Terence Yap Wing Khai


Mr. Terence Yap is currently the Chairman of Guardforce AI Co. Ltd, a group focusing on delivering technologically innovative security solutions within the Asia Pacific region.  He was the former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Guardforce Group, a leading security solution provider with more than 12,000 employees located in Hong Kong, Australia, Macau & Thailand. Prior to joining the Guardforce 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 experiences have enabled him to manage a group of senior management staff with diverse transnational cultural differences. Mr. Yap has more than 25 years of experience in various industries including Telecommunications, Security and Smart Cities Development. Over the years, he has developed specific skill sets that have facilitated Change Management, Investor Relations, Capital Market Operations, Corporate Restructuring, Profit & Loss Ownership/Responsibilty and People Management.

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, a Fellow member of the Chartered Management Institute (UK) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a board member of the Chartered Management Institute (HK).  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.