Dr. 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. He also assisted his other relationships with regards to their acquisition and funding needs in real estate investment and resources investment. His last position was CEO and co-founder of Q Fund Management – a specialist in fundamental equity investment in China.

Richard is passionate in community work especially with youths and in education. He served as a core member of the firm Philanthropy Committee. He is currently giving his time to mentoring university students and young entrepreneurs. He also participates in venture circle to assist businesses that are financially minded and socially conscious.

Richard is bilingual in English and Mandarin; and has residency status in Hong Kong and Singapore. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Oregon in computer science in 1986, and a MBA degree from New York University Stern School of Business in 1994. He was awarded a Doctoral degree from the City University of Hong Kong in Social Impact Investments in 2018.

He enjoys reading, traveling, hiking during his free time. He and his wife live in Hong Kong with their four children.