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TAN SIN SU
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Mr. Tan Sin Su is the Managing Director of Quality Oracle Group. He is the National Secretary General of SME Association of Malaysia.
Mr. Tan has 34 years of working experience spanning a spectrum of disciplines including engineering design, marketing, corporate planning, corporate finance and IP advisory works. He had also been a part-time lecturer on the Executive MBA programme of his alma mater, University of Malaya, in the early nineties.
Mr. Tan started his career as a plant design engineer with the then world’s largest electrical engineering group ASEA (which is now known as ABB). He was one of the two pioneer engineers from Malaysia seconded to ASEA’s South East Asia Regional Engineering Centre when the centre was established in 1981, and was the first Malaysian to undertake the schematic and detailed designs for the control and relay protection schemes of an entire substation at 132 kV level.
He then moved on to corporate finance in 1988, conducting feasibility studies, valuation of companies and handling acquisition and merger works, where he liaised with investment bankers and relevant authorities such as CIC (Capital Issues Committee; predecessor of Securities Commission), FIC (Foreign Investment Committee) and KLSE (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange; predecessor of Bursa Malaysia).
Mr. Tan now focuses substantially on IP related works such as registration of patents, trade marks, industrial designs, valuation of IP assets and provides advisory services for foreign direct investments in Malaysia. Mr. Tan was the Working Committee Chairman of National SMEs IP Awareness Programme 2002, a programme under the auspices of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA), Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) and SME Association of Malaysia. Mr. Tan has been a regular speaker on IP related subjects including a seminar organised by Japan Patent Office in Malaysia in 2006 and a seminar organised by Asia Business Forum on Valuation of Intellectual Property.
He is the author and copyright owner of the book “Making a Mark” published in 2008. The publication of the book was funded by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialised agency of the United Nations based in Geneva. He has also written a series of articles on IP related subjects in two local Chinese magazines.
Mr. Tan had appeared as an expert witness in three patent litigation cases before the High Court of Malaya.
Mr. Tan holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, England, and completed the examinations of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), London, in 1985. Mr. Tan holds a BE (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya and a Diploma from The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), England. He is a licensed company secretary and a registered patent, trade mark and industrial design agent.