Richard Eu

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Richard Eu Yee Ming
Born 1947
Nationality Singaporean
Occupation Businessperson and Musician

Richard Eu Yee Ming (simplified Chinese: 余义明; traditional Chinese: 余義明; pinyin: Yú Yì Míng; born 1947) is a Singaporean businessperson and musician. He is chief executive officer of healthcare firm Eu Yan Sang.

Early life[edit]

Richard Eu Yee Ming[1] was born 1947, to a wealthy household. He lived his childhood at the now-demolished Eu Villa, "one of Singapore's largest homes", under the supervision of caretakers, as well as his parents. His father is Richard Eu (born 1923), son of businessman Eu Tong Sen, and his mother was Diana Eu.[2] The first of four children, Eu was educated for one year at Anglo-Chinese School. He then moved to England, where he attended the Canterbury-based Kent College, as well as the University of London, where he obtained a degree in law. After graduation, he returned to Singapore.[2]


Following his return to Singapore, Eu worked for a period of time under his uncle, who operated a concert business; he was part of the concert's road crew.[2] Other of Eu's former business endeavours include working in the computer industry.[3] Eu is the chief executive officer of Eu Yan Sang, a Chinese traditional healthcare firm established by his great-grandfather, Eu Kong.[4] Eu initially joined the company in 1989, as a general manager.[2] He released a studio album titled 66 in 2013.[2] In 2011, he was awarded the title of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Singapore).[5]

Personal life[edit]

Eu is married to Mary (née Chow; born 1955), with whom he has four children – three sons Richard, Anthony and Christopher, and one daughter Rebecca.[2] One of Eu's two brothers works as a journalist, while his sister is a homemaker.[2]


  1. ^ Nur Asyiin Mohamad Salleh (13 June 2012). "My grandfather's road...really". AsiaOne. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Lui, John. "Singing 60s". The Straits Times. pp. C4–.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Interview with Richard Eu" (PDF). Asia Biotech. 2007. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Hooi, Joyce (8 August 2009). "A 130-year-old TCM heritage – Eu Yan Sang". AsiaOne. 
  5. ^ "Richard Eu". Ernst & Young. Retrieved 2 July 2013.