Independent Non-executive Director
Mr Robert Yap was appointed a Director on the Board of Jurong Port on 1 October 2016 and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Robert is a Singaporean business leader involved in Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Technology and Private Equity. He is the Chairman at Swan & Maclaren which is one of Singapore’s prominent architectural firm that contributed to Singapore’s historical landmarks for over 125 years, The Group currently leads as designer, integrator and solution provider for carbon zero built environments involving commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure estates.
Concurrently, Robert is the Advisory Board Chairman at EDPR Sunseap Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of EDP Renewables (EDPR) listed on Euronext and 2022 top listing within Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. EDPR is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and 4th largest producer worldwide. The Group is present in 28 international markets.
Robert is an Independent Director with EDPR Sunseap, NTUC FairPrice, Jurong Port, IMDA Singapore, Skylab Holding and Alexandra Health Fund Limited. In February 2022, he was appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as Council member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee to advocate good governance among public listed companies in Singapore. In January 2023, he was appointed as the Chairman of Sustainability for NTUC FairPrice Group.
Robert held a distinguished global career before retiring in December of 2014. He joined DFS Group senior global leadership in 2004 and was the Executive Vice President and a member of LVMH global CIO council. During the same period, he was concurrently the President of DFS Venture Singapore. Prior to joining DFS, Robert was CEO, East Asia at PSA International. Between 2006 till 2014, Robert was a member of the Global Advisory Board of IBM Corporation, US. His past board directorships of SGX listed companies included supply chain and technology companies. 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.
In January 2020, Robert was conferred Singapore Management University Distinguished Fellow and the inaugural Dean’s Fellow of Information Systems for his contribution as eminent leader of industry.
Robert was conferred a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with honours and Masters of Engineering Science from UNSW in Sydney.
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.