8 July 2006
YCH Group ("YCH") Chairman and CEO, Dr. Robert Yap, has recently been elected into the Singapore Business Federation Council by the members of the SBF. As the APEX business chamber, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) champions the interests of the business community in Singapore in trade, investment and industrial relations.
Other Elected Members include distinguished business leaders such as Mr. Peter Seah of Singapore Technologies Engineering, Mr. Kwek Leng Joo of City Developments Limited, Mr. Cheng Wai Keung of Wing Tai, Mr. Barry Desker of Jurong Port, Mr. Tony Chew of Asia Resource Corporation, and Mr. Bob Tan of Jurong Engineering.
Earlier this week as council member of SBF, Dr. Yap led a business delegation to Vietnam and inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SBF and BA RIA - VUNG TAU Province, to promote the development of trade and economic relations between the Singapore business community and the Vietnamese Province.
Dr. Robert Yap also serves as consultative appointments and advisory roles to numerous national & regional government strategic committees, more notably advising regional Heads of Government in the ASEAN-Business Advisory Council, and chairing the e-ASEAN Committee under the ASEAN-Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He also advises on economic policies as a member of strategic elite think-tanks such as the Committee on Singapore’s Competitiveness 2001, and the Economic Review Committee 2003. He has also served on the Board of Directors for statutory boards such as JTC (Jurong Town Corporation) and PSB (Productivity and Standards Board). More recently, Robert holds concurrent appointments as member of Network Indonesia Steering Committee, as well as Network China Steering Committee, and also serves correspondingly as Regional Representative (Tianjin) for Network China. Currently, he also serves as Co-Chairman of Korea-Singapore Logistics Council, as well as a member of the Malaysia-Singapore Business Council (MSBC). Robert is also recently appointed as member of the iN2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Sub-committee (National IT Master Plan by Infocomm Development Authority), and as a member of the inaugural Board of Advisors, School of Information System, Singapore Management University (SMU). He is also appointed as the Founding Chairman of Supply Chain Asia Advisory Council in 2006.
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