Mr Julian Tan was appointed to the Board of M1 on 11 June 2019. He is currently the Chief of Digital Business for Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) where he oversees SPH’s digital businesses and investments, and leads the initiative to transform and expand SPH’s digital businesses into the region.
From 2008 to 2015, Mr Tan 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.
Mr Tan played a key role in setting up the Singapore Media Exchange (SMX), a premium advertising exchange Joint Venture between media giants SPH and MediaCorp. He now sits on its board as a Director.
He also sits on the Boards of various e-commerce and online classifieds companies like Qoo10, SgCarmart, Streetsine and Silver Indonesia. He is also the Executive Chairman of FastCo Pte Ltd, where he drives a team of 50 to grow FastJobs – a non-executive recruitment platform – across the region.
Mr Tan 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.