YTL Corp to Focus on Expanding in Southeast Asia: Yeoh

Francis Yeoh, executive chairman at YTL Corp. Group, an integrated infrastructure developer, discusses how covid-19 has impacted his business, his prospects for M&A and his expansion plans. He speaks exclusively on “Bloomberg Markets: As...

YTL Corp is "deeply" passionate about the KL-Singapore HSR: Francis Yeoh

YTL Corp Bhd is “deeply” passionate about the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail (HSR) project, its managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh Sock Ping.

This was due to the fact that the group had explored the concept of a high-speed rail service to facilitate seamless trav...

Acting in the face of uncertainty

Infrastructure, stresses Yeoh, can help provide jobs for today as well as tomorrow. “China has been spending money on building infrastructure, including fast trains. Without such infrastructure, could Alibaba have delivered US$17 billion wor...

Francis Yeoh recounts an enriching, humbling experience

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, managing director of YTL Corp Bhd is the first Malaysian winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) award in 2002, as well as chief judge of the World EOY in 2011. This year, he is returning to the global entrepreneurship competition in Monte Carlo as a keynote speaker....

'La La Land' Scores as 'Best Musical Score' at Capri, Hollywood - The International Film Festival
'Special Awards' Slated for Andrea Bocelli and Philanthropist Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Francis Yeoh

"Each of these three awards are very significant in their own way," said Vicedomini. "Sir Francis Yeoh is a true supporter of the arts on a global basis; Andrea Bocelli is a world-class performer whose new album is a tribute to the music of cinema...

ASEAN Belt and Road Connector

Southeast Asian conglomerates are tapping Hong Kong’s role as a connector for Belt and Road-related projects.

The main catalyst for unlocking investments in infrastructure and other major projects will be a “transparent, cohere...

Stewardship is at the heart of the Yeoh family's work at Malaysia's YTL

"At a very young age we were told that you are all just family stewards of the YTL brand and the YTL name, but your ultimate role is to pass it on to the next generation," Jacob says. "It's never really for yourselves, so we never really had an eg...

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Chinese Economic Summit

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Regulated Industries at the 7th World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES), held in London recently. The prestigious annual event brought together over 200 policy-makers, entrepreneurs, researchers and thought-leaders fro...

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at The Peak’s 25th Anniversary

Honoured to be recognised such a prestigious award, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh said: "First and foremost I must congratulate The Peak Magazine for having survived 25 years, despite a digital revolution in the media world. The digital revolution has beaten to pulp many old print businesses but...

Having Telescopic and Microscopic Visions

I remember once it was midnight, and a truck came with a cement batch and I told some guys to come and help me to put the bags to the side because I wanted to start work first thing in the morning. They had already taken their showers, they were q...

Beyond Sleighbells and Santas

Life Inspired talks to a Christian business leader on how his Christmas journey is a lifelong quest. Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh is well known not only as head of one of Malaysia’s most successful family businesses, but also for his uncompromi...

Asia should welcome private investors into infrastructure sector: experts

Francis Yeoh, managing director of YTL Corp, said: "The regulatory framework is not there to welcome investors into the infrastructure sector. The infrastructure, today in ASEAN, and Asia, substantially, is subsidised. They are lulled like a boile...

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh – Steering YTL with vision

As the head of YTL Corporation and the driving force behind one of Asia’s most successful businesses, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh has become an icon on the Malaysian economic front. From changing Kuala Lumpur’s retail landscape, particularly ...

A love for profound reads

Francis Yeoh's broad perspectives are the takeaways from his insatiable intellectual appetite.With such a weighty portfolio on his back, those who aren't well-acquainted with Yeoh might not have guessed the aggressive reader that he is, nor how he...

YTL group goes shopping overseas

Yeoh reveals that the UK, Singapore and Australia are still the YTL group's favourite markets to do business, given their transparent and investor-friendly regulatory frameworks. "We want transparent regulatory comfort. I think the rule of law is a premium that people tend to underestima...

Yeoh's management philosophy

Group managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh says: "We are clear about this. We see ourselves as merely stewards of the company, with the responsibility to manage our daily business affairs in a manner that will bring glory to God." A proclamation uttered almost 10 years ago at the Lond...

