Asia Pacific Brands Foundation has named Public Bank’s Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow ‘The Greatest Malaysian Banker of All Time’ on March 10, 2018, during the Public Bank Management Seminar Dinner held at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Dr. KK Johan, President of the BrandLaureate, presented the award to Teh in the presence of more than 4,000 staff of the Public Bank Group.
Johan in his citation speech said, “For the past 50 years, there is no other banker extraordinaire that has steadfastly grown the bank to record breaking feats, positive growth year after year and for 2017, achieved a net profit to RM5.47 billion reached through organic growth and brilliant strategic moves”.
“The brilliant mind of Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow has no match and his astounding knowledge of the banking industry puts him ahead of the competition. Without Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow and Public Bank, I daresay that Malaysia’s banking industry and the country’s economy would not be what it is today. He defines banking leadership and with his principles and philosophy has set standards of good banking practices, which is emulated and respected by his peers, added Johan.
In applauding Tan Sri Chairman’s latest award, Public Bank Managing Director Tan Sri Tay Ah Lek said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and staff of Public Bank Group, I wish to express our heartiest and heartfelt congratulations to Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow for being bestowed this BrandLaureate’s ‘The Greatest Malaysian Banker of All Time’ Award tonight”.
“Our chairman has contextual intelligence, a profound ability to understand the spirit of the times and harness the opportunities they present to create a successful organisation. These are the attributes that have enabled Public Bank to make stellar returns and create significant value for stakeholders over the years”.