“Tan constantly reminds himself, as a leader, to stay above the noise, and to stay focused with the purpose, and to be blessed the gift of wisdom, to lead and contribute to the betterment of the organisation he is in charge, and responsible, for.”
As a leading service agency, Cityneon Holdings specialises in crafting quality customer and brand experiences in the fields of Intellectual Property Rights, Interior Architecture, Events, Exhibitions and Thematic, working with governments, businesses, brands and organisations worldwide.
Cityneon is committed to high excellence, good quality, precision and creativity, and is uniquely proficient in the conceptualisation and creation of immersive attractions, theme parks and exhibitions featuring state-of-the-art technologies and immersive storytelling. Some of its past creations include the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition and the award-winning Sultanate of Oman National Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, completed by Cityneon’s Middle Eastern office. Hasbro Transformers “Autobot Alliance” will be launching in China end of this year. The Group has recently secured their 3rd Intellectual properties, the Universal Studio’s Jurassic World- The Exhibition global rights in September 2017. The Group’s current market capitalization is approx. $300 million.
With its global reach and international partnerships, Cityneon has the capability to serve its clients anywhere in the world. Cityneon has been listed on the Main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange since 2005, and is included in the Morgan Stanley Capital International, Inc and MSCI Global Micro Cap Indexes. Cityneon is also included in the Singapore Government’s Central Provident Fund Investment Scheme (CPFIS) that allows investors to invest in the company via its Central Provident Fund’s (CPF) Ordinary Accounts in Singapore.
Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer, Ron Tan, 46, was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director of Cityneon on 9 November 2015. He was previously an Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of EpiCentre Holdings, a corporation listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange; as well as an Independent board member of CCFH Limited (formerly known as Friven & Co.), also listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, and Mavshack AB, a Sweden corporation listed on the board of NASDAQ OMX.
Tan has also served as an International Director in investment holdings company First Alverstone Partners, and has sat on the boards of multiple international entertainment companies such as EMS Holdings, Hi-5 World, and BASE Entertainment Asia. Tan was the Producer for the Hi-5 TV series and the first Hi-5 movie in 2012, a TV programme that was sold and broadcasted to more than 200 countries globally.
Tan was awarded the prestigious Singapore Government scholarship to pursue his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA. He is an alumnus of Hwa Chong Junior College and The Chinese High School in Singapore.
Far-thinking and visionary in business, Tan takes as his role model in business and life the biblical King Solomon. Tan says, “Many of us, myself included – whether in business or in life – when we want, covet, desire, fancy, wish for, or when in pursuit of a business deal, a multi-million dollar contract, a partner (whether in life or in business), an investment, etc.; we ask and pray for our direct needs to be fulfilled. King Solomon, the Number One richest man ever in history and to ever exist, was reported to have a net worth in today’s dollars in excess of $2 trillion during his 40 year reign from 970 to 931 BCE as the wealthiest man on earth. And yet, he asked for only one thing – Wisdom. With the gift of wisdom, he was able to judge, assess, ascertain and decide and through the process, amass and gather immense wealth and an epic reputation that lasted for thousands of years.”
Tan constantly reminds himself, as a leader, to stay above the noise, and to stay focused with the purpose, and with the gift of wisdom, to lead and contribute to the betterment of the organisation he is in charge, and responsible, for.
He believes a good leader must beable to tackle both the Human Resource issues as well as the running of the business, thus demonstrating the ability of “walking the talk and talking the walk.” Tan says, “To have purpose is to stay focused. To have persistence gives one the ability to survive the distance.”
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