Kim Tan - Novastar Ventures
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Kim

Partner

Dato Dr. Kim Tan is the founding Chairman of SpringHill Management Ltd, a private equity and venture capital fund management company. SpringHill manages the Malaysian SpringHill Bioventures Sdn Bhd, which invests in early stage life sciences companies in emerging markets.

Kim is also a director of Active Capital Trust Plc, a London Stock Exchange listed investment trust company. He is the founder Chairman of AsiaPrise Biotech Sdn Bhd which operates the NCI Cancer Hospital in Malaysia. He is also a director of a number of listed and private biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the UK, U.S., India and Malaysia. Kim is an advisor to a number of government agencies in Asia on biotechnology. He chairs the Research Expert Working Group for the Asia Pacific Economic Community Life Science Forum.
Kim has been the driving force behind the Kuzuko Game Park project, which is now part of Inqo Investments, a social venture company based in South Africa. Kuzuko has successfully combined job creation, environmental conservation and community transformation. The Kuzuko Game Park includes a “Big Five” game reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and a five star luxury bush lodge managed by Legacy Hotels.
Kim is co-founder and trustee of the Transformational Business Network (“TBN”), a network of business people supporting micro, small, and medium enterprises in developing countries by contributing time and skills, mentoring developing entrepreneurs, and investing in growing businesses. TBN members are currently supporting 60 business projects in 22 countries, with a total direct or indirect investment of £25 million.
Kim has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is coauthor with Lord Brian Griffiths of Fighting Poverty through Enterprise.