15 CEOs in Singapore (from rags to riches)

Necessity is the mother of invention.

This saying, which may sound trite to some, resonates resoundingly with the stories of these CEOs, who have all risen from humble beginnings to conquer the business world – and their personal circumstances.

Thanks to a combination of innate smarts, hard work, and a bit of luck, they have turned their life around to become successful entrepreneurs who can well serve as inspiration for a new breed of businessmen.

So who are these homegrown towkays who went from rags to riches?

15 CEOs in Singapore who went from rags to riches

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MTE (Meet The Entrepreneurs) Charity Concert 2012

MTE (Meet TheEntrepreneurs) Charity Concert 2012

16th of January 2012 @ Serangoon Gardens Country Club, 7pm

  • 35 Singapore Entrepreneurs perform on common platform for the first time in Singapore, to promote     Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • Charity concert and dinner to raise funds for two local beneficiaries.
  • Multiple performances by award winning entrepreneurs of Singapore.
  • Star impersonation segment to showcase the Spirit of Enterprise

Meet The Entrepreneurs (MTE) Charity Concert : More than 30 award winning entrepreneurs are coming together to jointly organize the first ever Entrepreneur Charity Concert and Dinner on 16 January 2012 at the Serangoon Garden Country Club. The private concert, a first of its kind in Singapore, aims to bring greater awareness on the need to give back to the community and the pivotal role the local business community plays in such efforts.

This novelty project is initiated by the owner of Chen Fu Ji Int’l F&B, Mr. Roger Koh.  This event has on its list of invited guests many VIP’s who include Ambassadors from the representative embassies in Singapore, Members of Parliament, SME leaders and the 2011 presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock.

The beneficiaries of the concert are Club Rainbow and Dignity Kitchen.

Except for one professional recording artist among the group, most of the entrepreneurs are amateurs performing in front of a large audience for the first time.

Some of the concert highlights:

  • Famous Singaporean lawyer to render HERO in Cantonese
  • Local Info Tech entrepreneur will perform  “海阔天空” in two languages
  • Multiple award winner and CEO of local property company to perform stand-up comedy in English.
  • MTE band to render evergreen songs
  • Sculpturing on stage to the tune of music
  • Photography with an edge

With a mission which aims at  ”Fostering Responsible Enterprise, Forging Responsible Society” this event promises to be like no other.

MTE Concert and Dinner Diary note:

  • Date: 16 January 2012 (Mon)
  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Venue: Serangoon Garden Country Club (Kensington Ball Room) 22 Kensington Road

For more information contact:

  • Andrew Chow, 9777 1818 (English Media) 
  • Roger Koh, 8282 8203 (Chinese Media)
  • Secretary: Sreyashi Sen, 9006 2125

About Club Rainbow: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Club-Rainbow-Singapore/83493277943

About Dignity Kitchen: http://www.facebook.com/dignity.kitchen

Andrew Chow

  • Marketing Communication Director
  • MTE (Meet The Entrepreneurs) Charity Concert 2012
  • 23A Smith Street, Singapore 058937
  • Mobile: +97771818  or  Email: Andrew@ideamart.com.sg

Facebook Page: MeetEntrepreneurs

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