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About the Center for Asia Leadership

Executing positive change is never an easy task. In the midst of Asia’s growing presence in the global marketplace and politics, there is a unique opportunity and responsibility to contribute towards fostering global growth and sustainable development.

In this regard, we are motivated to help individuals reach their full potential to become highly capable and ethical leaders in a region which faces increasingly complex political, economic, and social challenges. By supporting them in managing their personal and professional leadership challenges, and addressing fundamental social causes, we hope to contribute to advancing their commitment and contributions towards social good.

To find out more about the Center and our 2017 initiatives, please click here to download our corporate brochure.


The Center for Asia Leadership is committed to accelerating the development of leaders who are primed to ignite long-lasting change.

Participants of our initiatives will get a balanced and dynamic leadership skill set that they can immediately apply to their career, workplace and community. They will also learn to tackle the toughest questions, solve complex problems and lead across boundaries.

Global Best Practices on Leadership and Education

We design our initiatives to help leaders create impact for themselves, their organizations, and communities. Our leadership programs are developed as transformational experiences rooted in the very best teaching and learning practices within the context of the 21st century. They are powered by contents developed, and currently taught at world-renowned institutions such as Harvard and Stanford University, and are led by faculty and teaching fellows from these institutions who are committed to the practice of teaching as a means of promoting positive change.

Glocalized Contents for Asia

We work closely with members in our network, the Harvard community, as well as those across Asia, to conduct research and develop learning contents that works for the region. Our publications, which cover world- leading best practices and instructive tools, serve a dual function: firstly, as the channel to better our understanding of the challenges facing Asia, and secondly, to empower leaders to form insightful next-steps, and hone their leadership expertise in cross-cultural settings.

The Real Harvard-Style Experience

Our leadership philosophy is based on three fundamental ways in which we learn : knowledge enhancement, skill building, and mindset development.


Longstanding Presence and Commitment

We consider our work a long-term investment and seek sustainable solutions.

Constant Endeavors in Delivering Best Practices

We make ceaseless efforts in the development and delivery of world-leading expertise that benefit communities and causes.

Promotion of Effective Leadership

We help leaders think and take actions on what, and how they could be a linchpin to their community’s success and prosperity.

Trust, Accountability, and Partnership

We derive strength from our connections around the region and understand that our collaboration spurs new thinking and creative solutions.

Collaboration With

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), the brainchild of Sunway Group’s Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO, is founded on the fundamental premise of giving to society.

As the largest education-focused social enterprise in Malaysia, JCF crystallizes Tan Sri Jeffrey’s vision for the future through three core guiding principles: giving to society, providing the benefit of quality education, giving in perpetuity, similar to what John Harvard did for Harvard University more than 370 years ago.

In 2014, the Center for Asia Leadership established its regional office for Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in collaboration with the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.