Bienvenido A. Tan
President and General Manager – The Bookmark, Inc.
Bienvenido A. Tan is the president and general manager of Bookmark, Inc., chairman of the board of the Philippine Tobacco Flue-Curing and Redrying Corporation, director of Republic Glass Holdings Corporation, and chairman and president of BBB Management, Modern Glass Distributors, Inc., Elena Tan, Inc., and Yutivo Corporation.
He became a commissioner at the Bureau of Internal Revenue in 1986 and an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany from 1989 to 1992.
Ambassador Tan also represented the government as head of delegation in various international gatherings which included the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Committee on Financing and Banking (ASEAN-CONFAB) in Indonesia (1987) and in Singapore (1988), the Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research (SGATAR) Conference in Singapore (1986) and in New Zealand (1987). He also served as guest speaker in international conferences held in Japan, the United States, and Germany.
Ambassador Tan headed various foundations including the U.P. Medical Foundation, Elena P. Tan Foundation, Salome L. Tan Foundation, O.T. Kang Scholarship Foundation, Bahay ni Angelo King Foundation, Mother Rosa Memorial Foundation, and the St. Theresa’s College Manila, Inc.
He graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1948 and ranked eighth place at the Bar Exam in 1949.
Ambassador Tan has been awarded the St. John the Baptist Award from the De La Salle University in 1985 and the Grand Cross of the Merit Order of the Republic of Germany. He also holds honorary doctorate degrees in Humanities from the Far Eastern University and the University of the Cordilleras as well as a Doctor of Humane Letters conferred by the Ateneo de Manila University.