YTL embarks on new phase

YTL aims to consolidate its entire business structure to offer better value to shareholders. Group Managing Director Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh reveals his plan.





Challenges of Christians in Business

There are a few who are very upfront about their Christian faith. Tan Sri Francis Yeoh is most outspoken about his faith, giving glory to our Lord Jesus at almost every opportunity. Datuk Tony and Datin Alicia Tiah have appeared on Malaysian television singing gospel songs, and Tan Sri Khoo Kay P...

A testimony to a man of God who loves Jesus

The theatre opened up with the fanfare of bright lights, the tensed announcements of the MC, and the arrival of the dignitaries, before the MD of YTL Corporation, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh came upon the stage. We know him to be a Christian, and a supporter of the FGBMF in Malaysia and who had shared h...

Groomed to take family business forward

A civil engineer, Mr Francis Yeoh took over the running of YTL in 1978 and grew it into a global conglomerate comprising six listed companies, which will soon be down to five as it is in the midst of privatising YTL Cement through a share swap. Th...

Man of many timepieces

AVID watch collector Tan Sri Francis Yeoh is clearly smitten with a luxury watch label for women.Yeoh, who is the YTL Corporation Bhd managing director, has been collecting pieces from Bedat & Co for their beauty.The most precious thing about ...

Financial Times: Faith in a family conglomerate

The devoutly Christian Malaysian-Chinese tycoon tells Rahul Jacob why religion is an important part of his management style.

Francis Yeoh is explaining the management philosophy that guides his conglomerate’s hotel business when the ...

週末架勢堂: 搶先機 經營兵法必勝技


Yes 4G network: A dream service

“The language of the computer and the Internet is a powerful tool, if we can master this language. It’s the language of languages. This is a 15-year dream and I want our people to enjoy this power and educate their children to move on ahead of the world,” said Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh.


Podcast interview with Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh is now available on BFM: The Business Station (89.9FM)

The radio interview with Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh and BFM: The Business Station (89.9FM) is now available on podcast and download. The executive chairman of YTL Communications shares his outlook for Yes 4G,
and speaks in detail on the milestones and products of the company; how Yes correl...

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh shares his outlook for Yes 4G on BFM

Don't miss the radio interview with Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, as he shares his outlook for Yes 4G. The executive chairman of YTL Communications will be speaking in detail on the milestones and products of the company; how Yes correlates to the re...

History is being made, says Yeoh

YTL will officially launch its 4G network on Nov18, with the services offered focusing on the wireless dual play of broadband and voice. Mobile and TV services will come into play through an end-to-end delivery platform that will be built by US-based Sezmi Corp, which Yeoh says is a Google-like c...

All wired up

In an interview with StarBizWeek, YTL Corp managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh (pic) charts the sprawling group’s strategy for all its various units going forward while he encapsulates the journey so far for the behemoth family-owned cong...

Building a corporate Kingdom

Francis Yeoh has every right to think of the world as his oyster, but it is more like his pulpit, instead. The Malaysian billionaire at the helm of the conglomerate, YTL Corporation Bhd, frames most things in near-theatrical terms, as the epic struggle between the godly and the godless. The finan...

Looking for growth

More often than not, issues touching on low wages, global competitiveness, equal opportunities, public sector crowding out the private sector and wooing talent, are likely to get Malaysia’s captains of industries impassioned. It’s easy...

One of Malaysia's richest men, YTL's Francis Yeoh, says M'sia can handle competition

In a digital age, with commodities and wealth moving at the click of a mouse, it is brutal reality that if we cannot keep up, we will be left behind. But Malaysia’s economy can handle brutal competition. How? With the right policies and not ...

Compelled by God’s Love

"Why would something as seemingly trivial as a Christian bookstore be high on the priority list for a tycoon who heads a RM33 billion business empire?" It doesn't make much business sense, but then again, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh is not your typical b...

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, YTL Group Managing Director, answers 10 questions from the readers of ‘The Star’, a leading English newspaper in Malaysia

To be successful in any given moment, the fundamentals have to be right. I always say, master the three languages first. The language of God – integrity and long term perspectives; the language of Man – ability to articulate a vision and inspire confidence; and the language of Machine...

