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Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow, the Chairman of Public Bank, was born in Singapore on 14 March 1930. He attended his formal primary and secondary education at the Anglo Chinese School in Singapore. He is married to Puan Sri Datin Sri Tay Sock Noy since 1956 and they are blessed with four children.

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.

Tan Sri Teh then left Malayan Banking in 1966 to set up Public Bank. He has since overseen its evolution into a modern and integrated financial institution with a wide network of 259 domestic and two overseas branches.

Tan Sri Teh is currently the Chairman of Public Bank Group. He also holds leading positions in various organisations such as Public Foundation, Malaysia and LPI Capital Berhad, Malaysia (Group). Tan Sri Teh, aged 87, names photography and reading as his favourite hobbies.

Tan Sri Teh also holds membership in the following professional institutes/associations:

 
Name of Institute/Associations Country Admission Date Grade Designatory Letters
Institute of Directors UK 30.04.76 Fellow FInstD
Malaysian Economic Association Malaysia 30.04.76 Life Member  
Malaysian Institute of Management Malaysia 08.07.76 Fellow FMIM
Chartered Secretaries Australia, Ltd Australia 06.10.76 Fellow FCIS
Institute of Financial Accountants UK 19.04.77 Fellow FFA
Institute of Credit Management Ltd UK 19.07.77 Fellow FICM
Institute of Administrative Management UK 19.08.77 Fellow FInstAM
Malaysian Society of the Institute of Financial Accountants (UK) Malaysia 24.08.78 Life Member  
Association of Business Executives UK 21.11.78 Fellow FABE
Institute of Commerce UK 12.04.79 Fellow FCI
Institut Bank Bank Malaysia Malaysia 17.02.86 Fellow FIBM
Chartered Institute of Bankers UK 15.10.86 Fellow FCIB
Malaysian Institute of Directors Malaysia 30.10.86 Fellow
(Life Member)
FMID
International Association of Book-Keepers UK 06.05.88 Fellow FIAB
Chartered Management Institute UK 01.11.92 Fellow FCMI
The British Graduates Association Malaysia 04.09.93 Fellow
(Honorary)
 
Governance Institute of Australia Australia 08.05.95 Fellow FGIA

As an acknowledgement of his selfless contribution to the society, Tan Sri Teh has been awarded with numerous recognitions since 1966:

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Year Honours
Designatory Letters
2002 Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (The Most Distinguished Order of Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang, 1st Class [Grand Commander]) from His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Pahang. This 1st Class award carries the title of "Dato' Sri". [Picture A] S.S.A.P
1983
Panglima Setia Mahkota (The Most Esteemed Order of the Crown of Malaysia, 2nd Class [Commander]) from His Majesty, the Yang DiPertuan Agung. This carries the title of "Tan Sri". [Picture B] P.S.M
1983
Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang (The Most Distinguished Order of the Crown of Pahang, 1st Class [Grand Commander]) from His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Pahang. This award carries the title of "Dato'". [Picture C] S.I.M.P
1978
Dato' Sri Setia Sultan Ismail Johor (The Most Blessed Order of Sultan Ismail of Johor, 1st Class [Grand Commander]) from His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Johor. This carries the title of "Dato' Sri'". S.S.I.J
1978
Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (The Most Distinguished Order of Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang, 2nd Class [Knight Commander]) from His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Pahang. This award carries the title of "Dato'". D.S.A.P
1974
Dato' Sri Paduka Mahkota Johor (The Most Esteemed Order of the Crown of Johor, 1st Class [Grand Commander]) from His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Johor. This carries the title of "Dato' Sri". S.P.M.J
1973
Dato' Paduka Mahkota Johor (The Most Esteemed Order of the Crown of Johor, 2nd Class [Commander]) from His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Johor. This award carries the title of "Dato'". [Picture D] D.P.M.J
1967 Jaksa Pendamai (Justice of the Peace) from His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Pahang. J.P
1966
Dato' Kurnia Sentosa Pahang from His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang. This carries the title of "Dato' Kurnia Sentosa Pahang".