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Michael Yap

Prudential Financial - International Investments

Newark, NJ, USA


Michael Yap is the Chief Legal Officer of Prudential’s International Investments business. In this role, he manages the legal support for Prudential’s mutual fund and investment management operations in Asia, Latin America and Europe. He is also the legal advisor for the global client relations and advisory team for Prudential’s largest institutional investment clients. Mr. Yap was previously a Vice President and Corporate Counsel in Prudential’s global real estate investment manager, Prudential Real Estate Investors, one of the largest in the industry. He served as counsel to the unit's global offices, strategic joint ventures, new initiatives and securities trading team.

He is a member of Prudential’s Anti Corruption Advisory Committee, which provides guidance on enterprise-wide activities. He also serves on the Diversity Steering Committee, which develops diversity and inclusion initiatives for Prudential’s law and compliance division.

He is a board member of America Needs You, New Jersey and the Association of Corporate Counsel, New Jersey, serving as a co-chair of the International Law and Career Development Committees. He is a member of the Advisory Council and a former board member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York.
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