Tan Chin Hwee

CEO, Asia Pacific,
Chin Hwee joined Trafigura in 2016 as CEO, Asia Pacific for the Trafigura Group. He is responsible for continuing the growth of Trafigura’s business across the region. Chin Hwee has more than 20 years of experience in management and financial roles. Prior to joining Trafigura, he was most recently the founder of the Asian operations of Apollo Global Management, and before that, managing director at hedge fund Amaranth Advisors. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a chartered Financial Analyst and also holds an MBA from Yale University. Chin Hwee was a Young Leader in the World Cities Summit 2014, and one of the Young Global Leaders (YGL) in the World Economic Forum 2010. Chin Hwee was also awarded the Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP) Award in 2013 by the Singapore government.

Chin Hwee is a member of the Resource Panel for the Singapore Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade and Industry, and the advisory panel for the Volunteer Youth Corp Singapore Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth. He is a board member of a large number of organisations including Singapore Press Holdings Limited and a member of the advisory panel for the Singapore Maritime Port Authority and International of Olympic Council. He has also been a trustee of the KKH Health endowment fund since 2012. Recently he has been appointed as a Director for Essar Oil Limited.

Established in 1993, Trafigura is a leader in the commodities business. Trafigura has achieved substantial growth in recent years, growing revenue from USD18 billion in 2004 to USD98.1 billion in 2016. The Group’s primary trading businesses are the supply and transport of crude oil, petroleum products, renewable energies, coal, refined metals, ferrous and non-ferrous ores and concentrates.

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