Fusionex Founder and Group CEO Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh received the distinguished Paul Harris Fellow Award, the Rotary Club’s highest honor, at the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja’s recent 92nd Anniversary Installation Gala Dinner. Held at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Teh was presented the award from the outgoing President Datuk Nelson Kwok Teng Toong.
Established in 1957, the award acknowledges individuals who have made significant contributions and supported philanthropic efforts such as immunizing children from polio and providing clean water to impoverished areas across the world.
Also present that night was the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj, who also received the Paul Harris Fellow’s highest honors.
Many prominent figures throughout history had been past recipients of the Paul Harris Fellowship, including US President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, US astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine.
Fusionex Founder and Group CEO Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh said, “I am humbled and honored to receive this tremendous recognition alongside other noble philanthropists who have contributed greatly to these exemplary causes. I have immense respect for the Rotary Foundation as they have labored tirelessly to eradicate diseases, supply clean water, and support educational programs throughout the world, amongst many other initiatives. I’m glad to play a small but hopefully meaningful role in doing our part as global citizens, and will continue to do so in any way I can.”