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Melvin Tan
Vice President, Head of Innovation at City Developments Limited


Melvin is currently leading the innovation department at City Developments Limited (CDL), a leading global real estate company with a network spanning 106 locations in 29 countries and regions. Listed on the Singapore Exchange, the Group is one of the largest companies by market capitalisation. Its income-stable and geographically-diverse portfolio comprises residences, offices, hotels, serviced apartments, shopping malls and integrated developments.

In this role, Melvin is responsible for refreshing and executing the corporate innovation strategy. That includes cultivating a healthy pipeline of innovation projects, building capabilities, shaping the culture and co-managing proptech investments.

Prior to this, Melvin was in corporate ventures and strategy consulting. He has led and delivered a wide range of engagements in the areas of customer strategy, digital strategy, operating model transformation, internet-of-things/analytics proof-of-value, business case development, sustainability planning and change management.

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