Dennis Tay stands at the forefront of the creative industry in Singapore. The founding CEO of Naiise, a five-year-old retailer of locally designed products, has taken his company from e-commerce to bricks and mortar, with six boutiques in Singapore, Malaysia and the UK. For the 32-year-old, Naiise is more than a purveyor of local goods: “I’d like to see the rise of creative entrepreneurs, designers and craftsmen, and Naiise’s goal is to be a platform that enables and empowers these individuals.” Naiise will be heading up the retail component of Design Orchard, a project by JTC Corporation, Spring Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board to nurture local design talents, slated to be completed in late 2018.
The Gen.T 2018 List
50 of the brightest connectors, creative visionaries, influential innovators and disruptive talents in Singapore.