The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON entrepreneur’s rapid rise to success in Malaysia

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Rising entrepreneur and University of Newcastle (UON) alumnus, Dato' Sri Vincent Tiew has received a highly competitive Malaysia Australia Alumni Council (MAAC)Young Entrepreneur Award for outstanding application of talent, managerial skills and innovation.

Dato' Sri Tiew completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration at UON and now, at just 38 years of age, is one of Malaysia's top leaders in property development and investment.

UON PVC International and Advancement, Mrs Winnie Eley said the University was delighted to have educated such an accomplished young entrepreneur.

"Not only has Dato' Sri Tiew carved out a successful career path for himself, he has created numerous other jobs as a result of his entrepreneurial endeavors."

"It is incredibly inspiring to see our international students take the knowledge they gained while studying here in Newcastle back to their home countries, where they have made significant impact," said Mrs Eley.

In 2011 Dato' Sri Tiew became one of the youngest individuals in Malaysia to be awarded the Datoship state title by the King of Kedah. His exceptional achievements later resulted in the conferment of the royal title 'Dato' Sri' in 2013, the most senior state title given by the Royal Highness of Sultan Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Dato' Sri Tiew was named 2013's Upcoming Entrepreneur of The Year by Malaysian Reserve. In the same year his company, Andaman, was named the Most Valued Developer by Malaysian Reserve. His other company awards include the Golden Eagle Award Malaysia Top 100 Excellent Enterprises by Nanyang Siang Pau, the Sin Chew Business Excellence Award, and the SME Young Entrepreneur Award by Malaysia SME Association.

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