Managing Director, YTL Corp
Trained as a Civil Engineer, Francis Yeoh took over the running of his family’s company in 1988 and grew it into a business conglomerate comprising of six listed companies, with a combined market capitalisation of over RM38 billion (USD10.5 billion). YTL owns and manages regulated utilities and other infrastructural assets, serving 10 million customers in three continents.
He has been awarded as the Ernst and Young’s Master Entrepreneur in Malaysia and CNBC’s Malaysia CEO of the Year. Most recently, AsiaMoney named him one of Asia’s Top Executives 2008.
In recognition of his many endeavours, Francis was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2006.
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