spoke to an audience of close to 200 Overseas Singaporeans during the 4th Distinguished Business Leaders Series in Perth, Australia, on 10 March 2007.
Panellists during a Q&A session
With his warm and gentle disposition, Mr. Cheng engaged the audience with personal anecdotes and shared his valuable experiences during his journey of becoming a Singaporean. Born in Hong Kong and once an American citizen, Mr. Cheng’s passion for Singapore was evident when he remarked, “
(L-R) Roy Quek (Director, OSU), Edmund Cheng (Deputy Chairman, Wing Tai Holdings Ltd), Chiang Chie Foo (Perm Sec, PMO), Eddie Teo (High Comm to Australia), Anthony Quahe (Hon Dir -Perth, Contact S'pore), Tan Hwee Bin (COO, Wing Tai Holdings Ltd).
OS in Perth with Mr Cheng
"Singapore is the only place that gives me a sense of belonging. I have lived in Singapore for almost 28 years and I am now a Singapore citizen. Singapore is my home".
The audience was impressed with Mr. Cheng’s honesty and openness during the panel discussion when he fielded questions that ranged from entrepreneurial values to parenting advice.
The ensuing dinner reception facilitated closer interaction as many guests approached Mr. Cheng to learn more about career opportunities in Singapore and the region with Wing Tai Holdings. The close encounter with one of Singapore’s prominent business leaders was a real treat for all who turned up, and it was truly an evening well spent.
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