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 more than 1.8m chartered accountants and students around the world and 186,500 of them are members and students of ICAEW. They are talented, ethical and committed professionals, which is why all of the top 100 Global Brands employ chartered accountants.*

ICAEW promotes inclusivity, diversity, and fairness. We attract talented individuals into the profession and give them the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring our planet’s resources are managed sustainably.

Founded in 1880, we have a long history of serving the public interest and we continue to work with governments, regulators, and business leaders around the world. And, as an improvement regulator, we supervise and monitor over 12,000 firms, holding them, and all ICAEW members and students, to the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.

ICAEW is proud to be part of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global network of 750,000 members across 190 countries, which promotes the expertise and skills of chartered accountants on a global basis.

We believe that chartered accountancy can be a force for positive change. By sharing our insight, expertise and understanding we can help to create strong economies and a sustainable future for all.

*CAW, 2020 – Interbrand, Best Global Brands 2019



Our Partners provide support towards the establishment of events of ICMS.

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

The 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 JCF with its creed – “Nurturing the seeds of wisdom.”

JCF is governed by a distinguished board of 110 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.

JCF has established partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Net­work (SDSN), led by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs. The partnership constituted a USD $10m endowment, funded the establishment of the Jeffrey Sachs Center (JSC) on Sustainable Development at Sunway University. JSC is a regional center of excellence 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. The commitment towards sustainability has led Sunway City Kuala Lumpur housing the SDSN Center for Asia, joining New York City and Paris as the three United Nations SDSN centers in the world to coordinate continent-wide sustainability initiatives.

Over the years, the Foundation has also forged academic ties with some of the world’s most renowned institutions in including Harvard University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Monash University, Lancaster University and Le Cordon Bleu, allowing two-way flow of scholars and research­ers between Sunway Education Group and the world-class institutions in developing and improving the academic standards of teaching and research in Malaysia. JCF also collaborated with Sunway Medical Centre to establish the Sunway Clinical Research Centre, which is a Regional Site Partner of the Univer­sity of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

In 2019, JCF established the Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali Scholarship for Creative Arts & Music worth RM10 million. The scholarship aims to attract and recognise outstanding Malaysian talents who desire to pursue a career in creative arts and music. It seeks out scholars who demonstrate the potential to become professional, committed to sharing their knowledge and contributing back to the nation.

In February 2020, JCF signed a Gift Memorandum with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to support a career development professorship in its School of Engineering. Preference shall be given to junior faculty with research and teaching interests in any of the following fields: Cybersecurity; Phase change materials; Photovoltaic materials; Energy storage; or Virus and vaccine research. Each holder of the professorship will be known as the Jeffrey Cheah Career Development Professor.

In 2020, JCF celebrated its 10th year anniversary and till date the Foundation has disbursed in excess of RM482 million in scholarships to thousands of deserving students. It is Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah’s per­sonal goal to award RM1 billion worth of scholarships in his lifetime.


Sunway Group

Established in 1974, Sunway Group is one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates with 13 business divisions that operate across 50 locations worldwide. Our core interests are focused on real estate, construction, education, healthcare, retail and hospitality. Powered by our 16,000 strong team, we are committed to advancing 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.

Sunway’s unique Build-Own-Operate business model makes us an integral stakeholder of the communities in which we operate, particularly the sustainable townships of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, Sunway City Ipoh in Perak and Sunway City Iskandar in Johor, and a host of other integrated developments which collectively span more than 5,000 acres across Malaysia.

Our three public-listed companies — Sunway Berhad, Sunway Construction Group,and Sunway REIT, with a combined market capitalisation of RM 17 billion — form a real-estate value chain that exemplifies socially responsible business practices,evidenced by their listing on the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index.

Underscoring Sunway Group’s long-standing commitment to the sustainability agenda, founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO through his eponymous Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), endowed US$10 million to the United Nations to set up the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University in 2016 to promote the sustainable development agenda in this part of the world. The center is led by world renowned economist and special adviser to the UN Secretary General, Professor Jeffrey Sachs; and serves as a hub for education and advancement of sustainability across Southeast Asia.

JCF also provides disadvantaged and deserving young adults access to quality education and has awarded RM482 million in scholarships and growing.



Maybank is among Asia’s leading banking groups and is South East Asia’s fourth largest bank by assets. Maybank Group has an international network of over 2,600 offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos, India, China,UK, USA, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Uzbekistan and Dubai. The Group offers an extensive range of products and services, which includes consumer and corporate banking, stock broking, insurance and takaful , as well as asset management. It has over 40,000 employees worldwide.

Maybank has a unique mission of ‘Humanising Financial Services’ and has been an essential part of the Asian landscape for close to 60 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 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 talent to grow through various personal and career development programmes, as well as leadership acceleration opportunities.


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

Platinum Sponsor: Axiata

As one of the leading telecommunications groups in Asia in pursuit of a vision to be the New Generation Digital Champion by 2022, Axiata has transformed itself from a holding entity with a portfolio of pure-play mobile assets into a Triple Core Strategy-driven business focusing on Digital Telco, Digital Businesses and Infrastructure.

As leaders in the telecom industry, we strive to provide world-class communication services using the most advanced technology available. And our ambition doesn’t stop there. With a strong presence all across the region, Axiata is also committed to improving lives in our operating countries.

We are advancing Asia, one step a time.

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Silver Sponsor: Shell

Shell has been a partner in fuelling Malaysia’s progress for over 125 years. Our journey with the nation is intertwined – in as much as Shell has played a role in growing the country’s energy sector, Malaysia has also played a significant role in the company’s progress.

Our business has diversified from a modest kerosene venture to a group of companies engaged in every aspect of the modern oil and gas business.

Today, Shell maintains a strong multi-faceted presence in the country through our longer-term investments, innovation-sharing, and impact to local communities.

We helped pioneer Malaysia’s oil and gas industry and fuelled its growth. We discovered Malaysia’s first oil onshore, then took the industry offshore, and most recently into the technically-challenging depths of Deepwater.

Shell’s strong retail network fuels the journeys of millions of Malaysian motorists every day. In fact, Shell is even able to offer one of the most differentiated fuel and lubricant products, some of which were pioneered right here in the country.

We fuelled the ambitions of Malaysians: whether the generations of retail business partners; thousands of Shell scholars over the years; young entrepreneurs from our LiveWire programme; or Shell staff and alumni who are Malaysian luminaries today.

Shell continues to be one of the top employers in Malaysia with thousands employed in our upstream, midstream and downstream businesses, as well as in our service and support functions.

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Bronze Sponsor: Shopee

Shopee is a Singaporean multinational technology company which focuses mainly on e-commerce. Headquartered under Sea Ltd, Shopee was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and later expanded its reach abroad.

As of 2021, it is widely considered as the largest e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia with 343 million monthly visitors, and the company also serves consumers and sellers throughout in several countries across the Americas and Europe who wish to purchase and sell their goods online.

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Our existing Partners & Sponsors support us for three main reasons:

our cause

Linking together motivated, driven, and passionate Malaysians


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


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

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