Kenneth Tan
SVP & President - Asia Pacific & Japan, Varian

Kenneth Tan

Kenneth Tan is the SVP & President of Asia Pacific, Japan and India at Varian. He has 20 years of experience in healthcare; having held strategy and commercial leadership roles managing businesses of more than half a billion in Varian, Medtronic, Covidien, Boston Scientific and Novartis.

More than 15 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 product commercialisation and strategic growth plans in China, Japan, India, and South-East Asia.

Kenneth 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 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 strategic pillars for organisations to thrive and attract a new generation of leaders.  

Kenneth’s academic foundation is in Biotechnology, and he obtained his BBA from the University of South Australia. He is an alumnus of INSEAD, having completed their Advanced Management Program.