Kwek Leng Beng
Kwek, 74, is a proven maverick when it comes to making deals across the real estate spectrum — from residential and office developments to hospitality and retail projects. Under his leadership, the Hong Leong Group and its flagship property arm City Developments Limited have become a globally diversified group with assets of over S$30 billion. Kwek’s latest brainchild is South Beach, a cluster of luxury residences, offices and a designer hotel. He is now focused on growing the business in overseas markets such as Japan and Australia.