TAPA APAC board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alvin Lau, as the new Executive Director of TAPA Asia Pacific to manage its strategic affairs as part of its 2020 vision and 5 year growth plan.
Mr. Alvin Lau, is a Managing Partner in ALLPS Consultancy and Director with Vision Elite. He graduated from Curtin University for his Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.), Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management at Curtin University from year 2011 – 2013 while he was still serving with the Singapore Air Force as an Aviation Material Specialist to an Airforce Engineer (Supply Chain) from year 2001 – 2012.
Mr. Alvin Lau has been in the Supply Chain industry for the last 17 years, with the experience in Aviation, Construction & Engineering, Oil & Gas, Marine, FMCG, Life Science & Healthcare industry. During his time with a leading supply chain provider where he managed the Healthcare and Life Science sector. In other roles, he managed the Oil and Gas, Engineering and Construction and the Aviation sector.
Mr. Tony Lugg, TAPA APAC Chairman said “The board is extremely pleased with the appointment of Mr. Alvin Lau as Executive Director. In 2018, TAPA APAC had sustainable growth in membership by 12.5% as well as increasing its certifications with FSR certifications increasing 15% and TSR by 7.4% so the needs and wants of the members is probably the highest it has ever been. With that said, the board realised that it needed more support to drive initiatives and achieve the membership goals”.
Building relationships with Government Agencies is a key component of TAPA APAC’s vision to develop value added benefits for the TAPA members. “Part of Alvin’s tasks will be forge relationships with Government Agencies across Asia to achieve Mutual Recognition with Aviation Security Programs (AVSEC), AEO and Singapore Customs STP Plus as well as professional academic development for members with Singapore Institute of Material Management (SIMM) and Malaysia's University of Science and Technology (MUST)” Mr. Lugg said.
The appointment of Mr. Alvin Lau is the latest move by the TAPA APAC board to professionalize the organization and a volunteer model was no longer sustainable.