Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh joined the Board on 31 December 2008 and is a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh 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 (Sir) Francis Yeoh was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Nottingham. He became the Managing Director of YTL Corp Group in 1988 which, under his stewardship, has grown from a single listed company into a global integrated infrastructure developer, encompassing multiple listed entities, i.e. YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Power International Berhad, YTL Hospitality REIT, Malayan Cement Berhad and Starhill Global REIT. Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh was the Managing Director of YTL Corp and YTL Power International Berhad which are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and YTL Land & Development Berhad until 29 June 2018 when he was redesignated as Executive Chairman of these companies. He is also the Executive Chairman of Malayan Cement Berhad, which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh is the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of YTL e-Solutions Berhad and also a Director of YTL Industries Berhad. He is also the Executive Chairman of YTL Cement Berhad and Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd, the manager of YTL Hospitality REIT. He is the Chairman of private utilities corporations, Wessex Water Services Limited in England and Wales, and YTL PowerSeraya Pte. Limited in Singapore. Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited for a period of 10 years from July 2012 to June 2022. He sits on the board of trustees of YTL Foundation.
Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh is a Founding Member of the Malaysian Business Council and The Capital Markets Advisory Council, member of The Nature Conservancy Asia Pacific Council and Global Council member of the Asia Society. He is the first non-Italian board member of the historic Rome Opera House and helped fund its restoration to keep it from closing. He served as a member of the Barclays Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2012.
Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh was made a board member of Global Child Forum by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf in May 2016. Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh 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, Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and in 2019, received the Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).
Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh 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. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Regulated Industries at the 7th World Chinese Economic Summit held in London in 2015. He was also awarded the prestigious Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Award at the 2016 Celebrity Fight Night in Arizona. In 2017, he was honoured with the Kuala Lumpur Mayor's Award for Outstanding Contribution at the Kuala Lumpur Mayor Tourism Awards. This was in recognition of his efforts in the transformation of Kuala Lumpur into one of the top shopping and tourist destinations in the world. He was named CEO of the Year at the Asian Power Awards in 2017. The Japanese Government bestowed upon him the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in 2018 and in the same year the Italian government conferred upon him the honour of Grande Officiale of the Order of the Star of Italy. In 2022 he was awarded the PropertyGuru Real Estate Personality of the Year for Malaysia. The award is given to individuals who have made a significant impact in the Asian real estate sector.
Mr Ho Sing joined the Board on 20 April 2010. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Manager. He works with the Chairman and the Board in formulating and executing strategies for Starhill Global REIT and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Starhill Global REIT.
He has over 29 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. 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 joined the Board on 31 December 2008 and is a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He was appointed as an Executive Director of YTL Corp since 1984 and has been the Deputy Managing Director of YTL Corp until 29 June 2018 when he was redesignated as Managing Director.
He graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Building and was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University in 2017. He attended the Advance Management Programme conducted by Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Dato' Yeoh is a Fellow of the Faculty of Building, United Kingdom, as well as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (UK). Dato' Yeoh served as Deputy Managing Director of YTL Power International Berhad which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, and Executive Director of YTL Land & Development Berhad until 29 June 2018 when he was redesignated as Managing Director of YTL Land & Development Berhad and Executive Director of YTL Power International Berhad. He is also an Executive Director of Malayan Cement Berhad, which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
Dato' Yeoh also sits on the boards of other public companies such as YTL Cement Berhad, YTL Industries Berhad, Sentul Raya Golf Club 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.
Mr Tan Bong Lin joined the Board on 1 January 2018 and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee as well as a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. Mr Tan has 27 years of working experience with Wall Street investment banking and brokerage institutions. He served as the Managing Director of Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd from 1991 to 2007.
He was also a Member of the Finance Committee of the Singapore Broadcasting Authority from 1997 to 2002. Mr Tan was a Non-Executive Independent Director of APAC Realty Limited from September 2017 to April 2023. He was also the Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director of RHT Health Trust Manager Pte Ltd, the manager of RHT Health Trust (which is listed on the Mainboard of SGX-ST), from February 2019 to July 2023. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Singapore in 1980.
