Stanley Tan is a businessman but has since the age of 35 placed an equal emphasis on volunteering, devoted almost half his time to community causes both in and outside Singapore.
Stanley is CEO of Global Yellow Pages Singapore, Director and Founder of the investment company, Global Media Holdings, which has a strategic stake in Global Yellow Pages Limited, and a director of the Angliss Property Group, which deals in property investment in Australia. He has spent his business years in media and publishing, property development and investments, and hotels and hotel management.
Stanley is passionate about addressing the needs of disadvantaged children, youth and families. He chairs the South Central Community Family Service Centre, and co-founded and is the Vice-President of MILK (“Mainly I Love Kids”) Fund. For many years, he also chaired Beyond Social Services, which aims as curbing youth delinquency and developing young people to become responsible persons. A strong believer of building a strong civil society and promoting strategic philanthropy, he chaired the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre from 2007-2014, where he was responsible for the development of many new strategic initiatives, including launching the Community Foundation of Singapore and the Centre for Non-Profit Leadership.
He is active in overseas giving initiatives. Over the years, he is involved with communities in China, Timor Leste, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines.