The Myanmar Global Investment Forum

Minn Wint Oo

Deputy Managing Director

AYA Bank

U Minn Wint Oo was first appointed as the assistant general manager, head of IT department at Ayeyarwady Bank in 2011 soon after he joined Max Myanmar group of companies in January 2011. During his career with Ayeyarwady Bank, U Minn Wint Oo has successfully implemented

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Cheah Swee Gim


Kelvin Chia Yangon

Swee Gim is a director of Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd and heads the corporate and commercial department of Kelvin Chia partnership with its various corporate practice groups. She is also the partner-in-charge of the firm’s mergers and acquisition division, and manages the Myanmar office.

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Kamalkant Agarwal

Head of International Banking Business

Siam Commercial Bank

Kamalkant Agarwal (KK) has joined Siam Commercial Bank since November 2012 and was advisor to the chairman of the executive committee till October 2014. He is

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Alisher Ali


Silk Road Finance

Alisher has over 18 years of investment management, investment banking and advisory experience in emerging and frontier markets including Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Myanmar and Mozambique. He is founder of Silk Road Finance, an investment group focused on high growth frontier markets. Through Silk Road Finance, Alisher founded Eurasia Capital,

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Debbie Aung Din

Co-Founder, Director

Proximity Designs

Debbie is the co-founder of Proximity Designs, a non-profit social enterprise operating since 2004 in Myanmar. Proximity designs, makes and sells renewable energy and farm-related products and services that provide a path out of poverty for rural families. Aung Din has conducted economic and design research throughout Myanmar since 1995.

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Hal Bosher

Special Advisor to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Yoma Bank

Hal Bosher is chief executive officer (CEO) of Yoma Bank headquartered in Yangon, Myanmar. He has led Yoma Bank’s transformation since moving to Yangon in

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Albert T Chandler

International Legal Consultant

Myanmar Legal Services

Al Chandler is the founder of Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Ltd, which was established in Bangkok, Thailand, since 1974.

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Prakash Chandra

Chief Financial Officer

GE Global Growth & Operations, ASEAN

Prakash started his career with GE in India as part of the financial management programme in 2000 and then joined the corporate audit staff. His experience on these leadership programmes over six years included financial, compliance, M&A and risk management work across healthcare, energy, NBCU, commercial finance, capital markets, consumer

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Chin Chew


Baker & McKenzie, Wong & Leow

Chin is Baker & McKenzie's Asia Pacific regional head of energy, mining and infrastructure group. Chin does a mixture of project financing and project development work. He has extensive experience reviewing, advising and negotiating various project documents in power, water and other infrastructure/utilities projects.

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Dean Draper

Managing Director, ASEAN Sub-region

BASF South East Asia Pte Ltd

Mr Dean Draper started his career with BASF in Australia in 1998 and has since assumed several key management positions in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Korea. Before taking up the current role in March 2011, he was vice president, chemicals business unit at BASF in Korea. Mr Dean Draper

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Karin Finkelston

Vice President, Asia Pacific

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Karin Finkelston is IFC’s first vice president for Asia Pacific. She leads a team of more than 600 staff working across around 30 countries. Her responsibilities include overseeing IFC’s investment and advisory programs as well as maintaining relationships with key government and private sector partners in the region. Under Ms

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Kim Chawsu Gyi

Managing Director, International Banking Division

Kanbawza Bank

Kim Chawsu is currently working as a managing director of international banking division at Kanbawza Bank. Kim qualified as chartered accountant from New Zealand. She had spent 14 years working in external audit and financial services in New Zealand and London. In London, she worked in regulatory role at Goldman

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Clare Hammond


Frontier Myanmar

Clare is the editor of a real estate and construction focused research firm, Frontier Myanmar, which is based in Yangon. The company is a subsidiary of UK-headquartered Frontier MEA.

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Kyaw Hlaing

President and Research Director

Myanmar Survey Research

Mr Kyaw Hlaing is the president and research director of Myanmar Survey Research, a leading research company in Myanmar. He is an expert in Myanmar business. He has conducted over 500 research projects on various industries in Myanmar since 1995. Many of his research are related to FDI, trade, and

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Ei Phyusin Htay

Managing Director

Barons & Fujikura EPC

Mrs Ei Phyusin Htay is a Myanmar entrepreneur leading the board of a business group named Barons Group of Companies with diversified portfolios in power, energy, telecom, construction and industries. Within the group, she is responsible

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Putu Kamayana


New Star Light Construction

Putu Kamayana was the Asian Development Bank’s first representative in Myanmar from July 2012 until retiring in May 2014 with over 18 years of service. He established ADB’s first resident mission in Myanmar, following the country’s re-engagement with the international community and initiated ADB’s investments in Myanmar amounting to US$1bn.

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Thomas Klotz

Thomas Klotz has over 25 years of professional consulting experience. Mr Klotz focuses primarily on serving financial services clients across Asia in the firm’s financial services competence centre. He has worked for clients in Asia and Europe on issues related to strategy, leadership and organisation, operations, M&A and private equity.

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Vikram Kumar

Country Manager, Myanmar

International Finance Corporation

Vikram Kumar is IFC's country manager for Myanmar, based in Yangon, effective from 15 December 2013. He has established IFC’s presence in Myanmar as the largest foreign financial investor in Myanmar

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Zaw Latt

Managing Director


Zaw Latt started his career in 1996 as the founder and managing director of Myanmar Indo Best Company (MIB), the sole distributor of Japanese Tobacco International in Myanmar and which products became market leader in two years. He then worked in FMCG distribution with multinational companies including Nestle, Gillette, P&G

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Kevin Martin

Field Investment Officer

USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA)

Kevin is the field investment officer at USAID Rregional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA). Before Bangkok, Kevin was the deputy senior development officer at the regional Command-North platform in Northern Afghanistan.

