Myanmar Connect 2018
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  • Visionary Architect of the Mobile Financial Services Industry in Myanmar
    Pwint is an advocate for rural and marginalized populations to have access to information, finance and social safety net through the use of technology. Since 2012, she advocates and advises the government of Myanmar on digital inclusion and mobile financial services for the poor. Pwint is visionary instrumental in More
  • Commercial Director
  • CEO
    Aye Mya Mya Kyi is the CEO of Amara Communications Co., a multi-faceted telecommunication services business that is currently undertaking an exciting business transformation journey by becoming the first Myanmar-based 4G LTE broadband internet communications provider.  She’s an MBA Graduate form the Yangon More
  • CCO & CSO
    Yves Monnier worked for the Orange Group during 18 years, in the Business Development Team in Middle-East and Asia. He actively participated in Greenfield operations in Denmark / Netherlands / Moldova / Cameroon / Sweden as Marketing Director. Beginning of 2007, he joined Sofrecom, the Consultancy Company of Orange, More
  • Co-Founder
    Honey is the co-founder and CEO of Technoholic Pte. Ltd. which launched an innovative marketplace called Chate Sat to empower local freelancers, students and professionals to work part-time and freelance projects. Chate Sat is the first ever freelance platform in Myanmar accommodates over 10k freelancers in a variety More
  • Managing Director
    Anastacia is the founder and managing director of Conyat Create, a women led sustainability consultancy and change agency committed to creating connections, building partnerships and shaping the conversation on sustainability in Myanmar. Conyat Create partners with businesses to help them address and identify More
  • Solutions Expert
  • Director of Operations
  • Managing Director
    Jeanne Heydecker brings 25+ years of experience as an entrepreneurial marketing and technology executive. With a sound understanding of general management and a global mindset, along with strong creative and conceptual abilities, Jeanne moved from Chicago to India in 2007 to work with a number of Indian firms More
  • CEO & Co-Founder
    Wai Lin Tun completed high school in Yangon, holds a Master’s and a PhD in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, authored more than a dozen papers in wireless networking and distributed systems and held technology patents in the U.S. Prior to founding Frontiir, Godfrey held technical and More
  • VP, Network Services
    Tun Tun Myint leads the Network Services team of Frontiir to provide Enterprise connectivity and consumer Internet services in Myanmar.  His passion is designing cost effective IP networks and systems infrastructure for affordable ICT services.  Before joining Frontiir, Tun led the engineering team of a More
  • Myanmar Country Manager
    Arkar Kyaw is the Myanmar Country Manager for iflix, a leading entertainment platform in emerging markets. Arkar has deep experience in scaling up new enterprises, being the first hire by Uber Myanmar to launch and grow the business. Arkar previously also led the establishment of the American Chamber of Commerce in More
  • Non-Executive Chairman
    David is the Head of Asia at iflix (, a leading SVOD operator in emerging markets.  David is responsible for iflix’s operations across Asia including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam with more to come soon. David has worked More
  • CEO
    Ye Linn Wai, CEO and Co-Founder of Lae Lar Technology CO.,Ltd, started his IT career since 15 years old and known as an author of best-seller Android books. He was also the Community Manager for the Google Developer Group Yangon & Technology Community Liaison at Phandeeyar and organized serval events; Google DevFest, More
  • Founder
    Thein Myint Khine is Founder and CEO of Myanmar Internet Exchange (MMIX). Khine is an Industry Advisor with over 20 years professional experience in IT. She joined the field in 1994, having gained a Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering. As of November 2000, she was awarded Professional IT Certificates by More
  • CEO
  • Founder
    Lin Myat is a Product Manager and an Entrepreneur with a background in Software Development. He has graduated from National University of Singapore with B.Eng (Computer Engineering) and M.Sc (Computer Science). He has founded and is one of the most popular entertainment online More
  • Head of Mobile Money
    Rozano brings 20 years of experience in mobile money, eCommerce, agent networks, banking systems, digital field applications, payments, remittances, and data analytics. Rozano Planta was a former Director at Accion International. He was responsible for driving and delivering technical advisory services, helping More
  • COO
    Yoshiaki Benino was appointed to his current position as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations in 2014, following his successful time at Sumitomo Corporation’s headquarters in Japan, as its General Manager. He currently oversees Myanmar’s leading telecommunications services provider More
  • Director
    Vicky Bowman has been the Director of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) since July 2013 which conducted a Sector-Wide Impact Assessment into Myanmar’s ICT sector in 2014/2015. Prior to that she led global mining company Rio Tinto's policy approach to transparency, human rights and resource More
  • Managing Director
    Ms Dana Dong holds a joint MBA from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Singapore Nanyang Technological University. To date, she has more than 16 years of professional experience in the public sector as well as private sector within the Asia Pacific region. In terms of business consulting, she has over 8 years as a More
  • General Manager
    Passakorn Hongsyok is in charge of setting up the first Thai telecom company in Myanmar, bringing in its expertise in running its nationwide network into the emerging market. By having its own network in Yangon, MIH is aiming to raise Yangon telecom infrastructure to a global standard. Passakorn has been involved with More
