Dato’ Sri Yap Ngan Choy is the Executive Chairman/Group Managing Director of the Company and he was appointed to the Board on 22 August 2019. Dato’ Sri Yap was redesignated from Group Managing Director to Executive Chairman/ Group Managing Director on 19 November 2019.
Dato’ Sri Yap started his career as a tiling contractor and has more than 40 years of experience in property development and property related business. In 1985, Dato’ Sri Yap ventured into the construction industry by setting up his own company which specializes in tiling works. In 1997, Dato’ Sri Yap had further established a construction company.
Among the tiling and construction projects that were successfully completed under Dato’ Sri Yap included multiple notable projects for hotels, condominiums, housing commercial hubs and complexes, the Prime Minister’s office and residence in Putrajaya as well as various government projects across Malaysia. In 2008, Dato’ Sri Yap ventured into property development and had successfully rehabilitated various abandoned projects with the major ones being Bandar Salak Perdana which was one of the largest abandoned projects in Malaysia at that time and was completed and handed over to owners in 2014.
Dato’ Sri Yap further embarked on the rehabilitation of another abandoned project which was revived into the Ion Delemen development in Genting Highlands in 2012. Collectively, Dato’ Sri Yap has completed development projects with an estimated aggregate gross development value of approximately RM1.0 billion.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dato Sri’ Yap has mastered his trade with excellence and has won numerous personal awards as testimony. In 2013, he was awarded the Asia Honesty Entrepreneur Award by Asia Excellence Entrepreneur Federation (AEEF). He won the SME Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 awarded by BrandLaureate and the Excellence Entrepreneur Award at the Malaysia Golden Entrepreneur Awards 2014.
Dato’ Sri Yap is the brother of Dato’ Yap Fook Choy, the father of Yap Chun Theng, Yap Pui Yee and the uncle of Sae- Yap Atthakovit. Dato’ Sri Yap is the controlling shareholder of YBG Yap Consolidated Sdn Bhd, the Company’s major shareholder.