In Your Element – with Fred
Tan, Managing Director, Genium and
Company, Singapore


By Louise Duncan

We are delighted to chat with Fred Tan who recently founded Genium and Company along with two colleagues after a distinguished military career with Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).
Fred shares his passion for developing leaders and provides unique insights into why Singapore Armed Forces chose to use a simple tool - TetraMap - for developing its young military leaders.

For eight years as Head of the SAF’s Centre for Leadership Development (CLD), Fred systematically implemented a top-of-class leadership development system for a pipeline of 15,000 military leaders annually, and championed the seeding of an open learning culture in the organization. Under his charge, the Centre won the HRM Asia’s “Best in Leadership Development Award” in 2016.

The quote he chose to share is a Native American Cherokee proverb "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries and you
rejoice."