Amara’s founder named on ‘Forbes 30 Un­der 30 Asia’

Mizzima Business Weekly - - CONTENTS - Chan Myae Khine

Forbes Mag­a­zine has an­nounced its an­nual “30 Un­der 30 Asia” list on 13th April 2017 and Chan Myae Khine, Founder and CEO of Amara Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing Agency, is listed as one of the hon­ourees for Me­dia, Mar­ket­ing & Ad­ver­tis­ing cat­e­gory.

Chan’s Forbes pro­file reads “Khine is re­spon­si­ble for the first ever dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing agency in Myan­mar, which is also com­pletely self-funded. Amara man­ages dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing projects for lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional clients. In 2016, Amara’s rev­enue grew by 400% to reach $200,000. It has served clients such as Nok Air, Vi­etJet, Sin­ga­pore Tourism Board, Cherry Mo­bile, Oppo, and the Sin­ga­pore In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment.”

Chan has stud­ied at Yan­gon Univer­sity of For­eign Lan­guages and Na­tional Univer­sity of Sin­ga­pore and has worked in Sin­ga­pore in both IT re­lated and mar­ket­ing roles be­fore she founded her own mar­ket­ing agency to­gether with Kyaw Myo Khine who is also her hus­band.

On mak­ing it to this pres­ti­gious list, Chan said: “Com­par­ing to other hon­ourees from dif­fer­ent coun­tries in this year’s list, my achieve­ment is next to noth­ing. Yet, I am grate­ful for get­ting fea­tured while lead­ing an in­de­pen­dent agency fully owned by lo­cals.

As Forbes look at com­pany’s re­sults rather than in­di­vid­ual’s achieve­ments, this recog­ni­tion is mainly the re­sult of my col­leagues. I would love to see more Burmese mak­ing to the list un­der var­i­ous cat­e­gories in up­com­ing years.”

Forbes has fea­tured “300 young in­no­va­tors, en­trepreneurs and lead­ers who are chal­leng­ing con­ven­tions and mak­ing an im­pact in to­day’s world” in 10 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories. Chan is one of these 300 young peo­ple who “made the fi­nal cut” among more than 1,200 sub­mis­sions.

Amara is the first ever dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing agency in Myan­mar and fully owned by lo­cals. With a wide list of on­line mar­ket­ing ser­vices such as so­cial me­dia mar­ket­ing, influencer mar­ket­ing, search en­gine mar­ket­ing, on­line me­dia buy­ing and email mar­ket­ing, Amara’s clien­tele in­cludes Nok Air, Vi­etJet, Sin­ga­pore Tourism Board, Cherry Mo­bile, Alpine, In­ter­na­tional Labour Or­gan­i­sa­tion, Oppo and sev­eral more com­pa­nies.

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