TAN, Ariel |

TAN, Ariel

Ariel Tan

Associate Director (Strategic Planning & Communications)

Ariel Tan
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 8380
Fax: +65 6762 6216

Office Location

1C Cluny Road House 5
Singapore 259599


Ariel TAN is Associate Director at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), where she oversees public communications and strategic planning.

Prior to joining IPS, Ariel was a Foreign Service Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).  She worked on Singapore’s relations with countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Americas, at MFA HQ.  She was First Secretary (Political) at the Embassy of Singapore in Washington DC (2001-2005) and Deputy High Commissioner of Singapore in Kuala Lumpur (2011-2015).  

Ariel was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) or Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Gangsa), a Singapore National Day award, in 2013.

Ariel graduated from the National University of Singapore with a B.A. (Honours) in English Literature.  She holds a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she was also a Mason Fellow.

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