Yap Kwong Weng is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He is the Secretary-General of the United Nations Association of Singapore and founded its vibrant Youth Council in 2010. In this capacity, he strengthened the organization and initiated several community and social outreach projects. Yap previously served as a Commando Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces and graduated from US Navy SEAL training.
Described as 93.8 Live’s “Passion People”, he used diverse platforms to advocate meaningful causes, including trekking across 100 km across the world’s largest non-polar Taklamakan desert to raise awareness about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Yap graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Manchester and holds a Master of Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Yap was selected as one of Singapore’s Young Outstanding Singaporeans in 2011, and was chosen by Rotary International as the first Singaporean to become a Rotary Peace Fellow in 2012.