Cheah Cheng Hye Penang’s Own Warren Buffett

By Ooi Kee Beng

November 2019 PENANG PROFILE
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This article first appeared in our October 2012 issue. In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we put together for you in this issue some of our most memorable articles. Cheah Cheng Hye, alumnus of Penang Free School, has been called the Warren Buffett of the East. Although he claims that gives him way too much credit, the reasons why he is one of Asia’s most respected fund managers are many. For one thing, Value Partners Group Limited, the asset management...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: