AMCHAM New Members and Changes
Allison and Partners ( Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Allison+ Partners is a fast- growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Our ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. Reimagining what communications can make possible is a given for our team. We collaborate to create, because the best ideas come from thinking big together. The result is fresh solutions that respond to market challenges by innovating beyond the pace of industry and business, to the pace of culture.
Designate: Leigh Murray, Managing Director
Asian Translations Company Limited
Our story begins in 2014 when our CEO Pim van Melick came up with a concept to launch a translation firm that is modern, flexible, open, and trustworthy. That vision remains at the core of Asian Translations operating principles today within our offices in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Asian Translations specializes in Audio and Visual Services, Localization Services, Business Writing and Advertisements, Official and Legal documents, and Academic Writing. We also provide interpreter services in most Asian and European languages handling all types of interpretation needs such as Whispering, Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpretations, and Language and Business support. Our translators have solid industry and translation experience backgrounds specific to the projects that we assign them to.
Bottom line, the products and services that we deliver stand out from the crowd because of certified translators, interpreters and proofreaders who have industry specific backgrounds along with proven track records of consistent and precise work.
Designate: Pim Van Melick, Chief Executive Officer
Mossack Fonseca & Co. Thailand Ltd.
MOSSACK FONSECA & CO. ( THAILAND) LTD. is a Thai limited company established in 2000 which specializes in company formation in major locations, namely:
Hong Kong, Singapore, British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, Samoa, Seychelles, Panama, Labuan- Malaysia, Mauritius, Cyprus, Nevada, U. S. A., Delaware, British Anguilla, New Zealand.
We provide a full range of services, including those related to company formation, Private Foundations, Trusts, banking services, annual management, compliance and administration.
Our worldwide staff comprises over 200 members, among which are specialized attorneys, tax planners, business administrators, accountants and system analysts who jointly provide speedy and efficient services to our global clientele. Most of the senior staff members are multilingual and have traveled extensively around the world.
Our clientele includes mainly expatriate individuals, small and medium enterprises, and law and accounting firms in Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Our group of experts, backed by over 35 years of experience, guarantees your organization access to valuable information allowing you to benefit from the advantages of the premier jurisdictions.
Designate: Steve Wagner, Managing Director
Rajah & Tann ( Thailand) Limited
Rajah & Tann Asia has more than 500 lawyers across nine countries in Asia.
With offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and a representative office in Shanghai, we have brought together lead- ing law firms and lawyers to create unified, coherent, and authentically Asian legal services throughout the region. In short, we are Lawyers who know Asia.
The Thai office of Rajah & Tann is a 50- lawyer strong full- service firm with a deep breadth of knowledge and experience, as well as an impressive base of international, regional and local clients. Led by managing partner and former judge, Surasak Vajasit, we advise on the following areas:
• Banking and Finance • Commercial Litigation and Dispute
Resolution • Competition & Anti- Trust • Customs and Trade • Corporate and M& A ( including Capital
Markets) • Employment & Benefits • Foreign Direct Investment • Infrastructure and Projects • Insurance and Re- Insurance • International Arbitration • Real Estate • Regulatory and Compliance ( including Investigations) • Restructuring & Insolvency • Shipping • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Designate: Melisa Uremovic, Partner Alternate: Supawat Srirungruang, Partner
ORDINARY SPECIAL COMPANY MEMBER Be and Become Co. Ltd.
Be and Become ® supports people to reveal their inner diamond and to realize their full potential.
Amelie Yan- Gouiffes and her team can design a powerful coaching program for you or your staff to ignite their professional and personal development.
Our platform “The Speaking Station” provides ready- made and customized public
speaking and communication programs for organizations, companies, academic institutions and individuals looking for growth and success.
Our services are provided in English, French, Spanish and Thai and we work in Bangkok, Mumbai and throughout Asia.
