Swinburne business school head receives JCI award


Lim (fourth right) receives his award from Dr Abdul Rahman.

KUCHING: Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak School of Business head Assoc Prof Dr Lim Weng Marc is among the recipients of the 2019 Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (TOYM) award presented by Junior Chamber International (JCI).

He received the award from Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, who represented Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

JCI TOYM seeks to accord recognition to young Malaysians between the ages of 18 and 40, whose dedication to their profession or life undertakings has resulted in exceptional achievement in the form of significant contributions to the progress or welfare of the community at large, and to the advancement of their respective field of endeavour.

A panel of seven judges led by JCI TOYM 2019 chief judge Adjunct Assoc Prof Datin Enn Ong Siok Ean determined Lim’s selection as the award winner in the Academic Leadership and/or Accomplishment category.The decision on the top 30 finalists was based purely on application write-ups, whereas the decision on the top 10 winners was made after an interview with all the finalists.

Lim said there are not many prestigious awards that recognise the noteworthy achievements of youth today.

“The JCI TOYM is one of the very few, if not the only youth-focused awards in Malaysia that acknowledge and showcase youth today as agents of change and disrupters whose impact extends beyond glass ceilings. This is most evident through the highly commendable achievements of each and every one who made it to the top 30,” he said in a press release.

The honourees of JCI TOYM 2019 will have the opportunity to represent Malaysia to vie for JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) together with other honourees from up to 100 countries.Past honourees of JCI TOYP include American President John F Kennedy, legendary singer Elvis Presley, renowned motivational speaker and author Anthony Robbins, and Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan.

Swinburne is highly ranked in prestigious world academic ranking lists.

It is ranked in the top 3 per cent of universities globally by the QS World University Rankings 2020 and in the Top 400 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

Swinburne’s business degrees are accredited by AACSB International, the world’s longest-serving accrediting body for business schools, which recognises Swinburne’s strong record of success and validates the university’s focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, social impact, and external engagement.

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