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
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
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.
Government Relations & Public Policy, Europe and Global Operations
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.
Chairman, YCH Group
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.