Oon Kuin Lim

Lim Oon Kuin

Known by friends and associates as OK, Lim, 71, started selling diesel to boatmen over 50 years ago on a rickety truck that cost S$1,000, before going on to build one of Singapore’s biggest oil traders, Hin Leong Trading. His entrepreneurial instincts, coupled with an outsized appetite for risk, has forged his reputation as one of the most successful players in the business. Hin Leong has expanded beyond trading and today owns one of Asia’s largest commercial oil storage facilities and a fleet of tankers.