Richard Eu - Family Politics, Consolidating Power, Going Public & Taking Private [The Business of Family Podcast]

Richard Eu is a fourth-generation Eu. One of the family's last remaining businesses, Eu Yan Sang, a network of Traditional Chinese Medicine dispensaries, was founded by Richard Eu's great-grandfather Eu Kong and the family's fifth generation are still in the business today.

This is a gripping story of family politics, loss of control, re-consolidation, an IPO, and ultimately privatisation of the family firm once again.

  • “My father told me when I was still studying that I would not expect to be able to work in any of the family businesses after graduation because of the family politics” – Richard Eu
  • “If you want to institutionalize the business, it cannot be in family hands forever” – Richard Eu


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