Having declared RuMa Hotels and Residences to be open for business, the group deputy managing director of Ireka Corporation still takes the time to relax by putting on her running shoes or turning on the television. “Never take yourself too seriously,” is her advice to friends, family and loved ones.
The executive director of Kim Teck Cheong Consolidated— the company started by his grandfather, the late Datuk Lau Yeong Ching, in 1938—is harvesting profits from the past two years, namely its venture into Sarawak and Brunei. While the business is his success, his family is his pride and joy.
Dato’ Tracey Lai
The director of sales and marketing for 1 Pavilion Property Consultancy, has a knack for managing large teams and building prestigious properties from the ground up. The welldressed dame is now focused on development projects in Damansara Heights, Ceylon Hill and KL’s Embassy Row.
Claire Lee Bloy
On a professional front, this warm-hearted philanthropist sits on the board of TMC Life Sciences as an independent director. In her personal life, the glamorous fashionista and Nicholas Bloy’s better half dotes on her two sons. Her motto in life is the Shakespearean quote: “To thine own self be true.”
Datuk Lai Voon Hon
Not content to rest on his laurels, after creating two successful concept hotels, (Westin Kuala Lumpur and Aloft KL Sentral), this travel enthusiast, who is the group managing director of Ireka Corporation has recently launched The RuMa Hotel and Residences, which will deliver unparalleled service.
Datin Dian Lee
When this health-conscious boss lady isn’t presiding over Clearwater Group, of which she is founder and director, she oversees the operations at a slew of restaurants (Ploy, Babe, and Way Modern Chinois) plus ensures that her food delivery service, Healthily Ever After, is performing in tip top shape.
Naming Elon Musk as his biggest inspiration, Vishen has barely begun his journey of changing the world. The founder of Mindvalley recently launched Mindvalley University in Tallinn, Estonia, and is burning the midnight oil while working on what he deems will be another New York Times best-seller.
Having handed over her reins at Country Heights Holdings, a family enterprise, this creative has turned her attention to penning children’s literature—thus becoming a published author in the process. The doting mother of two and wife of Law Wai Cheong speaks eloquent French to better express l’art de vivre.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela
Dianna Lee Previously group CEO of Country Heights Holdings, this enterprising mum now spearheads Blanc Silk with the help of her co-founders, research and development team, as well as creative designers—her three little girls. Like her sisters Dian and Diani, Dianna places health high in her list of priorities. Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew Considered ‘the godfather’ of The Mines Resort and Country Heights Holdings, he has enabled his businesses to grow and diverge into a wide range of sectors including health and education. While some deem him a social butterfly, Tan Sri Lee is actually a family man who enjoys the comforts of home. Elizabeth Lee-Yong Rarely seen without a radiant smile on her face, this fashionista with a penchant for hair bands, pompoms and flowy skirts co-founded The Playground Borneo plus Bowerhaus with her sister Shen-Tel and friend Sereni Linggi. Her proudest achievement is raising her two children, with her husband Benjamin Yong. Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian Having inherited his father’s foresight, CEO Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian has incorporated new businesses to KLK Land’s portfolio. Through acquisitions, the group’s plantation land bank now stands at 270,000 hectares. He and his wife Puan Sri Sandra Lee recently unveiled 22 Hale Street, a gallery-museum in Ipoh. Dr George Lee After attending Cambridge to study medicine, Oxford for surgery and Imperial College of London for urology, this polymath returned to the motherland to put his practices to use. The advocate for men’s health who works at Tropicana Medical Centre can also be recognised through his TEDx speeches. Shen-Tel Lee Shen-Tel Lee is the co-founder of accessory labels Bowerhaus and Sereni & Shentel. She also helps her husband Bobby Ting with creative work in his property business and is a hands-on parent to two boys, Benjamin and Kingston. This film enthusiast aspires to incorporate more animation work into her portfolio. Lee Jim Leng The charismatic CEO and managing director of Hong Leong Investment Bank is a fine example of a woman who has not only done well in a male-dominated industry, but also presides at the board level. Sincerity, her best trait, was adopted from her dearly departed grandmother. She is the better half of Nathan Tham. Dato’ Sri Dr Vernon Lee Dato’ Sri Dr Vernon’s experience in performing complex surgeries and his warm bedside manner are reasons why he is an in-demand paediatrician and neonatologist currently based in Gleneagles Medical Centre. Married to Datin Sri Kim Lee, his daughter Jessica is a practising doctor like him.