Kevin L. Tan

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Kevin L. Tan
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EducationBachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
Alma materUniversity of Asia & the Pacific
Years active2000-Present
OrganizationAlliance Global Group Inc.
Spouse(s)Michelle See
  • Dr. Andrew Tan (father)
  • Katherine L. Tan (mother)

Kevin L. Tan is a Chinese-Filipino businessman and investor who participates in the real estate, liquor, and fast food industry.


Straight after graduating from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Major in Management at the University of Asia & the Pacific, he started his career in real estate. He was 22 years old when he joined their family business in the early 2000s as a sales agent in the early 2000s.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

His interest and passion moved to property development, gaining almost two decades worth of experience in retail leasing, marketing, and operations. He moved to real estate and was tasked to manage their mall business from the start. He was in charge of planning, development, marketing, operations, and leasing of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.[6] [7] [8]

As Head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, the company had launched 17 lifestyle malls in its various township developments all over the country. He changed this recurring income business from a purely residential business to a more diversified real estate company.[9] [10] [11]

He also led the master-planning of Megaworld’s 26 townships and mixed-use communities around the country and continues to manage a major role in the company’s land acquisitions and property investments.[12] [13] [14] [15]

In addition, he also holds the Trustee & Treasurer position at Megaworld Foundation, Inc. [5]

In 2018, Kevin L. Tan has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of parent firm Alliance Global, Inc.[16] He is in-charge of the strategic planning, direction and execution of the conglomerate and oversees AGI’s external affairs, financial operations, investments and acquisitions. [17]


At the moment, along with the title of CEO, he also holds directorships and is on the board of Many other AGI companies like Emperador, Inc., Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. (EELHI), Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), Alliance Global Brands, Inc., Anglo Watsons Glass, Inc., Consolidated Distillers of the Far East, Inc., Eastwood Cyber One Corp., Emperador Brandy, Inc., Emperador Distillers, Inc., Empire East Communities, Inc., Megaworld Central Properties, Inc., Megaworld Land, Inc., New Town Land Partners, Inc., Southwoods Ecocentrum Corp., Southwoods Mall, Inc., The Bar Beverage, Inc., Townsquare Development, Inc., Twin Lakes Corp., Uptown Cinemas, Inc., Yorkshire Holdings, Inc. and Megaworld Foundation, Inc., Golden Arches Development Corporation (GADC); the holder of the master franchise of McDonald’s Philippines, Resorts World Manila, and Megaworld Corporation. [3] [4] [5]

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is a mall destination for people all over the Philippines and has posted consistent growth in income and sales for its retail establishments, year-on-year.

Kevin Tan managed Megaworld Lifestyle Malls’ commercial business since 2001, including the following; Eastwood Citywalk, Eastwood Mall, Uptown Mall, Lucky Chinatown, Newport Mall, Festive Walk Iloilo, Southwoods Mall, McKinley Hill Venice Grand Canal Mall, and community malls including Forbes Town, Mactan Alfresco, The Village Square Alabang, The Clubhouse at Temple Drive, California Garden Square, San Lorenzo Place, Paseo Center, Three Central, and Twin Lakes.[18] [19] [20]

These 17 lifestyle malls and commercial properties that were established under Kevin Tan’s leadership, contributed to Megaworld’s rental and recurring income business.[11]

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls also won industry awards - Eastwood Mall was recognized Shopping Center of the Year by the Philippine Retailers Association in 2010 and 2012[21], and as a finalist in the year 2015, while Lucky Chinatown in Binondo, Manila and Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila were also hailed as Shopping Centers of the Year in 2015 [22]. Eastwood City was also recognized as the Healthiest Mixed-Use Community in the Philippines by the Urban Land Institute and the Philippine Green Building Council in 2016 under his guidance [23] [24]. Uptown Mall, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls’ newest development in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City, was also awarded the Best Retail Architectural Design and Best Retail Landscape Architectural Design at the Philippine Property Awards 2017 [25] [26] [27], where the company was also hailed as the Best Developer for two consecutive years. Megaworld also received the Outstanding Developer Award in the Retail Category for Uptown Mall at the Property and Real Estate Excellence Award 2017, where it was also hailed as Overall Outstanding Developer for three consecutive years.[28] [29] [30]

