Asiaconnect ( Myanmar) Co., Ltd.
Asiaconnect was established in 2012 as a company limited in Thailand and is actively expanding into South East Asia markets since rebranded in the 4th quarter of 2012 to organize jewelry shows in Myanmar. In May 2013 Asiaconnect took a pioneering step in Myanmar with organizing the 1st Myanmar International Gems and jewelry Expo in Yangon. This was the first ever international jewelry trade show in Myanamar.
The startup phase coincided with the strong economic growth of the region, such as Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam ASCO focused on building a diverse and devoted team this became a strong foundation to create a business networking platform in the region and continue to grow in the new emerging markets. ASCO moved its headquarter to Hong Kong in 2015 and formed its subsidiaries: Asiaconnect’s expertise is in market knowledge in ASEAN countries that
makes ASCO full solution providers when it comes to organizing an event in ASEAN. We are Exhibition organizers, Sports events like – Football and Asian Tour Golf, Beauty pageant like Ms Myanmar Motor Show and regional concert organizers.
Designate: Khaniss Jand, Director
American Councils for International Education Inc.
A leader in international education, academic exchange, and overseas language immersion, American Councils creates opportunities that prepare individuals and institutions for success in an increasingly interconnected world. American Councils- administered programs focus on improving understanding between countries, exchanging ideas among individuals, and enhancing collaboration through education.
Since its establishment in 1974, American Councils has designed and administered hundreds of short- term programs for over 20,000professional participants with themes such as Small Business Development, Youth Entrepreneurship, and Eco- Tourism.
In its administration of the Professional Fellows Programs ( PFP) emerging business leaders in their 20s and 30s take part in curated internships, cutting- edge entrepreneurship training, and networking events to that support the development of partnerships and creation of joint projects that contribute to the social and economic development of their communities.
In Myanmar, American Councils is a proud administrator of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative for Professional Fellows that works with young professionals to expand economic opportunities and expertise throughout Myanmar.
Designate: Michael Curtis, Vice President, Program and Business Development Alternate: Leslie Ryan, Program Manager, Professional Fellows Program
BDO is a member firm of BDO International, the world’s fifth largest network of professional firms providing audit, advisory and tax services to businesses ranging from established multinational conglomerates to growth- oriented organisations, whether public or private. With 1,408 offices in 154 countries, BDO International employs 64,303 partners and staff generating a worldwide fee income of US$ 7.30 billion in 2015. With Myanmar opening its doors to international trade in late 2012, opportunities abound for businesses.
Whether you are a national business exploring to expand your reach on Myanmar soil or looking to grow beyond borders; or whether you are entering the Myanmar market for the first time or expanding your presence in Indochina; exploring this new market of more than 55 million people in unfamiliar territory, can be daunting.
This is where BDO Myanmar comes in. BDO can be your trusted advisor to assist you in navigating the landscape using our local knowledge complemented by our global presence.
With the full support of BDO Malaysia, we are able to immediately offer a full range of professional services for a broad range of Assurance, Advisory and Tax services, backed by years of cumulative knowledge and experience.
We are able to give you unparalleled access to Greater Asia and beyond.
Designate: Zaw Erskine, Manager Alternate: Lee Wee Hong, Executive Director
Indochina Research ( Myanmar) Ltd.
Specializing in Social and Market Research in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, at Indochina Research we know our area and our market in depth. We are also the only provider of integrated research solutions and client services in Indochina region with over 20 years of expertise in managing research projects across developing markets and the number # 1 Research Company in Laos.
We deliver high quality Market and Social Research of international standards, with knowledge about what consumers and businesses are doing locally. From brands, to fashion, to the spending and saving habits of the urban poor and social impact evaluation, our research scope is unlimited. We offer both data collection & delivery, and full- service projects.
Our methods and timelines are tailored to meet the objectives of the research for each project. We are also the right size. Big enough to leverage our regional expertise across categories, sectors and methodologies. Small enough to customize each of our studies to meet specific client objectives.
Designate: Locia Loposova, Country Representative BD & Marketing Alternate: Rochelle Lyn Paderon, Research Manager
International Construction Material Co., Ltd.
International Construction Material Co. Ltd., Myanmar ( ICM), was incorporated under Myanmar laws in the year 2009 with the aim of marketing and distribution of quality construction materials to the Myanmar construction fraternity. ICM distributes & installs waterproofing systems, paints, industrial floorings and glass & aluminum. We also have a design and construction arm with a team of local experts and foreign partnerships.
ICM has been associated with small to large scale construction projects across the territory of Myanmar, along with having a strong retail presence. We have also set up a paint factory in Myanmar to serve our clients better. ICM currently employs
a large team across Myanmar through its network of branch offices.
ICM has a vision to become one of the largest construction material company in Myanmar by providing good quality products and utmost customer satisfaction.
