Richard Yap | The Chief - Businessman and Entrepreneur
Richard Yap’s rise to fame has been phenomenal. From playing Papa Chen in the prime time soap “Binondo Girl”, Richard is now known as the well-adored Sir Chief in the daytime TV series “Be Careful with My Heart.”
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The Chief

Richard Yap as an entrepreneur.

Business-minded chief

Richard Yap graduated from De La Salle University and aspired to be a chef as a child but eventually worked for a furniture company as a Division Manager based in Cebu for 22 years until the showbiz world shook his corporate world.

But despite his fame as an actor and the behemoth of endorsement deals that continuously pour his way, Richard is still a businessman by heart. Armed with his natural business acumen, he dabbles alongside showbiz his being an entrepreneur.

He partnered with friends to establish Wang Fu Restaurant, which specializes in Chinese cuisine and has more than 4 branches already. For Wang Fu he focuses on the marketing and leasing part.

Aside from being a restaurateur, he came back to being a division manager of a leading brand of American-made office furniture Cole & Ash after his former colleagues in a company that deal with similar products egged him relentlessly to start the same business.

Cole and Ash (named after his two kids Dylan Cole and Ashley Sandrine) is a trading company engaged in the distribution, supply, and installation of office systems, flooring, and storage, among others where he is very hands-on on its day-to-day operations. Here is where he made use also of his knowledge of interior design something he learned from his family business.


The Chief’s Business

  • Wangfu

    A restaurant that serves authentic Chinese and Singaporean dishes.

  • LunaJ Filipino Gastropub

    A filipino pub serving home cooked style filipino dishes


    A TESDA certified Training Center for Skills and Development

  • Pet Starz

    A pet hotel that offers grooming and wellness services.

  • Cole and Ash International

    Cole & Ash International Systems Corporation is a trading company engaged in the distribution, supply and installation of office systems, flooring, and storage