President, CapitaLand Financial
As President, CapitaLand Financial of CapitaLand Group, Mr Yap oversees the Group’s real estate investment trusts and business trusts, as well as private and third-party funds. He also oversees the Group’s India business.
Prior to joining CapitaLand in July 2019, Mr Yap was the Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ascendas-Singbridge, which was merged into CapitaLand Group. Jonathan was Chief lnvestment Officer and Head of Real Estate Funds, both roles which he performed since the formation of Ascendas-Singbridge and before his appointment as Group CFO and Group COO in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Mr Yap was previously with the Ascendas Group. He was Chief Executive Officer (CEO), India from 2010 to 2015, CEO, India Funds from 2007 to 2014 and CEO, India Operations from 2004 to 2007. He was also Assistant Group CEO for Overseas Funds & India of Ascendas Pte Ltd from 2012 to 2015.
Before joining the Ascendas Group, Mr Yap was with the Australian Securities Exchange-listed Lend Lease Corporation from 1997 to 2004. He held the concurrent positions of Investment Director of its Asia business, and Deputy Fund Manager of Asia Pacific Investment Companies I and II. From 1992 to 1997, Mr Yap was with Tan Chong Realty (the real estate arm of Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Tan Chong Group) and Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, where he held positions in asset management, property development and valuation.
Mr Yap holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (Honours) and a Master of Science in Project Management, both from National University of Singapore.