Tan Sri Francis is a Malaysian business tycoon who was ranked by Fortune magazine in 2004 as one of Asia's 25 Most Powerful Business Personalities. In 1988 he became the Managing Director of YTL Corporation founded by his father Tan Sri Dato' Seri Yeoh Tiong Lay. Since then, the YTL Group has grown from a single listed entity to one of the biggest conglomerates in Malaysia.
In 2002 Tan Sri Francis won Malaysian Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He was awarded Business Week's 25 Stars of Asia 2003, and in 2006 he was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 2010, he was honoured by the Business for Peace Foundation in Oslo for his leadership in ethical and responsible business practice.
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