It there’s one job function that came to the fore in 2020, business continuity management (BCM) was probably it. Business continuity teams were critical to the effective organisation of remote-work, split-shift and other Covid-driven arrangements throughout the year.
As 2020 draws to a close, Alexander Jap, a veteran of the profession in Singapore, has joined BNY Mellon as head of business continuity/recovery for APAC, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Jap was previously deputy group head of BCM at UOB, a role he’d held since September 2018.
Like many others in his job sector, Jap has a tech background. He graduated with a computer science degree from York University in Canada, and worked briefly as a Toronto-based IT manager. Jap relocated to Singapore in 2003 and joined advertising firm Agency By Others as a business continuity planning consultant, working for clients in the banking sector .
Following short stints in BCM at Siemens and ABN AMRO in Singapore, Jap moved to New York in 2007 and spent eight years there with Credit Suisse. He returned to Singapore in 2015 to join BlackRock as APAC regional head of business continuity management.
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