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Nicholas Yap

President, Overseas Division, Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd


Nicholas Yap is President of the Overseas Division for Genki Sushi Co., Ltd and joined the company in 2006. He is responsible for the company’s interests outside Japan and is the main driving force behind it expansion globally.


Nicholas has spent more than 20 years in the Food and Beverage industry. Initially with the Master Franchisee for the Asia‐Pacific Rim, he was their Regional Managing Director. During his tenure with them, Nicholas opened Genki Sushi Stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and the USA.  His position with the Franchisor saw him casting the net even further with stores opening in the Middle East, Indonesia, and Mainland China. His current focus is to push the company’s expansion into Indo‐China and Europe. In 2011, Genki Sushi Singapore once again opened its door with a new and highly sophistication concept utilizing and harnessing the power of IT and automation to serve sushi to the masses. 


Nicholas has made several presentations on how IT has transformed Genki Sushi in part and the F&B industry as a whole. These events were organized by both the Government and Private sectors to help industry players move towards a more IT driven approach to doing business


Nicholas holds a BA, Majoring in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology with a Concentration in Criminology. He also holds several accreditations in F&B management and Training.