Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng: A Visionary Leader Beyond the Boardroom

In the corridors of corporate leadership, Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng’s name shines brightly as an exemplary figure who has consistently demonstrated unwavering dedication and a vision that transcends mere business transactions. While her role as an Executive Director at YTL Corporation Berhad is well-documented, her life story extends far beyond the confines of the boardroom, painting a portrait of a dynamic, multifaceted leader.

Dato’ Yeoh’s remarkable journey began in 1986 when she joined YTL Corporation Berhad as an engineer. Fresh from her graduation from Leeds University in the United Kingdom, armed with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Civil Engineering, she embarked on a career that would leave an indelible mark on the company. Her early years were marked by strategic decisions and key executive roles that contributed significantly to the group’s diverse portfolio.

In her multifaceted career at YTL, Dato Yeoh held various vital positions across different industries, showcasing her adaptability and leadership prowess. She was pivotal in numerous construction and infrastructure projects that had both strategic and national significance. As a testament to her versatility, she helmed the group’s procurement division and ventured into the sales and marketing arena when YTL Corporation Berhad entered the cement industry in 1992.

In 2012, her portfolio expanded further as she was appointed the Director of Sales and Marketing for the group’s mobile communications division. This breadth of experience across sectors underscores her ability to lead with versatility and to thrive in dynamic environments.

Dato’ Yeoh’s leadership prowess extends beyond YTL Corporation Berhad. She is an esteemed member of several boards, including YTL Power International Berhad and Malayan Cement Berhad, both listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Her role within YTL Corporation Berhad is amplified by her involvement with YTL e-Solutions Berhad and YTL Cement Berhad.

Beyond her corporate responsibilities, Dato’ Yeoh is a passionate advocate for community development. She is a driving force behind the YTL Foundation, which actively contributes to various community initiatives. Her commitment to nurturing future leaders is reflected in her role as the President of the Girl Guides Association Malaysia, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Branch. She also plays an active role on the EXCO of the Girl Guides Association Malaysia.

Dato’ Yeoh’s leadership extends beyond the national borders of Malaysia. She is not only a member of the World Scout Foundation (WSF) board but also chairs the Global Network Committee. In addition, she represents the WSF on the Finance Committee of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM). She plays a significant part in shaping global initiatives to empower young leaders through these roles.

In an era marked by profound societal changes and evolving corporate landscapes, Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng’s journey is a testament to visionary leadership’s transformative power. Her role as an Executive Director at YTL Corporation Berhad is only one facet of her remarkable story. Beyond the corporate realm, she tirelessly advocates for community development, youth empowerment, and global initiatives.

Dato’ Yeoh’s life story is a source of inspiration for aspiring leaders and anyone seeking to make a lasting impact on society. Her vision extends beyond the boardroom, encompassing a world where corporate responsibility and community engagement are intrinsically linked. As she continues to shape the future of YTL Corporation Berhad and contribute to the betterment of society, her legacy serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations to come.

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