Tan Cheng Guan
Head, Renewables & Environment Businesses, Sembcorp Industries, Singapore
Mr Tan is the Head of Sembcorp’s Renewables & Environment business, including its renewable energy, water as well as waste-to-resource businesses, and drives the growth of these businesses globally. He is also the chairman of Sembcorp’s Climate Change Working Committee responsible for the company’s performance against climate-related metrics and targets.
He brings with him broad experience in engineering, strategy, business and project development for the utilities industry. Prior to joining Sembcorp, Mr Tan spent 12 years in engineering and project management for the oil and gas sector at Brown & Root Far East, where he was based in London, Kuala Lumpur and Miri. He also spent three years in Shanghai as Managing Director of Vopak China, overseeing the growth and operations of Vopak’s businesses in the country. While at Sembcorp, Mr Tan pioneered the early development of the Group's Utilities business on Jurong Island and subsequently led the business' expansion into China, India, the UK, the Middle East, Myanmar and Bangladesh. He also drove Sembcorp’s acquisition of renewable energy businesses in China and India, as well as the acquisition of Cascal's international municipal water business.
Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) from the University of Liverpool, UK and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA.