Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Finian Tan

Chairman, Vickers Ventures Partners


Finian Tan founded Vickers Venture in 2005. Prior to Vickers, Dr. Tan was a founding partner and managing director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet's Asian operations, where he spearheaded its investment into Baidu in 2000. His earlier positions include managing director at Credit Suisse First Boston (Singapore and Malaysia) and regional director and head of Goldman Sachs's J. Aron and Co. (Singapore). Dr. Tan also served on numerous boards, committees and government ministries in Singapore and overseas. Notably, he acted as deputy secretary in Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry, and chairman of the US $1 billion TIF fund. He also served as deputy chairman of Singapore's National Science and Technology Board and on the board of Singhealth, the country's largest health care group. Dr. Tan received his PhD and PhM in engineering from Cambridge University and was awarded the Shell/Cambridge and Christ College scholarships. He received his BSc in Engineering from the University of Glasgow, where he won all academic awards available.

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