YTL's Francis Yeoh wins prestigious award

The Star, October 15, 2010


PETALING JAYA: YTL Corp Bhd managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh is one of the seven people named for this year’s Oslo Business for Peace Awards.

He will be receiving the award on Monday in Oslo City Hall in Norway. The award has come as a surprise and he is chosen for his belief that a sustainable business means one which can thrive in the long term and that true sustainablity has four equal components: social, economic, environmental and cultural.

The other winners for the 2010 award are India’s Ratan Tata of the Tata Group, Stef Wertheimer (Israel), Roberto Servitje Sendra (Mexico), Venkatramani Srivathsan (Nigeria), Emily Cummins (Britain) and William Rosenzweig of the United States.

This is the first time a Malaysian businessman has won such an award.

Yeoh, when contacted, said: “I thank the Lord for this and I give him all the honour and credit. I also thank all those who have made this possible and to Malaysia, for it provides the platform for our continuous growth.”

The award committee that picks the winners are Nobel Prize winners Muhammad Yunus, Wangari Muta Maathai and A. Michael Spence.