Christina Yap

During her 25 years in HR, Christina worked for international management consultancies and law firms such as PwC, EY, Mercer, and Pinsent Masons. As a solicitor, project manager and management consultant, she has advised companies across a wide range of industries on a spectrum of HR areas.

Christina brings a deep understanding of the challenges that leaders and executives face in times of change. She is collaborative, outcome-focused, and keeps her focus on the strategy and goals. Clients say that they like Christina’s energy, passion and ideas.

Key areas of expertise

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Culture and change management
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Employee communications and engagement
  • Employee health and wellbeing
  • HR audits
  • HR strategy
  • HR training
  • Learning and development
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Organisational effectiveness
  • Post-merger integration
  • Special /ad hoc projects
  • Talent and performance management

Qualifications, training and professional memberships

  • Solicitor (Law Society of England and Wales)
  • Masters in Human Resources
  • Prince 2 project management
  • Social Accountability 8000 (issued by Social Accountability International)
  • ISO 9001 quality management (international continuous improvement standards)
  • Transformational coaching (accredited by the International Coach Federation)
  • Certified health coach (Dr Sears Wellness Institute)
  • Certifications as yoga instructor and yoga therapist


‘I worked with Christina for several years. During all these years, I could fully rely on her to deliver excellent service in her work with clients. Christina is trusted by leaders to deliver sound strategic advice and persuasive when needed to achieve results. She always had the details in mind, without losing sight of the big picture – this helped her anticipate challenges and drive seamless execution. Christina has a positive “can do” attitude. She inspires with her energy, passion and enthusiasm and is also resilient and agile to adapt to changes. I would be happy to work with Christina again.’ – Remo Schmid, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor, Priora

‘It has been a great experience to work with Christina over the years. I would describe her as a very dedicated and passionate professional who is very committed to what she is doing. She puts a tremendous amount of energy in her job and is outstanding in “getting things done” and “first time right”. She will make sure the job gets done in an impeccable manner. I used to call Christina the “eagle eye” as her focus on details is extraordinary whereas at the same time she will make sure not to lose sight of the end goal. Christina brings a unique and authentic spark that you will enjoy when working with her.’ – Joop Smits, Director – People & Organisation, PwC

‘[The CEO and Executive Board member of a multinational were] highly complimentary of your work, showed rigour and managed expectations well. Professional, supportive, helpful, impressed, clear communication, high marks from client team, no negatives at all and no ideas on what you could do better. Would absolutely work with you again and recommend to others. In short, well done, you have a very happy client.’ – Sebastian di Paola, Partner, PwC

‘[Group Head of Global Compensation and Benefits of a multinational] is very satisfied with the quality of our work. He praised the work of Christina Yap (above expectations, provides excellent advice, fast response rate).’ – Anja Birkelbach, Client Development Teamleader/ Client Feedback Leader, PwC

‘Excellent feedback was received for her contributions to and performance at the Management Board and Lines of Service Executive Retreat in August 2018 (she came across as very professional and knowledgeable, with good discussions at an “eye level”).’ – Michaela Christian Gartmann, Human Capital Leader, PwC

‘Christina helped us with the pilot happiness workshops in Assurance. We appreciated her knowledge of yoga and sessions she was running within the workshops. We received very good feedback around the impact of the yoga sessions. Christina is a role model to have overcome very critical situations in her professional life. Her sharing is very inspiring and authentic. I am very grateful for Christina helping us and hope there is more to come.’ – Juergen Müller, Partner, PwC

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