Chairman, Audit and Risk Committee
Mr Yap was appointed to the Board on 2 December 2013.
He was the Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International for Asia Pacific and a member of its Global Executive Team. Prior to his appointment as the regional Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International in 2010, he was a Senior Partner in KPMG Singapore, the Regional Head of Financial Services in Asia Pacific, and Country Head of Real Estates and Specialised REITs Group in Singapore.
In his career spanning 37 years of experience in the financial sector, Mr Yap has served in the committees of various professional and regulatory bodies including Singapore's Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.
He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of AXA Insurance Pte Ltd and the RHB Asset Management Group. Mr Yap also holds independent directorships in several companies including RHB Investment Bank Berhad, SATS Ltd, The Esplanade Co Ltd, Pavilion Energy Singapore Pte Ltd, Pavilion Energy Trading & Supply Pte Ltd and ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited. He is also a Council Member of the Charity Council.
Mr Yap's past independent board memberships included those in RHB Securities Singapore Pte Ltd, SMRT Corporation Ltd and the National Research Foundation (Prime Minister's Office, Singapore).
He qualified as a UK Chartered Accountant in 1981, and is now a non-practising Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a non-practising Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.