Cheah Cheng Hye

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

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Penang’s own Warren BuffettCheah 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 company he co-founded in 1993 and in which he is the largest shareholder, is the biggest of its kind in Hong Kong. It is also the first...

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Dato' Dr. 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: