Executive Chairman & Group CEO
Ron Tan is the Executive Chairman & Group CEO of Cityneon Holdings and the CEO/President of Victory Hill Exhibitions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cityneon Holdings. As chief executive, Ron managed to transform Cityneon into one of the fastest-growing companies in Singapore.
Having helmed local and international publicly listed companies, Ron has also been a board member of international entertainment companies such as EMS Holdings, Hi-5 World and BASE Entertainment Asia. He has also held key management positions at MediaCorp, LexisNexis Asia Pacific in Singapore and Hong Kong, the Singapore Tourism Board, and the Economic Development Board of Singapore.
Ron studied at The Chinese High School and Hwa Chong Junior College. He was awarded a scholarship by the Singapore government to pursue his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
A Trusted Track Record
With boundless energy and enthusiasm, Ron has consistently driven outstanding results at high-performance organisations to become an industry thought leader.
Under Ron’s leadership with himself as principal shareholder, Cityneon’s market capitalisation has grown 50-fold from approximately S$20 million in 2014 to $1.1 billion today. Its FY2017 performance saw groundbreaking results with a 21% increase in revenue to S$116.7 million, half of which was contributed by the Intellectual Property Rights segment. Gross profit rose by 84% to S$63.8 million while margins grew from 36% to 54.7%. Net profit soared by over 160% to S$17.4 million.
These milestones were marked by coveted Singaporean and regional award-giving bodies, with Cityneon winning the award for Best Listed Company, and Ron winning the Executive of the Year – Media & Entertainment award at the SBR Management Excellence Awards 2018. Ron was also the recipient of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2019.
Forming New and Exciting Partnerships
Always on the lookout for ways to create even bigger, more mind-blowing events, Ron has formed partnerships with major international studios such as Disney, Marvel, Hasbro, Universal, Lionsgate and 20th Century Studios, developing electrifying new avenues for growing their respective billion-dollar brands.
Ron continues to expand Cityneon’s portfolio of projects by working with multinational companies and government agencies, travelling around the world in search of the next big idea for an unforgettable entertainment experience.