President / Treasurer

Singapore Fitness Alliance / World Active

Sean Tan

Sean is the President and Co-Founder of the Singapore Fitness Alliance (SFA), the industry body for the fitness and wellness industry in Singapore.  Sean was also recently elected as Treasurer and Council member of World Active, which was launched on the sidelines of FIBO 2023. Sean is also a member of REX Roundtable for Executives.

A lawyer by training, Sean spent more than a decade practising as a commercial litigator and a corporate restructuring and insolvency practitioner.  Thereafter Sean took on senior management and leadership roles in various industries.  Sean is still the Group Legal Advisor of Technovator International Limited (HKEx: 1206). Fitness and sports is and always has been Sean’s real passion.  With his legal background, and commercial experience, Sean brings a different and unique perspective to the fitness industry. Sean was from 2018 to 2022 the Chairman of the board of True Group, a big box gym chain that had 26 clubs in Singapore, Taiwan and China, and was instrumental in restructuring the business to, amongst other things, revitalise the brand and to introduce the TFX brand.  Prior to this, Sean had raised capital to co-found and run Football Asia, a sports management and event agency that brought Real Madrid C.F. on its pre-season tour to China in 2011 and the Soccerex Asia Forum to Singapore in 2010.  He founded the Fandi Ahmad Academy with Singapore’s best-known footballer Fandi Ahmad, who has been inducted into FC Groningen’s Hall of Fame.  Sean was Legal Counsel for Team Singapore at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Sean is a co-founder and shareholder of CrossFit 6221 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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