Christine Tan

Anchor, CNBC Asia Pacific

Christine Tan is the Singapore-based anchor for CNBC's longest-running feature programme "Managing Asia" interviewing prominent CEOs and leaders of top companies doing business in Asia.

Tan has more than 17 years of experience in journalism, more than half of which was with CNBC. During her career, she has covered the business and financial market impact from major news events like the Asian Economic Crisis, the Dot Com Bubble Crash, 9-11 attacks in the US and SARS Outbreak.

She received the Silver World Medal for Best Anchor at the 2009 New York Festivals Television Programming and Promotion Awards and also won the Best Current Affairs Presenter award at the 2008 Asian Television Awards.

Previously, Tan received the Best News Program award at the 2004 Asian Television Awards on behalf of The Asian Wall Street Journal. The same program also won a finalist award at the 2004 New York Festivals for Coverage of a Breaking News Story. She was a finalist for Best News Anchor in 2001 and 2002 at the New York Festivals Awards and also a Best Current Affairs Presenter finalist at the 1997 and 2006 Asian Television Awards.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and English and a Masters of Arts with Honors in Sociology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


  • Battling the Big Burger Boys Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:27 AM ET

    Andrew Puzder got off the plane only a couple of hours before I sat down to talk to him. Still adjusting to the humidity of the Singapore climate, the CEO was in good spirits. Casually dressed for the interview, you would never have guessed he was a high powered corporate attorney. Puzder admits he never imagined he would end up in the fast food business.

  • King of the Aisles Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 3:08 AM ET

    Harish Manwani likes to spend time at the supermarket. Unlike most of us, he doesn't pace the aisles with his wife, but makes it a point to check out what's on the shelves. As the guy heading up Unilever in emerging markets in Asia and Africa, he tells me it's become pretty much a habit.

  • Jolli Good Business Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 12:28 AM ET

    It's Ernesto Tanmantiong's first television interview and I was delighted he chose to do it on Managing Asia.


Contact Managing Asia

  • Upcoming Episode

    Friday, 25 July 2014

    Douglas and Odile Benjamin
    Co-founders, Raoul

    Douglas and Odile Benjamin, Co-founders, Raoul

    Douglas and Odile Benjamin, the husband-and-wife team behind fashion house Raoul, talk about their journey from making men's shirts in Singapore to selling affordable luxury from the runways of New York and Paris. They also tell CNBC's Christine Tan about the Kate Middleton effect when the Duchess of Cambridge wore one of their outfits.

    About Managing Asia

    "Managing Asia" is the Asia Pacific region's ground-breaking interview programme featuring CEOs, entrepreneurs and other business leaders. Hosted by award-winning anchor Christine Tan, the show looks at what makes the region's corporate titans and top entrepreneurs tick.


    Asia (SIN/HK)

    Friday 17:30

    Saturday 06:30, 13:30, 15:00, 18:00

    Sunday 06:00, 10:00, 20:00

    Australia (SYD)

    Saturday 08:30, 18:00

    Sunday 01:30, 06:00, 08:30, 10:00, 12:30, 17:00, 20:00

    Monday 01:00, 07:00

    New Zealand (NZ)

    Saturday 10:30, 20:00

    Sunday 03:30, 08:00, 10:30, 12:00, 14:30, 19:00, 22:00

    Monday 03:00, 09:00

    Europe (CET)

    Saturday 03.30, 06.30, 09.30

    Sunday 00.00, 02.30, 05.00