Yap Chin Siang,
Assistant Chief Executive, Policy and Planning Group,
Singapore Tourism Board
Mr Yap Chin Siang assumed the position of Assistant Chief Executive, Policy and
Planning Group on 28 October 2012. In his current role, Chin Siang takes the lead for
policy and strategy issues across STB, supporting research and data-driven decisionmaking.
He also steers industry development and regulatory efforts for core tourism
industries like hotel, cruise, travel agent and tourist guide, sectoral manpower
development strategies as well as infrastructure planning/management of key tourism
Prior to joining STB, Chin Siang was Director, Ministry of Trade and Industry where he
was responsible for formulating and implementing economic strategies to engage
North-east Asia. Later seconded to the Energy Market Authority (EMA), he headed
Energy Planning & Development Division and oversaw EMA's policy and planning
work to ensure that Singapore's energy market remains competitive. He also steered
EMA's industry development and external engagement efforts to promote a dynamic
energy landscape and showcase Singapore's thought leadership.