Chin Hwee Tan
Chin Hwee Tan joined Trafigura as Chief Executive Officer for Asia-Pacific with the responsibility for continuing the growth of Trafigura’s business across the region. Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest companies in the world, number 19 global ranking according to Fortune 500 in 2022.
Chin Hwee, also SGTraDEX Chairman, brings two decades of experience in management and financial roles, most recently as the founder of the Asian operations of Apollo Global Management LLC. He was voted by the Hedge Fund Journal as one of the emerging top 40 absolute return investors globally and also named for managing the Best Asia Credit Hedge Fund by The Asset. He is also the winner of the Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP) Award from the Singapore government and winner of the World Outstanding Young Chinese Entrepreneurs Award 2015.
Prior to joining Apollo, Chin Hwee was a Managing Director at Amaranth Advisors LLC, an American multi-strategy hedge fund responsible for identifying and evaluating public and private investment opportunities across the capital structure across Asia.
He is a Certified Accountant (CA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and also holds post-graduate qualifications from Yale University and Harvard University. Chin Hwee was a Young Leader in the World Cities Summit 2014, and one of the Young Global Leaders in the World Economic Forum. Chin Hwee was awarded the Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP) Award in 2013 by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In 2015, he received the World Outstanding Young Chinese Entrepreneurs Award from business newspaper Yazhou Zhoukan and the World Federation of Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization.