Fabian Tan is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Singapore office and a member of the global Industrial and Corporate Officers practices. He works with regional and global leaders on executive search, succession planning, and leadership assessment and development for C-suite executives and board directors.


Fabian specializes in the transportation and logistics, aerospace and aviation, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and infrastructure sectors in Asia Pacific, partnering with multinational companies, private equity firms, and family-owned businesses on strategy and transformation. Within the corporate functions, he covers finance, human resources, legal, supply chain, and operations.

Previously, he was a member of the CEO & Board of Directors Practice based in the US, working closely with international energy and infrastructure clients.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Fabian was an asset broker with Maersk. He graduated as the top international trainee and subsequently executed projects in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He specialized in new building construction, distressed assets, long-term employment, and financing mandates across the different asset classes. Notably, he was part of the AP Moller-Maersk newbuilding team based in Copenhagen.

Fabian has broad international experience, having worked in Singapore, Denmark, China, and the US. He is certified in Hogan assessments.


National University of Singapore, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Certification for HR Management and Analytics