Dato' Jannie Chan Siew Lee (曾秀丽), also known by her married name, Jannie Tay, is a Singaporean entrepreneur and former president of the Singapore Retailers Association and the ASEAN Business Forum, in both cases the first woman to hold the position.
In 1979 she co-founded The Hour Glass Limited, a luxury watch retailer, with her husband, Henry Tay. As of 2015[update], it had 41 stores in several countries; formerly executive vice-president, she is now executive vice-chairman.
She founded the holding company Save Our Planet Investments (Hypha Holdings, 2005) and the non-profit Save Our Planet Foundation (2007), which works for reforestation to mitigate climate change. Her most recent company is Scientific Tradition Pte Ltd, which develops mushroom products based on traditional Chinese medicine.
Chan contributed to the 2006 book, Six Billion Minds: Managing Outsourcing in the Global Knowledge Economy. She is the first female president of the Singapore Retailers Association and of the ASEAN Business Forum, the first female executive board member of the Commonwealth Business Council and founder chairman of the Commonwealth Business Women Leaders' Network. She also serves on the first Business Advisory Council of the United Nations Office for Project Services (since 2000) and on the Business Advisory Council of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (since 2004). She is active for women's rights: she was one of the organisers of the first Women Inspire exposition and business forum in Singapore in 2002 and was president of the Singapore chapter of WOW (Women for Other Women).
- 1999: Honorary doctorate, Oxford Brookes University
- 2003: Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang, carrying the title Dato'
- 2003: Distinguished Alumni Award, Monash University
- 2009: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Enterprise Asia
- 2011: Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism, Singapore Experience Awards
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