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Dr Elizabeth Lee

Dr Elizabeth Lee

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Sunway University

Dr Elizabeth Lee Fuh Yen is Chief Executive Officer of the Sunway Education Group. Since her appointment in 1992, the Sunway Education Group has developed from just one institution to a dynamic group of 15 institutions including Sunway University, Sunway College and Sunway International School, catering to more than 28,000 students.

A veteran in the field of private higher education provision, Elizabeth also serves on National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), and sits on the Board of Trustees of MERCY Malaysia. She is also an active member in the Trustee Committee of the Chair on Women Leadership at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

A thought leader in her own right, her international engagements have included speaking at the Harvard Business School, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh. An advocate for women in leadership, she serves as a mentor in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) global programme for specially chosen female corporate leaders. She is also a recipient of several other international and national awards which include Visionary Women Leadership Award at the 2 nd World Women Leadership Congress and Award (WWLCA), Women Entrepreneur in Canadian Education, the Malaysian Chinese Women of Excellence Award in Education.

In January 2019, she was recognised for her contributions to the advancement of Malaysia’s education ecosystem with the ‘Educationist of the Year’ award at the inaugural Sin Chew Education Awards.

Elizabeth was elected as a member in the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Council effective January 2016, Chair of the MQA Investment Committee and member of the MQA Disciplinary Committee since 1 February 2016.

Educated and trained in the United Kingdom in Multi-Cultural Education, Elizabeth read her Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Education at the University of Cambridge. She was conferred the Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by the University of Nottingham, UK and the Doctorate of the University (Honoris Causa) by Victoria University, Melbourne.