Dr Robert Yap
Executive Chairman, YCH Group
Founding Chairman, Supply Chain City
Robert Yap is the Executive Chairman of YCH Group, Singapore’s leading end-to-end supply chain management company with operations spanning across Asia Pacific. Over the last four decades, Robert has played a pivotal role in the logistics and supply chain management field.
Robert is the Founder and Chairman of leading information technology and supply chain solutions company Y3 Technologies, Chairman of corporate venture fund Supply Chain Angels, Founder and Chairman of Supply Chain City® – Asia’s premier supply chain nerve centre for supply chain excellence, and Chairman of Supply Chain Asia – a regional community of more than 45,000 industry professionals.
In 2016, Robert was named ‘Businessman of the Year’ at the prestigious Singapore Business Awards. He was conferred the NUS Business School Eminent Business (Senior) Alumni Award in 2014 and the Lifetime Achievement Award (Logistics) by the World Chinese Economic Forum in 2013.
Recognised for his visionary leadership, Robert contributes as an advisor on numerous local and international platforms. For his contribution, he was awarded the Public Service Medal. Robert is President of the Singapore National Employers Federation, Deputy Chairman of IE Singapore, and the Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Singapore. He contributes to the Joint Implementation Committee overseeing the Government-to-Government project in Chongqing, the Future Economy Council (FEC) and the Payments Council.
Robert has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D), honoris causa, in Business Administration from the Wisconsin International University. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Owner President Management (OPM 21) program. From 2009 to 2012, he was also appointed as Honorary Adjunct Professor by the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong.