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Dr Claire Tan

Dr Claire Tan

Branding Consultant
Claire is a communications professional with career experiences traversing government, academe, editorial, media, corporate training, branding, and marketing. In her more than 10 years’ career with the Singapore Government, Claire handled portfolios covering communications research, press relations, marketing communications, social media marketing, and nation/country branding. She was the first civilian to be appointed Director of Public Communications and Press Secretary in Singapore’s Ministry of Defence in 2014.

Claire set up the country’s first National Marketing Office in 2017, and the inaugural Singapore Brand Office in 2019, to address Country and Nation Branding. She held concurrent appointments as Directors for both Offices till she left in June 2020.

Claire worked as a corporate trainer in one of Singapore’s largest commercial banks, served as adjunct teaching faculty in the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, and volunteered at Make-A-Wish Singapore as a Board Director chairing the Marketing Communications Committee. She also volunteers her communications and branding services at SPD, a non-profit organisation serving the needs of people with disabilities.

Claire believes in partnering like-minded individuals and organisations combining talents and passions to bring about a larger good.