Wilson Tan is the Chairman and Country Managing Partner of SGV & Co. He oversees SGV’s overall strategic direction and drive business growth guided by its Purpose to nurture leaders and enable businesses for a better Philippines.
He has extensive experience in financial audits for large companies in the banking, infrastructure, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, oil refinery, mining, construction, and manufacturing sectors. Wilson is a recognized authority on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and performs financial accounting advisory and implementation, financial due diligence reviews, and also structured transaction advisory, among others. He is the Chairman of the Philippine Interpretations Committee, which assists the Financial Reporting Standards Council of the Philippines in enhancing financial reporting standards in the country.
Wilson Tan currently co-chairs the professional development committee of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines. He is also a member of the Management Association of the Philippines and the Makati Business Club. He was the national board member-sectoral director for Public Practice and treasurer of the Executive Committee of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). He received the PICPA Outstanding CPA in Public Practice Award in 2009 and a Special Achievement in International Professional Involvement in 2012.
Wilson has served in various SGV leadership positions including Vice Chairman and Deputy Managing Partner, Markets Leader, Assurance Services Leader, Market Group Leader, Accounting Standards Group Head, and Financial & Commodity Risk Services Head. A certified public accountant, he graduated from the University of the East in Manila with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude. He placed 12th in the 1987 CPA Board Examinations. He later obtained his Master of Business Administration from the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also attended the Pacific Rim Bankers Program – Foster School of Business, University of Washington.
Male Champions of Change Philippines
Wilson Tan is a Member of the Male Champions of Change Philippines Group established in 2019 in partnership with the Philippine Business Coalition of Women (PBCWE). PBCWE was formed from a partnership with the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) and Investing Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government.
The group includes leaders from various industries including oil and gas, logistics, insurance, professional services and retail. Members have a deep personal commitment to advancing gender equality in their organisations, and they are working together towards the advancement of gender equality in leadership, recruitment and promotions.