Jeffrey Cheah

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah

A recipient of no less than nine honorary doctorates, Cheah founded the Sunway Group in 1974 and steered its growth from a humble tin-mining concern into a conglomerate with interests in areas including property development, construction, healthcare, leisure and education. In education, what began as a private tertiary college he had set up in partnership with Monash University of Australia in 1987 has developed into a full-fledged Sunway University by 2011, with profits generated being reinvested into the university, or disbursed as scholarships, amounting to some RM80 million to date.