Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah is the visionary founder and chairman of Sunway Group, a leading Malaysian conglomerate with core interests in property, construction, education and healthcare.
He has a net worth of US$ 1.4 Billion since 3 February 2018.
Dr. Jeffrey Cheah is also the founding trustee of Malaysia’s largest education-focused social enterprise, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF).
His lifelong dedication to sustainable development is noticeable in the host of thriving communities throughout Sunway’s integrated developments and townships totalling some 5,000 acres across Malaysia.
He has also shown amazing philanthropy through the JCF, in making quality education accessible to all deserving and bright students, for posterity.
Back in 1987, Jeffrey Cheah established Sunway College in Bandar Sunway as a private tertiary educational institute.
Cheah partnered with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, allowing Malaysian students to pursue a preparatory year at Sunway College before being admitted to study at Monash.
In 1997, the college proved financially capable, and Cheah transferred ownership to the Sunway Educational Trust Fund.
In 1998, the Monash University Malaysia Campus was opened in Bandar Sunway, in partnership with the trust fund.
On 12 August 2004, the Minister for Education granted the institution the status of a university college. In 2005 Monash University established the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS).
The school offers first and second degrees in several departments of medicine and psychology and is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC).
In 2006, the Sultan of Selangor installed Jeffrey Cheah as Foundation Chancellor of the university college.
In 2001, the Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), the Selangor State Government and the Sunway Group, launched a joint initiative called the Safe City Initiative in order to reduce crime in the area.
The initiative was deemed a success. In recognition of Tan Sri Jeffrey’s contribution in the field of social safety and security, he was appointed the Chairman of MCPF Selangor Chapter by the Minister of Unity, Culture, Arts & Heritage in Aug 2008.
The Sultan of Selangor made Jeffrey Cheah a Knight Commander of the Crown of Selangor, which entitles its holder to the title “Dato” back in 8th March 1988.
29th February 2020