Dato Dr. Kim Tan


People - Dr. Dato Kim Tan

TOPIC:  “Using Biblically-Grounded Entrepreneurial Skills for High-Impact Investing”

BIO:  Dr. Dato Kim Tan is a successful biotech entrepreneur, global social impact pioneer and a Jubilee-inspired advocate of changing how Christian entrepreneurs can make a difference around the globe. Kim grew up in Malaysia, lives in the UK, and travels around the world, particularly to investment projects throughout Africa and Asia.  Dato Kim is the Chairman of SpringHill Management Ltd (www.springhiluk.com), a fund management company specializing in life sciences and social venture capital investing. He is the Founder Chairman of Inqo Investments, an impact investment company in South Africa and a partner and advisor in a number of social venture capital funds including Springhill Equity Partners, Novastar Ventures, Truestone Impact Investments and Garden Impact Investments. He was the founder Chairman of the NCI Cancer Hospital in Malaysia and the former chairman of Surrey & Hants Innovation Growth Team, a UK government organization supporting high growth companies in the south of England.  He is a board member of the APEC Life Science Forum and a Council Member of the University of Surrey.

Dato Kim is the inventor of sheep monoclonal antibodies. He has a PhD in biochemistry, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in 1997. He was elected an Honorary Member of The 48 Group Club (UK) in 2005 in recognition of his role in developing relationships with China.  Dato Kim is the co-founder of Transformational Business Network (TBN) (www.tbnetwork.org) is a network of over 2,000 business and professional people that bring community transformation through sustainable business solutions to poverty.  TBN is involved in 85 projects and has created over 20,000 jobs.  TBN projects include the Kuzuko Game Reserve (South Africa) and the Hagar Social Enterprise Group (Cambodia). TBN members and partners include entrepreneurs, business and financial professionals, technical specialists, social investors and people from many other fields that want to use their skills and resources to benefit the poor and marginalized.  He is an advisory board member of a number of organizations including PovertyCure, Sustainia and the Africa Health Fund. He is a trustee of the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, Oxford (www.theceme.org).  He co-authored the book Fighting Poverty through Enterprise:  The Case for Social Venture Capital with Lord Brian Griffiths, the Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs. He is a former director of Saracens Rugby Club.  He also wrote a book titled, Jubilee Gospel which starts with the Old Testament institution of Jubilee and traces related themes through the rest of the Bible.