Dunlin Tan
Thales Research & Technology Director

Securing the world together to build a future we can all trust

I joined the Thales Research & Technology team in 2012, while taking up the EDB-IPP scholarship. After I graduated, I applied my research in projects and piloted programmes to drive our digital transformation to stay ahead in the market.


Thales provides us with leadership and learning opportunities. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to be guided by senior colleagues and programmes who were key to my development, both personally and professionally. Having participated in the Emerging Leaders Programme that was designed together with ESSEC Business School, it set me on the right track and mindset to become a strong leader. From a student in the lab to now leading the department, my perspectives have been shaped by these meaningful experiences, allowing me to lead confidently in my role in Thales, and most importantly to pay it forward and guide others.