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Asian Investment Conference 2023

Ron Tan

Executive Chairman and CEO, Neon Group

Ron Tan

Ron Tan is Executive Chairman and CEO of Neon Group, responsible for spearheading partnerships with international studios such as Disney, Marvel, Hasbro, Universal, Lionsgate, 20th Century and Warner Bros. Mr. Tan also successfully established partnerships with governments of the world for their Cultural IP – Machu Picchu from Peru, and Ramses the Great (Ramses II) from Egypt and more. These partnerships enable NEON to constantly expand its global footprints and bring impactful experiences to visitors all around the world.

He has also brought NEON to greater renown, bagging awards in Singapore and the region, with the most recent being the inaugural “Best Managed Company Singapore Award 2021” organised by Deloitte and individually for Mr. Tan, “EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, organised by Ernst & Young in the year 2019.

Mr. Tan led 3 rounds of fundraising for NEON in the year 2019, 2021 and 2022, raising a total of approximately USD355 million for the company’s strategic expansion. NEON welcomed CITIC Capital, EDBI, the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Pavilion Capital on board in 2019. The fundraising round in April 2021 saw Seatown Holdings International and Qatar’s Doha Venture Capital joining the already strong stable of shareholders in NEON. 65 Equity Partners, an independently managed wholly-owned investment platform of Temasek came on board in October 2022 with a fresh investment of USD105 million, fueling the global expansion plans of the Group.

An alumni from The Chinese High School and Hwa Chong Junior College, Mr. Tan was awarded a scholarship by the Singapore government to pursue his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Ever the thought leader, Ron brings a dynamism that translates into a strong track record of performance and turnaround in high-paced organizations.