Partners & Sponsors

Working towards a common vision

Being a Council that manages a global network of aspirational Malaysians, ICMS actively seeks to grow its network of Partners, Sponsors and Affiliates. These are important long term relationships for ICMS and we strive constantly to maximise the value of the cooperation.

Strategic Partners

Our Strategic Partner is a significant partner which has provided strategic advice towards the development of the Council since the founding of ICMS.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

There are over 1.7m chartered accountants and students around the world − talented, ethical and
committed professionals who use their expertise to ensure we have a successful and sustainable
future.

Over 149,000 of these are ICAEW Chartered Accountants. We train, develop and support each one of
them so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are
sustainable, accountable and fair.  

We’ve been at the heart of the accountancy profession since we were founded in 1880 to ensure trust
in business. We share our knowledge and insight with governments, regulators and business leaders
worldwide as we believe accountancy is a force for positive economic change across the world.

Partners

Our Partners provide financial resources and more – access to professional networks, provision of venues, and thought leadership.
EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies all over the world. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities.

Worldwide, EY has over 240,000 people working across 150 countries. In Malaysia, EY is one of the largest professional services organizations with over 3,300 employees in 16 offices throughout the country. We serve a broad range of clients across all principal industry sectors and market segments in the country.

At EY we like to look for smarter and better ways to do things. We like to ask, what if? You see, the biggest breakthroughs in this world happen by asking these two small but powerful words. Lasting achievements start with looking at things in a different way and that’s what we’re all about. It’s the legacy we create for our clients, communities and our people. And we want you to be part of it. It’s your opportunity to do something exceptional — something that matters to you, to us, to the world.

We’ll provide you with experience and experiences that’ll shape your career for years to come. Because when you grow, we do too. With EY, you can influence the future of your career, the businesses you work with and even the world you live in. Because better begins with you.

Awards

  • Most Popular Graduate Employer in Accounting & Professional Services and Consulting 2016, 2015, 2014, Malaysia’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers
  • World’s Most Attractive Professional Services Employer and one of the World’s Most Attractive Employers 2017, 2016, Universum
  • Most Attractive Professional Services Employer in Business/Commerce 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, Universum Malaysia
Sunway Group

Established in 1974, Sunway Group is one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates with
core interests in property, construction, education and healthcare. We are a 15,000-
strong team operating in 50 locations worldwide, working together to improve the
quality of life of our communities through 12 business divisions – real estate,
construction, retail, hospitality, leisure, healthcare, education, commercial, trading
and manufacturing, building materials, quarrying and Real Estate Investment Trust
(REIT).

Sunway believes that sustainability is the key to building enduring communities. Our
unique Build-Own- Operate business model powers the growth of the sustainable
integrated townships of Sunway City in Selangor, Sunway City Ipoh and Sunway
Iskandar in Johor, which span 5,000 acres.

Our three public-listed companies—Sunway Berhad, Sunway Construction, and
Sunway REIT, with a combined market capitalisation of RM 15 billion—form a real-
estate value chain that exemplifies socially responsible business
practices, evidenced by their listing on the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index. 

At Sunway, we are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals (SDG), and continue to align our business strategies to meet the needs of our
communities in line with the SDG agenda. The Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable
Development, established at Sunway University in 2016, serves as a hub for the
education and advancement of sustainability across Southeast Asia. The Center is
the first of its kind in Asia. Through the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation,
we provide disadvantaged and deserving young adults access to quality
education by disbursing scholarships exceeding RM330 million as of 2017. 

We also consider our Environmental, Economic, and Social (EES) impact in our
everyday business decisions – from our policies and social initiatives to day-to- day
operations – so that we deliver enduring growth for thriving communities. In all that
we do, we are driven by our core values of Integrity, Humility, Excellence.

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) is founded on the fundamental premise of giving to society, a philosophy that has governed the Sunway Education Trust Fund since its inception in 1997. Through the unique not-for-profit structure of the Foundation, operating surpluses are ploughed back into the institutions or disbursed as scholarships, research grants and expansion of faculty and facilities to ensure quality education in perpetuity.

