Yong Yoon Li
Managing Director, Royal Selangor International
Yoon Li graduated with a Masters in Engineering from the Manufacturing Engineering School at the University of Birmingham, UK and holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne Switzerland. He recalls that when he first enrolled in 1989, the Manufacturing school was located in the Electronicsand Electrical Building. A year later, the faculty moved to the Mechanical Engineering building. Yoon Li also enjoyed learning about Robotics and AI, so he pursued an opportunity to gain work experience for a month in an engineering factory in Digbeth. There, he received hands-on practice in operating a lathe and milling machine, and learnt basic metalworking skills. Upon graduating from the University of Birmingham, Yoon Li worked in Formula One at Team Lotus International as a junior design engineer. He continued working in the automotive industry with Nissan Motorsports Europe and TVR Engineering in Blackpool. Yoon Li started with Royal Selangor International in 2005 and joined as Executive Director in 2012. Today, as Managing Director, he ensures that the brand continues to design and produce beautiful and relevant products for today’s discerning consumers. Having served on various committees and boards, Yoon Li is currently a member of EO and the Malaysia country chair for Family Business Network International. Yoon Li met his wife, Grace, who studied Software Engineering, while at the University of Birmingham. They have two daughters.