Familiar Causes

1 Aug 2011, Singapore Tatler

The TAN CHIN TUAN FOUNDATION (TCTF) was established in 1976 by the eponymous prominent banker and philanthropist, fondly known as “Mr OCBC”. A self-made man who worked his way through the rungs to transform OCBC Bank – from the 1960s to the 1980s – from a community bank to a globally-ranked, sustainably performing financial institution, the Singapore-born Tan Sri Tan Chin Tuan also despised nepotism, callous wealth and social irresponsibility.