Dr. Kenneth Tan Deputy Executive Director Octave Institute
Deputy Executive Director

Octave Institute

Dr. Kenneth Tan

Dr. Kenneth Tan is Deputy Executive Director of Octave Institute (Singapore), IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group’s global institute of business and organisation transformation.

Kenneth oversees the development of end-to-end solutions in the areas of organisational development, talent management, and leadership development. His teams are responsible for delivering the signature Stewardship of Life Journey programmes, Mindful Living Programme and Mindful Emotion Programme, as well as other key developmental resources for employees. Kenneth also leads the digital transformation initiatives at IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group.

Kenneth has over 20 years of experience in consultancy, organisational development, and leadership development roles spanning the people, private, and public sectors. Prior to joining Octave Institute, Kenneth was the founding Dean of the Certis Corporate University for Certis Group, where he was instrumental in designing, launching, and operating the first-of-its-kind Corporate University to provide learning and upskilling programs in over five markets.

From 2013 to 2019, he started a local consultancy, serving as General Manager and Principal Consultant to provide organisational learning and development services for multinational clients and large financial institutions.

Kenneth is a certified Association of Talent Development (ATD) coach and mentor, Gallup certified coach, and an Agile-methodology certified SCRUM Master. He is certified in AI and Business Strategy by MIT, and has trained in Design Thinking at Harvard University. Kenneth is also a senior reviewer for the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and has published and presented numerous papers on the topics of leadership development and organisational development. He holds a PhD in business management from the Australian National University.

An active civic participant, Kenneth volunteers as a board member and mentor to young adults with Singapore mentoring non-profit agency, MentorsHub. Kenneth is also a strong believer in the power of education and teaches organisational behaviour, design thinking, and innovation as an adjunct faculty member at the Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Kenneth is also a speaker at Beyond Activ World in Singapore.