Age 79. Male. Executive Chairman of Malayan United Industries Berhad. Appointed as Director on 18 January 1971, he has been Chairman since 1987. He is also the Executive Chairman of MUI Properties Berhad. Other chairmanships held by him within the Group are Pan Malaysian Industries Berhad, Pan Malaysian Industries Berhad, Metrojaya Berhad, West Synergy Sdn Bhd, Laura Ashley Holdings plc and Corus Hotels Limited (formerly known as Corus Hotels plc), United Kingdom.
He is presently a trustee of Regent University, Virginia, USA, a board member of Northwest University, a Council Member of the Malaysian-British Business Council, the Malaysia-China Business Council and the Asia Business Council.
He was previously Chairman of the then Tourist Development Corporation (now known as the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board), Vice Chairman of Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank), a trustee of the National Welfare Foundation and sat on the Boards of SCMP Group Limited (South China Morning Post) and The Bank of East Asia Limited, Hong Kong.
He was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia in 1993, Honorary Doctor of Law by Northwest University, Kirkland, Seattle, USA in 2000 and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (Honoris Causa) by UCSI University, Malaysia in 2011.
In 1985, he was awarded the Manager of the Year by the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia. He was also honoured with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Asian Institute of Management Graduates’ Association of Malaysia and the Association of Banks, Malaysia. In 2012, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Leadership in Global Business’ from the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute at the World Chinese Economic Forum. In 2013, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for entrepreneurship by Enterprise Asia and the BrandLaureate Premier Brand ICON Leadership Award. Also in 2013, he was conferred a medal by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, a Commission established by the United States Congress. In February 2015, he was awarded Chairman of the Year by the BrandLaureate Brand Leadership Awards 2014-2015.
He is a deemed substantial shareholder of Malayan United Industries Berhad. He is the father of Mr Andrew Khoo Boo Yeow, the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Malayan United Industries Berhad.