In 2010, the Sunway Education Trust Fund was officially converted into the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation where the equity of Sunway Education Group’s learning institutions worth more than RM1 billion today was transferred to the Foundation, making it the largest education-focused social enterprise in Malaysia with 16 institutions and entities. Sunway Education Group is owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation with its creed – “Nurturing the seeds of wisdom.”

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is governed by a distinguished board of 11 trustees with His Royal Highness Sultan of Selangor as its Royal Patron. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO is the Founding Trustee of the eponymous foundation.

In fulfilling its commitment towards democratising quality education, the Foundation has also forged academic ties with some of the world’s preeminent institutions including University of Cambridge, Harvard University and University of Oxford, allowing a two-way flow of scholars and researchers between Sunway Education Group and the world-class institutions towards elevating the standards of teaching and research in this part of the world.

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation has also entered into a partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), led by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, a world-renowned economist and champion of sustainable development in 2016. The partnership, which constituted a USD $10m endowment, funded the establishment of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University in December 2016, the first such centre in Asia. The Center is set to become a regional hub for research and policy practice, creating world-class programmes to train a new generation of students, practitioners and policy leaders; and develop linkages with major Malaysian and international universities in joint problem-solving around the Sustainable Development Goals.

In November 2017, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Sunway Medical Centre signed several agreements with University of Cambridge that mark the 800-year-old world-renowned university’s first such entry into Asia, and the first collaboration of its kind in the world. As part of the collaboration, Sunway Medical Centre will establish the Sunway Clinical Research Centre, which will be a Regional Site Partner of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. The agreements include the establishment of a joint-programme between the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Royal Papworth Hospital, Sunway Medical Centre, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Sunway University. The programme will enable the sharing of academic excellence through regular academic visits and exchanges, and offer scientific and clinical training opportunities at Cambridge for outstanding postgraduates from Sunway.

As of 2017, the Foundation has disbursed in excess of RM330 million in scholarships to thousands of deserving students. The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholarship which started in 2002 is also given to deserving youths to support them in taking the pivotal step in transforming their lives for the better.

Maybank

Maybank is among Asia's leading banking groups and South East Asia’s fourth largest bank by assets.
The Maybank Group has an international network of over 2,200 offices in Malaysia, Singapore,
Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, People's Republic of
China, Bahrain, Uzbekistan, Myanmar, Laos, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Great Britain
and the United States of America.  The Group offers an extensive range of products and services,
which includes consumer and corporate banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, stock
broking, insurance and takaful and asset management. It has over 43,000 employees worldwide.

Maybank has a unique mission of ‘Humanising Financial Services’ and has been an essential part of
the Asian landscape for over 56 years. Maybank is committed to providing people with easy access
to financing at fair terms and pricing; advising customers based on their needs and being at the
heart of the communities it serves. A key goal while building its business is to also ensure that it
manages to ride the wave of digital transformation. Maybank continues to leverage on innovation to
remain a leading player in the digital banking space, in line with its 2020 strategic objective of
becoming the digital bank of choice in the region.

Maybank is a top recruiter of talent and views its leadership pool and talent pipeline as key to
realising its aspirations. Guided by our core values, T.I.G.E.R. (Teamwork, Integrity, Growth,
Excellence & Efficiency, Relationship Building), we are an organisation that allows you to grow
through various personal and career development programs as well as leadership acceleration
opportunities.

Sponsors

Sponsors provide financial resources which are vital for the events, recruitment, and development of ICMS.
Platinum Sponsor : Unilever

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Platinum Sponsor : Axiata

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Bronze Sponsor : PwC

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Our existing Partners & Sponsors support us for three main reasons

our cause

Linking together motivated, driven, and passionate Malaysians

recruitment

Tapping into our network of talents and skills for recruitment and long-term relationships

branding

To be associated with a global and ambitious student body developing human capital

For any partnership and sponsorship-related enquiries, our Corporate Relations Directors would be glad to connect with you at corporaterelations@icmscholars.org.