Designate: Ashok Kumar, Managing Director Alternate: Yash Mody, General Manager
Microsoft Operation Pte Ltd
Driving Digital Transformation in Myanmar Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobilefirst, cloud- first world, and the mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Emerging market such as Myanmar are poised to leapfrog in growth, with a wealth of opportunities for innovation. Microsoft is well positioned to transform the way Myanmar organizations, business and individuals transact and interact, helping them to embark on digital transformation journeys to enhance competitiveness and modernize their business operations.
Designate: Sy Wann, Country Manager Alternate: Rena Chai, Marketing and Operation Lead, SEA New Markets
Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd ( Yangon Branch Office)
Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd ( Yangon Branch Office) was established in 2014 by Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte. Ltd to support the Group’s efforts in expanding its business in Myanmar. Main Activities include Market Research, support for local distributors and infrastructure projects.
Our head office is in Singapore named Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd which is establish in 1977. Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan, a world leading manufacture of products ranging from home electronics, vertical transportation to satellite systems.
Designate: Kohji Maruyama, General Manager
Ongo- Ronoc Myanmar
Ongo is the mobile money brand of Ronoc Asia. Ronoc Asia was incorporated in July 2015 when Ronoc, an international investment and advisory firm ( founded in 2007) joined with Open Revolution, a leading mobile payment tech solution provider ( founded in 2008).
Ronoc has a portfolio of investment and operating experience in frontier market financial services and fintech. Open Revolution has digital payments experience in over 40 projects in 25 countries.
Ronoc Myanmar Limited was established in 2013 to develop networks, forge relationships and evaluate investment opportunities. The leadership team includes some of the world’s best financial services, technology and payments expertise from Europe, USA and Asia. We are an international and energetic team who is proud to be working in Myanmar and excited by the opportunity on Emerging Asia’s technology horizon.
Ongo digital payments services are coming soon to Myanmar.
Designate: Allen Gilstrap, Chief Executive Officer Alternate: Khin Nwe Than, Director of Finance
Pastel Communications bring with it the knowledge and understanding of developing markets with expertise that has been applied successfully at international levels.
With offices in Yangon, KL, and Karachi and strategic partnerships in Bangkok & Mumbai we are today geared to take on any challenge that our clients bring our way in the spheres of both macro & micro communication requirements through advertising, brand development, promotional activities, events, activations and film making along with an array of value added services.
Today, we are Brand & Activation Agency for Myanmar’s leading brands in Retail, Finance, Technology, FMCGS & Pharma. To name a few prominent names we are associated with in Myanmar: Myanmar Beer, Telenor, Wave Money, IBTC [ Grand Royal], World Bank, MDG ( Sunkist), UAB Bank, AYA Bank, CMHL, Pahtama Group, MARICO, MEGA Lifesciences, Shop. com. mm etc.
While regionally we have an equally impressive client base with Google, BP, GSK, Umobile, LG Electronics, Standard Chartered bank, Dupont, Schneider Electric etc to name a few.
Our Website is being rebuilt just now but our Facebook page is updated. https:// www. facebook. com/ pages/ Pastelcommunications/ 217273248347191
Designate: Shahbaz Qureshi, Chief Executive Officer Alternate: Mona Mahmood, Chief Operating Officer
Rice Communications Pte Ltd
Rice was established in 2009. We’re a boutique communications agency offering organisations a strategic and integrated approach that is flexible in meeting business objectives, and regional in nature. Our team members come from all around the world but the one thing we have in common is that we’re all passionate about communications. We work hard for our clients but have fun while doing it.
Designate: Donna Garcia, General Manager Alternate: Ko Ko Gyi, Account Manager
The Strand Yangon
Highly acclaimed as one of South East Asia’s leading luxury hotels, the iconic Strand Yangon has been a city landmark since Aviet and Tigran Sarkies, the hoteliers responsible for many of the finest colonial hotels in the region, such as Raffles in Singapore and the Eastern & Oriental in Penang, founded it in 1901. Since that time, the Strand has become the social epicenter of Yangon for locals and international travelers, and declared ‘ the finest hostelry East of Suez’ by John Murray in his Handbook for Travelers written in the early 20th century. The 31- suite Strand Yangon remains one of South East Asia’s few grand colonial hotels and one of its most architecturally beautiful.
Located on Strand Road in the heart of the downtown district near the Yangon River and the main commercial and diplomatic districts, the hotel is surrounded by a treasure trove of 19th Century colonial architecture and renowned Buddhist sites such as the Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas. Yangon International Airport is 20 kilometers or a 30- minute drive from the hotel. In April 2016, the management of The Strand Yangon announced that the hotel would close on 1 May until November 2016 to undergo an extensive refurbishment project that will return the award- winning heritage hotel to its former glory.
Designate: Olivier Tranquand, Vice President/ General Manager Alternate: Mark Murraybrown, Operation Manager