Institution of Engineers Malaysia Honours Sunway with Two Prestigious Recognitions

Sunway Group was recently conferred two awards by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) at its 56th Annual Dinner and Awards Night. Sunway Group Founder and Chairman Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, AO, was conferred an IEM Honorary Fellow while Sunway Construction received the IEM Award for Contribution to Engineering Industry in Malaysia 2015.

The IEM Honorary Fellow Award recognises distinguished individuals of acknowledged eminence and exemplary personalities who have rendered substantial and outstanding services to the engineering profession, the institution and the nation.

Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah was unanimously voted by the IEM Council consisting eminent industry leaders including ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) Chairman Dato Ir. Lim Chow Hock and G&P Geotechnics Senior Director Ir. Tan Yean Chin. Tan Sri Cheah is one of the non-engineers to receive the prestigious award alongside past recipients including Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Former President of Indonesia Prof. Dr. Ing. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie.

At the awards ceremony, Dato’ Ir. Lim Chow Hock, who is also the President of IEM, said, “Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah has made voluminous contributions to the engineering industry, not only through his leadership of Sunway Construction which has consistently contributed to nation-building but also his continued efforts in producing outstanding engineering students through the Sunway Education Group and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.”