Ninja Van started off as a last-mile logistics service provider in Singapore, and in just three years, it has expanded across Southeast Asia.

Published 2018-05-22 16:37:47

Lai Chang Wen, the 31-year-old CEO of Ninja Van, had a strong entrepreneurial streak in him since he was a young student.

When he was still studying at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College – Singapore’s most elite schools – Chang Wen would buy used mobile phones at below-market prices from online forum HardwareZone and resell them at a higher price.

From second-hand phones, he delved into buying bicycle parts, which he later assembled into a bicycle himself.

And again, he would sell the bicycle for a profit. All these ventures was his way of earning extra pocket money.

Then when he was a finance undergraduate at Singapore Management University, he started up his first ‘real business’, Marcella, which specialises in made-to-measure menswear.


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