Mr. Steven T. Tan, President of SM Supermalls,
was named as Winshang's Golden Censer Prize winner – "The International
Influential People of 2023 in Shopping Centers" in the award ceremony held during 2023 China (International) Shopping
Center Summit, Shanghai, August 24.
The Golden Censer Prize, initiated by
Winshang, in collaboration with mainstream industrial media, based on field
researches, data analysis and media surveys etc., is a large-scale professional
recognition to China commercial real estates and famous brands. The aim is to
promote the internationalization process of China's commercial real estate
Mr. Steven Tan was appointed in 2020 as
the President of SM Supermalls by SM Prime, one of the leading integrated
property developers in Southeast Asia, taking charge of mall operations in both
Philippines and China and continuing SM's 65-year legacy of retail innovation
and customer service.
Embracing uncertainties and hidden
perils that come with the pandemic has taught Steven and members of his SM
family to become more agile, more innovative and more responsive to everyone's
needs – from stakeholders to employees, tenants to shoppers – to turn
challenges into opportunities.
Going with the new flow and evolving along with customers and the
market, SM's new strategies and tactics are organized into four main categories:
evolving our tenancy mix, creating new reasons to visit malls, marketing to new
customer segments and development of omni-channel services.
Mr. Steven Tan and his SM family
powered through first half 2023 together. SM Supermalls exceeded 2019
pre-pandemic revenues and income by 13% and 11%. In line with the latest
extension program, three malls in both China and the Philippines is about to
unveil in the second half. At that time, Mr. Tan will lead the operation of 93
shopping centers, with a total construction area of over 10.8 million square
meters and a daily foot traffic of over 4.8 million.
For his exemplary efforts, Mr. Steven
Tan was honored as 2021 Asia's Most Influential by TATLER, 2022 Asia Pacific
WEPs Awards Leadership Commitment by UN Women, Global Filipino Executive of the
Year by Asian CEO awards, 2023 People of the Year by PeopleAsia etc.
Mr. Steven Tan acquired his Master's
Degree in Business Administration from Paris School of Management. He began his
career in hospitality management in various hotel properties in China including
Taipei and Shanghai before returning to the Philippines to pursue his career in
marketing and communications industry. He joined SM in 2004.
Mr. Steven Tan successively served as Senior Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer, extending his oversight to the Premier
Malls Division composed of SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa and
SM's China mall properties, paving the way for SM's entry into the upscale mall
positioning. He was appointed as the President of SM Supermalls in 2020.