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Managing Director & Co-Founder

Fred Tan

In our volatile and uncertain world, there is a compelling need to face present challenges and embrace future opportunities by developing tomorrow’s leaders, today. Drawing on his personal journey in organisational learning and human capital management, as well as his operational exposures in the United Nations and humanitarian missions in Timor-Leste and Aceh, Fred Tan is passionate about developing effective and adaptive leaders in multi-cultural, high-performing teams.


For eight years as Head of the SAF’s Centre for Leadership Development (CLD), Fred systematically implemented a top-of-class leadership development system for a pipeline of 15,000 military leaders annually, and championed the seeding of an open learning culture in the organization. Under his charge, the Centre won the HRM Asia’s “Best in Leadership Development Award” in 2016.


A graduate of West Point, the premier leadership development institution of the US Army, Fred has been an effective leader and a positive role model over his years of service in the SAF. Armed with an attitude of lifelong learning, Fred holds a MSc in HR Development & Management from New York University and a Master in Human Capital Leadership from Singapore Management University. He received his training in Leadership Development and Crisis Leadership at Harvard University.


He is certified as Transformative Coach with Coach Masters Academy, Administrator of CCL’s Benchmark 360 assessments, Specialist Adult Educator (Curriculum Development), WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), Level 7 Advanced Diploma Qualifications (CIPD), Outward Mindset and Leadership Facilitator (Arbinger Institute), Foundational Facilitation Workshop (Facilitators Network Singapore), and TetraMap Facilitator (TetraMap International). Fred is also accredited as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), and holds a Certificate in Public Relations from the Institute of PR Singapore.

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