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One of Mr Gambhir’s proudest moments comes when he is appreciated for helping an employee through a rocky patch. PHOTO: WEE TECK HIAN
One of Mr Gambhir’s proudest moments comes when he is appreciated for helping an employee through a rocky patch. PHOTO: WEE TECK HIAN

A heart for HR

March 22
Vineet Gambhir is Yahoo!’s first VP for HR in the Asia-Pacific and his passion for people matches the Internet giant’s
Out of the comfort zone

Out of the comfort zone

If there had been any “big historic moment” in his life, Mr Dhirendra Shantilal believes it would have been when he made the choice to skip university.

Gallery: Bulldog with a mission

Bulldog with a mission

For years, the tradition had been for army medics to practise injections on each other using distilled water. As a platoon sergeant, Mr Edmund Kwok switched to using saline...

As boss, I’ll play the bad guy

As boss, I’ll play the bad guy

Her brassy, Singlish-spouting comedic persona is familiar to just about every Singapore household. However, fewer know Ms Irene Ang for the tough business woman that she is.

Gallery: Taking it personally

Taking it personally

Pragmatism, rather than a desire to serve the public, drove Mr Lim Siong Guan to take up the Colombo Plan scholarship awarded by the Public Service Commission.

Gallery: The fragile and the timeless

The fragile and the timeless

He is intimately acquainted with architectural icons built to stand the test of time, such as the Gardens by the Bay, the Supreme Court and other recognisable structures in...

Seeking driven soulmates

Seeking driven soulmates

He was first sent to Asia to “turn around a crisis of confidence” at public relations and advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather’s Taiwan office. He did so well that in two-and-a-half...

The race runner

The race runner

It was probably prescience and experience in equal measure that led Mr Chris Robb, Managing Director of Spectrum Worldwide Events (Singapore), to declare to TODAY the week...

Gallery: Banking on excitement

Banking on excitement

SINGAPORE — Spend a few minutes in the company of Mr Samuel Tsien and his enthusiasm for banking and finance soon starts to become infectious.

Gallery: A 360° Guru

A 360° Guru

His current client roster alone is impressive: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Pfizer CEO Ian Read and chef David Chang of the famed Momofuku group of restaurants, to name a...

Even superwoman needs help

Even superwoman needs help

Fifteen-year-old Grace Park, a willowy Korean American, was daunted when she first took a look at a brochure of the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point —...

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