TAN SRI DATO' (DR) FRANCIS YEOH SOCK PING
Malaysian, aged 61, was appointed to the Board on 26 April 2000 as an Executive Chairman and Managing Director. Tan Sri Francis studied at Kingston University in the United Kingdom, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering and was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering in 2004. In July 2014, Tan Sri Francis was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from University of Nottingham. He became the Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad Group in 1988 which, under his stewardship, has grown from a single listed company into a force comprising five listed entities ie. YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Power International Berhad, YTL Land & Development Berhad, YTL e-Solutions Berhad and YTL Hospitality REIT.
He is presently the Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Power International Berhad and YTL Land & Development Berhad, all listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, and is the Executive Chairman of YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Limited, which is the manager of Starhill Global REIT, a vehicle listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). Tan Sri Francis sits on the boards of several public companies such as YTL Cement Berhad and YTL Industries Berhad, and private utilities companies including Wessex Water Limited and Wessex Water Services Limited in England and Wales, and YTL PowerSeraya Pte Limited in Singapore. Tan Sri Francis is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and is a director and Chief Executive Officer of Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd, the manager of YTL Hospitality REIT. He also sits on the board of trustees of YTL Foundation.
He is a Founder Member of the Malaysian Business Council and The Capital Markets Advisory Council, member of The Nature Conservancy Asia Pacific Council and the Asia Business Council, Trustee of the Asia Society and Chairman for South East Asia of the International Friends of the Louvre. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of London Business School, Wharton School and INSEAD. He served as a member of the Barclays Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2012.
He was ranked by both Fortune and Businessweek magazines as Asia's 25 Most Powerful and Influential Business Personalities and one of Asia's Top Executives by Asiamoney. He won the inaugural Ernst & Young's Master Entrepreneur in Malaysia in 2002 and was named as Malaysia's CEO of the Year by CNBC Asia Pacific in 2005.
In 2006, he was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and received a prestigious professional accolade when made a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers in London in 2008. He was the Primus Inter Pares Honouree of the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Award, for his advocacy of socially responsible business ethics and practices. The Award was conferred by a panel of Nobel Laureates in Oslo, home of the Nobel Peace Prize. He also received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at CNBC's 9th Asia Business Leaders Awards 2010.
TAN SRI DATUK SERI PANGLIMA DR. ABU HASSAN BIN OTHMAN
Malaysian, aged 75, was appointed to the Board on 29 December 2006 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abu Hassan holds a PhD in Sociology from Michigan State University, U.S.A., a MA and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Second Class Upper from University of Malaya ("UM"), a D.Agr.Sc. (Honorary) from Kinki University, Japan and D. Mgmt. (Honorary) from Open University Malaysia.
He served as Tutor in the Faculty of Arts of UM from 1969 to 1971. This was followed by 23 years of service with University Kebangsaan Malaysia where he held various positions as Lecturer, Department Head to Professor in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. From 1994 to 2005, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abu Hassan who was a Distinguished Fullbright Hays scholar, served as the Founding and First Vice Chancellor of University Malaysia Sabah. While serving as Vice Chancellor, he also held distinguished appointments both nationally and internationally. Nationally, he was Chairman of the Malaysian Vice Chancellors Committee, Chairman of the Malaysian Examination Council, member of the Malaysian National Higher Education Council and board member of National Productivity Corporation. On the international front, he represented Malaysia as Chairman of the Council of the University Mobility of Asia Pacific, Chairman of the Malaysian-Australian Vice Chancellors Committee, board member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities as well as board member of the Association of South East Asian Institutions of Higher Learning. He was the Chairman of both Permai Policlinics Sdn Bhd and Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abu Hassan is a director of YTL Land & Development Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, as well as Chairman of Malaysian Qualification Agency and Meteor Doc. Sdn Bhd. He is the Chairman of Yayasan Universiti Malaysia Sabah and a trustee of YTL Foundation.
DATO' CHEONG KEAP TAI
Malaysian, aged 67, was appointed to the Board on 30 September 2004 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. Dato' Cheong graduated from the University of Singapore with a degree of Bachelor of Accountancy. He is a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member of Malaysian Institute of Taxation and member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Dato' Cheong is also a Licensed Tax Agent and a Licensed Goods & Service Tax Agent. Dato' Cheong was the Executive Director and Partner of Coopers & Lybrand and upon its merger with Price Waterhouse was the Executive Director, Partner and Chairman of the Governance Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers until his retirement in December 2003. He is currently also a director of YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Land & Development Berhad, Gromutual Berhad, Tanah Makmur Berhad and several private limited companies.
