Yale NUS President’s Speaker Series: Olivia Lum – The Hyflux Journey

With a strong conviction and will power to follow her dreams, Olivia Lum left the comfort zone of her successful corporate career to set up Hyflux Ltd, a leading global water and environment solutions company. Olivia shares her life experience as an inspiring woman entrepreneur who has overcome life’s adversities to turn dreams into reality through hard work, strategic risk-taking and an unwavering courage to dream big.
About the Speaker:
As the Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Hyflux, Olivia Lum started corporate life as a chemist with Glaxo Pharmaceutical and left in 1989 to start up Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd, the precursor to Hyflux Ltd. Managing the Group for 26 years now, she is the driving force behind Hyflux’s growth and business expansion, and is responsible for policy and strategy formulation as well as corporate direction. Olivia has received many accolades for her entrepreneurial achievements including the Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth 2006, the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 and the Financial Times Arcelor Mittal Boldness in Business Award 2011 for Entrepreneurship.