Charles Tan

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Asian leaders are grappling with how to accelerate performance and build empowerment in cultures that traditional are quite hierarchical. I find it personally rewarding to be in a position to help Asian leaders on this journey



Charles leads our Singapore office and specialises in strategy and operational improvement. He is passionate about people development, and was responsible for building up and training the in-house strategy team for Telstra Enterprise. Prior to Telstra, Charles was a senior manager at A.T. Kearney, and conducted various engagements in commercial due diligence, business strategy development, operational improvement and strategic sourcing. He has over 20 years of working experience across South East Asia and Australia in industries such as financial services, telecommunications, tertiary education, agriculture, private equity and utilities.

Charles’ engagements include:​

Led the onboarding of multiple squads in Agile ways of working for a major bank in Malaysia

Supported many senior leaders on their Agile Leadership journey through workshops, training and 1:1 coaching in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines

Helped to course-correct Agile implementations that had gone awry at a global airline and a regional energy company

Led Tribe Agile Coaching for a large Thai bank undergoing an Agile Transformation

Led the senior coaching function for major global investment company

Supported coaching numerous project and business teams to increase efficiency and effectiveness of global support functions at a large global mining company

Key facts:

  • Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School 
  • Bachelor of Business, Curtin University of Technology 
  • Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance 
  • Certified SAFe 4 Scrum Master 

Expert areas:

  • Singapore
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