Meet Our Alumni

Fabian Tan


After graduating in 2010, despite being at the peak of his football career, Fabian Tan chose to move on to the corporate world. He received a job offer from Maersk Broker and decided it was time to hang up his boots.

Fabian worked at Maersk Broker for a total of five years, spending two years in Singapore and three years in Denmark. He worked as a shipbroker trainee, and although it is not a common undergraduate career choice, Fabian stumbled upon the company at a career fair and was really interested. He saw the passion of the ambassadors and thought it was a great choice with Singapore being a big shipping hub. They hired him into a two-year programme which included six months at their headquarters in Denmark. After that he stayed in Denmark for two and a half more years.

Fabian did a three-month internship with Crimson Logic, a Singapore-based company which provides solutions, products, and services for international trade facilitation. Through that experience, what he gained the most was confidence and soft skills. From negotiating with different stakeholders to researching projects on international trade, the internship helped push Fabian out of his comfort zone and ultimately was a very valuable experience for him.

Although you can no longer find Fabian on the football field, you can find him at Heidrick & Struggles where he works as an Engagement Manager, Industrial Practice. Heidrick & Struggles is an international leadership advisory and executive search firm.

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