Terence Wong, CFA
CEO and Executive Director
Disruptor Takes On A Fresh Role
Oct 9, 2023
Tan Chin Hwee has a penchant for disrupting his life.
In 2015, he retired as the founding partner of Apollo Global Management, where he earned recognition as the Best Asia Hedge Fund Manager.
After 20 years of managing money, he went on to manage people at Trafigura as its Asia-Pacific CEO. After 8 years, Chin Hwee stepped down in September, shortly after the commodity giant reported record profits (US$5.5 billion in the first half of 2023).
Chin Hwee has embraced a new role as the chair of the Energy Market Authority’s (EMA) advisory panel on energy supply resiliency. With increasing uncertainties, safeguarding the power sector’s resilience is critical. Singapore’s heavy dependence on energy imports leaves it vulnerable to global disruptions, and self-disruptor Chin Hwee is a fitting choice for the job.