Richard Yap

Richard is an experienced and seasoned banking and investment professional.  He started his career in commercial lending, and extended into investment banking initially with credit research and then in special situation investment and debt restructuring in the nineties.  He took on business development role and established extensive relationship with sovereign wealth funds, commercial banks, insurance companies, alternative asset managers including hedge funds, private equity funds, and debt / mezzanine funds.  Today, he continued to advise his relationships with regards to their expansion and acquisition strategy with his wealth of knowledge and contacts in the region.  His last position was CEO and co-founder of Q Fund Management – a specialist in fundamental equity investment in China

“I believe all companies should have a social purpose as well as being financially sustainable. It is about caring for the community and society it serves.  It is also about doing good for its customers and the community it is in.  It goes beyond just simply donating for charitable causes or volunteering.  As a seasoned investor and an advocate for social impact investing, I hope to raise the awareness of helping social companies to do well and do good at the same time.”