Road Map To Success
Success means different things to different people. For the most part, it is defined by wealth, fame, respect and accomplishments but for Dato' Sri Jeffrey Raymond – the executive chairman and managing director of OEM Autoseats Malaysia – on numerous occasions, he also found success in the many challenges life throws at him.
In celebrating life's little victories, he has also tasted great rewards. From having children and seeing them grow (and to have the cycle repeat itself as his grandchildren were born) to experiencing the many highs in his career; these important milestones are his surest path to happiness.
Dato’ Sri Jeffrey made a pivotal entry into adulthood by embarking on the most adventurous journey to Europe over land from India in 1970 at the mere age of 20. Also during this time, love between him and Datin Sri Joyce Raymond began to make headway over the distance, all in graceful strides.
Upon his return to Malaysia, he landed a job in sales. "Some might say, I made a good sales rep. I then moved on to a large Biritsh company, managing their telecom spares department with Telekom Malaysia," he recalls. In 1981, he made a bold move to venture out and start Tele Dynamics which went on to become the largest office automation company in Malaysia.
He then sold the company and started OEM in 1994. Initially, they made leather covers for many car brands in Malaysia but a decade later, the company became the official seat assembler for one of the largest car brands in the world. The man is passionately committed to anything he puts his mind to and is relentless in his pursuit of excellence.
Here, Dato’ Sri Jeffrey delves into the notion of time and articulates his theory of happiness.