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.