Independent Non-executive Director
Mr Robert Yap was appointed a Director on the Board of Jurong Port on 1 October 2016.
Robert is a Singaporean business leader involved in several councils and company boards headquartered in Singapore – primarily in Renewable Energy, Technology, Maritime Logistics and Capital Markets.
He is presently EXCO and Board Chairman of a fast growing renewable energy company, SUNSEAP GROUP, which has investment and successful business operations across 12 countries in Asia Pacific. Notably, SUNSEAP GROUP’s major investors include BANPU GROUP, BANGKOK BANK, SHELL and TEMASEK HOLDINGS.
Concurrently, Robert is the Chairman of SKYLAB Group and CHARIS-SOZO. The latter is a family-led private foundation aimed at assisting charitable and social impact projects. In addition, he is currently the Independent Board Director with IMDA (Info-comm Media Development Authority of Singapore), JURONG PORT (subsidiary of JTC) and advisor to JUBILEE PARTNERS investments. Robert sits on IMDA’s Investment Committee overseeing funds management and capital market performance across diverse asset classes.
In January 2020, Robert was conferred Singapore Management University (SMU) prestigious Distinguished Fellow and inaugural Dean’s Fellow of Information Systems in recognition of his leadership and eminent member of the industry. In addition, he presides as Advisory Board Chairman of SMU School of Information System, the Institute of Service Excellence (ISE) and Singapore Council member for the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.
Robert held a distinguished global corporate career before retiring in December 2014. He joined DFS GROUP in 2004 and helmed the position as President of DFS Venture Singapore and Board Director until his retirement. During this same period, Robert was concurrently the Group EVP for Global Business Services and a member of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) CIO global council. DFS is majority owned by LVMH GROUP.
Prior to joining DFS, Robert was CEO for East Asia at PSA INTERNATIONAL. Between 2006 and 2014, Robert was a member of IBM CORPORATION Global Advisory Board based in New York, US. His past board directorships of SGX listed companies included CWT and FRONTLINE Technologies. During the period from 2014 till 2018, Robert represented Singapore as council member for the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and served as Deputy Secretary for Singapore National Employers Federation.
Robert was conferred a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with honours and Masters of Engineering Science from UNSW in Sydney, where he presently serve as alumni and member of UNSW Singapore Advisory Council.
Headquartered in Singapore, Jurong Port is a leading international multipurpose port operator handling general, bulk and containerised cargo. Jurong Port began operations in 1965 as a general and bulk cargo port, serving the development needs of Singapore’s Jurong industrial estate. Today, its main gateway terminal in Singapore welcomes more than 15,000 vessels each year from both the region and internationally.
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