TANNER TAN

Independent Non-Executive Director



TANNER IS A SENIOR EXECUTIVE WITH 20+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN FINANCE MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, STRATEGY, ECOMMERCE, AND CROSS-CULTURAL TEAM LEADERSHIP IN CHINA.

IN 2016, TANNER PARTNERED WITH MR. BAIPING SHEN TO INVEST IN MAGIC PANDA SHANGHAI, LEADING ITS BUSINESS TURNAROUND, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, FUND RAISING, OPERATING PROCESSES, AND PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT. MAGIC PANDA IS ONE OF THE MOST AWARDED AND HIGHLY RESPECTED E-COMMERCE OPERATOR IN THE APPAREL AND LIFESTYLE SEGMENT OF CHINA.

PRIOR TO MAGIC PANDA, BEGINNING IN 2011, TANNER WAS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF MULLENLOWE CHINA (AN INTERPUBLIC GROUP COMPANY), MANAGING CLIENTS INCLUDING UNILEVER, COCA COLA, GENERAL MOTORS, TMALL, ALIPAY, ANTA, REMY MARTIN, TOTAL, AND QUALCOMM.

TANNER’S PRIOR EXPERIANCE, BEGINNING IN 2007, ALSO INCLUDES 10 YEARS AT BURSON-MASTELLER (NOW BURSON COHN & WOLFE “BCW”), A WPP COMPANY, WHERE HE SERVED A ROLE AS FINANCE DIRECTOR.

PREVIOUS TO THAT, BEGINNING IN 2002, TANNER WAS FINANCIAL CONTROLLER AT AMERICAN EXPRESS CHINA WHERE HE MANAGED INITIAL SET-UP OF THE AMERICAN EXPRESS CHINA BUSINESS AND TRAVEL DIVISION. MR. TAN INTRODUCED SIGNATURE ON FILE (“SOF”) INTO THE CHINESE MARKET WHICH HELPED BUILT THE INITIAL FOUNDATION OF CHINA ECOMMERCE ONLINE PAYMENT SOLUTION, AND GREW AMERICAN EXPRESS BUSINESS TRAVEL BUSINESS TO AN INDUSTRY NO 1 WITHIN 4 YEARS.

EARLIER IN HIS CAREER, TANNER TRAINED IN THE FINANCE AND COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENTS AT SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CHINA (“SB”) AND GLAXOSMITHKLINE CHINA (“GSK”) WHERE HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN INTRODUCING THE FLU VACCINE INTO CHINA.

MR. TAN HOLDS A BACHELOR OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING, FROM CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMY, BEIJING, CHINA.