Designate: Amelie Yan- Gouiffes, Professional Speaker and Certified Coach Alternate: Catherine Barbier, Transcultural Counselor and Consultant
Thai Ecotrade Co., Ltd.
Thai Ecotrade is the leading company involved in IT Asset End of Life and Data Sanitization including product destruction. Data protection Thai Ecotrade is the leading and only company in Thailand to propose onsite and offsite secure data destruction and disposal solutions ensuring you meet regulatory compliance. The services performed protecting your organisation from all accusations of improper data disposal. We offer Overwrite, Degauss or Shred data storage devices. Devices unable to be overwritten are shredded meeting All Government Security Controls. Thai Ecotrade is a member of the National Association for the Information Destruction. Product Destruction Thai Ecotrade offers a secure solution to businesses wishing that products not reappear in the marketplace. Customers are able to view the product destruction on site, receive duty of care paperwork for the transportation and disposal of the waste, followed by a destruction certificate.
Designate: Supaksorn Saelim, President Alternate: Laurent Landie, Strategic Advisor
Magic Years International School
Since 1990, Magic Years International School has been providing quality early years education to families in and around Bangkok. Our authorization as an IB World School has made MYIS one of only a handful of schools in Bangkok offering the IB Primary Years Programme ( PYP) and the first such school in Nonthaburi province.
Recognized as a leader in the early years across the region, we take great pride in being the gateway to the world for so many young children who enter our program and nurturing lifelong learners from newborns to grade 5.
Our paramount goal is to surround all children with love and warmth - an extension of the concern of home. Based on the concept that children are like young plants that need nurturing and guidance, we provide an environment that is developmentally appropriate and responsive to the needs of each child.
Our strong partnership with parents allows us to work in a spirit of unity to enrich our program and uphold the best interests of the children. It is without doubt that our growth and accomplishments achieved thus far could not have been made possible without the support and cooperation of our dedicated parents.
Designate: Richard Poulin, Marketing Manager Alternate: Rahul Thampi, Associate Head of School
SO Sofitel Hua Hin
SO Sofitel Hua Hin is an artistic adventure though the Evolution of Life, designed by award winning architects, designers and enhanced with signature fashion designer, Polpat Asavaphrapa. The journey unfolds at the moment of arrival at the geometrical landscaped courtyard and progresses with every step, through the open- air lobby and the interwoven maze of open courtyards and private pathways filled with hidden art and animal figures waiting to be discovered. Situated beachside with a 2- hour drive from Bangkok, the resort has 77 rooms and pool villas split into two distinct styles: SO Arty and SO nature. Surprising wine and dine experiences awaits at the contemporary Thai restaurant White Oven, the playful beach club Beach Society and the rooftop bar HI- SO, while well- being experiences are offered at SOSPA and SOFIT. Meeting spaces range from So Ballroom to beachside event lawns for tailored moments. SO Sofitel Hua Hin brings the pulse to one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations, a playful yet luxurious resort to have fun and contemplate over design and art, an Imaginative Escape waiting to be explored.
Designate: David Daguise, General Manager Alternate: Pattamaporn Soparat, Director of Sales
Smart Soft Asia Co., Ltd.
SMART SOFT ASIA delivers smart software solutions that allow businesses to operate more efficiently and engage into closer relationships with your customers, to drive sales, profitability, and enhance your online presence on the web and through mobile technology.
Established in 2012 as a BOI sponsored company, our Team of international developers designs, engineers and delivers tailor- made solutions that contribute to the business success of our client partners in various industries, ranging from retail, distribution, insurance, jewelry, FMCG and more.
Whether you run a SME or manage the local operations of a multinational, your customers are online and SMART SOFT ASIA helps you engage with them through stateof- the- art solutions:
- Web & Mobile applications - E- commerce solutions - CRM/ ERP systems - Consulting - Project Management
Our business principles are built around the values of Integrity, Openness and Partnership with our clients. You can check out what our clients say here: www. smartsoftasia. com
Joining AMCHAM is a key step in our development. We will offer preferred conditions to all AMCHAM members who want to take a step forward in their customer outreach strategies using web and mobile solutions.
