About the Company:
SGX Mainboard-listed Food Empire Holdings (Food Empire) is a global branding and manufacturing company in the food and beverage sector. Its products include instant beverage products, frozen convenience food and snack food.
Food Empire’s products are exported to over 50 countries, in markets such as Russia, Vietnam Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, the Middle East, China, Mongolia and North America. The Group has 23 offices worldwide and operates 8 manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Russia and Ukraine.
Food Empire’s products include a wide variety of beverages, such as regular and flavoured coffee mixes and cappuccinos, chocolate drinks and flavoured fruit teas. It also markets instant cereal mixes and assorted frozen convenience foods, as well as produces and markets potato crisps.
Food Empire’s strength lies in its proprietary brands – including MacCoffee, Café PHO, Petrovskaya Sloboda, Klassno, Kracks and OrienBites. MacCoffee – the Group’s flagship brand – has been consistently ranked as the leading 3-in-1 instant coffee brand in the Group’s core market of Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam. The Group employs sophisticated brand building activities, localised to match the flavour of the local markets in which its products are sold.
Since its public listing in 2000, Food Empire has won numerous accolades and awards including being recognised as one of the “Most Valuable Singapore Brands” by IE Singapore (now known as Enterprise Singapore), while MacCoffee has been ranked as one of “The Strongest Singapore Brands”. Forbes Magazine has thrice named Food Empire as one of the “Best under a Billion” companies in Asia and the company has been awarded one of Asia’s “Top Brand” by Influential Brands. Food Empire was also presented with the Sustainability Award at the SIAS 20th Investors’ Choice Award in Singapore.
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Founder / Director:
Mr Tan has been providing leadership to the Board of Directors since April 2000. Mr Tan is founder of the Group and has been instrumental in guiding the Group’s business, including taking the company public in 2000. As Executive Chairman, Mr Tan is responsible for the achievement of the Group’s long-term goals. His role includes providing strategic leadership and exploring business opportunities for the Group. A passionate believer in the power of brands, Mr Tan is actively involved in the marketing and branding activities across the Group.
Mr Tan has been active in the local grassroots community since 1990. He received the Service to Education Award in 2014 and 2020 by the Ministry of Education, and was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 for his significant contributions to the society and in the field of business. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. In 2018, he received the NUS Business School Eminent Business Alumni Award (Senior Alumni Category) for excelling in Singapore and beyond, as well as for having made contributions to serve the community. Mr Tan also served as Chairman of the School Advisory Committee of Woodgrove Secondary School from 2010 to 2020.