Kelvin Tan appointed SportBusiness Asia Editor

Kelvin Tan

Highly experienced Singapore-based journalist Kelvin Tan has been appointed to lead SportBusiness’s editorial operations in Asia as the company introduces a new level of news, intelligence and data services for the sports sector across the region and globally.

Tan, who has edited and worked on titles for a number of award-winning publishers including Platts, ESPN Star Sports, the Singapore Business Review and Singapore Press Holdings, takes up his new role today and will be based at the SportBusiness Asia office in Singapore.

He will drive a growing content operation providing unprecedented coverage of and intelligence for Asian sports markets in English and Chinese.

His appointment is a key element of SportBusiness’s global development. With offices in the United States, London and Singapore, SportBusiness will be operational around the clock, providing high-value content which will be the core of local, regional and global product offerings.

Last month, SportBusiness appointed Eric Fisher, a 20-year-veteran of US sports business media, as editor of its American operation.

“I’m delighted and excited to join the SportBusiness team,” said Tan.

“Sports have passionate and large followings across Asia, which are underpinning growing businesses. Major developments in the sector, including how digitalisation is changing the interaction between business and base, and the rapid rise of esports, make this a hugely exciting time to be covering it.”

Kelvin’s background includes covering commodities at Platts, sports reporting with ESPN Star Sports, as well as B2B media work on titles including the Singapore Business Review. Most recently, he edited Men’s Health Singapore, covering lifestyle, finance and fitness.

SportBusiness CEO Roberto Dalmiglio said: “Kelvin’s appointment is a significant step forward for SportBusiness and for our subscribers across Asia and around the world.

“It is evidence of our commitment to investing in a unprecedented level of service to support all those operating in the sports sector, by providing a range of high-end data and intelligence services designed to help them do better, more profitable business.”