Mr. Terence Yap is currently the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Guardforce Group, a leading security solution provider headquartered in Hong Kong and with operations in Australia, Macau & Thailand. He is also a Board Member of the China Security & Fire Co., Ltd.
Prior to joining the Guardforce Group, Mr. Yap was the Chief Financial Officer of China Security and Surveillance Technology, Inc. (CSST) from 2007 to 2014 and the Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2014. He was instrumental helping CSST to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007 and also dual listed on the Dubai International Financial Exchange in 2008. In 2011, he successfully oversaw the privatization of the group. In this respect, he had accumulated measurable experience in the industry.
During his tenure at the CSST group, Mr. Yap was also the Executive Director and interim Chief Executive Officer of Smart China (Holdings) Limited, a leading smart & low carbon city solution provider in China. His past experience and current position, as Group CEO of Guardforce, enabled him to manage the group of senior management staff with diverse transnational cultural differences.
Mr. Yap has more than 25 years of experience in security technology and telecommunication industry. He is a Singapore citizen and a former Army Officer. A graduate of BBUS (Accounting & Finance), from the Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia and an MBA graduate from the Chinese University Hong Kong.
He is a member of the Hong Kong Security Services Training Board, a Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a Fellow member of the Chartered Management Institute (UK). In 2017, he also served as a member on the panel of Adjudicators for the Hong Kong Management Association.
In 2015, Mr. Yap was awarded 9th International Management Action Award from the Chartered Management Institute (UK) for Leadership and Management Transformation. In 2014, he was also awarded the World Cities Summit Young Leader from the Singapore's Centre for Liveable Cities and Urban Redevelopment Authority for his efforts in driving Smart Cities Development.