Kuok Meng Ru

Singapore's entrepreneurial scene looks less boring with spate of megadeals
SINGAPORE (Nov 30): Back in 2002, as the city-state was emerging from its worst recession since 1964, the government was getting impatient over the economy's disproportionate reliance on multinationals and a handful of globally competitive state-backed firms like Singapore Airlines. A panel on "entrepreneurship and internationalisation" noted that only 5% of Singaporeans ran their own ...
Rolling Stone's Singapore shareholder wants to buy the magazine
SINGAPORE (Nov 23): The 29-year-old founder of Singapore’s BandLab Technologies said he wants to buy the 51% of Rolling Stone he doesn’t own, adding the world-famous brand to his growing global music business. Kuok Meng Ru, a member of one of Asia’s richest families, said he’s in talks to take over the magazine after Jann Wenner put his controlling stake up for sale two months ...
Billionaire's 28-year-old son picks digital music empire over palm-oil riches
SINGAPORE (Aug 26): Kuok Meng Ru didn't spend much time with his billionaire father when he was growing up. As the third child of an agribusiness tycoon, he was sent off to a British boarding school at 10, graduating later from Cambridge University with a mathematics degree. His father Kuok Khoon Hong was busy building Wilmar International into the world’s largest ...