TAN SRI DATO' (DR.) FRANCIS YEOH SOCK PING, CBE

Managing Director YTL Corporation Bhd
TAN SRI DATO' (DR.) FRANCIS YEOH

Tan Sri (Dr.) Francis Yeoh, CBE, studied at Kingston University, UK, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Civil Engineering and was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering in 2004.

He became the Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad in 1988 which, under his stewardship, has grown from a single listed entity into an international conglomerate comprising six listed companies, worth US$9billion today with 10 million customers in 3 continents. The YTL Group's core businesses are ownership and management of regulated utilities and other infrastructural assets in several continents.

He 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 Pacific Council, The Asia Business Council and a Trustee of the Asia Society. He further sits on the International Business Leaders Forum, an international not-for-profit organisation set up by The Prince of Wales. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Council of London Business School, Wharton School and INSEAD.

Tan Sri Francis was ranked by both Fortune Magazine and Business Week Magazine as "Asia's 25 Most Powerful and Influential Business Personalities" and won the inaugural "Ernst and Young's Master Entrepreneur" in Malaysia. CNBC Asia Pacific also previously named him "Malaysia CEO of the Year".

He was appointed as member of Barclays Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee in 2005 and in 2006, was awarded the "Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He became the Chairman for South East Asia of the International Friends of the Louvre in 2008 and has also received a prestigious professional accolade when made a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers in London in the same year.

Widely known as a keen supporter of the Arts, Tan Sri Francis is the honorary advisor of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac), where he also expresses his fervent passion for the environment and conservation by bringing Nature and the Arts together in Sentul Park, a 35-acre private-gated park in the heart of the city.



 
 


RUTH YEOH

Executive Director, YTL Singapore Pte Ltd

Director, YTL-SV Carbon Sdn Bhd
RUTH YEOH

Ruth currently leads the sustainability division at YTL, where she reports on her organisation's sustainability activities through writing its award-winning sustainability reports, published yearly. Ruth also pioneered the highly successful "Climate Change Week", YTL's flagship educational campaign designed to raise awareness on the important issue of climate change in her nation of Malaysia and globally. Ruth was recognised at the Global CSR Summit and Awards 2011 with a "Silver Award in CSR Leadership" for her dedication towards sustainable developments. Her dedication to sustainability for YTL Corporation has won the multi-disciplinary conglomerate numerous awards, including the inaugural "Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (Regional)" by the Singapore Environmental Council in 2012. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia (ICRM) and is an investment committee member of both the Asian Renewable Energy and Environment Fund (AREEF) and Renewable Energy and Environment Fund (REEF), investing in clean technology and renewable energy. Ruth was appointed as the youngest Board Member of Rare Conservation in 2008, with responsibilities in the Governan ce Committee of this US-based conservation organisation. She is also a Board Member at Reef Check Malaysia, dedicated to protecting reefs and coral life in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region. She also helps strategise environmental protection and conservation work in Asia through strengthening partnerships with leaders and practitioners, and is a Fellow at Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative. She currently serves as a Steering Committee member for the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards 2013.

Ruth graduated with a degree (Hons) from the University of Nottingham UK and an MSc (Distinction) from Cass Business School in the City of London. She was previously attached with Credit Suisse, Singapore. In addition, she has written for both the Wall Street Journal Asia and Financial Times, and has authored and co-edited a book on climate change entitled "Cut Carbon, Grow Profits: Business Strategies for Managing Climate Change and Sustainability" (published in 2007).

More information on Ruth's work is available at www.ytlcommunity.com/climatechange

 
 


RALPH DIXON

Director of Environmental Investments at YTL Corp

CEO YTL-SV Carbon
RALPH DIXON

Ralph graduated from Warwick University in the UK with a Bsc in Management Sciences, and has a Diploma in Mandarin from the Taiwan Normal Teachers University. Prior to joining YTL Corp and YTL-SV Carbon in the environmental division, he worked since 2001 in operational and manufacturing roles in Indonesia, South Africa and Singapore in the pulp and paper converting, and recycled wood processing industries for Detmold Packaging and Hong Leong Industries respectively. Prior to that for 15 years he worked in investment banking in Asia and Europe with companies such as Hoare Govett, Hong Leong and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in research and management positions.

He is a Trustee with the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and acts as an alternate Trustee for Reef Check Malaysia. He has been active in fund raising for the Malaysian AIDS Foundation in 2010 by participating in the Marathon Des Sables, Morocco, and Chairing the Fundraising Committee of the 2012 Red Ribbon F1 Gala, raising funds for the Global Poverty Project and the Malaysian AIDS Foundation.