SITTING ON the sofa after a day of meetings, he shifts his gaze towards the bay. The late afternoon sun casts long shadows on the gleaming waters and he takes in the stunning view from the 29th floor of Ocean Financial Building. The 41-year-old Roman murmurs something about the imposing Marina Bay Sands and less than 24 hours after jetting in for his first visit to Singapore says the city is enchanting.
WITH AN arm akimbo, Edward Tan paces back and forth across the dining room. The other hand has his Apple iPhone 6 glued to his ear. The executive director of Hong Seh Group has been locked in conversation with Shanghai for an hour. Breakfast has long gone cold.
RICHARD PATERSON parts his hair to the left, high on the pate. The bush that the nose sits on is as neat. Appearances matter and he dresses niftily for occasions, always in a two-piece suit with matching pocket square and tie.