Mr Yap Weiren
Operations Director / Co-founder
MAPACS, GradCert Psychotherapeutic Approaches (CBT), BBA, Dip Mar Trnsp Mgt, Certified PFA
Weiren is the Operations-In-Charge with The Lion Mind. He has extensive working experience in both logistics and business operations. As the Operations Director of the organisation, he provides directions for the operational aspects of the organisation, overseeing and ensuring smooth operations in the organisation. As the Co-founder, he represents the organisation when working with both the community partners and corporate partners in promoting mental wellness. He also plays an important role in nurturing the growth of team members, maximizing their potentials.
In addition, Weiren is the co-founder and member of Appassionata Limited. He is committed to bringing chamber classical music to the masses through partnering with established musicians. He also aims to help provide the necessary platform for both aspiring and professional musicians to showcase their talents in Singapore.
He has a Bachelor of Business Management from NHL University of Applied Sciences Netherlands, Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (Netherlands), and a Diploma in Maritime Transportation Management from Singapore Polytechnic. He has completed an accredited course (ACA, APACS) on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He is also a certified Psychological First Aider.
Weiren has co-presented in the Happiness Conference 2020 on the topic “Empathy Matters“, sharing and demonstrated the importance of having empathy. He had also presented on the topic “Transiting Healthily into the Workplace – Coping with Anxiety, Stress & Burnout” to Republic Polytechnic, School of Sports, Health & Leisure students on 14 July 2021.
Weiren is also an Ordinary member (membership no. A219) with the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS). He is currently an Executive Committee member of APACS, and is heading the Marketing & Publicity Sub-Committee (2020- 2022). His main portfolio includes maintaining the official social media platform, and managing a team of content creators for the association’s e-magazine, The Gazette.