From books to burgers
TEOH Wee Kiat, who graduated from The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus ( UNMC) in 2010, was among the 10 Malaysian youths named in Forbes’ 30 under 30 Asia 2016 announced recently.
The list consists of top 30 millennials who are leading personalities in their respective industries in the region.
“We are very proud of Teoh for being selected to be part of this distinguished list at a very early stage in his career.
“However, it does not come to us as a complete surprise as Nottingham graduates are accomplished in their respective areas of work research and in sports,” says Prof Christine Ennew, chief executive officer and provost of UNMC.
Off to a great start
Teoh co- founded myBurgerLab in 2012, which has since grown into four outlets with 120 employees. The business plans to venture into South- East Asia.
A Forbes report stated that myBurgerLab is a Malaysian sensation for its sought- after burgers and innovative promotions.
“Teoh and his business partners were revolutionaries in their own right to have started the outlet that offers a creative menu to its patrons. We are also very proud that apart from being successful entrepreneurs, they are also constantly engaged in the support of the less privileged in society,” says Prof Ennew.
Recognised for excellence
Teoh is a business graduate while myBurgerLab co- founder Chin Ren Yi is an engineering graduate of UNMC.
They were jointly conferred the Alumnus of the Year 2014 Award for their innovative entrepreneurial efforts, by Prof Sir David Greenaway at the Alumni Laureate Awards Ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur.
myBurgerLab also won Best Western Restaurant in the Time Out KL Food Awards 2013 based on votes cast by people who reside in Kuala Lumpur.
“In everything we do, there are always choices and we have to make those tough choices every day. We have to constantly check with ourselves whether those choices are made out of love or fear,” says Teoh.
About The University of Nottingham
One of the world’s truly global universities with campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China, last year marked the 15th year since setting up as UK’s first full- fledged international campus in Malaysia.
Its three campuses continue to enrich the lives of students across the world through global education, ground- breaking research and community engagement.
UNMC has 43,000 students and is the closest thing that Britain has to a truly global university that carries a distinct approach to internationalisation as well as a large presence in its home city.
It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.
It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/ 16, and eighth in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
UNMC has been voted the world’s greenest campus for three years running, according to the Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.
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( From left) Former deputy under secretary and head of Biodiversity Section at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia, Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu, The University of Nottingham’s vice- chancellor Prof Sir David Greenaway and myBurgerLab’s co- founder Teoh Wee Kiat.