- Dr Robert Yap (Emeritus Chairman)Executive Chairman, YCH GroupDr Robert Yap (Emeritus Chairman)Executive Chairman, YCH Group
Dr Robert Yap is the Executive Chairman of YCH Group, Singapore’s leading end-to-end Supply Chain Company with operations spanning across the entire Asia Pacific region. He is also the Founding Chairman of y3® Technologies Pte Ltd and Deputy Chairman of IE Singapore.
Robert was conferred the Asia Logistics Hall of Fame award for his significant contributions and thought-leadership to the SCM industry in 2003 and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) award in 2007. Robert was further honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award (Logistics) presented by the World Chinese Economic Forum in 2013, and the NUS Business School Eminent Business (Senior) Alumni Award in 2014.
Robert sits on the ASEAN-Business Advisory Council, which he chaired from 2007 to 2009. He is President of Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and Board Member at International Enterprise Singapore (IES). Robert also advises the Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC), ASEAN SME Advisory Board and SMU School of Information Systems. He also contributes to various local government-related councils including the National Productivity & Continuing Education Council (NPCEC), SkillsFuture Council and Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence – Employers & Business (ACCORD).
With more than 30 years of experience in the Logistics and SCM field, Robert graduated from the Harvard Business School Owner President Management (OPM) programme in 1994; and was conferred Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D), honoris causa, in Business Administration in 2001 by Wisconsin International University. Robert is also Founding Chairman of Supply Chain Asia – a community of more than 30,000 supply chain professionals based in the region.