Singapore – CNBC in Asia Pacific announced the appointment of Tan Wee Tuck as the vice president, business development and partnerships effective immediately. Tan will report to Satpal Brainch, president and managing director of CNBC Asia Pacific. Tan, who will be based in Singapore, will spearhead the network’s business development and partnership unit in the region. In this capacity, Tan will oversee CNBC’s efforts to build up business opportunities for the network in the Asia Pacific region. He is also responsible for managing relations and developing new opportunities with CNBC’s current partners in Asia Pacific, as well as building strategic partnerships with other potential associates in the region. Tan joined CNBC in 2003 as chief financial officer of Asia Pacific and later as CFO for NBCU Global Networks Asia. He was responsible for all aspects of the finance function and also played a key role in the strategic direction of both businesses. His experience in finance, audit and international logistics spans a broad range of industries from consumer electronics to reinsurance to healthcare. Prior to CNBC, Tan served as manager, financial planning and analysis, GE Medical Systems China, based in Beijing. During his seven years with the General Electric Company, he held a variety of leadership finance positions across several industries and global locations.