Henry Tan

Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer


Professional Experience

Henry Tan, Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer of CLA Global TS has been serving as advisor to clients in Singapore and the region. As Group CEO, he manages the firm and grows its footprint to a major player in the market.

Henry assisted companies especially entrepreneurs since 1993 to grow their business in Asia through IPO, M&A, Accounting & other advisory. He has many years of experience in China market. Henry also sits on the board of a number of listed companies.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Assisted number of entrepreneurs to grow their business to an IPO in Singapore, London and Hong Kong Exchange.
  • Advisory to German company expansion into 7 countries in Asia
  • Advisory to a top Chinese shoe retailer and fund raising through private equity and then subsequently IPO
  • Taxation advisory to companies entering into Singapore and Chinese market in respect of structuring of business.
  • Restructuring advisory to number of Chinese companies for doing business and fund rising outside China.


  • Graduated from National University of Singapore with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Attended Tsinghua University (Beijing) School of Economics & Management Executive Development Program
  • Council Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Chairman of Awareness Subcommittee on Sustainability Reporting of ISCA
  • Member of Corporate Reporting Committee of ISCA (2016-present)
  • ISCA Financial Forensic Professional
  • Chairman of Nanyang Business School Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board
  • ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant (ASEAN CPA)
  • Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Associations of Singapore Limited
  • Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand
  • Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Fellow of CPA Australia
  • Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) – Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals
  • Lay Member of Singapore Dental Council Complaints Panel
  • Member of the Compliants and Disciplinary Panel (2016 to 2018)
  • Member of Singapore Chartered Accountancy Qualification Council of Singapore Accountancy Commission (2013 to 2017)
  • Chairman of ISCA Education Sub-Committee of Financial Reporting Committee (2010 to 2014)
  • Member of ISCA Financial Reporting Committee (2008 to 2014)
  • Board Member & Asia Pacific Region Chairman of Nexia International (2004 to 2013)
  • Chapter President, Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (2010 to 2011)
  • President, Spirit of Enterprise (2006 to 2008)