What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being a regular blood donor for 20+ years
What is your greatest regret?
Losing my father before he saw me progress in my career
On what occasion do you lie?
When embellishing a joke, especially about a school mate
Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Dr Goh Keng Swee, the economic architect of Singapore
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
No. My motto is “Get the job done; let someone else take the credit”
What would be a “perfect” day for you?
A long jog, brunch with friends and watch a Real Madrid football match
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
To play the guitar
Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Write a book. It’s still being edited in my head
What is your most treasured memory?
Getting a management internship at Procter & Gamble Canada
Share an embarrassing moment in your life.
Noting a neighbour’s house being spruced up, asked if he was having a party. He replied he had flown back for his father’s funeral
Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be, and why?
My plant(s). They turn my friends green with envy
What is your natural talent?
Being able to quickly identify the core of a complex issue
What is your greatest extravagance?
What do you wish you had right now?
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Cristiano Ronaldo, for his force of will
Which historical figure do you admire the most?
The Chinese reformist leader Deng Xiaoping
Who are your favourite writers?
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Malcolm Gladwell, Joseph Heller
What was your favourite food as a child?
String hoppers and kiri maalu
What inspires you?
People who have helped transform countries despite enormous obstacles
What impact do you want to leave on the world?
To make things better for those without a voice in the corridors of power
Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Capt. John Yossaria