Desmond Teo Yen Koon; Singaporean Entrepreneur
Desmond Teo Yen Koon, born in 1978, is an Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and an Investor based in Singapore. He has received various honorary awards, including the honorary doctorate award from the International American University, Los Angeles. Desmond Yen Koon also holds an Academic Fellow from St. Clements University.
Desmond is an award-winning top talent in Singapore. He started off his career life in Singapore as a full time air force officer. Teo then left the air force field and joined the corporate world, marking the beginning of his successful entrepreneurial journey. He then pioneered the founding of a successful company that has achieved enormous greatness in the South East Asia and the Greater China with impeccable achievements, in just a few years.
Teo Yen Koon’s Biography
In an urge to give back to the society, Dr. Desmond Teo Yen Koon was motivated to return to Singapore to establish a consultancy company to share his vast corporate experience and nurture the upcoming entrepreneurs to help them realize their aspirations and goals. He affected that by successfully selling his business and making a move back to Singapore.
Currently, Dr. Desmond Teo is channelling his experience towards the development and success of the Gtoken Ltd. This is a company he co-founded in partnership with some other like-minded individuals. Gtoken Ltd. is an established game publishing company that continues to enjoy exponential growth in Asia due to the endless efforts channelled into it by its co-founders.
On his passion for the general Public Welfare, Dr. Desmond Teo Yen Koon supports various charitable and philanthropic activities. His philanthropic and charitable acts have made him receive various top honorary awards in different categories. He has received the honorary Doctor in Business Administration top honorary title conferred by International American University, and “American President’s Lifetime Achievement Award”. Of late, Dr. Teo Yen Koon was awarded with the honorary cross and charity medal by Austrian Schweitzer Association, Schweitzer Charity Award and the Knight of Malta title.
In 2017, Dr Desmond. Teo Yen Koon made an investment in the OLS Enterprise Limited, a listed entity that began as Eng. Wah Organization, the cinema chain operator. The company is now known as the Pine Capital Group Limited and specializes in the asset management business.
Dr. Desmond Teo Yen Koon has also widely travelled across the world in his entrepreneurship missions. He currently supports a number of charitable activities in Thailand including the donations to Melanoi Ladonsic School, Measaleng School located in Mae Hong Son province or Maehongsorn, the Northern Province of Thailand. Dr. Teo Yen Koon also took an initiative to buy new water filters for children in Wattanchatchor School, AngTong hence guarantee them access to clean water which is a basic necessity that lacks in most rural areas.
Still in his philanthropic work, Dr. Desmond Teo pledged annual donations to the charitable organizations in Cambodia as well as Nepal. This is in his drive to offer a helping hand to all community members regardless of their background, to make them live a better life hence promoting equality.
The Singapore President’s Award-Desmond Teo
Here is a photo of Dr. Desmond Teo with the current Singaporean President Halima binti Yacob where Mr. Desmond Teo was awarded for making a contribution to the Singapore Scout HQ expansion. The aforementioned Singapore Scout Foundation Awards Ceremony and appreciation was initiated on the 8th of July 2018 at the Istana.