K.S. Wong

CEO -- SembCorp Industries -- Singapore

This is a man who knows the Jack Welch corporate growth model by heart. That is, if a company can't be tops in its field, sell it. K.S. Wong's interpretation, modified for the tiny city-state of Singapore: Identify companies that rank second or third and make them No.1 by merging them with bigger players. "General Electric is one of our benchmarks," says Wong, CEO and president of SembCorp Industries. "You have to be a certain size to survive."

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