Wuiping Yap Director for Global Development Wuiping Yap is the Director for Global Development at IAS Group.Her
expertise is in international development, negotiation and facilitation, cross-cultural communications, import/export management, international manufacturing and investment sourcing, and event management.She
is currently focused on facilitating Asia-US trade missions and exchanges, client-specific trading projects, investment and manufacturing sourcing, and commerical transactions.One of her
most recent projects involved planning and executing a three-week overseas sourcing mission that covered 12 cities and invloved 25 companies.Ms. Yap
has conceived, marketed, and organized multiple trade and study missions for government, corporate, and commercial clients, both to and from Asia.She
has negotiated and developed target-specific missions directly with various corporate and industry clients.She
regularly facilitates and interprets for cross-cultural business and industry level meetings.Ms. Yap
also maintains close ties to many manufacturing and financial contacts through regular consultations.In addition, Ms. Yap is the Executive Director/Co-Founder of the Asia Heritage Foundation which promotes the diversity of Asian heritage and culture in the Washington metropolitan area.She is also the Producer/Founder of Dance Asia and is actively involved in multiple civic, arts, and community organizations.
As the chief organizer for the Asian Fortune Tsunami Relief Effort, she
helped raise $80,000 for the victims of the 2004 tsunami.In 2005, she
received the Steel Manufacturers Association
Community Involvement Award for her
tsunami relief work.Ms. Yap earned a B.A. summa cum laude, in International Relations from St. Cloud University in 1999 and an M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Delaware in 2001.She
is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and is proficient in Bahasa Indonesia and Hakka.