Mr. Tan is the deputy chief executive of SPRING Singapore, the enterprise development agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He is responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Tan was the deputy CEO of International Enterprise Singapore and a board member of SPRING Singapore and Design Singapore Council. He's currently a board member of the Council for Private Education, a statutory board under the Ministry of Education.
Before joining the public service, Mr. Tan spent 18 years in the private sector and held senior positions in several multinational companies, including General Electric, Accenture, and Singapore-listed CSE Global. He was also a chairman and board member of various companies in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Tan graduated with a bachelor's of applied science in electrical engineering. He also holds an MBA and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.