Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), a global manufacturing solutions provider, is announcing the promotion of May Yap to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). She succeeds Gary Cantrell, who recently retired.
In her new role, May will be responsible for driving end-to-end technology services and solutions, developing and executing technology applications in support of business growth and coordinating digital initiatives across the Jabil enterprise.
Said Michael J. Loparco, Executive Vice President and CEO of Jabil EMS, “In today’s fast-changing environment where industry leaders are so often determined by technology advancements powered by data, we welcome May’s deep insights, experience and capability. As May enters this role at such a critical time of transformation, we’re confident she’ll help us achieve our long-term business objectives and further our global technology infrastructure and data solutions.”
Yap said, “At this inflection point in our industry, we are seeing an acceleration of the need for intelligent data and digital solutions. Customers are looking to Jabil to increase innovation and competitive advantage by combining technology, data and scale to harness actionable insights. I’m excited for this opportunity to help further drive the company’s leading digital transformation strategy.”
With more than 20 years of work experience, May joined Jabil Green Point (JGP), a segment within Jabil, in 2014 as Vice President and CIO, overseeing IT operations across more than 20 JGP sites and 60,000 employees. During her tenure in JGP, May undertook structured steps to drive effective digital transformation throughout the business and helped set the stage for the next-generation connected and cognitive factories. May also carries a passion for expanding diversity and inclusion (D&I) and is a regular speaker at internal Jabil D&I forums.
A highly accomplished leader, May has held several senior roles in global companies, including IBM and PwC Consulting, where she focused on IT and business strategy formulation and implementation, IT management and large-scale business and process transformations. May graduated with double majors in Mathematics and Computer Science, and has both an MBA and Master’s degree in Computer Science. She is a qualified practitioner in quality and process management with deep knowledge in Lean Six Sigma and Total Quality Management (TQM) principles. She is also a certified ITIL V2 and V3 Service Manager.
May’s rich skill sets include strategic IT management, human capital management and cross-cultural leadership. She has acquired extensive work experience in many countries including: USA, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South East Asia, United Kingdom and Japan. Born and raised in Singapore, in her free time, May has volunteered as a museum guide and served as a translator for a local Chinese Literature Association to help promulgate Chinese literature to youth in Singapore.
About Jabil: Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a global manufacturing solutions provider that delivers comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services to hundreds of leading brands. Leveraging the power of over 200,000 people across 100 sites strategically located around the world, Jabil simplifies complexity and delivers value in a broad range of industries, enabling innovation, growth and customer success. For more information, visit jabil.com.