Vincent Tan still going strong
Doreen Leong | 15 Nov 2013 01:00
On his 60th birthday in February last year, tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun surprised the corporate world by announcing his retirement from Berjaya Corp Bhd. At the same time, the founder of the Berjaya conglomerate also said he was donating half his fortune to charity.
Many were taken aback by Tan’s retirement because in Malaysia, 60 is a relatively young age to call it a day, at least among corporate chieftains. And prior to this there were no signs that the hands-on tycoon was slowing down or phasing out his exit.
Now, more than 20 months later, Tan, who had handed over the running of Berjaya to his eldest son Datuk Robin Tan Yeong Ching, is still very much in the news with no signs of taking a back seat or fading into the background.
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