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Julian Tan

Julian Tan

Singapore Press Holdings, Chief of Digital Business

Julian is the Chief of Digital Business for Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). In this role, he oversees SPH’s digital businesses and investments, leading the initiative to transform SPH’s digital businesses and expand regionally.

Prior to this, he was the Executive Vice President and Head of SPH’s Digital Division where he was responsible for spearheading the Company’s digital media strategy from incubation to development and execution.

From 2008 to 2015, Julian was the Chief Executive Officer of 701Search Pte Ltd, a regional online classifieds joint venture company between SPH, Norway’s Schibsted and Telenor. He grew the business from a start-up in a single location to a leading developer of online marketplaces in the region, with footprints in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar.

He currently sits on the Boards of various e-commerce and online classifieds companies like Qoo10, SgCarmart, Streetsine and Silver Indonesia. He is also the Chairman of the board of FastCo Pte Ltd, where he drives a team of 30 to grow FastJobs – a non-executive recruitment platform – across the region.

Julian graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and earned two Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) degrees from INSEAD and Tsinghua University in 2009.

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