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Roland Y. Yap, EdD

Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background

  • Dual Doctor of Education, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain and Brittany Université, France
  • Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Master of Public Policy and Management (With Distinction), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Master of Education in Training and Development, The University of Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
  • Master of Arts in Criminology (With Distinction), University of Leicester, England, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts (With Merit), Double Majors in Sociology and History, National University of Singapore

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Chairman, Executive Board of Advisers, Coaching Changes Lives
  • Senior ICEO Adviser, Lee Hecht Harrison, The Adecco Group
  • Honorary Fellow, The International Centre for Management in Government, Monash-Mount Eliza Business School, Monash University
  • Regional Head of Government Affairs, Medtronic Asia Pacific
  • Regional Head of Government Affairs & Policy (Asia Pacific), Merck KGaA
  • Director (Global Government Affairs & Policy), General Electric International Inc.
  • Vice President (Asia & Middle East), Methanol Institute (USA)
  • Vice President (International Marketing), Guangzhao Industrial Forest Biotechnology Group Limited (Shanghai and Singapore)
  • Executive Director, BioSingapore
  • Deputy Director / Assistant Director (International Affairs & Leadership Development), National Trades Union Congress, Singapore

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • Executed Medtronic US$49.9 billion acquisition and integration of Covidien in 2016
  • Executed the Merck KGaA US$16 billion acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich in 2014
  • Letter of Commendation from US Ambassador, Honorable Daniel Shields III in 2013
  • 2013 General Electric Corporate Award for Expertise
  • Executed the General Electric US$3.3 billion acquisition of Lufkin Industries in 2013
  • 2011 General Electric Corporate Award for Imagination and Courage
  • 1999 The Defense Policy Group (Innovation) Excellence Award, Ministry of Defense
  • 1998 Young Executive of the Year (Merit), Rotary Club North (Singapore)

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