A serial entrepreneur from Taiwan who transitioned from electrical engineering to garments, and finally settling down in agriculture - specifically in the rice sector. Thomas' first venture in agriculture was in Vietnam in the late 1980s, becoming COO of a listed fertilizer firm before attempting tropical hybrid rice development in the Philippines and elsewhere.
Carrying the serial entrepreneur gene, David was a fencing coach and a new father. His wife describes him as someone who would 'save the dolphin", but in reality, David believes in meaningful partnerships and inclusivity. David graduated from Murdoch University with a degree in Molecular Biology and obtained a master's degree in Tri-Sector Collaboration at Singapore Management University. He entered the hybrid rice industry in 2008.
Could have become the Durian Prince, but he instead entered the finance sector. Jingkai's kampung spirit was awakened when his son raised several soul-searching questions, leading to him resigning from banking and entering the rice business. Jingkai graduated from University College London and has over a decade's experience in commodities with investment banks in London and Singapore.
Golden Sunland’s farm team is ever growing. With a key focus on technology transfer and on-job training, we engaged six foreign experts across different disciplines to train 88 local staff in breeding, seed production, rice production, mechanization, and post-harvest processes.
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