Chief Executive Officer, Penang Skills Development Centre
As CEO of PSDC, ET TAN has over 30 years experience leading teams in R&D and product development at Hewlett-Packard in the UK, HP Labs and Seagate Technology in Silicon Valley. More recently, he led an optics startup Singapore and an online marketplace in Beijing. He was advisor for numerous startup and social enterprise teams at NUS Enterprise, NTU and SMU in Singapore.
He returned to Malaysia in 2014 through TalentCorp to lead a top business school in Selangor and later as VP Strategic Management in SilTerra to drive Malaysia’s own semicon fab into leading-edge applications in life-sciences, photonics and advanced sensors.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. His passion is to leverage his Silicon Valley experience to help build stronger businesses in Malaysia.