Designate: Phillippe D’acquet, Managing Director
Zodiac Aircatering Equipment ( Thailand) Ltd.
Zodiac Aircatering Equipment, formerly known as Driessen Galley Equipment, is specialized in designing, manufacturing, and marketing high quality trolleys and other galley inserts. The product line includes the well- known Hybrite line, as well as lightweight trolleys, standard units, drawers, electrical inserts, oven inserts and skids. Zodiac Aircatering Equipment serves virtually all the world’s airlines and airframe manufacturers, and gained world market leadership by providing its customers the highest quality.
Designate: Steven Polaski, General Manager Alternate: Jerry Vive, General Manager
ASSOCIATE COMPANY MEMBER Thailand Arbitration Center
Thailand’s arbitration system was originated by promulgation of Arbitration Act in 1987 and arbitration is considered as the process of commercial dispute resolution that is able to resolve disputes conveniently and rapidly while saving time and costs. In addition, arbitration also helps to reduce the number of cases filed to the court improving overall efficiency of justice process. Since Thai government has realized on this importance, establishment of Arbitration Center has been driven as an important and necessary policy for enhancing overall arbitration standards of Thailand to meet with international standards as well as promoting Thailand as the market of arbitration. Moreover, arbitration has also been preferred increasingly as evidence in the case of utilizing arbitration process for resolving cross- border cases. In addition, establishment of Arbitration Center is also considered as the preparation on the mechanism of Thailand’s dispute resolution for engaging as a member of AEC in 2015 as well as improving Thailand’s Arbitration Center as the center of dispute resolution of ASEAN in the future.
Designate: Pasit Asawawattanaporn, Managing Director Alternate: Saromphorn Chittawanit, Marketing Manager
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children to survival, development, protection, participation. In Thailand UNICEF works on Child protection, Education, Adolescent Development, HIV/ AIDS, Social Policy and Advocacy and Communication. UNICEF works in partnership with government, private sector, NGOS, young people and children themselves to address the most urgent challenges facing children in Thailand and around the world.
UNICEF is entirely funded through voluntary contributions. The assistance that we are able to provide to programmes for children, in Thailand and around the world depends on the funds that we are able to raise locally, mainly from individual donors. Companies can also donate financially to UNICEF to help make a real difference in the lives of children. For more information about corporate donation and engagement, please contact us at unicefthailand@ unicef. org or call 02- 3569477.
Representative: Dawn Gosling, Chief Private Fundraising and Partnership Representative: Natha Somjaivong, Corporate Engagement Office
Brunswick Group Pte Ltd.
Brunswick is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. We are an advisory firm. We advise the leadership teams of the great value creating organizations in the world on the issues that are critical to them. We also plan and deliver on big programmers. Our business model is based on ‘ senior advice plus’, rather than ‘ execution plus’.
Our offers address the critical issues facing business. Our offers reflect the needs of our clients. Our challenge is to be the best in the world in every one of them. Better corporate relations is at the heart of what we do. Whether these are relationships with investors, the media, governments, regulators, the NGO community, internal audiences or any other key stakeholder group.
Representative : Will Carnwath, Partner Representative : Arif Shah, Director
Freeland is a frontline counter- trafficking organization working for a world that is free of wildlife trafficking and human slavery. Our team of law enforcement, development and communications specialists work alongside partners in Asia, Africa and the Americas to build capacity, raise awareness, strengthen networks and promote good governance to protect critical ecosystems and vulnerable people. Freeland is also the lead implementing partner of “ARREST” ( Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking), the largest US Government sponsored counter- wildlife trafficking program. For more info, visit www. freeland. org also; follow Freeland on twitter @ FREELANDPEOPLE or www. facebook. com/ freelandfoundation.
Representative: Nick Laidlow, Partnership Development
Panduit Singapore Pte Ltd.
