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郑鸿标, 鄭鴻標

bank executive

Teh Hong Piow, Singaporean bank executive. Recipient numerous award titles Sultan of Pahang, 1966, 67, 78, 83, Sultan of Johore, 1973, 74, 78, Asian Banker Leadership award for Malaysia, 2005.


Piow, Teh Hong was born on March 14, 1930 in Singapore.


He attended his formal primary and secondary education at the Anglo-Chinese School in Singapore.


He began his banking career in 1950 as a Bank Clerk in Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd. and rose in rank to officer within five years. He joined Malayan Banking Berhad as Manager in 1960. Later in 1964, he was promoted to the position of General Manager at the young age of 34.

Teh then left Malayan Banking in 1966 to set up Public Bank. One of Malaysia's wealthiest businessmen, Piow obtained three degrees at the unaccredited Pacific Western University and two PhDs at Clayton University (also unaccredited) and University Malaya. His net worth is estimated by Forbes to be US$4.7 billion, making him the 223rd richest person in the world and the 5th richest in Malaysia.


Honorary president Tung Shin Hospital. Member National Trust Fund Panel, Malaysia, since 1988. Member central committee Love Our Language Movement, since 1987.

Vice chairman Malaysia committee Pacific Basic Economic Council, since 1990. Fellow Institute of Directors, Malaysian Institute Management, Institute of Finance Accountants, Institute Administrative Management, Chartered Institute Bankers, Institute of Communications, Association Nus. Executives, Institute Credit Management Ltd., others.

Member Bankers Club (founding), Royal Selangor Club (life), Penang Turf Club, others.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, reading.


Married Puan Sri Datin Tay Sock Noy, February 8, 1956. Children: Teh Li Ming, Teh Li Hua, Teh Lee Pang, Teh Li Shian.

Puan Sri Datin Tay Sock Noy

Teh Li Hua Piow

Teh Li Shian Piow

Teh Li Ming Piow

Teh Lee Pang Piow