Founder and Group Managing Director
AYP Asia Group
Bachelor of Business, 1993
Ms Annie Yap is a prominent leader in the HR industry with more than 20 years of experience. She is recognised for her entrepreneurial expertise and is widely regarded as one of Singapore’s top business leaders. Ms Yap specialises in CEO & Board Succession, board effectiveness consulting, leadership succession and development.
Prior to setting up AYP Associates in 2009, Ms Yap was CEO of the GMP Group and was instrumental in the growth of the Group from a local set-up to one of Asia’s leading staffing and HR consultancy firms with an annual turnover of more than S$90 million in 2006.
Ms Yap is well-versed with both local and foreign employment and recruitment policies. She is often invited to speak at business and industry conferences in the region, and works regularly with students and fresh graduates to inspire them to dream big realistically and work towards excellence. Some of the universities she has been invited to talk to include local and global top universities such as MIT, SMU, Essec and NTU. Annie also regularly contributes her thoughts about employment and work-related issues in her own column in Lianhe Zaobao.
Ms Yap has been conferred multiple awards, including Top 10 Most Inspiring Businesswomen in Singapore Award 2013, Top Entrepreneur, The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2006 by Association of Small Medium Enterprises (ASME) and the Rotary Club of Singapore; Leading CEO Award by Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI); Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award by Nanyang Technological University; and HR Entrepreneur Award by SHRI.
Today, under Ms Yap's strong leadership and her relentless drive for transformation and collaboration, AYP Associates has grown into a talent management group with two other subsidiaries, Premium Staffing and Laureoli International. With a strong staff strength of 60 and presence in four other overseas market: China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, The Philippines; AYP Associates today provides a full suite of staffing solutions from Executive Search, HR Consultancy, Temporary/ Contract placements to Payroll/ Outsourcing.
Ms Yap aims to continue to transform lives through good careers.