Yap is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC effective 1st October 2019. In his capacity as the Group Chief Financial Officer, Yap provides leadership to the portfolios of Group Finance, Group Business Control and Group Facilities Management.

Yap counts over 38 years of experience of which more than 11 years has been in the Telecommunication industry. He joined the Axiata Group Bhd in October 2008 commencing his tenure as the Group Financial Controller, a position that he held until March 2013. In addition to his role as the GFC, Yap was appointed as the Acting Chief Financial Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC from January 2010 until October 2010. Further, he held similar pivotal leadership roles within Axiata and its subsidiaries of Axiata Group, notably as the Chief Financial Officer at Robi Axiata Limited, Bangladesh from April 2013 until October 2016, and as Acting Axiata Group Chief Financial Officer from November 2010 to May 2011 and from January to May 2017.

In November 2016, Yap once again assumed responsibilities as the Group Financial Controller of Axiata Group Bhd, a position in which he served until he was assigned as the Axiata Director of Special Projects in May 2019.

He holds several memberships from reputed institutes in Malaysia and the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretary and Administrators, United Kingdom and holds a Chartered Accountant membership in the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.