Tan Chin Hwee

Chin Hwee is the Asia-Pacific CEO of a company that is among the world's largest. His real passion, however, is to serve the community.

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Tan Chin Hwee (born 1971) is the chief executive officer in Asia-Pacific for Trafigura Group, the first Singaporean and Asian to be named in such a senior position in the firm.[1] Tan was most recently the founding partner in Asia for Apollo Global Management LLC, a global alternative investor with over US$185 billion in assets under management. He was voted by the Hedge Fund Journal as the emerging top 40 absolute return investors globally and also named as Best Asia Credit Hedge Fund by The Asset. Prior to joining Apollo, Tan was a Managing Director at Amaranth Advisors LLC, an American multi-strategy hedge fund. From 1999 to 2001, Tan ran the proprietary credit portfolio for Development Bank of Singapore. Tan began his career in 1995 at the treasury division of Keppel Corporation, where he traded proprietary Asian equities and fixed-income until 1999.[2]

Tan is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a World Cities Summit Young Leader 2014.[3] He won the 2013 Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP) Award from the Singapore government and is a member of the Resource Panel for Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade and Industry and for Advisory Panel for Volunteer Youth Corp, for the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth in Singapore.

Tan sits on various for profits and not-for profit Boards including Lien Aid Limited (Singapore), the endowment fund for KK Women's and Children's Hospital[4] and the advisory board of the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is a Board member of Singapore Press Holding and NRC Chair for Keppel REIT, Singapore's largest listed office REIT. In 2015, the Nanyang Technological University, Tan's alma mater, appointed him to its Board of Trustees concurrent to his appointment to the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Finance Centre Advisory Panel.[5] He is also an Adjunct Professor at a number of universities in Singapore and China.[6]

Despite his humble beginnings,[7] Tan graduated with an undergraduate Accountancy degree ('95) from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He holds an MBA ('03) from Yale University and completed a postgraduate course at Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2011. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is both an Australian- and Singapore-registered Certified Public Accountant (CPA).[8]

Tan is the co-author of Asian Financial Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities, published in April 2014.[9] In 2015, the Chinese version of the book was launched in Shanghai, China, and sold out upon release.[10]

August 4, 2017

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