Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh Sock Ping
</small> (, born August 23, 1954) is a prominent business personality in Malaysia
, and the eldest son of Malaysian billionaire Tan Sri Dato' Seri Yeoh Tiong Lay
. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Degree in Civil Engineering from Kingston University
, United Kingdom
Francis had his secondary school education at Victoria Institution
in Kuala Lumpur
where he was School Captain. He became the Managing Director
of YTL Corporation
in 1988. Under his stewardship, the YTL Group grew from a single listed entity in 1985 to a force comprising five listed companies, and is now one of the biggest conglomerates in Malaysia.
On January 16, 2003, he was awarded the First Malaysian Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award
in 2002 in recognition of his entrepreneurial acumen.
On February 13, 2004, he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering
from his alma mater
, Kingston University.
He was awarded BusinessWeek
's "25 Stars of Asia
2003" on November 6, 2003 in Hong Kong
; and was ranked 21 by Fortune Magazine
Asia's 25 Most Powerful Business Personalities on August 9, 2004.
Francis married Rosaline Yeoh in 1982, and they have five children. His siblings reside in Malaysia and are fellow directors of YTL Corporation.
In 2006, he was conferred Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
(CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II
for his philanthropic endeavours.
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