Dr. Chee holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of South Australia (UniSA), and an MSc. in Training and HRM from the University of Leicester, UK, and was also a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He holds a Certificate in Change Management and Performance Consulting from Pennsylvania State University- that was ranked the #1 university in the USA for postgraduate programs in HRD and the Certificate in Human Performance Improvement (HPI) from The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).
At the peak of his educational pursuit at the doctoral level, Dr. Chee shared the most challenging learning platform with Presidents and top-level researchers from leading international organizations. In this endeavor he achieved exemplary results as the most outstanding scholar with top results. He obtained distinctions for all doctoral assignments with the exception of the most important one for which he achieved a high distinction.
In his pursuit of excellence, Dr. Chee believes in learning from the best to be the best. He is fortunate to have been coached and mentored and being given the opportunity to personally learn form many of the world’s leading gurus and best- selling authors such as Marshall Goldsmith, John C. Maxwell, Kenneth Blanchard, Thomas G. Crane, Tom Peters, Tony Buzan, Robert Tucker, Anthony Robbins, William J. Rothwell, Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield
Dr. Chee is a Baden Powell Fellow of the World Scout Foundation, an honor bestowed by the king of Sweden. He was the president of ARTDO International, a non-profit professional umbrella body that brings together renowned national HRD bodies, governments, and multinational companies active in HRD work globally. With his commitment to a societal-oriented philosophy, the ITD World’s “love thy nation” campaigns have channelled sizable funds to support the needy sections of many national societies.
He was conferred the “Darjah Johan Negeri” (DJN) medal from Governor of Penang in recognition of his significant contribution to the state, his exemplary character and commitment to the people in Penang and Malaysia. He received the ARTDO Internal Management and HRD Excellence Award (individual category) from the President of ARTDO International and President of Australian Institute of Training and Development, Jeanne Marshall in 2013