Gaining global experience is key to success: Singaporean head honcho

Mr Tan Chin Hwee, 48, is Asia-Pacific chief executive of global commodity trading firm Trafigura.
Mr Tan Chin Hwee, 48, is Asia-Pacific chief executive of global commodity trading firm Trafigura.

Singapore executive Tan Chin Hwee has been as much a pioneer as a businessman in a career that has taken him across the globe.

When Mr Tan became the Asia-Pacific chief executive of global commodity trading firm Trafigura in January 2016, he was the first Singaporean and Asian to hold such a senior position in the firm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'Gaining global experience is key: S'porean head honcho'. Subscribe