Corporate Governance

Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping

Executive Chairman

Malaysian / Male / Age 65

Tan Sri Francis was appointed as Executive Director on 17 May 2019 and redesignated as Executive Chairman on 19 June 2019.

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 global integrated infrastructure developer, encompassing multiple listed entities ie. YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Power International Berhad, YTL Hospitality REIT, Malayan Cement Berhad (formerly known as Lafarge Malaysia Berhad) and Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust.

He was the Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Power International Berhad and YTL Land & Development Berhad until 29 June 2018 when he was redesignated as Executive Chairman of these companies. He is the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of YTL e-Solutions Berhad. He is also the Chairman of YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Limited, the manager of Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust, a vehicle listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). Tan Sri Francis is 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 Francis is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and is a director YTL Industries Berhad. He also sits on the board of trustees of YTL Foundation. He serves on the board of directors of Suu Foundation, a humanitarian organisation committed to improving healthcare and education in Myanmar.

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 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 Francis was made a board member of Global Child Forum by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf in May 2016.

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 in 2019, received the Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).? Tan Sri Francis 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.

 

Dato’ Sri Michael Yeoh Sock Siong

Managing Director

Malaysian / Male / Age 59

Dato’ Sri Michael was appointed as Executive Director on 17 May 2019 and redesignated as Managing Director on 30 May 2019.

He graduated from University of Bradford, United Kingdom in 1983 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil & Structural Engineering Degree. Dato’ Sri Michael Yeoh is primarily responsible for the YTL Group Manufacturing Division which activities involve cement manufacturing and other building material industries. He serves as an Executive Director of YTL Corporation Berhad and YTL Power International Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and Managing Director of YTL Cement Berhad. He also sits on the boards of other public companies such as YTL Land & Development Berhad, YTL e-Solutions Berhad, YTL Industries Berhad, Kedah Cement Holdings Berhad and a private utilities corporation, YTL PowerSeraya Pte Limited in Singapore.

 

Tan Sri Datuk Asmat Bin Kamaludin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

Malaysian / Male / Age 75

Tan Sri Datuk Asmat was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee on 19 June 2019.

Tan Sri graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya. He also holds a Diploma in European Economic Integration from the University of Amsterdam.

Tan Sri Datuk Asmat has vast experience in various capacities in the public service, his last posting being the Secretary General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) which he held from 1992 to 2001. He also served as the Senior Economic Counsellor for Malaysia in Brussels and worked with several international bodies such as the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), representing Malaysia in relevant negotiations and agreements.

Tan Sri Datuk Asmat was also actively involved in several national organisations such as Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Johor Corporation, Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC) and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) while in the Malaysian Government service. In 2008, Tan Sri Datuk Asmat was appointed by MITI to represent Malaysia as Governor on the Governing Board of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, a position he held for 6 years. On 11 November 2014, Tan Sri Datuk Asmat was conferred the prestigious “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star” award by the Government of Japan in recognition of his contributions in strengthening economic relations and promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Malaysia.

He was the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of YTL Cement Berhad from 19 March 2001 until his resignation on 19 June 2019. He serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad and Compugates Holdings Berhad, and Director of AirAsia X Berhad, all of which are listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He is also a Director of Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry Malaysia (JACTIM) Foundation.

 

Dato’ Tan Guan Cheong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Malaysian / Male / Age 75

Dato’ Tan was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee on 19 June 2019.

Dato’ Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Otago University, New Zealand. He has been a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1983. He worked in international audit firms overseas and also in Malaysia. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of financial services. He was a director of YTL Cement Berhad from 25 October 2004 until his resignation on 19 June 2019. He is director of Hartalega Holdings Berhad and Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd, the manager of YTL Hospitality REIT.

 

Dato’ Yoogalingam A/L Vyramuttu

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and

Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Malaysian / Male / Age 74

Dato’ Yoogalingam was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and Remuneration and Nomination Committee on 19 June 2019.

He graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in 1968. He started his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in October 1968 as Assistant Secretary to the Administrative and Diplomatic Service of Malaysia. Thereafter, he served at Malaysia’s embassies in Vietnam, Yugoslavia, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Korea. In 1986, he returned to Malaysia to take up the position of Deputy Director General (ASEAN National Secretariat). Dato’ Yoogalingam was subsequently posted as High Commissioner of Malaysia to Papua New Guinea, concurrently accredited to the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu in 1989, and then to the Republic of Zimbabwe, concurrently accredited to Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia in 1994. In 1998, he was posted as Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Korea where he served until retiring from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in June 2003. He was a director of YTL Cement Berhad from 26 April 2004 until his resignation on 19 June 2019. He also sits on the board of YTL Land & Development Berhad.

 

Dato’ Yeoh Seok Kian

Executive Director

Malaysian / Male / Age 62

Dato’ Yeoh Seok Kian was appointed as Executive Director on 17 May 2019.

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). He served as Deputy Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad and YTL Power International Berhad, both listed on 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 Corporation Berhad and YTL Land & Development Berhad and Executive Director of YTL Power International Berhad. He is also an Executive Director of Pintar Projek Sdn Bhd, the manager of YTL Hospitality REIT. Dato’ Yeoh Seok Kian also sits on the boards of 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, YTL PowerSeraya Pte Limited in Singapore, as well as YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Limited, the manager of Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust, a vehicle listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST).

 

Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong

Executive Director

Malaysian / Male / Age 60

Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong was appointed as Executive Director on 17 May 2019.

He serves as Managing Director of YTL Power International Berhad and Executive Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. 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 and serves as the Managing Director of Syarikat Pembenaan Yeoh Tiong Lay Sdn Bhd, the YTL Group’s flagship construction arm. 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) network by YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, where he serves as the Managing Director.? Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong sits on the boards of other public companies such as YTL Cement Berhad, YTL Land & Development 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. He also sits on the board of trustees of YTL Foundation.

 

Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng

Executive Director

Malaysian / Female / Age 56

Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng was appointed as Executive Director on 17 May 2019.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Leeds University, United Kingdom in 1985. She started her career as the project director for the construction of the British High Commissioner’s residence, Kuala Lumpur; the Design & Build of the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and the Selangor Medical Centre in Shah Alam. She was also in charge of a few turnkey projects such as the construction and completion of Yeoh Tiong Lay Plaza, Pahang Cement plant in Pahang and Slag Cement plants in Selangor and Johor. She heads the sales and marketing of the mobile internet of YTL Communications Sdn Bhd. She is also the purchasing director responsible for bulk purchases of building materials and related items for the construction, hotels and resorts, and property development divisions of the YTL Group. She is instrumental in the sales and marketing of cement and related products for YTL Cement Berhad and Perak-Hanjoong Simen Sdn Bhd. She was the Chairman of Cement and Concrete Association from year 2013 to 2015. She is also a director of YTL Corporation Berhad and YTL Power International Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, YTL e-Solutions Berhad, YTL Cement Berhad and Kedah Cement Holdings Berhad. She is actively engaged in community work and is currently President of the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Branch of the Girl Guides Association Malaysia, and member of the boards of the World Scout Foundation and YTL Foundation.

 

Mr Yeoh Khoon Cheng

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Malaysian / Male / Age 61

Mr Yeoh Khoon Cheng was appointed as Executive Director on 1 August 2018 and redesignated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2019.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Chartered Public Accountants.

Mr Yeoh started his career as an Audit Assistant with Deloitte Kassim Chan in 1979. He joined the Company in 1987 as Finance Manager and held various positions involving business development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance activities and acted as Company Secretary from 1990 to 1998. He was appointed as Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer in January 1999 and held the position until August 2011. From August 2011 to December 2015, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Lafarge Cement China Limited. Mr Yeoh was the Chief Financial Officer of Huaxin Cement Limited, China, from January 2016 to July 2017. He then rejoined the Company as the Chief Financial Officer in August 2018 and was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer in November 2018. On 13 March 2019, he was redesignated as Chief Executive Officer. Consequent to the redesignation, he stepped down from the position of Chief Financial Officer. On 17 May 2019, Mr Yeoh stepped down as Chief Executive Officer but remained as Executive Director until his redesignation to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2019. He also sits on the board of Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad, which is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

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Audit and Risk Management Committee Report PDF

 

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Board Charter PDF
Audit and Risk Management Committee’s Terms of Reference PDF
Remuneration and Nomination’s Terms of Reference PDF

 

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Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy PDF

 

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Code of Conduct & Business Ethics PDF

 

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