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Tan Chin Tuan began his career at the Chinese Commercial Bank Ltd. in 1925, aged 17....[H]e was appointed Secretary of the bank, and on the eve of its merger with Ho Hong Bank Ltd and Oversea-Chinese Bank Ltd to form the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd in 1932, Tan ... assumed the post of Assistant Manager of the Exchange Department.... Just as the Japanese forces were closing in on Singapore, Tan was made co-Managing Director of OCBC and was sent to Australia and India to protect the bank's assets. ... [H]is entry into public service, start[ed] with his appointment as Municipal Commissioner in 1939. With the approach of war, he served on the Passive Defence Council and was the Divisional Commander of the Air Raid Precaution Unit. When the war came to and end, Tan was given priority to return to Singapore to assist in reconstruction, serving as a member of the British Military Administration Advisory Council and the Governor's Advisory Council. Between 1948 and 1955, he sat on the Legislative Council. In 1951, he was appointed Deputy President of the Legislative Council - the highest post open to an Asian in Singapore at the time. He also served on the Rendel Constitutional Commission.... Between the mid-1950s and mid-1970s, he was appointed Chairman of ten blue chip Singapore companies .... Upon Tan's retirement from the companies, the last in 1992, he was made their Honorary Life President. Throughout his career, Tan donated generously to various educational, health and welfare organizations and established the Tan Foundation in Singapore and the Tan Sri Tan foundation in Malaysia. This book details all these aspects of Tan Chin Tuan's corporate life and draws from exclusive interviews with Tan, his family and his numerous business associates, as well as his private papers. It is an insider's account that gives not only insight into the mind of Tan Chin Tuan, the corporate giant, but also into his heart."
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Book Description Landmark Books, Singapore, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. With the help of his subject and Tan's family and business associates, the author has produced an account of the philosophy and activities one of Singapore and Malaysia's best known businessmen and philanthropists. Besides founding The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Tan played a significant role in at least a dozen other companies. 252 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia. Seller Inventory # SN482
Book Description Landmark Books, Singapore, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M9814189030