Nicole Tan

Nanyang Business School Alumni Advisory Board Member Nicole Tan

President & CEO
Shiseido Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Nicole Tan is President & CEO of Shiseido Asia Pacific (APAC), regional headquarters of leading Japan-based beauty group, Shiseido. Ms Tan is the first female Regional CEO at Shiseido and member of the Global Leadership Committee.

In her role, Ms Tan is responsible for driving the strategic vision, transformation and growth for Shiseido’s business in APAC – a region that includes more than 5,000 employees spread across eight markets offering iconic makeup, skincare and fragrance brands including Shiseido, NARS, Cle De Peau Beaute, Drunk Elephant, D&G and Anessa, amongst others.

Ms Tan joined Shiseido in October 2020 after more than 23 years in the global beauty industry. Prior to Shiseido, Ms Tan spent almost 15 years at the Estée Lauder Companies where she was responsible for multiple management roles based in Singapore and Shanghai. At Estee Lauder China, Ms Tan oversaw the Travel Retail business and set up the China organization structure to support the rapidly expanding business in the market. At the same time, she also led strategic retailer collaborations that resulted in many firsts and commercial breakthroughs for the group.

In addition to her passion for the beauty business, Ms Tan is an advocate of promoting gender equality and believes in the power of mentorship to enable opportunities for women and young people at the workplace.

Ms Tan is a proud alumna of Nanyang Technological University and holds a degree in Business Studies from the institute. Ms Tan moved back from Shanghai to Singapore in June 2020, where she stays with her husband and two children.