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Yap Kwong Weng

Yap Kwong Weng

Chief Operating Officer



Yap Kwong Weng is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Parami Energy Group in Myanmar. Prior to this, he was Deputy General Manager of Jebsen & Jessen-Pun in Myanmar. Before entering the private sector, he served in the Singapore Armed Forces and held positions of Platoon Commander and Leadership Development Head ...


Parami Energy Group

Chief Operating Officer

He managed the group's transformation process, structured a billion-dollar deep sea port infrastructure project in Myanmar and developed transparency initiatives that maximized their competitive position.

COO Yap Kwong Weng writes on Myanmar In this article published by  Crossroads, Chief Operating Officer Yap Kwong Weng of Parami Energy Group of Companies states that Myanmar can further their competitive advantage by not only embracing business...

Chief operating officer yap kwong weng writes on myanmars growth potential and challenges

University of Glasgow

PhD, Strategy And Crisis Management

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Master of Public Administration

State University of New York at Buffalo

Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Communication

University of Manchester

Master of Business Administration

Jebsen and Jessen (SEA)

Deputy General Manager

Doubling the firm's profit and increasing sales by 400 percent in less than a year, he managed heavy-duty business units in Material Handling, Cables, Pumps and Turf and Irrigation equipment for golf courses. He was concurrently the group's representative in Laos.

Singapore Armed Forces

Commando Captain / Operations Manager

He led operations with over 30 highly skilled soldiers. Trained as a US Navy Seal, a parachutist and ranger, he headed a leadership department where he was in charge of training and development for over 200 soldiers.

Joint Intelligence Directorate

Intelligence Analyst

He developed long-term strategic analysis and assessments to policy makers on crisis management and regional counter-terrorism. He worked with US think tanks CSIS and RAND, and was a frequent speaker in ASEAN security forums.

Leap Group

Founder and CEO

Leap is a Singapore-Myanmar Joint Venture company with business units in affordable housing, power transmission and logistics. It is the main distributor of Thailand's largest Materials Handling Equipment and Intra-logistics provider, Jenbunjerd.


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