  • Asia Tech Correspondent
    Paul Mozur is a technology reporter based in Shanghai. Along with writing about Asia's biggest tech companies, he covers cybersecurity, emerging internet cultures, censorship and the intersection of geopolitics and technology in Asia. A Mandarin speaker, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in China and More
  • Founder & CEO
  • CEO
    Having graduated from the University of Computer Studies (Mandalay), Thiha Zaw started his career as Software Engineer in 2006. In 2011, he founded a new start-up: Trion Technologies, based in Mandalay. This provides software development services specifically to SME customers. At Trion Technologies, Thiha Zaw More
  • CCO
    Sumit is an emerging market expert in business development, marketing and branding. Prior to joining Ongo, Sumit was the Regional Managing Director of Daraz e-Commerce Venture of Rocket Internet in Asia which was acquired by Alibaba in May 2018. Sumit has been a key leader in driving e-commerce business in Myanmar, More
  • CCO
    Alok is the Chief Commercial Officer leading consumer, digital, brand, sales & distribution, mobile money and customer experience verticals at Ooredoo Myanmar. Alok comes with over 22 years of professional experience, over 14 years in Telecom Sales, Marketing & Business leadership across India, Africa and Myanmar. More
  • Chief HR Officer
    Cecile has over 24 years of experience in Human Resources and Internal Communications in Multinational Companies in the Technology, Telecommunications, FMCG, Service, Manufacturing and Call Center/BPO, sectors across Latin America, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Throughout her career, she has accumulated a wealth of More
  • CEO
    Vikram Sinha started joining Ooredoo Myanmar in April, 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer and he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in December, 2017. Prior to his appointment in Ooredoo Myanmar, Vikram worked for Ooredoo Maldives as the CEO starting from 2014. He facilitates processes to connect More
  • CEO
  • CMO/ CFO, Co-Founder
    Okka Phyo Maung has been working in the telecoms sector since 2013. He has also been deeply involved in the financial sector and is an experienced consultant at Ernst & Young Myanmar. He is currently CMO/ CFO and Co-founder of Recyglo. His vision is to connect the mature telecoms industry with the growing start-up More
  • Partner
    Damien is Senior Partner at Roland Berger. Based in Singapore, he covers markets in South-East Asia, including nascent but prominent ones such as Myanmar and Indonesia.He has extensive experience in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. He has recognized expertise in strategic planning, growth and More
  • Founder
    Moe Htet Kyaw graduated from University of Greenwich, UK majoring in Business Information Technology. He has worked in IT for more than 12 years. He founded Shwe Bite, an innovative social platform (marketplace) delivering home-cooked foods. The objective is to empower women and homemakers by enabling them to make More
  • Head of Business Sustainability
    Min Thu is the Head of Business Sustainability in Telenor Myanmar. He manages Telenor’s non-commercial reputation through corporate social responsibility programmes in education and health, while ensuring responsible business practice within the supply chain. Prior to joining Telenor, Min led a team that More
  • Chief People Officer
    Mrs. Selina Lomholdt is the Chief People Officer of Telenor Myanmar. Selina comes from the role as Chief Human Resources Officer of Telenor Denmark. Selina Lomholdt is a seasoned executive with 20 years’ experience from HR and People Development. She comes from the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in More
  • CEO
    Lars Erik Tellmann assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Myanmar Limited in August 2016. He was part of the founding senior management team at Telenor Myanmar, as Chief Financial Officer since July 2013. Prior to this he was Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Development in Telenor Asia. More
  • Managing Director, International Carrier & Alliance Management
    Supoj has joined True Group, the only effective quadruple and convergence player in Thailand, since 1998. He has gained various experiences in telecommunication industry in various functions from being the assistant to President/CEO of True Group in leading Strategic Development and Corporate Planning teams, and More
  • Managing Director
    Ambrish Dixit is the Managing Director of True Money Myanmar co. Ltd. True Money is part of Ascend Money of Thailand owned by CP Group. He comes with 20 years of experience in Telecommunication, Retail and Fintech businesses. He has worked extensively in emerging markets of Asia and launched six big companies, out of More
  • Partner
    Edwin is the senior partner of VDB Loi and a leading foreign legal advisor living in Myanmar since 2012. A frequent advisor to the Government on transactions and privatizations in energy, transportation and telecom, he is widely recognized for his “vast knowledge” (Legal 500) and his ability “to get More
  • Head of Southeast Asia and South Asia
    Mr Nayyar has been with Viber for the last four years, starting as the Head of their South Asia operations in Gurgaon, India. Since November 2016, Mr. Nayyar has been in his present role as Head of Business development South East Asia; here, he manages Viber’s marketing and business development efforts across the More
  • CEO
    Brad Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of Wave Money, a mobile financial services joint venture owned by Telenor Group, First Myanmar Investments (FMI) and Yoma Bank. Brad is an experienced executive specializing in digital finance, mobile money and business transformation in developing markets, including Asia, More

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