Lunch with Sumiko: It's a family affair at EtonHouse group of schools as son helps mum to oversee business

In the first of an occasional 'Family' series, meet Ng Gim Choo, founder of the EtonHouse group of 120 schools in 11 countries, and son Ng Yi-Xian, who became group CEO this year.

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A fishbone was the impetus for Mr Ng Yi-Xian to join his mother, Mrs Ng Gim Choo, in running EtonHouse.
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A fish bone was the reason Mr Ng Yi-Xian left his well-paying job in the United States to return home to help his mother run the EtonHouse group of schools.

He was back in Singapore over Christmas 2013 when his mum, Mrs Ng Gim Choo, swallowed a fish bone. He had to rush her to the emergency department of Singapore General Hospital to get it dislodged. It pained him to see her looking so vulnerable.

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