Kim Tan : "Positive Actions To Alleviate Poverty"
John Penny 1250 District Foundation Officer | David Martin : Training and Aviation | District 1250 | Friendship Exchange | Significant Achievement Award | Polioplus New Delhi NIDs launched by Indian President Abdul Kalam | Club History 3 : Charity Funding : Local First | Rotary Club of Guildford : Burns Night Supper : Saturday 24th January | Lunchtime Speaker Kim Tan : "Positive Actions To Alleviate Poverty" | Rotary Club of Guildford : Burns Night Supper : Saturday 24th January | What is Rotary : Information Bite : District 1250 | February : Rotary World Understanding Month | What is Rotary : Information Bite : Significant Achievement Award | Lunchtime Speaker : John Penny 1250 District Foundation Officer | Rotary Instant Response Gives Help and Hope To Earthquake Victims | Rotary Foundation's Many Worldwide Health Projects | Club History 3 : Charity Funding : Local First | What is Rotary : Information Bite : Friendship Exchange | Polioplus New Delhi NIDs launched by Indian President Abdul Kalam | Presentation of Paul Harris Medal To Alaric Law | Lunchtime Speaker : David Martin : Training and Aviation | Rotary and UNESCO Joint Initiatives | New Years Day Tournament of Roses Parade : Rotary Float Wins Trophy | RI Presidential Conference : Manila : Alleviation of PovertyRotary Club of Guildford District
...Guest Speaker : Kim Tan
Our welcome guest at Rotary lunch on Wednesday 28th January was Kim Tan
who spoke on three personal elements, first his
early life, loving family and English education, second his
business career and third two charities which are changing destitute peoples lives for the better. Kim
payed tribute to his
father's dedication and hard work.Although coming from humble origins he
had assured Kim
other brothers and sisters the advantage of a first class English education which individually led to a Phd and ultimate business success.In the UK he had met a lovely lass from Yorkshire, who became his wife and lifelong partner.A very busy Kim is the Founder Chairman of SpringHill Management Ltd managing a number of private equity funds including the biotech VC fund, SpringHill BioVentures Sdn Bhd.He is also a director of a number of biotech companies including GeneMedix plc, TranXenoGen Inc, Active Capital Trust plc and AsiaPrise Biotech Sdn Bhd.He is an advisor to Psimei Pharmaceuticals plc, BlueSpace International Ltd, and a number of government agencies on biotechnology.He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Director of Saracens Rugby Club.Kim
spoke of the International business issues of capital chasing low labour costs on a global scale to maintain or increase margins.India and China can offer a relatively unlimited labour resource in manufacturing and services together with a graduate potential becoming ever more skillful and tuned to the needs of multinationals.
The heavy labour costs of the initial European community states are presenting difficult challenges.More moves could be seen towards fostering marketing partners to utilize the best of low cost labour and added value with the old world expertise.Kim
highlighted two charities close to his
heart, speaking first of the excellent works of Jubilee Action who are based locally in Wonersh, a charity working primarily with street children in Brazil, Guatemala, Phillipines and Thailand, with new projects in India and Eastern Europe.