Panduit was born from innovation. In 1955 we launched our first product, Panduct Wiring Duct, a new invention that uniquely organized control panel wiring and allowed new wires to be added quickly and neatly. Since that time Panduit has introduced thousands of problem solving new products and remained committed to providing innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions.
Today, customers look to Panduit as a trusted advisor who works with them to address their most critical business challenges within their Data Center, Enterprise, and Industrial environments. Our proven reputation for quality and technology leadership coupled with a robust ecosystem of partners across the world enables Panduit to deliver com-
prehensive solutions that unify the physical infrastructure to help our customers achieve operational and financial goals.
Representative: Lee Kok Meng, Territory Account Manager Representative: James Tan, Sale Manager, ASEAN
LAO CHAPTER ORDINARY COMPANY MEMBER Asian Natural Products
Lao Tea and Natural Products is the result and outcome of rural development programs in Phong Saly Province starting from 2000. Puer tea varietal were one viable upland and highland crop with market demand from China and with good growing conditions and chosen by the villagers. The purpose of the company and related social enterprise is to source four Puer tea varieties from mountain villages to enable the villagers to have sustainable markets with fair trade prices and organic and natural certifications. Part of the proceeds from tea or natural products sales will fund community village improvements such as schools, student dormitories, village medic supplies and scholarships for ethnic villagers.
The efforts of the company are in coordination with local Lao Government authorities to ensure understanding and shared objectives to assist poor highland villages with sustainable social and economic development in distant areas while protecting the natural environment.
Representative: Mike Carroll, Manager and Majority Share Holder Representative: Robert Giaon, Share holder
MYANMAR CHAPTER ORDINARY COMPANY MEMBERS ADM Myanmar Company Limited
As the world’ s population grows, so does demand for quality foods, feed ingredients for livestock, alternative fuels, and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional chemicals. As one of the world ‘ s leading agricultural processors, ADM plays a pivotal role in meeting all of these needs.
We produce the food ingredients, animal feeds and feed ingredients, biofuels and other products that manufacturers around the world use to provide wholesome food and a better life to millions of people around the globe.
For additional information on our various business segments and the specific products they produce, please visit our page on www. adm. com
Designate: Wai Maung Maung Tin, Chief Representative Alternate: Frederik Groth, Managing Director
Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in political, integrity and security risk. We help some of the most influential organisations in the world to understand and manage the risks and opportunities of operating in complex or hostile environments.
We support clients by providing strategic consultancy, expert analysis and in- depth investigations through to handling sensitive political issues and providing practical on the ground protection and support.
Our unique combination of services, our geographical reach and the trust our clients place in us, ensures we can help them effectively solve their problems and realise new opportunities across the world. Working across five continents and with 36 offices worldwide, Control Risks provides a broad range of services to help our clients manage political, integrity and security risk.
Designate : Jan Kamphuisen, Director Alternate : Dane Chamorro, Senior Managing Director
DCM Yangon Company Limited
DCM Yangon is the Myanmar affiliate of the Dulwich College International ( DCI) group, facilitating the development of DCI’S new international school developments in Myanmar. DCI currently operates a family of 8 international schools and programmes across Asia; 6 in China and 1 in each of South Korea and Singapore. In Myanmar, DCI is privileged to be developing, in partnership with Yoma Strategic Holdings ( YSH), two campuses: one in each of YSH’S Pun Hlaing and Star City residential developments. The Pun Hlaing campus is an operational Primary School, that will develop over the coming 5 years into a purpose- built campus site providing education for children from 2 to 14 years of age. The Star City campus is a purpose- built greenfield site with the first phase scheduled for completion for the 2017/ 18 school year. The schools in Myanmar enjoy oversight from DCI and have the renowned Dulwich College in London as their educational adviser. DCI is excited to be part of the soft- landscape development of Myanmar, providing the essential educational services required by local and foreign families working and investing in Myanmar.
