Dr. Kim Tan
Dr. Kim Tan
Kim is the founder Chairman of SpringHill Management Ltd., a private equity and VC fund management company.
manages a Malaysian Fund, SpringHill Bioventures Sdn Bhd
, which invests in emerging markets.
Kim is a director of Active Capital Trust Plc, a LSE listed investment trust company.
He is the founder Chairman of AsiaPrise Biotech Sdn Bhd which operates the NCI Cancer Hospital in Malaysia, a subsidiary of TH Group Berhad.
He is also a director of a number of listed and private biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the UK, USA, India and Malaysia.
Kim is an advisor to a number of government agencies in Asia on biotechnology.
He chairs the Research Expert Working Group for the Asia Pacific Economic Community (APEC) Life Science Forum.
has been the driving force behind the Kuzuko Game Park project, which is now part of Inqo Investments
, a social venture company based in South Africa, with plans to be floated on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Kuzuko combines job creation, environmental conservation and community transformation.
The Kuzuko Game Park includes a "Big Five" game reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and a five star luxury bush lodge managed by Legacy Hotels.
The game park and lodge have generated employment for 250 people in an area of 85% adult unemployment.
Kim is co-founder and trustee of the Transformational Business Network (TBN), a network of business people supporting micro, small, and medium enterprises in developing countries by contributing time and skills, mentoring developing entrepreneurs, and investing in growing businesses.
TBN members are currently supporting 62 business projects that have created more than 20,000 jobs in 22 countries, with a total direct or indirect investment of £55 million.
Kim has a Ph.D in biochemistry and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
is co-author with Lord Brian Griffiths of "Fighting Poverty through Enterprise".