Kenneth Daniel Tan
Kenneth Tan is the President of Asia Pacific and Japan at Varian Medical Systems. He joined Varian in January 2017. Varian is a global leader in solutions for advancing cancer treatment; specialising in radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, brachytherapy and oncology informatics software.
Varian is a pioneer in developing and commercialising solutions that have successfully integrated remote diagnosis-planning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud-based delivery.
Kenneth has 20 years of experience in healthcare; having held Commercial leadership roles in Varian, Medtronic, Covidien, Boston Scientific and Novartis. More than 14 years are in the implantable, disposable medical devices, capital equipment and managed services; covering various Global markets and regions in Asia Pacific. He has deep experience in developing and executing strategic growth plans in China, Japan, India, and South-East Asia.
Kenneth has held various leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, Strategy and P&L Management. In recent years, he has built his success around driving complex strategic shifts through organisations; in areas of business strategy and organisational transformation. The hallmarks of his tenure are growth acceleration, business-model innovation and a strong leadership team.
In the area of Organizational and Leadership development, Kenneth is passionate about “Fair-Process Leadership” and driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He firmly believes that Purpose, Culture and Sustainability are key Strategy pillars for organisations to thrive in this new post-COVID19 world and attract a new generation of leaders.
He contributes his own time to mentoring aspiring Asian leaders in healthcare to impact their community and to advocacy work in healthcare capacity building in emerging economies; focusing on Cancer and Palliative care.
Kenneth obtained his BBA from the University of South Australia and a diploma in Biotechnology (Medical Technology) from Singapore Polytechnic. He is an alumnus of INSEAD, having graduated from their Advanced Management Program.