Ken Tan built his sales career from ground up at retail to a Senior Regional Business Development Manager – and finally to a Leader in managing teams and grooming salespeople. Through focus, sheer dedication and resourcefulness, he amassed an excellent track record in Asia Pacific over 10 years.
Ken was highly instrumental in securing more than 60 global and country-wide contracts – to name a few include multinationals in Japan, conglomerates in South Korea, state-owned enterprises in Vietnam, blue chips in Thailand, large corporations in Philippines, family companies in Indonesia, SMEs in Singapore and inter-government organization based in Malaysia.
He strengthened client relationships and won multiple cross-border agreements in 14 major countries across Asia.
Ken clinched “Most Dedicated Salesperson of the Year” award twice in a year and has exceeded his targets over 4 years consecutively at a global market intelligence firm.
He has also given a briefing on salesmanship to final year business students in Nanyang Polytechnic.
As a Market Development Manager, Ken heads up the business and has successfully launched new products in Singapore with a clear go-to-market strategy. He has grown the firm’s revenue from negligible to a sizeable turnover.
Apart from the FMCG industry, he has the innate ability to win lucrative consulting projects (public policy work) from corporate and inter-government organizations.
He advises and mentors promising start-ups on sales pitches, strategic planning and overseas market development. Ken has graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Queensland Australia.
Currently, he is an Advisor to the Board for an e-commerce firm in Malaysia and a member of the Bansea (Business Angel SE Asia) network. He is an Angel Investor with private equity stakes and shares of public listed firms.
Through the arduous journey of interacting with people across borders, he has decided to embark on the path of empowering new salespeople (and aspiring folks who wish to learn about the art and science of selling).
Henceforth, dealgowhere.com is born.