Ron Tan

Executive Chairman & Group CEO
Ron Tan

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.

News Coverage

Cityneon in aggressive growth path following fresh S$235m funding from private investors

  CITYNEON has obtained a S$235 million shot in the arm in its recently closed private fundraising round from existing investors such as Temasek’s Pavilion Capital and EDBI, as well as new investors such as Seatown Holdings (also owned by Temasek), Qatar’s Doha Venture Capital, and other financial institutions and family offices in Singapore and [...]

Cityneon Gets $1.30/Share Privatisation Offer From Chairman Ron Tan And HK Investor

  Posted on: 9th March, 2021 West Knighton, a special purpose vehicle owned by Ko and Tan, launched a mandatory unconditional cash offer for the rest of the shares after on Monday purchasing an 68.95% stake in Cityneon from Lucrum 1 Investment at $1.30 per share for $219.3 million. The $1.30 offer price values the [...]

Cityneon Executive Chairman & Group CEO, Ron Tan, Wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

  Posted on: 9th March, 2021   Ron Tan, executive chairman and group CEO of Cityneon Holdings, winner in the media and entertainment category in the 18th annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 awards. SINGAPORE – Five entrepreneurs have been named category winners in the 18th annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 awards [...]

His Story Of Fun

  Posted on: 9th March, 2021 To comic book devotees and movie buffs, Ron Tan has the best job in the world. As executive chairman and group CEO of Cityneon, he gets to call the shots when building theme park sets and exhibitions filled with superheroes, robots and dinosaurs. But getting there required true grit. [...]