Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gan Boon San 颜文山

Gan Boon San (颜文山, Sec 4/1978) completed his secondary education at Catholic High in 1984. He is currently working for Sun Microsystems.
Gan Boon San
President, Asia South
Sun Microsystems

Gan Boon San is the President of Asia South GEM (Geographically Established Market). In this capacity, he is responsible for strategizing and ensuring a consistent, integrated and responsive customer experience to deliver growth and profitability across Asia South.

Asia South covers a diverse portfolio of 14 countries. They include Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Businesses in Asia South are conducted through direct offices, Sun Equity Partners, and supported extensively by business partners.

Boon San was previously the Chief of Operations, COO, of Sun Asia South where he supported the Asia South President in implementing strategies and executing plans across Asia South to drive and grow the business regionally.

Before joining Sun in 1999, Boon San was the Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Technologies Pte Ltd where he oversaw and managed the company's education and SI businesses. Boon San spent more than 10 years in the National Computer Board of Singapore (NCB). His last held position was the Cluster Chief for the Education Cluster. Other portfolios handled by Boon San included, heading the Japan-Singapore AI Centre - a joint venture between Singapore and Japanese governments on artificial intelligence, IT industry development and IT planning and development for various ministries.

Under a scholarship from NCB, Boon San graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with BSc (Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Distinction) in 1985 and MSc (Computer Engineering) in 1986.

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