YTL head honcho nabbed the 2022 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year

A cut above the rest, Tan Sri (Sir) Francis has imprinted his legacy all over the globe

At the 9th anniversary of PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty, the Editors of Property Report dedicated its acclaimed Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year honour to the executive chairman of YTL Corporation Berhad, Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping.

This special distinction is the only award granted to an individual at the highly anticipated recognition of Malaysia’s best and brightest of real estate. The Editors praised Tan Sri (Sir) Francis for his passion and commitment to industry innovation, ethical corporate governance, and environmental conservation.

Instrumental in the success of YTL Corporation Berhad, he has pushed his family’s company forward, transforming it into a multi-disciplinary conglomerate comprising of five listed entities, which, to date, have a combined market capitalisation of approximately USD4.7 billion and total assets of USD16.5 billion.

Tan Sri (Sir) Francis virtually accepted his award last 29 November 2022

His influence in the real estate sector also spans the global market, with assets in the UK and Singapore and hospitality developments in the Netherlands, France, England, Scotland, and Spain.

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During the introductory speech at the programme, the Managing Director of Marketplaces at PropertyGuru, Mr. Jeremy Williams, who spoke on behalf of the Editors, said: “More than his real estate influences, we applaud our recipient for being an of advocate of environmental conservation through his promotion of clean and renewable energy initiatives and awareness campaigns, having served on the Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Council.”

Receiving the title on behalf of his father is Mr Joseph Yeoh Keong Shyan, the Vice President of YTL Land & Development Bhd

With such a flourishing career and several titles under his belt, we invited Tan Sri (Sir) Francis to answer some of our questions:

Gynen Kyra Toriano, Digital Content Manager at PropertyGuru, wrote this article. For more information, email: [email protected].