Christopher Tan in 15 seconds

Chris TanAn IT graduate-turned-photojournalist, Chris has been actively involved in the areas of editorial, publishing and corporate communications for much too long!

Chris’ journey had taken him from being a reporter with leading Malaysian newspapers, a writer with various business and lifestyle magazines, to being a news editor of an overseas-based newspaper publication. The hundreds of articles lying inside the closet are beginning to get on his wife’s nerves!

He also spearheaded a prominent Malaysian hotel chain’s group communications and public relations department prior to his current role of leading the PR and corporate communication activities of a leading digital media organisation.

Along the way, he has also incorporated several technological accomplishments into his online editorial portfolio, such as being amongst the pioneers of the country’s first e-grocery web application, starting an award-winning Malaysian tourism site, as well as managing an e-commerce trade portal.

The author of ‘.Coming Through .My Eyes’ – a non-fiction book released in October 2010 about the Malaysian way of life – is also regular columnist with the MALAYSIA SME newspaper under his column ‘Small Thots’, where he shares his thoughts about SMEs and entrepreneurship. 

Malaysian bestseller book ‘Coming Through My Eyes’ is now available as e-book download: https://payhip.com/b/AVWe

In advocating the awareness of media relations to Malaysian entrepreneurs, Chris has been invited to speak to entrepreneurs and SME owners at numerous events ranging from business conferences, technology forums, to entrepreneurship workshops.

An avid sports enthusiast, Chris has represented his state in football, basketball and squash, and continues to stay committed to personal fitness. He has also completed the Brunei and Penang marathons leading up to having reached the peak of Mount Kinabalu.

Accompanied by a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Keele University, UK, and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Business Management (PhD) with Open University Malaysia, Chris continues to strive towards developing a stronger synergy of editorial experiences and further understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Already visualising his second book, the passionate journalist hopes to find more time to improve on his photography skills, as well as to embark on an adventure across the entire country to experience our uniquely Malaysian people’s way of

‘Follow’ his thots at:

https://smallthots.wordpress.com
http://www.a2comms.com
http://twitter.com/#!/smallthots
http://www.facebook.com/Chris.a2comms

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