Chade-Meng Tan (Chinese: 陳一鳴), known informally as Meng, is a software engineer and motivator at Google known especially for greeting celebrities who visit the Google campus.
He is Google employee number 107 and his job title is Jolly Good Fellow. He joined Google in 2000 after working for five years at Kent Ridge Digital Laboratories in Singapore. At Google, he worked for eight years in Engineering on projects such as mobile search. He then worked for two years as the Head of Personal Growth and is now a member of their Talent Team. In these latter roles, he has written a motivational course and the associated book called Search Inside Yourself has become a New York Times bestseller.
He started collecting celebrity photographs when Jimmy Carter and Al Gore visited the Google campus. This became a tradition and he now has a large collection of photographs of his meetings with celebrities at Google.
Tan is part of the team of the non-profit organisation, One Billion Acts of Peace that has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. The nomination was signed by 6 Nobel Laureates.
Meng earned his MS in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Meng helped build Google's first mobile search service, and headed the team that kept a vigilant eye on Google's search quality.
After a successful 8-year stint in Engineering and 2 years as GoogleEDU's Head of Personal Growth, he now serves with Google's People Development Team.
- Lucy Kellaway (June 7, 2012), "The wise fool of Google", Financial Times
- Steve Lohr (September 1, 2007), "Hey, Who’s He? With Gwyneth? The Google Guy", New York Times
- Shefali Rekhi (January 9, 2015), "Singapore's Jolly Good Fellow in Google part of team nominated for Nobel Peace Prize", The Straits Times