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SAMINK Exist For Your Freedom to Print - Sam Leong™ MSc MBA USA
Born on the 11th of November 1965, Sam Leong™ holds a MSc. in Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin USA, an MBA from the Golden Gate University USA, and post-graduate research at Cambridge.
Michael Palmer was elected Speaker of the Singapore Parliament on 10 October 2011. He was the eighth Speaker in the history of the Singapore Parliament since it started in 1955 as a Legislative Assembly.
Michael was a Member of Parliament between 2006 to 2012. He served on the Estimates Committee of the 11th Parliament and chaired the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Defense and Foreign Affairs.
In July 2011, he was appointed the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Home Affairs and Law. He was also a member of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for National Development and the Environment.
Sam's grandfather, HW Leong, was a war hero who, in 1941, saved thousands of prisoners. Sam's father, Alan Leong, went to school in a canvas tent and became a school teacher. Sam overcame adversity at a young age and understands the challenges faced by many families. He was born in 1965 and grew up in Singapore's racially diverse democracy.
At 13, he started work at a grocery store. Sam didn't brood over misfortunes. Instead, he developed a concept that would become his theme. It was something he called 'mindset', and this powerful force ensured good things would happen.
Sam hoarded many on-campus jobs to pay for his tuition at the University of Texas at Austin. He accepted a scholarship to pursue his MSc when he graduated at the top of his class. Sam cut his teeth at Hewlett Packard, where he built printers worldwide. He was promoted to regional marketing manager by 1995. Sam invented the world's 1st recyclable inkjet media in 1997 and founded SAMINK® to manufacture eco solvent inks in 1999.
Sam toiled 16-hour days. In the mornings, he would wear down the heels of his shoes in search of clients. In the afternoons, he would paint blotches of sweat on his shirt and strained muscles on his back from making eco solvent inks.
It has been a journey with many wrong turns, but Sam ensured that those mistakes would never happen again. Sam and his wife, Dr Grace, have three children, Elizabeth, 22; Victoria, 19; & Alexander, 14.