Founder and Group Chairman
Dr. Quek Meng Tong is the Executive Chairman of the Board of BreadTalk Group Ltd. He was appointed to the Board on 6 March 2003 and reelected on 22 April 2014. Having led and grown the Company to its current empire, George continues to drive strategic direction and development into the future. George started his food and beverage business in Taiwan in 1982, growing it into a chain of 21 Southeast Asian food outlets within a mere decade. Returning to Singapore in 1992, he then founded Topwin Singapore and subsequently Megabite China in 1996, establishing the food court businesses. In 2000, he started the bakery business with BreadTalk Pte Ltd and eventually brought it to list on the SGX in 2003 while creating a household name. George is a Brand Champion who has positioned the companys brand portfolio into innovative concepts now widely accepted in Asia and throughout the world. His keen interest in the arts, creative talent and acute sense of anticipating consumer demands have led the BreadTalk Group to always position itself as an inspiring company that delights consumers time and again. George holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Wisconsin International University, USA. Amongst other awards, he won the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2002 organised by the Assocation of Small and Medium Entreprises and The Rotary Club of Singapore.
Age: 58 Chairman Since 2008 Ph.D