In 2019, Uptown Mall, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls’ flagship mall, was given the title Shopping Center of the Year (medium category) by the Philippine Retailers Association.[31]

Kevin Tan’s major role was to plan, lead, and oversee, and one of the things he also led was the major launching of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls’ new logo that’s more simple, straightforward, inclusive, and future-proof in design. This comes with the official announcement of expanding the lifestyle malls, provincially and across the whole country.[9]

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls launched their expansion plan in 2019 and is set to expand in 8 more areas in 3 years time.[32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37]

Megaworld Corporation

Kevin Tan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Megaworld Corporation. He is currently in-charge of the company’s corporate strategies, business development, expansion, innovation, and new opportunities, including investor and stakeholder relations.

Before this, Tan has led the development and expansion of Megaworld’s recurring income business, particularly the company’s retail spaces through its lifestyle malls and commercial properties, and office spaces through Megaworld Premier Offices.

Under Kevin Tan, Megaworld became the Philippines’ largest developer and leading landlord of office spaces.[38]

He also led the successful master planning, development and expansion of Megaworld’s pioneering mixed-use developments, called townships.

Megaworld currently has 26 townships to date:

Metro Manila Size Location

1. Eastwood City

(18.5 hectares) Quezon City

2. McKinley Hill

(50 hectares) Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

3. McKinley West

(34.5 hectares) Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

4. Uptown Bonifacio

(15.4 hectares) Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

5. Forbes Town

(5 hectares) Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

6. Newport City

(25 hectares) Pasay City

7. ArcoVia City

(12.3 hectares) Pasig City

8. Lucky Chinatown

(10.8 hectares) Manila City

9. Alabang West

(62 hectares) Las Pinas City

10. Westside City

(31 hectares) Paranaque City
Luzon Size Location

11. The Capital Town

(35.6-hectares) Pampanga

12. Twin Lakes

(1,300 hectares) Batangas

13. Maple Grove

(140 hectares) Cavite

14. Suntrust Ecotown

(350 hectares) Cavite

15. Southwoods City

(561 hectares) Cavite/Laguna

16. Eastland Heights

(640 hectares) Antipolo, Rizal
17. The Hamptons (300 hectares) Laguna

18. Highland City

(24 hectares) Cainta, Rizal

19. Arden Botanical Estate

(251 hectares) Tanza Cavite

20. Iloilo Business Park

(72 hectares) Iloilo City

21. Sta. Barbara Heights

(173 hectares) Iloilo

22. Mactan Newtown

(30 hectares) Cebu

23. Boracay Newcoast

(150 hectares) Boracay Island

24. The Upper East

(34 hectares) Bacolod City

25. Northill Gateway

(50 hectares) Bacolod City

26. Davao Park District

(11 hectares) Davao City


Megaworld has also received a number of awards under Kevin Tan’s leadership:


● Best Real Estate Development Company for the Philippines - International Finance Awards 2018 (January 2019, Thailand)[40]

● International Star Award for Quality of Business Initiative Directions (BID) - 19th International ISAQ Convention (April 2019, Switzerland)[41]

● Best CSR Practices (MEG Foundation: Over Two Decades of Countless Stories) - Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards (April 2019, India)[42] [43]

● BCI Asia Top 10 Developers of the Philippines Awards - BCI Asia Awards 2019 (June 2019)[44] [45]

● Best Employer Brand Awards 2019 - Philippines Best Employer Brand Awards 2019 (June 2019)[46] [47]

● World Humanitarian Drive’s “Award for Excellence” - Trilateral Global Summit (June 2019, London, UK)[48]

● Most Innovative Company of the Year, Circle of Excellence Awardee (Megaworld Corporation) - 10th Asia CEO Awards (October 2019)[49]

