Clarence Tan is Chief Development Officer leading IHG's growth activities across Asia, Middle East & Africa, a diverse geography covering nearly 40 countries.
Prior to this, Clarence was Chief Operating Officer, South East Asia and Resorts, IHG, responsible for the operations and performance of nearly 70 hotels in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines, as well as 19 resort properties in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
He joined the company in 2004 as Head of Finance for the Asia Pacific region, and took on the role of CFO and Head of Operations Support for Asia and Australasia in 2009. Clarence then moved to Tokyo in January 2011 to take on the role of CEO of the IHG-ANA Joint Venture in Japan, overseeing IHG hotels in Japan and Korea.
Prior to joining IHG, Clarence held managerial positions with Raffles Hotels & Resorts. He has more than 16 years of management and consulting experience and spent the majority of his career in the accounting and hospitality sectors.
He graduated from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore in 1992. Clarence currently lives in Singapore with his wife and their four children.