MISC president and group chief executive Yee Yang Chien surprised many in the industry when he announced he was retiring at the age of 54.

Early retirement, he said, has always been his goal.

“I’ve always told myself I will want to retire from a full-time executive role by 2023, mainly because I want to spend at least 10 years of my life with the family, just enjoying life, and hopefully being a bit more carefree,” he said.