Mr Yap Chee Yuen

Group CIO
Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd

Chee Yuen is currently the Group CIO for Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd. He was previously the Executive Vice President, Technology and Shared Services for Resorts World Sentosa. He oversaw a number of departments including Technology, Procurement and Security, having held other past portfolio including Risk, Compliance and Legal. He was concurrently appointed a Board Director of Resorts World Sentosa.

Chee Yuen was conferred the IT Leader of the Year 2013 by the Singapore Computer Society. He was also recognized as one of the Most Outstanding Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in the ASEAN region by the International Data Group (IDG) in 2010.

Under his leadership, RWS won the National Infocom Awards in 2010 under the Private Sector category for the Most Innovative Use of Infocom Technology, the second time he won the award for organization he served. In 2004, he led his previous company JTC as CIO to win the same Award under the Public Sector.

In 2013, the Ministry of Comms & Information (MCI) appointed Chee Yuen as a member of the Infocom Media Masterplan 2025 Steering Committee, and the Chair for the Technology and R&D Roadmap working committee. He is also appointed by the IMDA and SPRING as the current Chairman for the National IT Standards Council (ITSC) and the National Infocom Competency Framework (NICF) Adoption Committee; and by IMDA as a member of the National Cloud Computing Advisory Council.

In the academia community, Chee Yuen is the current Chairman for the National University of Singapore School of Computing’s Industry Advisory Council, and was a member of the Board of Industry Advisors for the Schools of IT and IS for a number of tertiary institutions, including the Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Republic Polytechnic. He is an adjunct professor in the SMU School of Computing and Information Systems for the Master of IT in Business program.

A conferred Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), Chee Yuen was the past Vice President in the Executive Council of SCS and was a member of the SCS Board of Assessors for the Certification in IT Project Management (CITPM). He was a Past President of the IT Management Association (ITMA).

Career History
• Started his career with IBM Singapore for more than 10 years; with last position as ASEAN Application Services Manager.
• Joined Acer Computer International Ltd. as Vice President, CIO and Head of Information Technology and Corporate Services Division responsible for strategic planning, directing and implementing information technology initiatives for Acer subsidiaries in Asia Pac, Africa and Middle East region.
• Joined JIT Electronics Holdings Ltd as Director and Group CIO responsible for formulating and implementing global IT strategies for the JIT Group of companies in Asia.

Chee Yuen graduated from the NUS with a First Class Honors Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He obtained a Master in Business Administration from NUS and was recognized for his academic excellence with the Tan Kah Kee scholarship. He completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France and the e-Government program at Harvard University.