The late Joseph William Yee Eu affectionately called “Joe Eu” is the great grandson of Eu Tong Sen.
Eu Tong Sen was the founder of Eu Yan Sang (1959) Sdn Bhd, where a street name, a building and a court in Singapore bears the name of the regional businessman and philanthropist. Eu Tong Sen was a passionate Malaysian Chinese with great humanity. From the very start, Eu Tong Sen offered Traditional Chinese herbal remedies to help improve the health of the migrant Chinese, who otherwise would have resorted to opium for the relief of their pain and ill-health.
Eu Tong Sen’s vision and dedication has since been rigidly upheld. His vision continues to inspire and motivate the late Joseph William Yee Eu and the subsequent Eu’s generations. Joseph Eu took the Chair of Eu Yan Sang for the period of 1993 – 2007.
Joe Eu’s was a man of compassion and his contribution to charity is now legend and is characteristic of his heart. Joe Eu had expressed a wish for the establishment of a Foundation which deals with education for the less fortunate. The Joseph William Yee Eu Foundation materialized in his lifetime where he made a generous seed donation that has grown to the status of a Charitable Trust today under able administrators.
Joseph William Yee Eu passed away in March 2007. His wife Dato’ Anne Eu has always been supportive and continues with their charitable good works.