Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO
Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group
An accountant by training, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO began his professional career at a motor assembly plant in Malaysia. In 1974, he founded the Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates with core interests in real estate and construction. Its 12 business divisions span 50 locations worldwide.
Tan Sri Cheah has been admitted to 10 honorary doctorates by leading universities worldwide. In 2008, he was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) by the Prime Minister of Australia. He is also the Chairman and Co-Founder of Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI). He was conferred the Honorary Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) title in February 2013 by Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP) for his commendable efforts as Chairman of Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (Selangor Chapter).