Board of Directors

  • Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping

    Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping

    Non-Executive Chairman

     

    Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Francis Yeoh joined the Board on 31 December 2008. Tan Sri Francis studied at Kingston University in the United Kingdom, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) 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 the University of Nottingham. He was appointed as an Executive Director of YTL Corp in 1984 and has been the Managing Director of YTL Group since 1988. Under his stewardship, YTL Corp has grown from a single listed entity into a global integrated infrastructure developer, encompassing multiple listed entities, i.e. YTL Corp, YTL Power International Berhad, YTL Land & Development Berhad, YTL Hospitality REIT, and Starhill Global REIT.

    Tan Sri Francis is presently the Managing Director of YTL Corp, YTL Power International Berhad and YTL Land & Development Berhad, all listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Tan Sri Francis sits on the board of several public companies such as YTL Cement Berhad and YTL Industries Berhad, and also serves as Chairman of private utilities corporations, 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 Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and is a director and Chief Executive Offi cer of Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd, the manager of YTL Hospitality REIT. He also sits on the board of trustees of YTL Foundation and also serves on the board of directors of SUU Foundation, a humanitarian organisation committed to improving healthcare and education in Myanmar.

    Tan Sri Francis is a Founder Member of the Malaysian Business Council and The Capital Markets Advisory Council. He is also a member of The Nature Conservancy Asia Pacifi c Council, 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 Barclays Asia-Pacifi c Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2012. Tan Sri Francis was made board member of Global Child Forum by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf in May 2016.

    Tan Sri Francis has been ranked by both Fortune and Businessweek magazines as Asia's 25 Most Powerful and Infl uential Business Personalities and as one of Asia's Top Executives by Asiamoney. He won the inaugural Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year in Malaysia in 2002 and was named Malaysia's CEO of the Year by CNBC Asia Pacifi c in 2005.

    In 2006, Tan Sri Francis 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.

    In 2015, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Regulated Industries at the 7th World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES), held in London and in 2016, he was honored with the prestigious Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Award at The Celebrity Fight Night in Arizona.

     
  • Mr Ho Sing

    Mr Ho Sing

    Executive Director

     

    Mr Ho Sing joined the Board on 20 April 2010. He is the Chief Executive Offi cer of the Manager. He works with the Chairman and the Board in formulating strategies for Starhill Global REIT and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Starhill Global REIT.

    He has over 25 years of leadership and management experience with multinational companies in engineering, medical, infrastructure, and real estate. These included senior positions in the Singapore Technologies Group, Dornier Medical, Sembcorp Industries and Guocoland Limited. He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Daiman Development Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

    Mr Ho holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, USA. He also completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University in 2002.

     
  • Dato' Yeoh Seok Kian

    Dato' Yeoh Seok Kian

    Non-executive Director

     

    Dato' Yeoh Seok Kian joined the Board on 31 December 2008. He has been an Executive Director of YTL Corp since 1984. He is currently the Deputy Managing Director of YTL Corp and YTL Power International Berhad, and the Executive Director of YTL Land & Development Berhad, all listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

    Dato' Yeoh also serves on the board of several other public companies such as YTL Cement Berhad, YTL Industries Berhad and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, and private utilities corporations, Wessex Water Limited in England and Wales and YTL PowerSeraya Pte Limited in Singapore. He is also an Executive Director of Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd, the manager of YTL Hospitality REIT.

    Dato' Yeoh holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Building from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He was recently conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of University by Heriot-Watt University. He also attended the Advance Management Programme conducted by Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Building, United Kingdom, as well as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (United Kingdom).

     
  • Mr Lim Kok Hoong

    Mr Lim Kok Hoong

    Lead Independent Director

     

    Mr Lim Kok Hoong joined the Board on 1 January 2017 and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has over 33 years of audit and fi nancial consulting experience and was responsible for the audits of statutory boards and some of the largest multinational corporations in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Mr Lim served as a Senior Partner of Ernst & Young Singapore from 2002 to 2003. He started his career with Arthur Andersen in 1971 and served as the Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen Singapore from 1990 to 2002 and as a Regional Managing Partner for the ASEAN region in Arthur Andersen from 2000 to 2002.

    Mr Lim is also an Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Genting Singapore PLC and Global Logistics Properties Ltd. Mr Lim's past appointments include directorships at Genting Integrated Resorts Operations Management Pte Ltd, Hoe Leong Corporation Ltd, Amtek Engineering Ltd, Singapore Tourism Board, Parkway Trust Management Limited (manager of Parkway Life REIT) and Sabana Real Estate Investment Management Pte Ltd (manager of Sabana Shari'ah Compliant REIT).

    Mr Lim is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Mr Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia in 1971.

     
  • Mr Ching Yew Chye

    Mr Ching Yew Chye

    Independent Director

     

    Mr Ching Yew Chye joined the Board on 1 November 2016 and is a member of the Audit Committee. He is a seasoned management and information technology professional. In 1982, he joined Accenture PLC, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. From 1997 until his retirement in 2007, he assumed various regional senior management roles in Accenture, including Managing Partner of the Financial Services Industry Group- Asia, Geographic Council Chairman- Asia and Managing Partner for South Asia Region. He was a member of the Accenture Global Executive Committee from 2001 to 2004 and served on several committees/task forces to craft Accenture's global strategy.

    He is currently an independent nonexecutive director of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad and Genting Plantations Berhad, and the independent nonexecutive Chairman of AIA Berhad. Mr Ching also served as a member of the board of directors of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad from 2008 to 2015.

    Mr Ching holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the University of London, UK.

     
  • Mr Tan Woon Hum

    Mr Tan Woon Hum

    Independent Director

     

    Mr Tan Woon Hum joined the Board on 1 August 2017 and is a member of the Audit Committee. He is currently a partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP, a Singapore law fi rm and has been with the fi rm since December 2003. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a LLB (Honours) Degree in 1995 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1996. Mr Tan obtained his MBA (Finance) from the University of Leicester in 2000. He has been in private legal practice since 1996 and specialises in trust, asset and wealth management. He advises on the establishment of traditional and alternative funds including related licences and exemptions for fund management companies, as well as the establishment and listing of REITs. Mr Tan is also an independent non-executive director of Ezion Holdings Limited and AP Oil International Limited, companies listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, and UTI International (Singapore) Private Limited, a licensed fund manager. He previously served as independent director of Yong Xin International Holdings Limited.