Movers and Shakers of 2007

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corp Bhd

The Star Online, December 10, 2007

Corporate Malaysia sustains momentum overseas

YTL Corp Bhd has had its fair share of attention this year, whether it was for its proposal to build a Kuala Lumpur-Singapore bullet train or something less intense like making it to Malaysia's Most Valuable Brands list.  

And it is no wonder as Tan Sri Francis Yeoh; the big boss of this conglomerate is as well-known for his business acumen as he is for his love of luxury and culture.  

YTL's operations are diverse and covers utilities, high-speed rail, cement manufacturing, construction contracting, property development, hotels and resorts and technology incubation. 

Apart from hitting the headlines with the above, this year YTL also intensified its climate change awareness activities, organising a very well received Climate Change Week in March. 

In showing its commitment to promoting climate change awareness, YTL engaged in-house engineers and ecologists to see how much more it could do to make sure its operations minimised any impact on the environment.  

Just a couple of weeks ago, YTL Corp was awarded the tender for the en bloc purchase of Westwood Apartments, located on Singapore's glamorous Orchard Boulevard, for about RM1bil.  

The purchase is the conglomerate's third property purchase across the causeway in the past two years. YTL's previous two purchases were the high-end Lakefront and Sandy Island residential development projects in Sentosa Cove. 

This latest purchase certainly marks the start of the group in building up its brand name in the South-East Asian region.  

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