TAN SRI DATO’ DR. MICHAEL O.K. YEOH is Co-Founder & CEO of the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), Malaysia’s leading independent Think Tank and foremost Conference Organiser that brings together senior government, business and thought leaders in interactive, high-level discussions. ASLI’s Centre for Public Policy Studies was recently ranked in a Global Survey of Think Tanks to be the No. 16 Think Tank in Asia. He is also Joint Secretary-General of the Malaysia-China Business Council, the ASEAN Business Forum and the Corporate Malaysia Roundtable. He was in February 2012 appointed by the Prime Minister to be a Member of the Advisory Board of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and in April 2011 was appointed a Member of the Malaysian Competition Commission.
He was appointed by the Prime Minister and Government of Malaysia to be Malaysia’s Representative (with Ambassadorial status) on the ASEAN High Level Task Force set up by the ASEAN Heads of States and Governments which developed the ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan focusing on ICT, Education, Human Capital Development, Transport, Power and Energy, adopted at the 17th ASEAN Summit.
Tan Sri’s Yeoh’s 30-year management career spans over 10 years experience in the financial sector where he was Principal Adviser of Southern Bank and a Director of SB Venture Capital Corporation, SBB Capital Markets Sdn Bhd and SBB Asset Management Company. He has served on the Board of Directors of Star newspaper, the National Heart Institute (IJN) and Sunway University College.
Contributing his time to National Service, he served on the First and Second National Economic Consultative Council. He was appointed by the Prime Minister to the National Unity Advisory Panel and the Royal Commission on Police. He was a Commissioner on Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) and served as Chairman of its Economic, Cultural and Social Rights Working Group. He was Co-Founder of the Association for Promotion of Human Rights (PROHAM) and served as its first Secretary General.
He graduated in Economics & Accounting from Monash University and did his practical accounting training with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Melbourne. He has attended the Aresty Institute of Wharton School in USA, the Melbourne Business School and UCLA’s Graduate School of Management. He was conferred the Doctorate of Laws Honoris Causa by Britains’s University of Nottingham. He is Vice-President of Malaysian Institute of Directors, Member of the Institute of Directors, UK, Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Management and a Member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) London.
Tan Sri Yeoh has written several books on Management and Leadership such as Vision & Leadership, Management Strategies for Malaysian Companies, Globalization and the New South and the Malaysian Chinese.
He has consulted for the World Bank, UNIDO and Nomura Research Institute and has spoken at high level conferences organized by the World Economic Forum, the Asia Society New York, the China Development Institute and the Confederation of Indian Industries as well as the University of Michigan and Monash University.