Designate: Daryl Orchard, Headmaster Alternate: Luke Godley, Director of Business Administration
Marsh ( Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Marsh helps clients succeed by defining, designing and delivering innovative industry- specific solutions that helps them effectively manage risk. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & Mclenan Companies ( NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With 57,000 colleagues worldwide and annual revenue exceeding US$ 13 billion, Marsh & Mclenan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman.
In recent years, Myanmar has experienced rapid economic development and progress, and ushered in an era of prosperity. It has seen a steady inflow of foreign direct investment, and many multi- national corporations have staked their interests in the country. These trends look set to continue, making this an exciting time for Myanmar and its people, and Marsh is delighted to be part of the journey and be an active contributor to Myanmar’s transformation. Yangon Representative Office of Marsh Singapore conducts market research and feasibility studies for insurance broking and related business, provides business support,
and carries out liaison activities in Myanmar.
Designate: Jerry Westmore, Chief Country Representative Alternate: August Kyaw Soe Han, Deputy Country Representative
Myanmar Distillery Company Limited
Founded in 1995, IBTC quickly established a reputation for providing customers and consumers with exceptional products and outstanding service. Our first brands, Grand Royal Whisky and Royal Dry Gin, were followed by Eagle Whisky, Grand Royal Special Reserve Whisky and Grand Royal Double Gold, each of which is now an iconic brand in Myanmar. Over 80% share of the Myanmar whisky market. Head office is in Yangon and it has other 8 branches across Myanmar. Website: www. ibtcgroup. com
About Myanmar Distillery Company ( MDC)
Myanmar Distillery Company Limited ( MDC) is a leading manufacturer of alcoholic beverages in Myanmar. In 2011, a major new production facility in Mandalay and a state- of- the- art distillery in Yangon are also scheduled to commence operations to further expand MDC’S production capacity. All production follows strict food safety regulations, with stringent quality control procedures which follows international standards ISO 9001 – 2008 certified by United Kingdom Accreditation Service ( UKAS).
Designate: Aung Moe Kyaw, Managing Director Alternate: Sanjay Gupta, Chief Executive Officer
ORDINARY SPECIAL COMPANY MEMBERS Ardan Risk Management
Ardan Risk Management ( ARM) are an international security risk management consultancy based out of Dubai that have been servicing clients from a range of sectors in the Middle East, Africa and Asia since 2004. Ardan offer four risk management related service lines:
Information service- providing situational awareness to support executives in making timely and effective security risk management related decisions.
Security Risk Management Consultancyincluding risk assessments, security vulnerabity assessments, security plans and procedures through to embedding highly qualified consultants in training, management or advisory roles.
Technical Security Solutions- ARM provide a range of project models encompassing the design, finance, build, operate and transfer for government or private clients requiring significant technical security infrastructure.
Protective Security- ARM manage static security forces, mobile security teams, community based security enterprises and the design and build of security infrastructure for clients operating in complex or high risk environments.
ARM opened their Yangon office in January 2016 with a view to servicing the expanding Myanmar market.
For further information see www. armconsulting. com
Designate: Christopher Briggs, Managing Director Alternate: Alexander Davidson, Analyst
Falcon Breeze International Co., Ltd.
Falcon Breeze International was established in Singapore, 24 July 2009. Since incorporation, Falcon ventures into public relation business and Infocomm industry to create the next generation social media platform for IT users.
Falcon Breeze International Co., Ltd. has registered and relocated to Myanmar in 07 Jan 2012. Falcon created online automobile website called “mmcarmart” which serves all online users with free auto news, info with the support of buy/ sell/ rent for FREE on the website.
As a service company itself, falcon has been approached and being asked for consult- ing service to several foreign clients who are venturing into Myanmar Business Environment and most of them are new to the local cultures and procedures. Falcon has become an official reinsurance consultant to Willis Limited ( Asia Pacific Aerospace) for Myanma Aviation Market in 24 April 2013 after nearly 10 month good working relationship with Willis Singapore’s Aviation Team.