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Adam McCarty

Chief Economist

Mekong Economics

At Mekong Economics, Adam has led donor and corporate client projects in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao PDR, and East Timor. Adam’s work and publications have covered microfinance, state enterprise reform, rural development impact evaluations, trade policy, aid effectiveness, M&E, and the education sector.

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Aung Myint

General Secretary

Renewable Energy Association Myanmar (REAM)

Aung Myint graduated from the Mawlamyine University with a bachelor of science in botany in 1971, and a master of science in marine biology in 1975. He is the founder of the local environmental non-governmental organisation ‘Renewable Energy Association Myanmar (REAM)’ which was established in 1995. Aung Myint was also

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Tony Picon

Managing Director

Colliers International Myanmar

Tony has been living in Yangon since April 2012 and in the capacity of Managing Director at Colliers International in Myanmar from June 2013. He has been in charge of operations in the country including tenant and landlord representation, investment consultancy, research and project

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Nimnual Piewthongngam

Deputy Director for ASEAN strategy, E-Saan Centre for Business and Economic Research

Khon Kaen University

Dr Nimnual worked with KPMG Thailand as a tax and legal manager where she assisted the firm by investigating potential opportunities for expansion in Myanmar and by advising clients on how to enter the Myanmar market. Alongside her current position as deputy director for ASEAN strategy at Khon Kaen University,

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Kobsak Pootrakool

Executive Vice President

Bangkok Bank

Dr Kobsak Pootrakool, who joined Bangkok Bank in December 2010, is a former senior executive with the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). At the BOT, from 1996 to 2010, he helped develop and implement monetary policy and financial institution policy, and was division executive

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Serge Pun


Serge Pun & Associates

Mr Serge Pun is a Myanmar national and the chairman of SPA. He founded Serge Pun & Associates Limited in 1983 in Hong Kong which was then primarily active in real estate brokerage and development. In 1988, Serge Pun & Associates opened its first overseas branch in Bangkok. Branches and

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Cyrus Pun

Executive Director

Yoma Strategic Holdings

Mr Cyrus Pun was educated in the United Kingdom and received a bachelors degree in economics from the London School of Economics in 2003. He gained his first work experience in the PRC at the beginning

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Gwen Robinson

Chief Editor

Nikkei Asian Review

GwenGwen Robinson is chief editor at Nikkei Asian Review. She has had an extensive journalistic career spanning Asia, the US and Europe, and

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Sittideth Sriprateth

Managing Director

DuPont Vietnam and Myanmar

Sittideth Sriprateth is managing director of DuPont Vietnam. He is in charge of leading the business operations and sustainable growth strategy for DuPont in Vietnam,

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Masaki Takahara

Executive Managing Director

JETRO Yangon

Masaki Takahara joined government-related Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in 1989 after graduating from department of law, Niigata University, Japan. After being engaged in economic research work for Middle

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Patrick Tangney

Vice Chairman

Irrawaddy Towers

Patrick is co-founder and Vice-chairman of Irrawaddy Towers and its subsidiary Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT). IGT is currently investing more than US$200mn in building a mobile phone tower network and associated power network in Myanmar, which it will own, operate and lease to wireless operators, beginning with Telenor. It is

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Ken Tun

Chief Executive Officer

Parami Energy Group of Companies

Ken Tun is the chairman and chief executive officer of Parami Energy Group of Myanmar. The group has interest in oil and gas, power, construction and insurance. He received his MBA degree from the National University of Singapore and bachelor of engineering degree from Yangon Institute of Technology. Under his

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Clive Turton

Managing Director

APR Energy

Clive Turton joined APR Energy as regional vice president for business development – Asia Pacific in April 2013, and now serves as managing director of the Asia Pacific region. Mr Turton is one of Asia's most experienced and successful power sector professionals and possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience

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Go Watanabe

Managing Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Headquarters for Asia and Oceania

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Mr Watanabe was appointed as managing executive officer and chief executive officer of Asia and Oceania region in June 2013. He is responsible for the bank’s business lines across 13 countries in the region and relocated from Tokyo to the new headquarters for the region in

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Michael Whalen

Vice President, Structured Finance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

As the vice president of structured finance at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Michael Whalen oversees the department responsible for executing large and complex transactions that strengthen the physical and financial infrastructure of developing countries. With experience spanning the renewable energy, industrial, natural resource,

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Winfried Wicklein

Country Director, Myanmar Resident Mission

Asian Development Bank

Winfried Wicklein is Asian Development Bank’s country director for Myanmar. He is responsible for ADB’s country strategy, operational portfolio and programme, and relationships in the country. Mr Wicklein has extensive international development finance experience having worked in many of ADB’s developing member countries in Southeast Asia,

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Takashi Yanai

President and Chief Executive Officer

Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development Limited

Mr Takashi Yanai has over 18 years of industrial park development experience arranging a variety of operations, sales and different type of investors. He joined Sumitomo Corporation in 1995 in Japan after his graduation from Tokyo University. He engaged in Thang Long Industrial Park project, which is one of the

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Marvin Yeo


Golden Rock Capital

Golden Rock Capital manages the Myanmar Growth Fund, which is primarily focused on investments in the consumer, logistics and financial sectors in Myanmar. Before establishing Golden Rock Capital, Marvin has been operating in the Asian frontier markets for the past 10 years, first with the Asian Development Bank from 2004

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Tue 16 - Wed 17 Sep 2014

Myanmar International Convention Center 2, Nay Pyi Taw