Ben is a Senior Partner, President & COO of Milost Global Inc. He also serves as President & CEO of Palewater Global Management Inc. Mr. Yaw was the Head of Private Equity at RHB Investment Berhad and Senior Vice President, Executive Director and Head of Private Equity at Dubai Ventures Group Sdn Bhd (DVG). DVG was a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Group, whose sole shareholder is HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. DVG was the regional office for Dubai Investment Group in Kuala Lumpur and its primary investment focus was equity investment in this region including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, and North Asia including China. DIG had regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, London, and New York with its HQ in Dubai, UAE.
Prior to joining DVG, Mr. Yaw was with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP) and Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd. two wholly owned subsidiaries of the Ministry of Finance, which is the investment arm of the Malaysian government. He was the Senior Vice President of Direct Ventures, in charge of Seed Ventures and Agency Ventures and was instrumental in the strategic implementation of the Cradle Investment Program in 2003.
Mr. Yaw was born in Malaysia and has lived in the United States of America for 21 years, first as a college student and then soon after graduation, as an entrepreneur starting and participating in six start-up companies. For Corporate Social Responsibilities activities, Mr. Yaw is also the co-founder and Chairman of Muzium Gopeng Management Berhad, a local philanthropic community society in the promotion of oldtown revival and preservation of local artefacts, arts and antiques in Gopeng. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Theological Studies.