Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah

Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group


The renowned business tycoon has a significant impact in multiple sectors

Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah
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A three-time Forbes Asia Hero of Philanthropy, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah cuts an inspiring figure whose passion for education, healthcare and sustainable development runs deep. He’s responsible for founding a self-sufficient flagship township, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, which houses three universities, an international school, a public primary and secondary school, as well as a globally recognised medical centre.

In line with Sunway’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, it is also the first conglomerate in Malaysia, and among the first in Asia, to implement a carbon-pricing framework into its businesses. Today, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is the largest education-focused social enterprise in Malaysia and to date, has awarded scholarships and grants amounting to RM618 million.

The foundation also established partnerships with top universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"My personal motto is: I aspire to inspire before I expire.”




UK-Malaysia Business Personality Award—British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards


Asian Leadership Award—20th Asian Association of Management Organisations’ Triennial Conference and Dinner


Malaysia’s Exemplary Leader of Sustainable Development—EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed Property Awards


Asean@50 Lifetime Achievement Award—Asean Business Advisory Council Malaysia


Property Man of the Year —FIABCI-Malaysia

Did You Know?

Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah harbours the dream that Sunway University will one day be known as the “Harvard of the East”.

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