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.


  • EA's Game Plan Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 4:01 AM ET

    I got a chance to play a game with Jon Niermann, while filming Managing Asia and I was hooked right from the start except that I kept crashing out. But Niermann was nice enough to try and save me every time.

  • Lessons from a Tech Titan Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 3:40 AM ET

    When S. Gopalakrishnan walked into the interview room, there was no fuss and fanfare. You can't help but think what a nice and humble man he is. But don't underestimate the soft-spoken CEO who co-founded Infosys 27 years ago.

  • 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.


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  • Upcoming Event

    Friday, 03 October 2014

    Managing Asia: Asia Builders

    A thought-provoking discussion on finding compelling growth in Asia in the face of slowing emerging economies. This event will augment the exchange of knowledge and cement networks with the region’s distinguished builders of the future. Serge Pun, Chairman, SPA Group, and Jonathan Stein, Managing Director, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, together with other renowned architects and business leaders will participate in this lively panel discussion.


    Click here to find out more.

    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