News Release: Dato Dr. Kim Tan to Speak at ELO Forum in Vancouver


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ELO is pleased to announce that Dato Dr. Kim Tan, based in London, UK, will be a speaker at this year’s ELO Forum Vancouver on November 15th, 2022. Dr. Tan is Chairman of SpringHill Management, a private fund management company specialising in biotech and social venture capital investments. He has been a pioneer of social impact investing for over 20 years and is a partner of several social impact funds including Inqo Investments (South Africa), Novastar Ventures (Kenya) and Garden Impact Investment (Singapore). He is an advisor to Johnson & Johnson Impact Ventures. He is the co-founder of the Transformational Business Network and a trustee of the John Templeton Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, and the Centre for Enterprise, Markets & Ethics (CEME) (Oxford). The Director of the CEME is Revd Dr. Richard Turnbull who has previously spoken at the ELO Forum in Vancouver and was one of the presenters in the most recent ELO Leadership Programme in Oxford.

Dr. Tan was the founder chairman of NCI Cancer Hospital (Malaysia) and the inventor of the sheep monoclonal antibodies. He developed the first rapid tests for Salmonella in chickens and for atrazine pesticide in drinking water. He is a Pro-Chancellor of Surrey University (UK) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK). He was the former Chairman of the Surrey & Hants Innovation Growth Team, former board member of the APEC Life Science Innovation Forum and the Saracens Rugby Club. He has a PhD in Biochemistry and 3 post-doctoral fellowships from the Medical Research Council (UK).  He was the recipient of the Guildford Roll of Honour (2014) and the UK Beacon Award for Impact Investment (2017).


For further information on Dr Tan and some of his initiatives please see:

The Kuzuko Game Reserve Story

Jubilee and Social Justice

Social Impact Investing: New Agenda in Fighting Poverty by Kim Tan & Lord Brian Griffiths

The Agape Prison Call Centre Business in Changi Prison, Singapore