YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Teh Hong Piow is the founder and Chairman of Public Bank, one of Malaysia’s largest bank He started his banking career in 1950 as a bank clerk in Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd.and rose in rank to an officer within five years. He later joined Malayan Banking Berhad and in 1964 he was promoted as the General Manager at the young age of 34. Two years later,
Tan Sri Teh left Malayan Banking and founded Public Bank and has since then steered the bank
towards becoming an exemplary financial institution in Malaysia.