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Mr Philip Yeap

Mr Philip Yeap

Independent Director

Mr Philip Yeap was the Vice-President of Marketing at Infor Global Solutions, an enterprise software provider and strategic business partner for more than 90,000 organizations worldwide. He joined the Board as an Independent Director in July 2018.

Graduating from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Mr Philip Yeap rose to become Director of Industry and Services Marketing/Industry Operations (Asia Pacific) at IBM. He then moved to Cisco Systems Asia Pacific as Head of Marketing, where he helped transform the marketing team by developing innovative leading-edge marketing processes and marketing systems to drive an aggressive pipeline for Cisco. From 2004 to 2015, Mr Philip Yeap was Vice-President of Marketing (Asia-Pacific/Japan) at Symantec. He was Vice-President of Worldwide Field Marketing and Global Channel Marketing with Veritas Technologies LLC.

In addition to his Bachelors Degree, Mr Philip Yeap holds a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the Singapore Institute of Management. His more recent education qualifications includes a stint with the Stanford University Graduate Business School (SEP) in 2010.

Professor Lai Kim Fatt

Professor Lai Kim Fatt

Independent Director

Professor Lai Kim Fatt is currently the Regional Senior Advisor to both Sensetime International Pte Ltd, China’s leading artificial intelligence company, as well as DXC Technology, a world-leading end-to-end IT services provider. He joined the Informatics Board in July 2018 as an Independent Director.

Professor Lai brings with him a deep understanding of and extensive experience in leadership roles in the Information Technology and IT Services sector. He was the Consulting Government Programs Leader at IBM Singapore and was Vice-President of Business Integration at Singtel. He also served as Chief of Business Solutions at NCS and as Chief Information Officer at Defence Science & Technology Agency.

Apart from graduating from the United States Air Force Institute of Technology with a Masters of Science (Systems Management), Professor Lai holds an honours degree in Civil Engineering from the Japan Defence Academy and attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 1997. In 2004, he was awarded “IT Person of the Year” by the Singapore Computer Society. Professor Lai is actively serving on numerous boards and advisory committees, including the management committees of SoC-NUS, Institute of Systems Science and the Singapore Discovery Centre.

Dato’ Sri Robin Tan Yeong Ching

Dato’ Sri Robin
Tan Yeong Ching

Non-Executive Chairman

Dato’ Sri Robin Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Accounting/Law from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom in 1995. He joined Berjaya Group Berhad in 1995 as an Executive and subsequently became the General Manager, Corporate Affairs in 1997. He joined the Board as Chairman in June 2011.

Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, Chairman of Berjaya Media Berhad, Chairman of Sun Media Corporation Sdn Bhd and Executive Director of Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Dato’ Sri Robin Tan is also a Director of Atlan Holdings Bhd, KDE Recreation Berhad, Berjaya Golf Resort Berhad as well as several other private limited companies in the Berjaya Corporation group of companies.

Ms Yau Su Peng

Ms Yau Su Peng

Executive Director

Ms Yau Su Peng currently holds the position of Director, Retail and Innovation at Berjaya Corporation Berhad and oversees businesses in the sectors of education, digital transformation and innovation.

Ms Yau has a wealth of experience in retail, financial payments, law, marketing and communications from both the government and private sectors. She served as Alternate Director to Dato’ Sri Robin Tan Yeong Ching from 25 April 2012 to 23 November 2012 and was appointed to the Board in November 2012 as a Non-Executive Director. She was re-designated as Executive Director in October 2014 and is also a member of the Banking Committee.

She joined the Berjaya group from MasterCard Worldwide, where she was Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

She qualified as a lawyer from the University of Melbourne, and originally practiced law in both Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur. In the 1990s, while completing her Masters of Laws degree, Ms Yau worked with the Government of Victoria on attracting international trade and investment into the state. In 1997, she returned to Malaysia and held several roles within the banking industry in change management, corporate affairs and branding. Subsequently, she became the Senior General Manager of Strategic Communications for Alliance Bank, building the brand from a merger of 7 Malaysian banks in 2000.

Ms Mae Ho Seok Khen

Ms Mae Ho Seok Khen

Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Ms Mae Ho is the Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Higher Education Sdn Bhd, Director of Berjaya College Sdn Bhd and Berjaya Global Professional Development Sdn Bhd. She joined the Board in October 2010 as a Non-Executive Director and currently is a member of the Audit and Risk Management, Nominating and Remuneration and Strategic Human Resource Committees.

She graduated with an MA in Education Management (Bath), UK. She was also awarded the Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, UK. Mae has been in the hospitality and tourism education and professional sectors for more than three decades.

She started her career in the hospitality industry as a lecturer and then as Dean, School of Hotel & Catering Management at Kolej Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya. Subsequently, she was appointed Director of School at Sunway University College. Her other credentials include Honorary Professor and Honorary President of Taishan Polytechnic (Shandong, China).

Mae brings with her a wealth of experience in setting up hospitality education. She sits on the panel of judges for the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award (HAPA) and is also a Conseiller Gastronomique and Archiviste of the National Council of the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisséurs Bailliage de Malaisie, an international gastronomic association. She was invited to join Malaysia Tatler on the judging panel for Best Restaurants in 2016.

Since 2016, she has been appointed as a member on the Board of Advisors Asia Pacific Centre for Events Management (APCEM).