Mr Tan joined the Board of Directors of Accuron Technologies Limited in May 2014 and was appointed its President & CEO from 1 August 2015. Before joining the Accuron group, Mr Tan was the Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore, a government agency overseeing Singapore’s efforts in enterprise development, entrepreneurship, innovation, quality and standards. Before that, he was a career naval officer in the Republic of Singapore Navy where he last held the appointment of Chief of Staff – Naval Staff.
Over the years, Mr Tan served on the boards of various companies and not-for-profit organisations. He is currently the Deputy Chairman of Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing Pte Ltd and the Chairman of SAM Engineering & Equipment (M) Bhd. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Singapore Red Cross Council, Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Accreditation Council and a member of the Temasek Polytechnic Board of Governors.
He holds a BA in Physics from Cambridge University and a MSc in Management from Stanford University. He was awarded the President’s Scholarship and SAF Overseas Scholarship in 1985; and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Military) in 2007.