Meet the President

President CheeHai Teo

The FIG General Assembly elected at its meeting in Sydney, Australia in April 2010 Mr. CheeHai Teo as FIG President for a four-year term of office 1.1.2011-31.12.2014

Curriculum Vitae

CheeHai TEO

Date of Birth  23 December 1959

Nationality  Malaysian

Status Married with three children

Current Position Advisor, Geometra Surveys Sdn Bhd & Jurukur Perunding Services Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

FIG President (1.1.2011 - 31.12.2014)

Brief Bio

The President of the International Federation of Surveyors (2011 – 2014) remains a Licensed/Chartered Surveyor in the private practice in Malaysia. Born in Malaysia, he successfully completed his undergraduate program in surveying in Australia in 1980, and a Masters program in Malaysia in 2004. He is a Past Secretary-General of the ASEAN Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics and a Past President of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) as well has having held a number of positions in the Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia (AALSM). He has had a number of ministerial appointments in Malaysia including to the Land Surveyors Board (2003 – 2009) and the Second National Economic Consultative Council (1999/2000).

Professional Career

CheeHai TEO remains a Licensed and Chartered Surveyor in the private practice with key experience in the area of planning, implementation and management of surveying projects that encompassed a variety of inter-related activities and tasks as well as interaction with allied professionals.

Born in Batu Pahat, Johor in southern Peninsular Malaysia, he had his primary and secondary education there before completing his basic degree in surveying with distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia in 1980 (Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying)). More than two decades later, he pursued and completed his Masters of Science (Land Administration and Development) with University of Technology Malaysia in 2004. Shortly after completing his tertiary education, he accepted a job offer from a surveying organization with regional affiliations and has been with the organization since.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a member of the Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia (AALSM) and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia (SSSI).

He is a Past Honorary Secretary General of ASEAN FLAG; a Past President, a Past Secretary General and a Past Council Member of RISM; a past Chair of RICS Malaysia; a past member of RICS Asia Board; a past Vice President, a past Secretary General and a past Treasurer of AALSM.

He was appointed by the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Malaysia in 1999 to the Second National Economic Consultative Council (NECC II) (1999/2000), the output of the Council then helped shaped Malaysia’s ensuing ten-year development programme. In 2002, the Hon. Minister of Finance Malaysia appointed him to the inaugural Board of Directors of Professional Services Development Corporation Pte. Ltd. (PSDC) for a term of two years and in 2006 was appointed by the Hon. Minister of Works Malaysia to the PSDC Consultative Panel and remained on the Panel until 2010. In 2003, he was appointed by the Hon. Minister of Land and Cooperative Development Malaysia to the Land Surveyors Board and this appointment extended for a further two years by the Hon. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia in June 2005 and again in June 2007. In 2000, he was asked by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia to join Malaysia’s Delegation to the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Services (CCS) and subsequently to other trade negotiation forums representing the Malaysian Surveying Profession. He played a key role in realizing the ASEAN Framework Arrangement on the Mutual Recognition of Surveying Qualifications that was concluded in 2007.

His past involvement in FIG included being a Vice President 2009-2010 and a Member of the Task Force on Governance (2005 – 2006), Nomination Review Group (2003 – 2006) and Task Force on Mutual Recognition of Qualification (1999 - 2002). He was the national delegate from AALSM to FIG between 1999 and 2008.


Pictures of President Teo for printing:

Presentations and Publications

Presentations at conferences include:

In addition he has made many other presentations at Malaysian Survey Congresses and National Real Estate Conventions; Continuing Professional Development Programs and Talks to the institution of Surveyors Malaysia, Board of Valuers Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia, Joint Malaysian Land Surveyors Board Meetings, Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents and Association of Valuers & Property Consultants in Private Practice Malaysia.

He has also contributed towards the publication of:


Teo CheeHai

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