Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor is presently the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of IOI Corporation Berhad, one of the top three most valuable palm oil companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. He has been on the Board of Directors of IOI Corporation Berhad and IOI Properties Berhad since 1996, and a Board Director of IOI Properties Group Berhad since 2013.
IOI Corporation Berhad is an integrated palm oil company with operations in eight countries across four continents, while IOI Properties Group Berhad is a regional property development and investment company with substantial presence in Malaysia, Singapore and China. The Group employs about 28,000 people and generates revenue of around RM13 Billion or USD 3 Billion every year.
Dato’ Lee is a barrister from Gray’s Inn, London and holds a LLB (Honours) from Kings College London in 1988 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting from London School of Economics in 1990. Prior to joining IOI Group in 1994, he served in various capacities in the Malaysian Attorney General’s Chambers and the Malaysian Judiciary service for about four years.
Dato’ Lee was elected Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) in June 2020. Prior to that, he was the Chairman of Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) for 11 years from 2009 to 2020. Dato’ Lee was also appointed as a Board Member of Bank Negara Malaysia from 2015 to 2018. He was formerly a Board Member of the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation and the Secretary General of the Malaysian Real Estate Housing Developers Association (REDHA) from 2002 to 2006.