Episode 50: Rafiq Jumabhoy (Orkney Holdings), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

YPO member Rafiq Jumabhoy, an Oxford graduate, rose up in the family business and demonstrated his ability to transform an entire industry. Rafiq is currently the chairman of Orkney Holdings, a management consulting company, providing strategic management and implementation services for family businesses and for real estate related businesses, including government-linked enterprises, corporations and financial institutions with clients all over the globe.

Back in the 90s, Rafiq was CEO of Singapore’s then largest Indian-family listed corporation, Scotts Holdings, with businesses in shopping centers, serviced apartments and property development along with subsidiaries in Singapore, the UK and Australia. During his tenure, he quadrupled the value of the group and broadened the company’s presence. He also founded Asia’s first branded serviced apartments, The Ascott.

Sadly, family infighting destroyed the entire empire, but Rafiq lived to tell the story in this episode.


Guest: Rafiq Jumabhoy, Chairman of Orkney Holdings
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.