Norman Tan 

Norman Tan
Editor-in-Chief at Vogue Singapore

Norman Tan is head up the Singaporean edition of Vogue as editor in chief. Norman brings a discerning eye for covetable trends, an astute appreciation for fashion and luxury, and an insatiable thirst for flat whites. Both an experienced writer and stylist, he was formerly the market and lifestyle editor at after cutting his teeth as the senior fashion writer at Singapore’s leading menswear journal, AUGUST MAN. In a previous life, Norman also practiced commercial law in Australia for four years (time that he will never get back).

Norman Tan Schooling and Colleges

University of Melbourne

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of LawsLaw
  • 2001 – 2005
  • Activities and Societies: Represented Melbourne University in collegiate Tennis (2002 – 2005) “Threepenny Opera” – Performed in the UMMTA Annual Musical (2004) “BlackSnowWhite” – Performed in the Melbourne University Drama Fest play (2003)
    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
    Bachelor of Commerce (H1 average)
    Law Exchange at McGill University, Montreal, CANADA (2005)

Beijing Language and Culture University

  • CertificateMandarin Chinese
  • 2006 – 2006
  • Completed a one year Mandarin language course in Beijing, China

Melbourne High School

  • Business and law
  • 1997 – 2000
  • Activities and Societies: Junior School Captain (1998) Australian Army Cadets ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS “Economics Prize” at VCE Speech Night (2000) School Honours Board – Top 10% of students (2000) “Academic Excellence” – Top 5% of students (1997 – 1999) SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS Won the “Crawford Shield” – Interstate Tennis Competition against North Sydney Boys’ High School (2000) Sporting “Colours” for achievements in Tennis (2000)

Balwyn High School

  • 1995 – 1996
  • Activities and Societies: “Academic Excellence” – Top 10% of students (1995 – 1996) V.S.S.S.A. Eastern Zone Tennis Champions (1996) “Sports Award” for Tennis at Balwyn High School (1996)

Norman Tan Working Experience

Editor In Chief
Vogue Singapore
Apr 2020 – Present 2 years 10 months
Digital Editorial Director
Indochine Media
Jun 2017 – Present 5 years 8 months
Editor In Chief
Esquire magazine
Jan 2018 – Apr 2020 2 years 4 months
Buro 24/7 Singapore
Apr 2015 – Jan 2018 2 years 10 months
Market & Lifestyle Editor
Aug 2013 – Apr 2015 1 year 9 months
Reporting on the international fashion and luxury lifestyle markets with a philanthropic edge.
Expounding ‘The Good Life. A Good Life.’ Passion and discernment for quality and craftsmanship balanced with compassion and social conscience.
Style fashion spreads for both menswear and womenswear.
Hubert Burda Media
1 year 11 months
Senior Fashion Writer at AUGUST MAN Magazine
Jul 2012 – Jul 2013 1 year 1 month
Fashion Writer
Sep 2011 – Aug 2012 1 year
Corporate Lawyer
2007 – May 2011 4 years
Admitted to legal practice on 15 April 2008
Experience in Capital Markets, Biotechnology & Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Litigation and Franchising
Member of the Social Club organisation committee
Member of the Young Professionals Network
Summer Clerk (December 2004) & Paralegal (January 2005)
Blake Dawson Waldron
Dec 2004 – Jan 2005 2 months
Experience in Financial Services and Corporate Advisory practice groups
Ballperson Supervisor
Colonial Classic Tennis Tournament
Jan 1999 – Jan 2000 1 year 1 month
Coordinated and assessed ballpersons throughout the tournament

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