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 the CEO of a philanthropic foundation overseeing its grants and programs in Singapore and ASEAN. Her stewardship seeded relevant programs for disadvantaged children and youth as well as the elderly in eight countries. 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 various newspapers including the International New York Times, The South China Morning Post, as well as The Straits Times.
She has covered socio-economic and community news. She has also contributed features on travel, arts and culture. Her interviewees included royalty, war survivors, renowned artists and criminals.
Active in the local philanthropic community, she serves on the boards of charities such as Shared Services for Charities and the Community Justice Centre. She is also a judge for the Charity Governance Awards, a national-level awards acknowledging Singapore-based charitable organizations with good governance, and regularly delivers talks on the topic.
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 successful career switches from the corporate to charity 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 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, 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.