Board of Trustees
Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr) Yeoh Tiong Lay
Appointed to the Board of Trustees on 3 March 1997
His contributions are well recognised with the conferment of the title of Doctor of Engineering by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and his appointment as Honorary Life President of the Master Builders Association of Malaysia in 1988. He is the co-founder and the first Chairman of the ASEAN Constructors’ Federation. On 26 October 2002, Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay was conferred the Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy (Business Administration) by Universiti Malaysia Sabah. He was installed as Pro-Chancellor for Universiti Malaysia Sabah on 1 July 2005. He is the past President and Lifetime member of the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors Association. On 19 January 2008, Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay was conferred the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Emperor of Japan in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards the economic co-operation and friendship between Japan and Malaysia, including his efforts as an executive member and Vice President of the Malaysia-Japan Economic Association. On 20 August 2009, Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay was accorded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2009 (APEA 2009) in recognition of his outstanding entrepreneurial achievements and contribution towards the development of the nation. He is also the Honorary Chairman of Tung Shin Hospital and is on the board of Governors for several schools. Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay is also the Executive Chairman of YTL Corporation Berhad and YTL Power International Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and YTL Cement Berhad. He is also a board member of other public companies such as YTL Industries Berhad and Wessex Water Limited (a private utilities company in UK).
Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping
Appointed to the Board of Trustees on 3 March 1997
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 Power International Berhad and YTL Land & Development Berhad which are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of YTL e-Solutions Berhad which is listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also the Executive Chairman of YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Limited, 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 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.
Dato' Yeoh Seok Hong
Appointed to the Board of Trustees on 30 March 2002
He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil & Structural Engineering Degree from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom in 1982. He is a member of the Faculty of Building, United Kingdom. In 2010, he was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by Aston University in the United Kingdom. Dato' Yeoh Seok Hong has vast experience in the construction industry, being the Executive Director responsible for the YTL Group construction division. He was the project director responsible for the development and the construction of the two Independent Power Producer power stations owned by YTL Power Generation Sdn Bhd. His other achievements include the construction of the Express Rail Link between the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station. He is also responsible for developing the power and utility businesses of the YTL Power International Berhad Group and the building of the fourth generation (4G) Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) network by YTL Communications Sdn Bhd. He serves as an Executive Director of YTL Corporation Berhad and YTL Land & Development Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Dato' Yeoh Seok Hong also sits on the boards of other public companies such as YTL Cement Berhad and YTL Industries Berhad, and private utilities corporations, Wessex Water Limited and Wessex Water Services Limited in England and Wales, and YTL PowerSeraya Pte Limited in Singapore.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Aris Bin Osman @ Othman
Appointed to the Board of Trustees on 1 December 2004
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Aris holds a PhD in Development Economics and a MA in Political Economy from Boston University, a MA in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Analytical Economics from University of Malaya.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Aris had served in various positions in the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department from 1966 to 1986. He was seconded to Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad (now known as CIMB Bank Berhad), Kuala Lumpur as Chief General Manager (Corporate Planning, Financial Subsidiaries, Treasury, Human Resources) from 1986 to 1989. From 1989 to 1999, Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Aris was with the Ministry of Finance during which he served as Executive Director (South-East Asia Group) of the World Bank, Washington D.C. from 1991 to 1994 and Secretary General to the Treasury from 1998 to mid-1999. This was followed by an illustrious career in banking where he held the positions of Executive Chairman and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Bank Pembangunan dan Infrastruktur Malaysia Berhad. He was the Chairman of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad until his retirement in June 2012. He retired from his positions as director of AMMB Holdings Berhad and AmInvestment Bank Berhad in August 2015. He is currently a member of the board of YTL Power International Berhad.
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abu Hassan Bin Othman
Appointed to the Board of Trustees on 19 December 2014
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 Policlinic 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 and YTL e-Solutions Berhad, a company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, as well as Chairman of Malaysian Qualification Agency and Meteor Doc. Sdn Bhd. He is also the Chairman of Yayasan Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
Tay Chong Chem @ Tay Chong Chim
Appointed to the Board of Trustees on 3 March 1997
He is a Fellow of The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales) and a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Mr Tay served in Coopers & Lybrand as a qualified accountant from 1972 until his retirement as a senior partner of Coopers & Lybrand in year 1998. Mr Tay is presently a partner of Tay Wong & associates.