Executive chairman, 2018
The China-born Goi started his first enterprise, a machine repair business, at 19 before setting up pastry skin maker Tee Yih Jia Foods in 1977. He moved to automate his business far ahead of his rivals, and expanded his product lines to cater to a growing appetite globally for frozen Asian food. More recently, Goi, 66, moved into real estate through a listed developer that he chairs, GSH Corporation, which has invested in commercial developments across Asia, including Malaysia and China.
Company:Tee Yih Jia Group