Audrey Yap Su Ming, appointed as our Independent Director on 24 July 2014, is the managing partner of intellectual property ("IP") specialist law firm,
Yusarn Audrey. Known as one of Singapore's outstanding IP experts, Audrey has an international reputation, and has received numerous awards for her
role in shaping IP portfolios of companies and industries, and advising countries on IP policies.
Audrey is the only lawyer in Singapore who has been named one of the World's Leading IP Strategists in a London based survey conducted by IAM
magazine from 2009 till 2016, 8 years running.
Audrey was listed as one of Singapore's leading lawyers in the 2008 Who's Who Legal and named by Euromoney as one of the top Women Business
lawyers in Singapore.
Audrey is a Member of the Board of Directors, IP Office of Singapore, an Advisor of IP ValueLabs and Director of IPOS International, a subsidiary of IPOS.
Audrey served as regional consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organisation ("WIPO"), a UN specialised agency from 2004-2006 to look at
harnessing IP for growth for ASEAN. Audrey was selected by WIPO to serve on a high level expert panel in 2015 on International Technology Transfer
in Geneva under the WIPO Development Agenda framework.
She is an Adjunct Fellow with the IP Academy of Singapore and a Notary Public.
In 2012, Audrey served on the IPOS Steering Committee on a National IP Competency Framework as well as on the IP Sub Committee on "Developing
a vibrant market place for IP transactions and commercialisation" for the purpose of the IP Hub Master Plan for Singapore, launched in March 2013.
She is Chairman of the SMEC Innovation Committee, Singapore Business Federation and LES International Vice President.
Audrey is a qualified lawyer in Singapore and Malaysia, a solicitor of England and Wales, and is a registered patent agent in Singapore.