SINGAPORE (Apr 16): On March 19, I conducted an hour-long one-on-one interview with the 44th President of the US. The event was hosted in Singapore by the Bank of Singapore. It was held on stage before an audience of 1,200 guests from around the world.

Barack Obama is not just a former president of the US. He had the “audacity” to challenge stereotypes and conventional assumptions. At 47, he became the first black president in the White House. He achieved this despite his limited exposure to the capital, and limited access to capital to fund a presidential campaign.

There were great expectations that Obama would change the adversarial nature of the world and reduce the polemics in politics. To what extent did he achieve this during his eightyear term? The reviews are mixed.

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