Eric Yong graduated from the City University, London with a Honours Degree in Civil Engineering. He joined Crest Builder Holdings Berhad in June 2003 as Special Assistant to the Group Managing Director and was appointed to the Board on January 31, 2008. Yong foresees the project procurement and implementation, as well as business development ventures of the company. He is also involved in project planning, development, and marketing operations of the company’s property development projects.
t was in 2009, after I returned to Malaysia from
Throughout years of being my buddy and boss, I feel
the Middle East, when I got to know Eric through
that his most admirable qualities are his “Definite
my old blogger buddies. I was introduced to Eric
Aim, Vision and Purpose” for the company. He has
at one of the foodies outing. We were in the same
very strong sense of direction, which is inline the
industry, which is construction, and immediately
company’s mission and vision. Besides that, his high
became good buddies thanks to his friendly and
self-esteem makes any venture possible for him.
outspoken personality. Soon after knowing each
He always stay positive and motivated in doing
other, Eric offered me a role his late father’s
“bigger” not only in the construction industry, but
company, but I rejected the offer. He never gave up
also property development. Yong also has a warm
and continuing offering me the job for years, until
relationship with all staffs who are often motivated
2013, finally I joined the company.
with his gestures. Naturally, his effective networking provided more business opportunities to the company. “When life gives u lemons, squeeze the lemons, make lemonade and sell them”. That’s his favourite quotes of success. Yong has an optimistic and a can-do attitude despite facing of adversity or misfortunes. In actual fact, he is the type of person who’s never afraid of difficulty and eager to take on bigger challenges. There is one unforgettable moment I experienced with Yong, and this was before the company secured a large construction contract. The entire team worked tirelessly to come out with best strategies and proposals; we attended few rounds of presentation and interviews. He never gave up despite facing many obstacles in bidding for the contract. Furthermore, he gave us the confidence to compete with other big players in this industry. Finally the company secured the contract and we
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