Tobias Gondrom is an idealist. His decision to take a job at Singapore’s UOB after a career in tech and telecoms firms was prompted, in part, by an advertisement he had seen on a Cathay Pacific flight from London to Hong Kong a few years previously.
The commercial featured a young girl receiving books from a donor. Before long, her father decided that one book was too valuable to accept and insisted on returning it to the donor. The sentiment struck a chord with Gondrom – particularly in the