Water Queen

Doebele, Justin
September 2005
Forbes Asia;9/19/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p30
The article features Olivia Lum, founder of the Hyflux water treatment company in Singapore and one of the richest women in Southeast Asia. The company has a $650 million market capitalization on the Singapore stock exchange with a revenue of $53 million in 2005. Lum was abandoned as a newborn at a hospital and adopted by a poverty-stricken widow who was a habitual gambler. She started distributing water-equipment treatment in a small office with two employees.


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