Wendy Yap is President and CEO of PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo Tbk, the largest bread manufacturer in Indonesia. The company she co-founded in 1995, is the largest mass market producer of Japanese style breads in Asia (ex-Japan) producing over 4 million pieces of bread daily. With 10 production plants located throughout Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi, the company has a strong footprint in key cities distributing through extensive modern and general trade channels. Enjoying first mover advantage in the bread industry, the company will continue to expand as it caters to consumers benefiting from rising income levels in the fourth most populous nation in the world.
PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo Tbk was listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange in June 2010. Since IPO, the company’s stock has appreciated over 500%. Under Wendy’s leadership, the company has won many awards, for example, the Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion award and the Best of the Best award from Forbes Indonesia. Wendy is also recognized by Forbes as one of Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen.
Wendy was President of her father’s U.S. real estate business at the age of 21 after her graduation from University of Melbourne, Australia. She lived in the U.S. for almost 10 years before returning to Indonesia to be one of the first few women members of the YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Indonesian Chapter. Today, Wendy manages her family businesses in Indonesia.