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Dr. Hai Meng Tan

President, Animal Nutrition and Health – Asia Pacific

Dr. Hai Meng Tan is President of Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – Asia Pacific. He has been with Kemin for 25 years.

Dr. Tan spent his first decade at Kemin as Vice-President of Research & Development. Subsequently, he was Senior Vice-President of Sales before assuming his current position since 2016. 

Dr. Tan has made many significant contributions to Kemin over his years of service and has been recognized with esteemed awards, both internally and externally, for his outstanding achievements.

He was awarded the R.W. Nelson Medal for the patented products CLOSTAT, KEMZYME Multi-Protease™ and Myco CURB® Extend. He was recognized as Kemin Worldwide Outstanding Executive of the Year in 2009.

Under his charge, Kemin Asia has been conferred the SBR International Business Award (Agriculture) 2021, AmCham Singapore CARES Distinction Award 2018-2021, SIM Best Talent Management Practices 2018, and Best Companies to Work for in Asia by HR Asia 2017. He was named Leading CEO in 2019 (Singapore HR Awards).

Dr. Tan graduated with a Ph.D. in Microbiology from King’s College in London, UK. Prior to joining Kemin, Dr. Tan was a tenured Associate Professor of Microbiology at the National University of Singapore. He was previously an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Visiting Scholar at the German Research Centre for Biotechnology (GBF) in Braunschweig, Germany.

Dr. Tan has served as a member of the Singapore Science Centre Board, the Nanyang Polytechnic Food Science Committee, and the Lakeside Family Centre Management Committee. He was appointed a Distinguished Professional at the Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. Dr. Tan now serves on the National Research Project Evaluation Panel of the Singapore Food Agency.

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