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COO | SM Supermalls

Mr. Steven Tan is the Chief Operating Officer of SM Supermalls handling mall properties in the Philippines and China.

Mr. Tan began his career in Hospitality Management from 1990-1998 in Taipei, Taiwan with the Howard Plaza Hotel. He then Moved to Shanghai, China to form part of the opening team of the Barcelo Grand Hotel. After which, he returned to the Philippines in 2001 to work as Regional Director of Marketing and Communications for FilBarcelo, handling external affairs for the group that included Pearl Farm, Punta Fuego and Taal Vista Hotel.

He joined SM in 2004 handling mall operations for The Podium and on January 2006 led the launch and operations of SM Mall of Asia. His oversight was extended to the Premier Malls Division composed of SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa and SM’s China mall properties.

On May 2013, opened SM Aura Premier, SM’s foray in upscale mall positioning. Since April 2014, Mr. Tan handles operations for SM Supermalls in both Philippines and China in his capacity as Senior Vice President and is currently handling the Business Unit as Chief Operating Officer.

He Acquired his Degree of Masters in Business Administration from Paris School of Management.

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