Sampah began his 45-year journey with Cushman & Wakefield as a building maintenance technician back in 1972.
Sampah now works with the maintenance team at Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education College West as part of the Facility Management services on campus.
On campus, Sampah serves as a reactive maintenance technician, managing day-to-day facility operations at ITE College West and attending to user complaints regarding building services. He addresses issues and liaises with users to close every case as quickly and efficiently as possible.
While Sampah himself is a man of few words, his supervisor, Lok Tonglin, praised his outstanding skill set and experience: “Sampah is very experienced and is able to attend to a wide scope of building problems – ACMV, plumbing and general building services; he is able to respond to facility issues with high-quality solutions independently.”
When asked how he feels about Cushman & Wakefield, Sampah says he is glad to see that the company is growing bigger and stronger each year. He enjoys coming in to work every day, and he looks forward to the future of the company.
You first joined Cushman & Wakefield in March 1972. What was your first role and what was it like to work for the firm and industry in your first years?
Sampah: My first role was technician for building maintenance. Working there was a great experience, and shortly after my first year, I felt bonded to the people.
What major roles have you played over the years?
Sampah: Leading a team of new staff and sharing my experience with them.
What are the biggest changes you’ve seen to the way business is done over the decades and what hasn’t changed?
Sampah: The biggest positive change is that the company is growing bigger and better every year.
If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
Sampah: Diligent, receptive, quality.
If you could have dinner with any one person, living or dead, who would it be?
Sampah: My wife.
What have you liked most about working for Cushman & Wakefield?
Sampah: I enjoy working with and for my friendly colleagues and clients.
What are some of the secrets to your success?
Sampah: There are no secrets — just keep working hard.
What’s one or two things that many of your colleagues would not know about you.
Sampah: I enjoy watching and playing soccer – my favorite team is Liverpool. I have two daughters who are 30 and 20 years old and a son who’s 19. I also have two grandchildren, a 1-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl.