Being one of the few female leaders in the technology and automotive industry, Larissa Tan heads up Singapore’s first electric automotive company, Vanda Electrics. Under her leadership, Vanda Electrics recently launched the Dendrobium, Singapore’s first hyper car, with Williams Advanced Engineering, the engineering team for Williams F1 as Vanda’s technical partner. Under the Vanda Electrics’ umbrella are also Motochimp, a fast charging electric scooter designed for urban transportation and Ant Truck, an mini electric logistics truck.
Larissa first started her career in the field of banking and finance before moving towards the field of marketing, an experience which proved to be fundamental in the pursuit of her career. Having been in the marketing field for close to 15 years, Larissa was once the marketing lead for STIKFAS, a company that made a global impact in the toy industry in the early 2000s. Since then she has held senior branding and marketing roles in the luxury industry, where she created and managed luxury brands. Prior to her role as CEO of Vanda Electrics, Larissa was Head of Marketing for Wong Fong Industries, where she saw to the rebranding of the entire group in preparation for its IPO.