From books to burgers

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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.

n For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. not­ting­ham. edu. my.

( 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.

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