Speaker Profile

Eugene T. Yap

President, HRAP

Eugene Tan Yap or simply Eugene as fondly called by many of his peers has been in the field of the Hospitality Industry for almost two decades and with this span of time has made a significant impact in the hotel industry.

Widely known among the Hotel Industry as the man who has the Industry’s best interest in his heart, Eugene Yap is always a familiar face in hotel fora.

He graduated bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas and School of Law from Manuel L. Quezon University and General Managers Program, School of Hotel Administration from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

He is a lifetime member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines since 1990 and a member of the Cornell Hotel Society. Since March of 2002, Mr. Yap is the Vice President and General Manager of Bayview Park Hotel.

Before Mr. Yap was elected as President of the Hotel & Restaurant Asociation of the Philippines in 2011, he was the Vice President of the Hotel Division and Treasurer.

As the current HRAP President, he has strengthened HRAP’s ties with the Association’s counterpart organization in the Asean region through his participation in Hotel Managers Forum in Macau Hotel Expo as the Philippines Official Representative for year 2008 to 2015, and also as the Official Representative in HOFEX Regional Managers Conference for the past seven years.

In May 2013 & 2014, Mr. Yap represented the Philippines in the Global Restaurant Association Executives Leadership Summit respectively, organized by the National Restaurant Association in Chicago, Illinois.

As always, Mr. Yap’s attendance in AHRA-ASEANTA meetings, he has made sure that HRAP’s presence is felt in ASEAN meetings where he represents HRAP as well as the Philippines.