Dato’ Stewart is a Member of the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the University of Sheffield in United Kingdom.
Dato’ Stewart was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Axis REIT Managers Bhd until December 2015. Axis REIT was the first Shariah compliant listed Industrial REIT in the world and the first REIT to be listed on Bursa Malaysia in August 2005. During that time, he worked to establish REITs as an important component of the capital markets in Malaysia. He spearheaded the formation of the Malaysian REIT Managers Association where he served as its Chairman for 5 years and is currently a Board Member of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA).
He has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing, operations management, property development and REIT management. He is a prominent speaker on the subject of real estate investment and has presented numerous papers at conferences globally.
He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Area Management Sdn Bhd, the manager of the AREA Industrial Development Fund 1 which develops high grade industrial projects and estates in Malaysia.
He also was instrumental in the establishment of Alpha REIT, Malaysia’s first unlisted Islamic REIT focused on Education assets, where he serves as Chairman of Alpha REIT Managers Sdn Bhd, the manager of Alpha REIT.
In December 2017 he was appointed as an Independent Non- Executive Director of UEM Edgenta Berhad and listed Total Asset Solution Company dealing in Infrastructure, Healthcare, Consultancy and Real Estate.