Developing and investing in people and partnerships
We believe in devoting the same level of care and responsibility to our projects as to our team and hope that everyone working at Newfields feels like they’re working with friends, where we are engaged in important work that is purposeful and creates a positive impact.
Join us and be a part of a dynamic team that offers an exceptional mix of real estate development, investment banking and strategy consulting work opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tan Sri Dato Dr Yahya
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Yahya Awang obtained his basic Medical Degree from Monash University, Melbourne in 1974.
He became a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow in 1980.
Moving to London in 1981, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Yahya Awang worked as a Surgical Registrar in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Royal Brompton Hospital before returning to Malaysia to take up the role of Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the General Hospital. From 1992 until 2004, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Yahya Awang held the position of Head and Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the National Heart Institute of Malaysia. From 1998 to 2002, he was also the Medical Director of the Institute.
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Yahya Awang’s many professional achievements include pioneering the establishment of The National Heart Institute of Malaysia in 1992 and performing the first Heart Transplant in Malaysia in 1997. Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang is the author of many scholarly and professional articles and has made numerous presentations to professional audiences.
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Yahya Awang has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital since March 2003. He was a council member of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia. He is also Chairman of the Malaysian Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Mr Seow founded Newfields Advisors in 2001 with a vision of providing innovative and independent advisory services to clients from different industries and business sectors. As the Chairman of Newfields Group, Mr Seow has headlined some of the biggest corporate deals in Malaysia as they shifted the country’s M&A landscape. In 2006, he provided financial advice for the privatisation of Malakoff Bhd, and when IJM Corporation Berhad merged with Road Builders Bhd. Four years later, he was instrumental in Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd’s acquisition of 33% of U Mobile Sdn Bhd. Other prominent deals include the acquisition and privatisation of Magnum Corporation Berhad, and the restructuring of KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad and QSR Brands Bhd. His extensive experience in the financial realm saw him serving for 28 years at Hong Leong Credit Bhd, including as the President and CEO. Hong Leong Credit Bhd is presently known as Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad, the financial services and property arm of the Hong Leong Group Malaysia. Mr Seow has a wealth of experience in operation and strategic management, as well as corporate finance transactions, with a specialisation in M&A deal generation, corporate restructuring and reorganisation, and debt and equity capital market transactions.
Mr Seow is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK, and a licensed Capital Markets Services Representative in Malaysia.