Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong
Piow ( ), the Chairman of Public Bank Berhad in Malaysia, was born in
Singapore on 14 March 1930.
He attended his formal
primary and secondary education at the Anglo-Chinese School
in Singapore. He
has been married to Puan Sri Tay Sock Noy since 1956 and they have
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.
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$
billion, making him the 287th richest person in the world and the
4th richest in Malaysia.