Mr. Ang Ziqian followed his father, Mr. Ang Hong Hin’s footsteps and began working in the company when he was at the age of 13. He worked his way up, from being a funeral assistant to the Deputy Chairman of Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors presently. He injected a new lease of life into this trade which is usually perceived as being outdated and managed solely by the older generation.
In the 21st century where the Internet has become a key focus for businesses, Ziqian makes use of relevant technologies to further enhance the efficiency of the daily operations. As an astute businessman with sharp business sense, he is extremely attuned to the ever-changing needs of customers and ensures that the business is reflective of them.
An effort to go green is illustrated by the introduction of eco-friendly urns for sea burials. These urns are biodegradable and do not contribute to the pollution of the sea waters. He has also partnered with Algordanza from Switzerland, which uses advanced technologies to transform ashes of customers’ departed loved ones into memorial diamonds. The rationale behind this was to help customers to cope with their loss by creating a personal memento of their loved ones. Despite having numerous achievements under his belt, Ziqian always credits his achievements to the mentorship and guidance he received from his father over the years.
In the recent years, Ziqian aims to destigmatize death by encouraging people to talk about death and dying. These include issues like end-of-life care, writing a will and planning one’s funeral. He embarked campaigns through dialogue sessions and Getai performances to raise awareness and educate the community on end-of-life matters. The bereavement industry will indeed have to be prepared to receive shots of rejuvenation over and over again with Mr. Ang as the rising industry leader in its midst.