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Stories of inspiration from Smart Girl Stories across the globe. Meet Jessica Tan – From Engineer to Tech Executive

Meet Jessica Tan – From Engineer to Tech Executive

Have you ever heard of Jessica Tan? If not, you’re in for a treat, because she is one of the most inspiring women in tech. Jessica Tan is a tech executive, business leader, and innovator. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in technology, including Forbes Asia’s Power Businesswomen List for four consecutive years. Let’s dive into the achievements of Jessica Tan.

Jessica Tan – Early Years

Jessica Tan was born in Malaysia, where she lived until she was 18 years old. She attended the prestigious National University of Singapore (NUS), where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduating, she joined Singapore Telecommunications Limited, where she worked as a Systems Engineer for several years. During her time at Singtel, she completed her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from NUS.


In 1998, Jessica joined Microsoft as a Senior Consultant. She worked for the company for over 15 years, holding multiple roles and rising through the ranks. During her tenure, she became a Vice President of Microsoft Asia Pacific and was responsible for Microsoft’s business growth and customer satisfaction across 12 international subsidiaries.

In 2014, Tan joined Ping An Group, one of China’s biggest insurers, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO). She was appointed the Co-CEO of Ping An, becoming one of the most prominent women executives in China’s financial industry. Under her leadership, the company’s technology innovation team has helped Ping An become one of the most digitally advanced firms in the country. This achievement won her recognition in Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women International list in 2020.

From 2019, Jessica Tan became the Executive Vice President and CEO of Engagement Platforms at Ping An Group, where she leads the company’s efforts to develop and integrate industry ecosystems. Her focus on innovation led to her receiving the title of “Tech Genius” from China’s state media. She’s also a frequent keynote speaker at industry forums, sharing her insights on innovation, digital transformation, and leadership.


Aside from her career accomplishments, Jessica Tan is also a vocal advocate for women in technology. She’s a mentor for aspiring women professionals and has been recognized with the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards’ Outstanding Women Leadership Award.

Jessica Tan – Inspiration

Jessica Tan is an incredible role model for anyone looking to pursue a career in technology or business. Her dedication and passion for technology and innovation have fueled her many successes throughout her career. Amongst all of Jessica Tan’s accomplishments, what stands out best is her ability to inspire people, particularly women, to pursue their careers passionately. She is an inspiration to many young professionals and a true leader of our time.

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