Christine Tan
Anchor (Moderator) at CNBC


Christine Tan is the Singapore-based anchor for CNBC’s longest-running feature programme “Managing Asia” interviewing prominent CEOs and leaders of top companies doing business in Asia. The show celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017, with more than 900 episodes produced.

Tan has more than 25 years of experience in journalism, more than 2 decades with CNBC. During her career, she has covered business and financial market impact from major news events like the Asian Economic Crisis, the Dot Com Bubble Crash, 9-11 attacks in the US, SARS Outbreak, Global Financial Crisis, the massive tech disruption and the Covid19 Pandemic Crisis.

As the anchor of Managing Asia, she has interviewed leadership visionaries like Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi, India’s Tata Group’s Ratan Tata, Burmese tycoon Serge Pun, Japanese billionaire Takao Yasuda behind Don Quijote, Hong Kong’s Hang Lung property tycoon Ronnie Chan, leading Philippines family conglomerates like Ayala’s Jamie Augusto Zobel de Ayala & well known JG Summit’s founder John Gokongwei, elusive Malaysian tycoon Lim Kok Thay behind Genting Group, Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz and legendary Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio. She also had the opportunity to interview political figures like Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Under “Managing Asia”, she has covered leadership topics surrounding Entrepreneurship, thriving Family Businesses, Asian Builders, Sustainable Business Practices and navigating through the Covid19 Pandemic.

She received the Silver World Medal for Best Anchor at the 2009 New York Festivals Television Programming and Promotion Awards and also won the Best Current Affairs Presenter award at the 2008 Asian Television Awards.

Previously, Tan received the Best News Program award at the 2004 Asian Television Awards on behalf of The Asian Wall Street Journal. The same program also won a finalist award at the 2004 New York Festivals for Coverage of a Breaking News Story. She was a finalist for Best News Anchor in 2001 and 2002 at the New York Festivals Awards and also a Best Current Affairs Presenter finalist at the 1997 and 2006 Asian Television Awards.

In 2017, Tan won the inaugural ‘Influential Woman of the Year’ Award by research platform Influential Brands, for her exemplary achievements and contribution to the media industry.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and English and a Masters of Arts with Honors in Sociology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Agenda Sessions

  • Global Governance and Development Cooperation