● CSR Company of the Year, Circle of Excellence Awardee (Megaworld Foundation) - 10th Asia CEO Awards (October 2019)[50]

Prestigious awards given to its subsidiaries:

● Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI) - ‘Best of the Philippines’ award

● Uptown Bonifacio (Best Township Development)

● Arcovia City (Best Mixed-Use Development & Best Township Masterplan Design)

● World Commerce Place (Best BPO Office Development)

● Festive Walk Iloilo (Best Retail Development)

● McKinley West (Best Township Masterplan Design)

● Uptown Arts Residence (Best Luxury Condo Interior Design)

● GERI’s Newcoast Village (Best Housing Development-Resort Destination)

● Southwoods Mall (Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design)

● Empire East’s Cambridge Village (Winner in the Best Universal Design Development and the Best High-Rise Affordable Condo Development for Metro Manila categories)

● San Lorenzo Place (Best Mid-End Condo Development for Metro Manila)

● GERI’s Twin Lakes Hotel (Best Hotel Interior Design)

● Southwoods Mall (Best Retail Development)

● Empire East’s The Rochester (Best High-Rise Affordable Condo Development for Metro Manila)

● Covent Garden (Best Mid-Range Condo Development for Metro Manila).



● Special Recognition in CSR (Winner) - The International CSR Excellence Awards

  • Overall Top Award (Champion of Champions)
  • Philanthropy (Gold)
  • Education (Gold)
  • Volunteering (Gold)
  • Charitable Giving (Gold)

● CSR Company of the Year (Finalist)

● Awards for Excellence 2017 (6 awards) - Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018



● Support and Improvement in Quality of Education (Winner) - PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards [25]

● Support and Improvement in Quality of Education (Winner) - 7th Asia Best CSR Practices Awards [25]

● 1st International Digital Award #TOWNSHIPSAREUS Campaign - Best Social Media and Viral Communications Campaign


● Excellence in Provision of Literacy and Education (Gold) - The Global CSR Awards[53]


Kevin Tan is currently the Executive Director of Emperador Distillers, one of the largest liquor companies in the world and the company behind the world’s no.1 selling brandy, Emperador Light.[54] [55]

Kevin Tan took on a consultancy role and handled the company’s strategic direction and foreign expansions, including the landmark acquisitions of (1) Bodegas San Bruno and Bodegas Fundador Pedro Domecq of Spain, the company behind 2019 Best Brandy in the World, Fundador Brandy[56]; (2) Whyte & Mackay of Scotland, the producer of a wide range of single malt whiskey including luxury Scotch Whiskey brand, Dalmore[57] [58], and (2) Pernod Ricard’s wine and liquor of Mexico. [59] [60] [61]


Kevin Tan started AGI’s investments in infrastructure, forming the company Infracorp Development, Inc. As president of AGI’s infrastructure arm, Tan secured the company in securing an original proponent status for its Skytrain project, a monorail linking Metro Rail Transit Line 3’s Guadalupe station to Megaworld’s Uptown Bonifacio township in Taguig City.

The elevated monorail is set to carry 350 passengers per five-minute trip, for a total of around 60,000 to 100,000 commuters per day. The Skytrain project is set to start initial operations by 2021.[62] [63] [64]


Kevin Tan has been recognized as “The Next Tycoon” by Esquire Magazine.[65]

He has also been declared as one of the rare bosses or one of the few bosses in the country at 40 years old, directing a company that has embraced the millennial generation.[66]

He is also acknowledged as one of the Youngbloods of Real Estate, recognised as one of the younger generations that are at the forefront of real estate businesses.[67]

He also received the People of the Year Award from PeopleAsia in 2018[68] and Entrepreneur of the Year Award at both Asia Leaders Awards and at the 71st George Washington Charity Ball in 2019. [69]

Personal life

Kevin Tan is the eldest son of tycoon and billionaire Dr. Andrew Tan[70] [71] [72] and businesswoman Katherine L. Tan. [73] [74]

He got married in Singapore and has been married to Michelle See since 2013.[75] Kevin and Michelle Tan has 2 children. [76]

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