Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, CBE (Chinese: 楊肅斌; pinyin: Yáng Sùbīn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Iûⁿ Siok-pin, born August 23, 1954) is a prominent business personality in Malaysia, and the eldest son of Malaysian billionaire Tan Sri Dato' Seri Yeoh Tiong Lay. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Degree in Civil Engineering from Kingston Polytechnic (now known as Kingston University), United Kingdom in 1978.
Francis had his secondary school education at Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he was School Captain. He became the Managing Director of YTL Corporation in 1988. Under his stewardship, the YTL Group grew from a single listed entity in 1985 to a force comprising five listed companies, and is now one of the biggest conglomerates in Malaysia. Francis is a devout Christian and has often attributed his success in business to the Lord Jesus Christ.
On January 16, 2003, he was awarded the First Malaysian Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002 in recognition of his entrepreneurial acumen.
Francis married Rosaline Yeoh in 1982, and they have five children. His siblings reside in Malaysia and are fellow directors of YTL Corporation.
In 2006, he was conferred Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his philanthropic endeavours.
His wife, Puan Sri Rosaline Yeoh, died on 5 August 2006.
On the 9th July 2014 he received an honorary Doctorate from the University of Nottingham, England.
- Davies, Nick and Evans, Rob (Apr 24, 2006) For services to the UK: top awards for foreign tycoons, military and the Corrs. The Guardian. Retrieved June 15, 2006.