Tan Yen Yen

President Asia Pacific, Vodafone Business

 

Yen Yen Tan is the President, Asia Pacific, at Vodafone Business. In her role, Yen Yen drives the strategy and operational execution to best serve Vodafone’s customers across Asia Pacific.

She was previously Regional Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific (South) for SAS Institute. Prior to joining SAS, Yen Yen was Senior Vice President of Applications for Oracle Asia Pacific and Vice President and Managing Director for Hewlett-Packard Singapore (HP).

Yen Yen also plays an active role on the board of several governmental institutions in Singapore, having served in various capacities such as the Chairman of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation and the Director of Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore across the past years. At present, Yen Yen is the Chairman of Singapore Science Centre, Director of Singapore Press Holdings, Director of ams AG. She is also a member of the National University of Singapore's (NUS) School of Computing.

An award-winning corporate leader, Yen Yen has earned a reputation for her contributions to the industry. These include awards such as ‘Most inspiring Women’ by Women’s Weekly 2009 Great Women of our Time Awards; and Top 10 women in The Peak’s 2015 Power List.

Yen Yen has a degree in Computer Science from National University of Singapore and an Executive MBA degree with Helsinki School of Economics Executive Education.

 

Advise from Yen Yen to future leaders:

"Be curious as you enter the workforce. Curiosity opens up new worlds and possibilities. Everyday is fresh learning and challenging experience. Only when you admit that there are things that you don’t know, and are willing to learn, can you evolve and reinvent yourself and broaden your thinking."