Derrick Yap

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: Malaysian

Education: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; graduated in 2016

Pre-MBA industry: Energy utilities

Pre-MBA role: Executive Engineer (Business Development), SP Group

Clubs: Social Impact Club (Executive Committee), Foodie Club (Executive Committee), Asia Club, Salsa Club

About me: Derrick has a background in engineering and business development. After graduating from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in mechanical engineering, he spent four years at SP Group (Singapore Power) in utilities plant operations and business development. Leveraging on his engineering foundation and technical experience in managing district energy utilities plants, he most recently supported the group’s expansion in the global utilities landscape.

Derrick decided to pursue his MBA at LBS because of its collaborative learning pedagogy and the opportunity to interact with an incredibly diverse cohort. Besides being an active student ambassador for the school, Derrick has taken up the role of Social Impact Week operations lead and cooking officer for the Foodie Club. Born and bred in Malaysia, widely regarded as a food haven by many celebrity chefs, has indirectly shaped his ardent interest in food, and he is always up for bonding time with friends and family over a scrumptious meal. 

Three topics I can be approached about: Energy; opportunities in South East Asia; transition from engineering to a business-related role

Email address: dyap.mba2022@london.edu