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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 29): Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Koh Yaw Hui has spent most of his working years with the insurer, establishing himself as one of the most respected and well-regarded personalities in the business. In an open and frank interview, the charming and charismatic corporate chieftain discusses tattoos, his "MBA", and lessons that have shaped his approach to leadership.

“I have a good life with Great Eastern, and every day, I am learning new things,” he says about his 20-year career with the company. “When I see my agents do well, it is a wonderful feeling. And when the company does well, I know it’s a recognition of my leadership capabilities.”

Wanderlust plays a starring role in this week’s issue: Our Fare Trade column highlights new restaurant openings in London and beyond; Liquidity spotlights Phnom Penh’s acclaimed Sora Sky Bar; Travel brings readers skiing down the snowy slopes of Andermatt, Switzerland; while our Weekly Brief column has some interesting news of travel trends for the rest of the year.

Our Treasury column picks out some stunning black belts — no, not the martial arts kind — to cinch those waists, while Creative Enterprise showcases how North Village’s batik painting kits aim to revive this craft among the younger generation. Once you’ve updated your arts calendar courtesy of the Listings page, check out how two women on a bicycle are reviving Shakespeare. They are set to cycle into the Penang arts scene soon. Last but not least, we invite you to pore over our Horology pages, which showcase the goings on at the recently held LVMH Watch Week in Singapore, where Hublot, Tag Heuer, Bulgari and Zenith presented their novelties for the year.

Read more in the Jan 30 issue of The Edge Malaysia weekly.

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