Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh Sock Ping CBE (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 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.
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.
On February 13, 2004, he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from his alma mater, Kingston University.
He was awarded BusinessWeek's "25 Stars of Asia 2003" on November 6, 2003 in Hong Kong; and was ranked 21 by Fortune Magazine Asia's 25 Most Powerful Business Personalities on August 9, 2004.
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.