Dr Yeoh is the Executive Chairman of WY Consultancy & Development Sdn Bhd (WY) and CEO of William Consulting Firm and he dedicates his time to promoting project management knowledge, skills and tools and techniques for the construction industry.
Dr Yeoh is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by Project Management Institute (PMI), USA, and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) accredited by Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM). He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Construction Management from the University of Greenwich and Master of Science in Engineering Business Management from University of Warwick. He received his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Greenwich and PhD in Project Management from University of Honolulu. In 2007, Dr Yeoh was awarded the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London. Dr Yeoh is also a qualified Lead Assessor/Auditor, Quality Management Systems, ISO 9000.
Dr Yeoh has been actively involved in promoting Project Management knowledge through developing and delivering project management training programmes and providing project management consultancy services. Dr Yeoh has more than 30 years of experience in managing project and is a member of PMI, USA. He has worked as a project manager for more than 20 years.
In 2003, Dr Yeoh started William Consulting Firm which provides Project Management Consultancy and Construction Contract & Legal Advisory Services. His was involved in projects such as Integrated Transport Terminal (BTS) Bandar Tasik Selatan, KL, Banting Matriculation College, POIC Jetty, Jelas Expressway, MEX Highway, Penang 2nd Bridge, PJ Trade Centre, Mentakab Mega Mall, Maktab Polis Cheras, KLIA2, Seremban-Gemas Double Tracking Railway, Hospital UKM, KK Times Square, Pusat Pentakbiran Negeri Sabah and various Projects at Putrajaya.
Dr Yeoh has conducted seminars and training programmes for educational institutions and corporations. He also serves as a visiting lecturer/tutor at: University Technology of Malaysia (UTM), University Malaya, University of Greenwich, University of Newcastle, University of Honolulu and University of Warwick.
Over the years, Dr Yeoh and WY have received many International Awards such as “Gold Category – International Star For Leadership in Quality Award 2014”, “World Business Leader” from The bizz 2014, “The Golden Europe Award for Quality & Commercial Prestige 2014” from Association OtherWays Management & Consulting, “Gold Category – International Quality Crown Award London 2014”, “Best Quality Leadership Award 2014” from European Society for Quality Research, “Golden Medal For Quality & Service Award 2014” from Worldwide Marketing Organization, “Total Quality Management Aptitude Seal For High Quality Performance & Best Customer Satisfaction 2015”, “The Global Award for Perfection Quality & Ideal Performance 2015” from Association OtherWays Management & Consulting, “Best Enterprise 2015” from Europe Business Assembly, “ Inspirational Company” from The Bizz 2015, “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2015 Malaysia” from Enterprise Asia, “European Quality 2015” from Europe Business Assembly and “Diamond Category – The 2015 International Star for Quality Award” from Business Initiative Directors.
Becoming the visionary leader of the management of a fast- growing and evolving conglomerate has always been Dr Yeoh’s career goal. Being in the project management and construction field for over 30 years, Dr Yeoh has developed strong analytical skills that have enabled him to make strategic business decisions, which he believes is essential for successful entrepreneurship and driving the growth of a company.
People management then posed a great challenge, as staff had been accustomed to the inflexible working mentality. Initially, Dr Yeoh found it hard to instill in staff a customer-centric attitude, which became essential in managing a competitive environment. “This was the time I start to think like an entrepreneur,” notes Dr Yeoh. “I began to understand that to succeed, you need people to execute your dream – and to achieve this, there’s a simple rule: care about your staff, and nurture them.”
“To be a successful entrepreneur, you must be forward looking and innovative,” says Dr Yeoh. “This is the only way you can sustain in growing the company”.
Dr Yeoh believes that eagerness to learn is an essential quality that will lead an organization on the road to success, and continuous learning is the key to sustainability. Looking ahead, Dr Yeoh’s mission is to help expand WY to become a global corporation.