Shuo Yan Tan

Manager, Education Programmes

Shuo Yan leads the education and communications teams at IIE, overseeing programmes such as the Global Innovation Immersion (formerly known as the Entrepreneurship Immersion Programme), which has sent over 100 students for overseas summer internships with early-stage start-ups. He also manages Protégé Ventures, the first student-led venture fund in Southeast Asia.

Before SMU, Shuo Yan worked at Grab, where he was one of the first members of the Regional Public Affairs team, as well as the company’s in-house social entrepreneur. His initiatives at Grab, including the Grab-World Bank Open Traffic Platform and GrabSchool, have won numerous accolades, including a Public Affairs Asia Gold Standard Award.

Shuo Yan has a Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, as well as a Bachelors of Science from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Outside of work, he is an Advisor to the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy network, President of the Georgetown Alumni Club of Singapore, and a long-time grassroots volunteer.