Nanyang Technological University

Mr Tan Chin Hwee


Mr Tan Chin Hwee
CEO, Asia Pacific
Trafigura Pte Ltd

Mr Tan Chin Hwee has joined Trafigura Group, one of the largest commodity traders in the world as the CEO, Asia Pacific.

Before joining Trafigura, he was a founding partner in Asia for Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative investment firm that is among the top three largest in the world.

Before joining Apollo, he was a Managing Director at Amaranth, where he pioneered a number of historic capital market “firsts” in public and private investment opportunities.
He is a Director of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, a non-executive Director of Keppel REIT and KK Endowment Fund. Most recently, he has taken on the International Olympic Council Financial Advisor role.

Mr Tan is also a member of the Panel for Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade and Industry, and he is on the new Advisory Panel for Volunteer Youth Corp, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. He actively contributes to the community, serving on various not-for-profit Boards such as the advisory committee of CAFE, the new banking and finance learning initiative at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is an Adjunct Professor in a number of universities and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at NTU. He is the author of the best-selling book, Asian Financial Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities.

Mr Tan has a Bachelor of Accountancy degree, graduating with Second Class Upper Honours in 1995 from NTU. He has an MBA from Yale University and completed a postgraduate course at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is both an Australian- and a Singapore-registered Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is also a Non-executive Director of CFA Society Singapore.

Mr Tan received the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award in 2014 and the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2011 from NTU. He was honoured as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2010 and as a World Cities Summit Young Leader in 2014. He is the winner of the Singapore 2013 Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP) Award. He was voted by The Hedge Fund Journal as one of the top 40 emerging absolute return investors globally and was also named Best Asia Credit Hedge Fund Manager by Hong Kong-based publication The Asset.

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