Mr. Tan Yong Nang is in charge of leading the development and execution of our Company’s long term strategy and is also responsible for all day-to-day management decisions.
Mr. Tan joined our Group in 2007 as an assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Services before taking on the position of Chief Operating Officer of our Group in 2011. Mr. Tan was involved in the growth of our Group’s operations in the region such as the expansion of our Group’s swine and dairy business segments. He also had oversight of the management functions across our Group’s businesses and introduced authority matrices across the various business segments of our Group’s operations to establish clearer roles and responsibilities for the management of our Group. Mr. Tan is also involved in the management of our Group’s financial liabilities and has assisted our Group in diversifying our Group’s financial relationships to include regional and international banking organizations.
Mr. Tan started his career as a statistician at the Department of Statistics, Singapore in 1985 and went on to become a research economist with Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry in 1986. He joined the Prudential group in 1988 as an investment analyst and was based in Hong Kong and the U.S.. Mr. Tan was employed by the PAMA Group Inc.’s group of companies (“PAMA Group”) from 1991 to 2003, becoming a partner of PAMA BVI in 2001.
Mr. Tan was involved in setting up several equity funds of the PAMA Group and handling the funds’ investment portfolio in South East Asia. He was also an Investment Committee member of PAMA BVI from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Tan joined Delifrance Asia Ltd in 2003 as its Chief Executive Officer where he was in charge of setting strategic corporate visions and directions for, and had oversight of the operations of, Delifrance Asia Ltd. He joined Li & Fung Group in 2005 as its Project Director and Chief Operating Officer and was involved in charting its overall investment direction and strategy.
Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 1983. He was also registered as a Chartered Financial Analyst with The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, United States of America in 1992 and is currently a member of Mensa International.