Mr Ching Yew Chye joined the Board on 1 November 2016 and is a member of the Audit Committee and of the Nominating and Remuneration 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 was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Berhad from November 2015 to May 2017 and an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of AIA Berhad from May 2017 to June 2023. He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Genting Plantations Berhad, Chairman of United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (redesignated on 16 June 2023), and the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of AIA General Berhad. Mr Ching holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in computer science from the University of London, UK.
Mr Tan Woon Hum joined the Board on 1 August 2017 and is the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee. He is currently a partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP, a Singapore law firm, and has been with the firm 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 UTI International (Singapore) Private Limited, a licensed fund manager.
Ms Ho Gek Sim Grace joined the Board on 1 August 2023 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. Ms Ho had a 10-year tenure at Microsoft where she held various roles in companies within the group including local enterprise sales leadership roles, regional operations roles and global product management role. Ms Ho also has experience in business transformation and strategy to grow start-ups, expand to new markets and diversify into new customers and product lines. She was a President at SWAT Mobility Pte Ltd (Global), the Chief of Staff (APAC) and Area Vice President (ASEAN) of Commvault Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd. She was also the Chief Marketing & Communication Officer, and Strategy Leader (Asean) of IBM Global Services Pte Ltd (Asean), the Chief Commercial Officer & Managing Director (Group Sales) of Singapore Post Limited (Global), Head of Marketing & Managing Director of SAP Asia Pte Ltd (Asia Pacific & Japan) and Country President (Singapore) & Head of Solutions Sales (Apac & Japan) of Motorola Solutions (Asia Pacific & Japan). Ms Ho is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Super Grains Pte Ltd and UPGRAIN Foods Pte Ltd. She is also an Advisor at SWAT Mobility Pte Ltd (Global), a company involved in the business of providing smart applications for the transport and logistics sector. Ms Ho holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Biochemistry & Microbiology) from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration (Finance & Marketing) from The Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Ms Yeoh Pei Nee joined the Board on 1 July 2023 and is a Non-Executive Alternate Director to Non-Executive Director Dato' Yeoh Seok Kian on the Board of Directors and on the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. Ms Yeoh has valuable and relevant experience in the retail division of YTL Corporation Berhad's subsidiaries in Malaysia and has overseen the development of luxury brands within YTL Corporation Berhad group's portfolio, as Executive Director of Niche Retailing Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of YTL Corporation Berhad. She is also the Vice President of Retail Development at YTL Singapore Pte Ltd and Vice President of Leasing at YTL Starhill Global Property Management Pte. Ltd., harnessing her experience in the retail sphere to broaden the property scope by developing strategic and tactical leasing plans and introducing new retail concepts to drive optimal value to the malls. Ms Yeoh is currently a director of Star Hill Living.Com Sdn Bhd, Trendy Retailing Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Kemajuan Perumahan Negara Sdn Bhd and Oriental Place Sdn Bhd. She is also an Alternate Director to Dato' Yeoh Seok Kian at YTL Starhill Global Property Management Pte. Ltd.. Ms Yeoh holds a LLB (Honours) degree in Law from the London School of Economics & Political Science and qualified as a Barrister of England & Wales (Gray's Inn) in 2012.
Mr Yeoh Keong Shyan joined the Board on 1 November 2023 and is a Non-Executive Alternate Director to Chairman Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh on the Board of Directors and on the Nominating and Remuneration Committee. Mr Yeoh had been an Executive Director of Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd, manager of YTL Hospitality REIT, from 18 January 2011 until 13 December 2022 when he was appointed as an Alternate Director in Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd. He joined YTL Group in 2009 and is presently engaged in the YTL Hotels and Resorts as well as the Property Development Divisions. Mr Yeoh is a director of YTL Land Sdn Bhd, the holding company of Katagreen Development Sdn Bhd, the master tenant in The Starhill and Lot 10 Property, the Malaysia assets of Starhill Global REIT. As such, he leads the operations of the Malaysia assets. Mr Yeoh holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in Law from University of Nottingham, UK.