Prior to this appointment, he was the Group CEO of EYSI for 15 years, instrumental in transforming Eu Yan Sang into one of Asia’s largest TCM groups today.
Richard was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (Singapore) and represented Singapore at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 award. He was also recognised as the CEO of the year by the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010 for SGX-listed companies with a market capitalisation of under S$300 million. In 2016, he was lauded as the Brand Leader of the Year by InfluentialBrands.
Richard sits on various boards, both in the private sector as well as non-profit organisations. Most recently, he was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) at the Singapore National Day Awards 2020 in recognition of his contribution as Chairman of Singapore University of Social Sciences.