FINANCIAL SERVICES | Staff Reporter, Singapore

This accounting genius cracked the code behind the success of Singapore's best firms

Find out why Henry Tan was chosen as a judge at the SBR Awards.

Henry Tan is the managing director at Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation and Chairman of Nexia China serving clients in the areas of mergers and acquisition, accounting and insolvency and taxation advisory in Singapore and the region.

He assists companies in Initial Public Offering, Mergers and Acquisition, business plans and fund raising. He is also on the board of these listed companies: Raffles Education Corporation Limited, YHI International Limited, China New Town Development Co. Ltd and BH Global Corporation Limited.

He was from ACS & ACJC and awarded first class honours in Accountancy from National University of Singapore in 1988 and is a Fellow of Institute of SingaporeChartered Accountants and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and member of Mensa. Henry is a member of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP), Institute of Internal Auditors and Singapore Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Insolvency Practitioners of Singapore (FIPAS) and an Approved Liquidator registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Member of ISCA Corporate Reporting Committee and Chairman of Nanyang Business School (NBS) Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board.

Henry has attended the Advance Executive Management Development Program at Beijing Tsinghua University.

He was past regional chairman of Nexia Asia Pacific and board member of Nexia International Board. He was also President of Entrepreneur Organization and Spirit of Enterprise.

Nexia TS is recognised as an established mid-tier local accounting firm and an independent member firm of Nexia International.

Henry Tan was among the roster of highly esteemed judges at the recently concluded Singapore Business Review Awards. Find out more about him here:

What are your previous experiences and positions held that contributed to who you are as an expert in the business industry today?

Having to start a business from Zero base helped me to think of the unique selling point of a business existence. It helps me also to always think ahead of the industry curve and to be prepared.

What are your key business philosophies?

Integrity, integrity and integrity.

Based on the firms' nominations for the SBR Awards, what can you say about the way companies do business in Singapore?

Singapore companies are always trying to innovate and do things better. They are also expanding beyond Singapore as the market here is too small.

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