Falcon has a team buildup with very talented people who do custom designs ( Corporate Level), IT Media and Specialized Advertising Solutions. Falcon aims to develop next generation IT social media communications and Falcon IT Media Lab was working on aR & D phase on the project.
Designate : Kyaw Yazar Win, Managing Director Alternate : Aung Kyaw Swar Win, Chief Operation Officer
Global Technology Company Limited
Global Technology Company Limited was established in 2003 under the law of Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also one of the affiliate of Red Link Group of Companies was established in 2007. Our Group is the diversified companies which is offering a wide range of innovative, creative and differentiate services for each business success including telecommunications, system integrations, and communication services provider, consulting, broadcasting & engineering services, real estate & land development, trading and financial service. They are currently operates as the associate companies as Global Technology Co., Ltd (“GlobalNet”), Redlink Communications, Next Tier Trading Company Limited (“NT”) , Global Innovations Finance Co., Ltd (“GIF”), Shwe Gon Development Group (“SGDG”) and Global Innovations Media Co., Ltd (“GIM”). We are being operated with over 400 employees in which mostly are Engineers and IT expertise, Management Philosophy and International Consultant are also involved.
In our group portfolio, we pinpoint longterm relationship with our existing customers to satisfy their specific needs as well as new customer by taking advantages of our experience in business, service and solutions; we can provide the best service to lower the risks and improved the margins.
Designate : Shane Thu Aung, Chairman Alternate : Min Swe Hlaing, Managing Director About IBTC Group of Company Our Commitment to Excellence
Oversea- Chinese Banking Corporation ( Yangon Branch)
Established in 1912, OCBC Bank is the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia classified by assets. We are among the world’s highest rated banks, with a long term credit rating of Aa1 from Moody’s. We also offer a broad array of specialist financial services, ranging from consumer, corporate, investment, private and transaction banking to treasury, insurance, asset management and stockbroking services. We have a network of 630 branches and representative offices in 18 countries and territories, including 330 branches and offices in Indonesia operated by our subsidiary, Bank OCBC NISP and Wing Hang Bank’s 70 branches in Hong Kong, China and Macau. Wing Hang Bank became a subsidiary of OCBC on 15th July 2014.
With a long track record of serving business in Myanmar for 60 years, our pres- ence in Myanmar is strengthened with the establishment of OCBC Yangon branch in 2015. Our dedicated team of Myanmar specialists include local Myanmar staffs that have valuable connections with the business community in Yangon and Mandalay. In addition, our strong relationships with financial institutions will facilitate partnerships and enable greater collaboration in exploring various business solutions for our customers.
Designate: Daniel Tan Piak Chiau, General Manager Alternate: Luah Jiun Han, Senior Relationship Manager
MEMBER CHANGES Company Address Changes:
AYC ( Thailand) Limited Relocated to 64 Paan Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
DE- STA- CO ( Asia) Co., Ltd. Relocation to 24 Ladkrabang Industrial Es- tate, Soi Chalongkrung 31, Chalongkrung Rd., Kwaeng Lamplatiew, Khet Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520
Dow Chemical ( Myanmar) Limited Relocated to No. 35 C, U Kyaw Hla Street, 7 Mile, Mayangone Towship, Yangon, Myanmar
G4S Secure Solutions ( Thailand) Ltd. Relocated to Charn Issara Tower II, Floor 11th, 2922/ 205- 206 New Petchburi Road, Khwaeng Bangkapi, Khet Huaykhwang, Bangkok 10310
Company Name Changes:
• Bikana Trading Company Limited is now
CB Lockers Ltd. • Promandate is now Deliveree ( Thailand)
Company Limited • Property Care Services ( Thailand) Ltd. is now PCS Security and Facility Service Limited. • Smile Republic Co., Ltd is now Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic • Straits Trading Company Limited is now Straits Microfinance Limited