Mr Brian Tan
Vice President, Applied Global Services
Regional President, Southeast Asia, Applied Materials, Inc
Mr Brian Tan is Regional President of Southeast Asia at Applied Materials, Inc. In this role, he oversees the company’s operations and strategy in the region while helping to build strategic partnerships across the private and public sectors. Concurrently, Brian is also Vice President and heads the Applied Global Services business in China, Southeast Asia & India, where his strong product focus and customer relationships have driven service growth and built field service capabilities-infrastructure.
Brian was previously Chief Strategy Officer for worldwide operations, as well as Head of Operations & Policy Deployment, Global Continuous Improvement. He successfully developed and implemented Applied’s continuous improvement system to enhance the speed and efficiency of key processes globally and was also responsible for building a comprehensive strategic plan for worldwide operations.
Brian began his career at Applied Materials in 2000 as a customer engineer and progressed through multiple technical, operational and sales roles. He held several leadership positions in operations planning, account management and field operations before being appointed Deputy Regional President for Southeast Asia in 2012 where he played an integral role in advancing key public-private partnership initiatives.
Brian was elected to the board of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) in 2018 and appointed as vice chairman in 2020. He also serves on the Future of Microelectronics steering committee under the Manufacturing, Trade and Connectivity (MTC) domain in Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025.
Brian received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from the National University of Singapore.