Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO, Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group
Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO is the founder and chairman of Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates with 12 business divisions operate in 50 locations in the region. He is also the founder and trustee of Malaysia’s largest education-focused social enterprise, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. The foundation reflects his conviction that quality education offers the best route out of poverty and should be a not-for-profit venture.
In recognising his commitment to sustainability, such as the establishment of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network appointed him as Chairman of its Malaysian chapter earlier this year.
Tan Sri has been conferred 10 honorary doctorates by leading universities worldwide, and is an Honorary Fellow of Cambridge and Oxford universities, as well as a member of Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council.
Tan Sri is the first Malaysian recipient of the Lifetime Luminary Award by Singapore-based Channel NewsAsia, and was named twice as Forbes Asia Hero of Philanthropy. His other honours include Order of Australia conferred by the Australian Prime Minister.
Building a sustainable future is not the responsibility of governments alone. It requires the commitment and effort of all segments of society and every individual. We are all in this together.
Malaysian entrepreneur, philanthropist and champion of sustainable development Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah shares his views on how we can all do well by doing good in resolving the challenges facing the planet and its people.