Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping (Tan Sri) is Executive Chairman of the YTL Group of Companies. He took over the running of his family company in 1988 and grew it into a multi-disciplinary conglomerate comprising five listed entities.
Tan Sri is also Chairman of YTL PowerSeraya Pte. Limited, which accounts for a 20% share of the Singapore Electricity market, and Chairman of Wessex Water Services Limited which has been consistently recognised as one of the best water and sewerage companies in England and Wales by the water industry regulator, Ofwat. In addition, he is also Executive Chairman of Malayan Cement Berhad (formerly known as Lafarge Malaysia Berhad) following its takeover by YTL Cement Berhad.
In 2018, Tan Sri was bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan and in the same year the Italian government conferred upon him the honour of Grande Officialé of the Order of the Star of Italy. In 2019 he was awarded the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kingston (UK). He also has an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from University of Nottingham.