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For 51 years, OCBC banks on 'office boy' to deliver

Right: Mr Mohamad Ismail Mohammad Yusof turns 71 next month but has no plans to retire yet. Below: Mr Mohamad Ismail was the bank's singles badminton champion for more than 20 years. One of his prized photos is of him receiving a badminton medal in 1
Mr Mohamad Ismail Mohammad Yusof turns 71 next month but has no plans to retire yet.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN
Right: Mr Mohamad Ismail Mohammad Yusof turns 71 next month but has no plans to retire yet. Below: Mr Mohamad Ismail was the bank's singles badminton champion for more than 20 years. One of his prized photos is of him receiving a badminton medal in 1
Mr Mohamad Ismail was the bank's singles badminton champion for more than 20 years. One of his prized photos is of him receiving a badminton medal in 1972 from the wife of OCBC chairman Tan Chin Tuan.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

While the pioneer leaders were the original architects of Singapore, everyday heroes helped build society here. This is another story about such people in the series, The Lives They Live.

Mr Mohamad Ismail Mohammad Yusof has spent his entire working life at OCBC Bank doing the same job - delivering important documents by hand within the company and to external parties.
 

The 70-year-old has a simple job title - messenger, or "office boy", as Mr Mohamad Ismail described it with a laugh.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'For 51 years, OCBC banks on 'office boy' to deliver'. Print Edition | Subscribe