David TanAssistant Chief Executive Officer (Development Group) at JTC Corporation

Mr David Tan is the Assistant Chief Executive Officer (Development Group) of JTC, Singapore’s lead government agency responsible for the planning and development of industrial infrastructure to support and catalyse the growth of new industries and transform existing enterprises. He oversees the land planning and redevelopment, architecture, procurement and contract management, as well as the planning and development of JTC’s next generation estates like one-north, Jurong Innovation District, Punggol Digital District and Woodlands North Coast.


Mr Tan has professional experience in engineering and industry development; having been involved in the planning, design and construction of major infrastructure, building and reclamation projects. He was involved in the development of Jurong Island as the world’s top ten chemical and energy hub, and Jurong Rock Caverns, South East Asia’s first underground liquid hydrocarbon storage and terminalling facility. He was the Deputy Chief Executive of Energy Market Authority from 2007 to 2010 where he was involved in energy policy, planning and development.


Currently, Mr Tan serves on the boards of Jurong Port Pte Ltd and SLI Holdings Pte Ltd. He is also a member of the Development Projects Advisory Panel of the Ministry of Finance, the MOH Holdings Pte Ltd’s Healthcare Infrastructure and Planning Committee and Project Development Committee, and the SinBerBEST Scientific Advisory Committee.


Mr Tan graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Adelaide and a MSc in Engineering from the National University of Singapore. In 2005, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) and in 2014, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in recognition of his contribution to the Public Service.

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