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Mon­ica Lai

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.

Dex­ter Lau

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.

Vishen Lakhi­ani

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.

Diani Lee

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.

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