You are here
YCH's Robert Yap named Businessman of the Year
FOR his entrepreneurial spirit and farsightedness in transforming YCH Group into an integrated logistics supply chain management company, Robert Yap, the firm's executive chairman, has been named Businessman of the Year at this year's Singapore Business Awards (SBA).
Mr Yap had previously received The Enterprise Award on behalf of YCH Group at the Singapore Business Awards 2011.
The Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year award went to Piyush Gupta of DBS Group Holdings.
Mr Gupta was lauded for driving the lender's transformation into a digital bank.
Shafie Shamsuddin, president and CEO of PT Trans Retail (Carrefour Indonesia), took home the award for Outstanding CEO (Overseas) of the Year.
Through his strong leadership, Mr Shafie put the company back on a firm footing as Indonesia's No 1 hypermarket and is also a role model for Singaporeans working overseas.
Jumbo Group bagged The Enterprise Award for turning itself into a household name with 17 restaurants in Singapore and China, from its humble beginnings of a single seafood restaurant.
Launched in 1985, the SBA is jointly organised by The Business Times and DHL Express.