Francis Yong Piaw Soon
Group Managing Director/Malaysian
He was appointed to the Board of Harbour-Link Group on 27 December 2003. On 12 February 2004, he was appointed to the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is a founder member of Harbour-Link Group and his active involvement in the shipping and freight forwarding industry in East Malaysia since the early 1970s has distinguished him as one of the industry’s pioneers. He started his business in the early 1970s in timber export and other logging related activities. In 1975, he ventured into the forwarding and shipping business. His astute business instincts and in-depth knowledge of the shipping and forwarding industry has positioned him well to spearhead and lead the business expansion and development of Harbour-Link Group throughout the years.
Under his leadership, Harbour- Link Group has grown to become a major player in the shipping and forwarding industry in the region. He has succeeded in elevating Harbour-Link Group to a higher level of business achievement and diversified into Engineering, Shipping & Marine Services, Freight Forwarding & Logistic services, Equipment Sales & Rental and Property Development & Construction. He has laid a good foundation for the future of the Harbour-Link Group of Companies. He sits on the Board of several subsidiary companies of Harbour-Link Group and Herdsen Corporation Sdn.Bhd. & its subsidiaries. He does not hold any directorships in other public companies.