President & CEO of
Talk Focus Sdn Bhd
This dynamic CEO of Technology Revolution On-Net Sdn Bhd (Tron) is undeterred by competition amongst giants in the technology arena. In fact he relishes the challenge and sees it as an opportunity to engage in technology- related businesses. His mind does not cease to amaze those who work closely with him.
"I don't believe in doing things halfway as it is a waste of my time, money and efforts. I always push harder telling myself that I'm nearer to my goals and success is just within my grasp."
Born and raised in Kuantan, to parents from Fujian, China, even at a very young age, Dato' Sri Dr Eric Yap's thirst and passion for lifelong learning helped set him on a path as a serial entrepreneur which led him to various industries, including insurance, property, construction, travel, security and telecommunications. He attributed the success to his mother who had set high expectations for him from his early days. After passing all his exams in the country, he continued his higher education in the United Kingdom.
In 2012 he was conferred the title DIMP (which carried the title Dato) and in 2013, the SSAP (which carried the title Dato' Sri) both by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang. It was in October 2015 that he was awarded the First Diamond Entrepreneurship by the Sultan of Pahang on the occasion of His Royal Highness' 85th birthday.
In June 2014 he was bestowed an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Business Administration by an American University for outstanding achievement in his business career and contributions to society.
On 10 March 2016, Tron was awarded the SME's Corporate Award Best Brand in ICT by the Brand Laureate SME's Best Brands Award 2015-2016 and Dato' Sri Dr Eric Yap was awarded the SME's Brand Leadership Award. He attributed his leadership style to the many articles he read from books and management articles, singling out Jack Ma as the person he most admire and who inspired him most.
Dato' Sri Dr Eric Yap has ventured into various industries such as insurance, travel, home furnishings and furnitures, telecommunication, security and private investigation. He is now managing more than twenty companies both locally and internationally.
When Writing The Story Of Your Life, Don't Let Anyone Else Hold The Pen And That Means You Are In Control Of Your Own Life And The Directions You Take.
"I don't believe in doing things halfway as it is a waste of my time, money and efforts. I always push harder telling myself that I'm nearer to my goals and success is just within my grasp." Holding on to this principle, he transformed Talk Focus Sdn Bhd into a lean and mean team with just 46 people when he took over the company. The revamp, include bulding a successful business model, set Tronexus on the right path and it is looking good today.
Dato' Sri Dr Eric Yap believes in leading with innovations and providing more value added rewards to Tronexus subscribers. Tronexus is the innovated Telco that offer an opportunity to start your own business and earn passive income with the services that people are already using and spending money on every day. Hence Tronexus's tagline 'Be Your Own Boss' is to consistently provide opportunity to everyone to start a new life and start living the dreams.
Dato' Sri Dr Eric Yap's stand on 'leadership by example' proves he is a leader to be reckoned with when he made the first half a Million sales for Talk Focus after he took over the reins. He shares the company vision to all his employees, as well as ways to improve the business and their lives. He even had to sacrifice his own personal time and learn as much as possible about the business which was totally new to him then. His tenacity paid off when the route he took was not the usual MVNO/marketing way and he is certain that this is not a hype. In fact he knows everything he did was about building a solid and incredible foundation for everyone. It is about UNITY and being unified!
Corporate Social Responsibility is a term that is dear to Dato' Sri Dr Eric Yap and he has a soft spot for the less fortunate, especially orphans and the elderly. He takes pride in being able to give back to society and what better way than to engage the entire company on CSR activities where 10% of the proceeds from sales of reloads will be contributed to selected charitable organizations on a monthly basis.
On a personal note, Dato' Sri Dr Eric Yap believes that everyone has to shape his or her own destiny. "When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen" and "that means you are in control of your own life and the directions you take."
Conferred with the tittle DIMP (which carries the tittle Dato) and SSAP (which carries the tittle Dato' Sri) in 2013 both by the Sultan of Pahang. It was in Oct 2015 that he was awarded the First Diamond Entrepreneurship by the KDYMM Sultan of Pahang on the occasion of the Sultan's 85th birthday.JUNE
Bestowed with the Honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration by an American University for outstanding achievement in his business career and contribution to society.
Tron was awarded the SME's Corporate Award Best Brand in ICT by the BrandLaureate SME's BestBrands Award 2015-2016 and Dato' Sri was awarded the SME's BrandLeadership Award.