Leading the frontline of Supply Chain

Dr. Robert Yap

Executive Chairman, YCH Group
ASEAN Business Advisory Council, Singapore Chair
Malaysia-Singapore Business Council Singapore Chair

Dr. Robert Yap is the Executive Chairman of YCH Group, Singapore’s largest homegrown and Asia’s leading supply chain and logistics provider with operations across the Asia Pacific region. Robert is the Founder and Chairman of Y3 Technologies, a leading information technology and supply chain solutions provider. He founded Supply Chain Asia and is the Chairman of Supply Chain Angels, a corporate venture firm. He holds the positions of Singapore Chair of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, and Singapore Co-Chair of the Malaysia-Singapore Business Council. Dr Yap participates in the Future Economy Council, the Payments Council, the Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council (SJCC), and the Joint Implementation Committee. He is also the Honorary Advisory Council of the Singapore Computer Society.

Dr Yap founded the Supply Chain and Logistics Academy (SCALA), a programme partner of Workforce Singapore, in 2016, to upskill logistics practitioners and provide reskilling for mid-career workers looking to change their career aspirations.

He received the Singapore Public Service Star 2023 award as well as Public Service Medal in 2017 in recognition of his contributions. He was the "Businessman of the Year" by the Singapore Business Awards in 2016, the NUS Business School Eminent Business (Senior) Alumni Award in 2014, and the World Chinese Economic Forum Lifetime Achievement Award (Logistics) in 2013. He was the winner of the year for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year of Singapore in 2007

Robert holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), honoris causa, in Business Administration from Wisconsin International University. He graduated from the Harvard Business School Owner President Management (OPM 21) programme. He was conferred the Professor of Practice by Zhejiang International Business School. The City University of Hong Kong College of Business appointed Robert as an Honorary Adjunct Professor from 2009 to 2012.



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