YTL Power produced the most inexpensive electricity per unit

In an interview with The Edge, Yeoh shares some of his views on his companies and how they may fare over the next few years.

The American or Asian way of life does not exist

This last year has taught us that we need to review our preoccupation with the "next booms," so that we could lessen topsy-turvy boom-and-bust cycles as well as control the formation of volatile "bubbles" that drive them. In many ways, the st...

YTL Scion Fosters Faith-Based Culture in Business

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, managing director of YTL Corp. Bhd. and one of Malaysia's most prominent business personalities, is a religious man who makes every effort to practice his Christian values in life and business. Under his stewardship, the YTL group has grown from a single entity in Malays...

Asiamoney Interview: Francis Yeoh explains YTL’s divine performance

Well capitalised Malaysian conglomerate YTL Corp. is on the acquisition trail to pick up cheap assets in tough markets. But while Yeoh, who was Asiamoney’s top Malaysia executive in 2008, believes his Christian faith is responsible for YTL&r...

YTL amongst Malaysia's 20 most valuable brands

For Tan Sri Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, the strength and value of the YTL brand lies in its ability to deliver on its promises. It may sound basic, but YTL’s emphasis on quality and consistency has won it numerous awards, and built a brand so strong it now has 12 million customers on three cont...

YTL Looks for Purchases With $3 Billion 'War Chest'

YTL Corp., the Malaysian builder with water, property and power businesses from Asia to Europe, said it has a "war chest'' of 12 billion ringgit ($3 billion) and is hunting for acquisitions as asset values decline.

Paying It Forward

But as YTL sails through the Asian financial crisis, the general consensus seems to be that the current crisis offers the company more opportunity. "Incidentally, the Star newspaper put my face and Warren Buffet's together," he says. "And it said that for people like Warren Buf...

Guardians Of The Fortune

All seven children in the third generation, of whom Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh is the eldest, hold executive positions in the YTL group. Together with their father, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr Yeoh Tiong Lay, they take eight seats on the 12-seat board of YTL Corporation and own more than half o...

Chariots Of Plenty

Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh's hard-edged leadership style has been apparent since he was a teenager. He was the school captain at Victoria's Institution, one of Kuala Lumpur's top four boys' schools, in 1973. That year, he says, the school excelled in nearly every field, from s...

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh - the great engineering intelligence

For all his achievements, he humbly says, "I'm a mere steward of God's will, I'm a willing pencil. I claim nothing in my success, although I do work very, very hard." 

Yeoh: Go-private plan behind YTL's success

YTL group managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh has been ranked 21st among Asia’s most powerful businessmen by Fortune magazine in 2004. In his keynote address, “The Power of One'', at Fortune Magazine’s Asia’s Most Powerf...

Interview With Francis Yeoh, CEO of YTL Corp.

Francis Yeoh may not be a household name but his Malaysian based group , YTL Corp., has built a global presence in power generation, cement and in the water sector, most recently buying Wessex Water of the U.K. from Enron.

Most influential people in the remaking of Malaysia Inc

Malaysia Inc — that 20-year-old collaboration of government leadership and private entrepreneurship — is being reshaped. But to be successful, policies need people, capable and honest people — to implement them, to improve on the...

Star of Bukit Bintang

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh transformed drab to fab in just six months, handing Kuala Lumpur its swankiest street on a gilt-edged platter. He tells Anita Gabriel and Cheryl Ambrose of the The Edge how he did it.

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YTL Corp’s Yeoh on Business Operations

YTL Corporation's Executive Chairman Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh tells Bloomberg about YTL's business operations.

YTL Corporation: As a publicly listed company, we can't fool around with nepotism and cronyism

Francis Yeoh, chairman of Malaysia's YTL Corporation, tells CNBC's Christine Tan about his succession plans.

The Unstoppable Malaysians | Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022

''Our hotels are seeing a 'sensational turnaround' from tourist uptake''

Francis Yeoh of YTL Corporation says business conditions in all its infrastructure businesses have improved "tremendously."

Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year - Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh

YTL Corporation Bhd's executive chairman Tan Sri Francis Yeoh Sock Ping won the "Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year" at the recent 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with

YTL's Yeoh Builds a $3B War Chest for M&A

Malaysia's YTL Corp. has built a $3B war chest for M&A's and after reporting an 80-percent rise in profits for the second half 2021 sees bright times ahead. YTL's Group Executive Chairman Francis Yeoh was speaking exclusively to Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat for Bloomberg'...

YTL Corp to Focus on Expanding in Southeast Asia: Yeoh

Francis Yeoh, executive chairman at YTL Corp. Group, an integrated infrastructure developer, discusses how covid-19 has impacted his business, his prospects for M&A and his expansion plans. He speaks exclusively on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

The secret behind YTL Corp’s enduring legacy

YTL Corp’s executive chairman, Francis Yeoh shares the family’s secret behind creating a long-lasting business for future generations.

YTL Corp.’s Yeoh on Coronavirus, M&A, Business Strategy

Francis Yeoh, executive chairman at YTL Corp., discusses the impact coronavirus has had on his business, his M&A ambitions and his business strategy. He speaks exclusively on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Francis Yeoh: It was awesome, and humbling

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, a well-known figure in corporate Malaysia, says that meeting with the various entrepreneurs in the EOY programme has been an awesome, yet humbling experience.

Belt and Road Summit - Hong Kong's

The inaugural Belt and Road Summit brought together 2,400+ distinguished government officials, senior representatives of international institutions and top business executives from China and countries along the Belt and Road to identify the new business opportunities arising from the Initiative.....

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh - Credit Suisse Global Megatrends Conference, Singapore

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh's concluding keynote at the Credit Suisse Global Megatrends Conference held at W Sentosa, Singapore on 21 April 2015.

Is Malaysia the best place to buy a Luxury Watch?

Revolution Watch speak to YTL Land's Managing Director, Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh on the rise of Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur as a power player in the Asian luxury watch market. Interviewed by Adi Soon.

AJTT VII - Tic Talk: Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh (Part 1)

An exclusive interview with Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh on his passion for watches and the upcoming A Journey Through Time VII.

AJTT VII - Tic Talk: Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh (Part 2)

An exclusive interview with Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh on his passion for watches and the upcoming A Journey Through Time VII.

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh speaks to BBC about the M'sia - S'pore fast rail link

Malaysia is facing a general election test this year. Prime Minister Najib Razak is standing behind the nation's $444bn Economic Transformation Programme, which spans a decade, but if his party loses the upcoming elections, this and other such projects currently in the pipeline may not be see...

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh speaks with Sharanjit Leyl on BBC Asia's Business Report

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh speaks with Sharanjit Leyl on BBC Asia's Business Report.

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh Speaks to Haslinda Amin on Bloomberg TV's Asia's Business

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corp Bhd speaks with Haslinda Amin on Bloomberg TV's Asia's Business.

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh speaks to Christine Tan on Asia's Builders Managing Asia CNBC

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh on Managing Asia, CNBC. 

YTL Chieftain's Frank Discourse on Telco, Power and Property

YTL Corp CEO Tan Sri Francis Yeoh talks about his new 4G network, 'Yes', discussing coverage, subscribers and growth targets and network expansion, and when he expects 'Yes' 4G to turn profitable. He also talks about risks such as price wars and compatible devices. He then talks a...

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh Squawk Box interview on CNBC

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh Squawk Box interview on CNBC

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh interview with Bloomberg

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh interview with Bloomberg on Malaysia's economic growth. 

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh interview with Phil Yen from CNBC

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh interview with Phil Yen from CNBC on Market Wrap.

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh interview with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

CNBC's world-renowned anchor, Maria Bartiromo, interviewed Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh at the CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards 2009. The event gathered the most influential names in both industry and government under one roof to celebrate vision and the spirit of achievement in business leader...

World Business: Francis Yeoh Interview with Alan Friedman

World Business: Head of the YTL group, Francis Yeoh is one of Asias most prominent businessmen, voted one of the continents most successful CEOs last year by Asia money magazine. He has a reputation for shrewd investments and picking up undervalued assets. So when our executive editor Alan Friedm...