Mr. Yap Kian Ming was appointed to the Board on 14 June 2017. He retired from the Board on 13 September 2018. He was re-appointed on 19 September 2018. Mr. Yap served as Regional Sales Manager for Garryson (now under Kennametal), and was responsible for the Sales and Marketing for China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
Mr. Yap has vast experience in Technical Sales and Cross Cultural marketing in Asia and his primary focus was in the Oil and Gas, Aerospace and shipping industry. He started his career as a Strategic Management Executive with Kein Hing Industries Sdn. Bhd.
During his 5 years tenure, he had started and headed the Purchasing Department since then. Further, he had also put in place a stock system. Besides heading the Purchasing Department, he was also responsible for a integrated stamping, machining and surface grinding line and Sales and Marketing with clients that included Sanden, Sharp, Nippondenso, Matsushita, Clipsal and PDL switch Gear Manufacturers. In the meantime, he was also responsible for a Licensed Manufacturing Warehouse.
He joined Polychem Sdn. Bhd. as Regional Product Manager. He served a wide range of industries from automotive, mould and die, oil and gas and electrical, electronics manufacturers. He has been Independent Non-Executive Director at SKH Consortium Berhad since August 22, 2014. Mr. Yap has been an Independent Non Executive Director of Panpages Berhad since June 14, 2017.
Mr. Yap is a graduate of the University of Brock, Canada with a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Economics and Marketing.