Mr Michael Yap
Michael Yap is the Regional Managing Director for Coventry University Singapore Hub and is the most senior university representative based in the Asian region. He was invited to join the University in April 2017 to set up their first overseas hub. Prior to this, Michael was the Executive Vice Dean in a Sino-Singapore Joint Venture college in Shanghai, China.
In Coventry University Singapore Hub, Michael has successfully developed many new partnerships with higher education institutes, research centres, and commercial companies in the region. He raised the branding awareness of the University. He built closer relationships with senior government stakeholders from the UK and local governments. Through his efforts, Coventry University is highly regarded for its entrepreneurial and forward-thinking initiatives.
Apart from his position, he is also the inaugural Chair of the newly established UK-Singapore Universities Alliance of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (UKSAEI), an alliance of 17 universities (5 from Singapore and 12 from the UK ) to facilitate engagement and collaboration between the UK and Singapore universities on entrepreneurship and innovation.
In addition, he is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore Leadership, Talent, Professional Development Committee. He actively shares his leadership knowledge with the British Community in Singapore and organises events for members. He recently held a podcast on Global Intercultural Leadership entitled One size does not fit all.
He also sits on the Advisory Board for Coventry University Research Center for Global Learning: Education and Attainment.
He is completing his doctorate as a Doctoral Researcher in Business Administration at Coventry University.