Mr Tan Kian Seng, joined the Group as Group Chief of Staff and interim President of Asia in October 2016, and assumed the position of Interim Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 1 March 2017.
Mr Tan Kian Seng has not been appointed as a Director at this time, although it is expected that he will attend Company Board meetings on a regular basis. Prior to working for the Group, Mr Tan had over 30 years of senior executive experience in operations and managing finance, legal, investor relations, purchasing, business development, human resources, information technology and other functions.
Most recently he served as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of Venture Corporation Limited ("Venture"), listed on the Singapore Exchange, a leading global provider of technology services, products and solutions that has over 12,000 employees and operations in markets worldwide. Mr Tan joined Venture in 2001 and held increasingly senior roles in various jurisdictions, including Vice President of Operations in Malaysia until February 2006, Chief Financial Officer until February 2012 and Group President from 2011 until February 2016. Mr Tan helped to drive the growth of the business during his tenure and in 2015, Venture achieved sales of S$2.65 billion with annual profit of S$154 million.
Before joining Venture, Mr Tan was Finance Director and held other senior finance roles with LenovoEMC (formerly Iomega Corp.) and financial controller and accounting roles with various technology and toy manufacturers. He started his career as an accountant in the U.K. and audit manager in Malaysia with the audit firms currently known as Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers respectively. Mr Tan is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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