Su-Yin Yap has over 20 years of media and communications experience, having been active in broadcast and print media, and worked for public, non-profit and business entities in the areas of public affairs and corporate communications.
Su-Yin is Executive Director (Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving) at NTU. Before that, she was CEO of a philanthropic foundation overseeing its grants and developing programs in Singapore and ASEAN for 14 years. Her stewardship and support seeded charities, endowment-funded programmes at varsities, and kick-started initiatives for the disadvantaged in the ASEAN region. Many of these have been reported in different languages in the media, including newspaper dailies in Singapore such as The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and Berita Harian.
A former news correspondent, Su-Yin’s articles have been published in international media, including the International New York Times, The South China Morning Post, the Asian Wall Street Journal as well as The Straits Times, where she won awards for news features. She covered socio-economic, education and community news. She has also contributed features on travel, arts and culture. Her interviewees included royalty, war survivors, renowned artists and criminals.
Passionate about governance, she is board member of Shared Services for Charities, where she is Chairman of its Human Resource and Professional Development committee. She previously served on the board of the Community
Justice Centre, which she helped seed. She also served for many years as judge for the Charity Governance Awards, a national-level awards acknowledging Singapore-based charitable organizations that excel in governance and transparency. She advised on Singapore’s Charity Transparency Framework as a member of the sub-committee appointed by the Charities Unit, MCCY.
Su-Yin was featured in the book “Changing Lanes, Changing Lives”, a publication of the Centre for Non-Profit Leadership in Singapore, amongst change-makers who made inspiring career transitions from the corporate to non-profit sectors.
Su-Yin is an alumnus of the National University of Singapore, and holds a Masters in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester, UK. She has continued her life-long learning through the University of Cambridge (Sustainability Business Management), the Stanford-NUS Executive Programme in International Management at NUS, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Non-Profit Management Program for senior leaders in the non-profit and public sectors, and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (SEM) Executive Program for Singapore Business
Leaders. She is also a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the UK.