DATO' SRI MICHAEL YEOH SOCK SIONG
Malaysian, aged 55, was appointed to the Board on 15 May 2000 as an Executive Director. He graduated from University of Bradford, United Kingdom in 1983 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil & Structural Engineering Degree. Dato' Sri Michael Yeoh is primarily responsible for the YTL Group Manufacturing Division which activities involve cement manufacturing and other building material industries. He serves as an Executive Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Power International Berhad and YTL Land & Development Berhad, all listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He also sits on the boards of other public companies such as YTL Cement Berhad, YTL Industries Berhad, and YTL PowerSeraya Pte Limited in Singapore.
DATO' AHMAD FUAAD BIN MOHD DAHALAN
Malaysian, aged 65, was appointed to the Board on 2 March 2010 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Dato' Ahmad Fuaad holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya. He was attached with Wisma Putra, Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Malaysian Civil Service ("MCS") Officer in April 1973 before joining Malaysia Airlines in July 1973. While in Malaysia Airlines, Dato' Ahmad Fuaad served various posts and his last position was as the Managing Director. He was formerly a director of Lembaga Penggalakan Pelanchongan Malaysia, Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. Currently, Dato' Ahmad Fuaad is the Chairman of Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad and a director of YTL Corporation Berhad, Hong Leong Capital Berhad and Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd, the manager of YTL Hospitality REIT.
DATO' YEOH SOO KENG
Malaysian, aged 52, was appointed to the Board on 25 February 2016 as an Executive Director. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Leeds University, United Kingdom in 1985. She started her career as the project director for the construction of the British High Commissionerís residence, Kuala Lumpur; the Design & Build of the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and the Selangor Medical Centre in Shah Alam. She was in charge of a few turnkey projects such as the construction and completion of Yeoh Tiong Lay Plaza, Pahang Cement plant in Pahang and Slag Cement plants in Selangor and Johor. She heads the sales and marketing of the mobile internet of YTL Communications Sdn Bhd. She is also the purchasing director responsible for bulk purchases of building materials and related items for the construction, hotels and resorts, and property development divisions of the YTL Group. She is instrumental in the sales and marketing of cement and related products for YTL Cement Berhad and Perak-Hanjoong Simen Sdn Bhd. She was the Chairman of Cement and Concrete Association from year 2013 to 2015. She is actively engaged in community work. She is the current President of the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Branch of the Girl Guides Association Malaysia. She is also a director of YTL Power International Berhad and YTL Corporation Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, YTL Cement Berhad and World Scout Foundation.
SYED ABDULLAH BIN SYED ABD. KADIR
Malaysian, aged 61, was appointed to the Board on 26 April 2000 as an Executive Director. He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science (Engineering Production) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Double Degree. He has extensive experience in banking and financial services, having been with Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad from 1984 to 1994, holding the position of general manager immediately prior to his departure from the bank. Prior to joining YTL Corporation Berhad Group, he was, from November 1994 to February 1996, the general manager of Amanah Capital Partners Berhad (now known as MIDF Amanah Capital Berhad), a company which has interests in, inter alia, discount, money broking, unit trusts, finance and fund management operations. He currently also serves on the boards of YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Power International Berhad, Iris Corporation Berhad and Versatile Creative Berhad, all listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
MOHAMAD ZAID BIN MOHAMED ZAINAL ABIDIN
Malaysian, aged 36, was appointed to the Board on 20 October 2003 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and has been re-designated as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 22 March 2010. He graduated from University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hert in 2003 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Automotive Engineering. Encik Mohamad Zaid underwent 9 months of industrial placement at Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Berhad under the Research & Development Department.
YEOH KEONG YEOW
Malaysian, aged 30, was appointed to the Board on 17 December 2008 as an Executive Director. He graduated from Imperial College London, United Kingdom in 2006 with a Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Management. He is an Associate to the City and Guilds of London Institute. Mr Yeoh Keong Yeow joined YTL Group in 2007 and is presently involved in the Information Technology and e-Commerce Division of the Group. He also serves as a director of several private limited companies such as Syarikat Pembenaan Yeoh Tiong Lay Sdn Bhd, YTL Power Generation Sdn Bhd, Airzed Broadband Sdn Bhd and YTL Communications Sdn Bhd.