Evolvement of the ASEAN Economic Community Pillar

Joris Pollet, Director Government Relations & Public Policy, Europe and Global Operations, Procter & Gamble and Dr Robert Yap, Executive Chairman, YCH Group, ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chair

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : June 26, 2018

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $0.00

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7:45 am – 8:00 am
     Networking & Registration
8:00 am – 8:05 am     Introduction
8:05 am – 8:20 am     Presentation 1 (Robert Yap, ASEAN-BAC)
8:20 am – 8:40 am     Presentation 2 (Joris Pollet, P&G)
8:40 am – 9:00 am     Panel discussion / Closing


AmCham Singapore and the US-ASEAN Business Council are pleased to invite you to a session on “Evolvement of the ASEAN Economic Community Pillar”.

ASEAN is a region ripe with economic opportunity, but many specific challenges remain in building an effective GR strategy. Join our speakers Dr. Robert Yap, Executive Chairman, YCH Group, ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chair who will share with us the drivers and where we can play with the opportunities and how we can take a stand on advocating effectively. Together on the panel, we will have Mr. Joris Pollet, Director of Government Relations & Public Policy, Europe and Global Operations from Procter & Gamble, who will provide us his Europe-ASEAN insights on the economic trends affecting multinationals’ operations.

About the Panelists

Joris Pollet
Director Government Relations & Public Policy, Europe and Global Operations
Procter & Gamble

Joris Pollet is currently Director Government Relations & Public Policy Europe for the Procter & Gamble Company based in Brussels and deputy head for the global P&G Government Relations Organization. In previous assignments, he has been leading Government Relations for P&G for India, Middle East & Africa and Asia. From 2008 to 2013 he was based in Singapore.

Joris has extensive experience on a broad range of policy areas and represents P&G in various industry associations. Currently he serves on the boards of the World Federation of Advertisers and the European Advertising Standards Alliance. He is also Vice Chair of the Public Affairs/Consumer Committee at the European Branded Goods Association, Member at Large of Policy at AmCham EU and member of Partner Advisory Group at WEF.

Joris started his career in 1990 at Price Waterhouse Tax Consultants. In 1996, Joris joined Procter & Gamble in Brussels as tax manager EMEA. In 1998, he moved to the Public Affairs function and has held various leadership positions for Government Relations in EMEA and Asia.

Dr Robert Yap
Executive Chairman, YCH Group
ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chair

Robert Yap is the Executive Chairman of YCH Group, Singapore’s leading end-to-end supply chain management company with operations spanning across Asia Pacific.
  Over the last four decades, Robert has played a pivotal role in the logistics and supply chain management field.

Robert is the Founder and Chairman of leading information technology and supply chain solutions company Y3 Technologies, Chairman of corporate venture fund Supply Chain Angels, Founder and Chairman of Supply Chain City® – Asia’s premier supply chain nerve centre for supply chain excellence, and Chairman of Supply Chain Asia – a regional community of more than 45,000 industry professionals.

In 2016, Robert was named ‘Businessman of the Year’ at the prestigious Singapore Business Awards. He was conferred the NUS Business School Eminent Business (Senior) Alumni Award in 2014 and the Lifetime Achievement Award (Logistics) by the World Chinese Economic Forum in 2013.

Recognised for his visionary leadership, Robert contributes as an advisor on numerous local and international platforms.
  For his contribution, he was awarded the Public Service Medal. Robert is President of the Singapore National Employers Federation and the Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (2018). He contributes to the Joint Implementation Committee overseeing the Government-to-Government project in Chongqing, the Future Economy Council (FEC) and the Payments Council.

Robert has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D), honoris causa, in Business Administration from the Wisconsin International University. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Owner President Management (OPM 21) program. From 2009 to 2012, he was also appointed as Honorary Adjunct Professor by the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong.

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