Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO
Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group
An Accountant by training, Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, AO began his career as an Accountant at a motor assembly plant in Malaysia. In 1974, he founded and started Sunway Group, a leading property-construction conglomerate today with a combined market capitalisation exceeding RM13 billion and a 14,000-strong employee base. Its twelve (12) established business divisions span across 50 locations worldwide.
Tan Sri Cheah has been conferred nine (9) honorary doctorates by leading universities worldwide.
He was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (“AO”) by the Prime Minister of Australia in 2008. AO is one of Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards conferred to a non-citizen 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).