Ben Tan co-founded the Tesla Group of Companies (unrelated to Elon Musk's business of the same name) in 2008 as CEO and managing director. Mr Tan is currently responsible for the running of the Tesla Group companies, and is CEO (Electric Power Generation Division) of Singapore-based dual-listed Koon Holdings. He has previous experience in electrical engineering and investment banking. He is a former member of the Market Advisory Committee of the Independent Market Operator of Western Australia - the peak advisory board in the WA electricity market. His latest business is Hadouken, which is planning a solar farm in Collie to power cryptocurrency mining.
Mr Tan holds Bachelor Degrees in Electrical Engineering (Honours), Science and Commerce, a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment and a Masters in Business Administration.