25 Apr '13, 12am

Being a CEO eats into you, says Tan Teik Guan of recently-acquired DS3

Being a CEO eats into you, says Tan Teik Guan of recently-acquired DS3

Being a CEO eats into you, says Tan Teik Guan of recently-acquired DS3 April 25, 2013 by Terence LEE The DS3 family. Teik Guan is wearing a yellow shirt. Photo: DS3 For twelve years, Tan Teik Guan has been carrying the weight of the company and its employees on his back, first as DS3 ‘s CTO and then as CEO in 2006. One wrong move could affect not just his 50 employees but also their families. It’s a huge burden to bear, especially since a startup lacks the stability of a large company. “I didn’t just have my own kids to think about — all my employees are like my children,” he said. But his reprieve finally came. In April this year, the management successfully sold the Singapore-based IT security firm to Gemalto , a multi-national corporation in the same industry. DS3 has been making profit by selling authentication software to banks. While the specifics of the deal cannot ...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2013/04/25/tan-teik-guan-of-ds3/

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