Education Webinar: My success propelled by an Australian Degree
AustCham Myanmar in partnership with Austrade will be hosting a webinar aimed at providing an update on the Education sector. This webinar brings together Australian alumni, Australian Award Scholars and Australian re-pats to share their experiences and insightful information for International students and the sector. Topics covered includes
- Personal experience/Student experience
- Campus Life
- Part-time jobs and the benefits as well as the mindset
- Internship opportunities and experience
- Travel and exposure
- Mental Health
- Career Opportunities
- The return to the country and reverse culture shock
Chief Executive Officer, AustCham Myanmar
Bachelor of Asian Studies, Australian National University
Bachelor of Commerce (1st Class Honors), Australian National University
Ekayi Maw was born in Yangon, Myanmar and moved to Australia at a young age. She studied in Australia completing her Bachelor of Asian Studies, and Bachelor of Commerce at the Australian National University. Ekayi completed her studies with a first-class honors in Commerce, researching Volatility and Liberalization in Emerging Markets.
Ekayi Maw gained valuable corporate experience working at Bankers Trust, analyzing and making investment decisions for Asian equities. Ekayi Maw had sector responsibilities for transportation, infrastructure and utilities. Following her role as an Asian equities analyst, Ekayi Maw worked at Qantas Airways in the financial planning division. Here her responsibilities included developing the 3 Year financial plans for Qantas Airways as well as the long term strategic 10-year plans for Qantas Airways.
Having gained over 15 years of experience abroad, Ms Ekayi Maw returned to Myanmar where the combination of global professional experience and a cultural understanding of Myanmar enables Ekayi to bring a unique mix to her current role as Chief Executive Officer of AustCham Myanmar.
Management Consulting, PwC Myanmar
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), Curtin University Australia
Danny Kyaw completed his Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing at Curtin University in Perth whilst started his career working at Curtin College in the education sector. After completing his degree, he later on moved into the mining industry and lastly working in the TVET space in Perth.
Passionate about private sector development, Danny decided to move back to Myanmar in 2014, after staying a decade in Australia studying and working. He then joined the Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade Yangon) for over four years, led Australian businesses investment and trade into Myanmar whilst developing the country.
With over ten years of experience working in Australia and Myanmar, Danny is currently working at PwC in Yangon. Danny Kyaw is looking after the ASEAN Economic Reform Programme for Myanmar, the Financial Sector and Intellectual Property Programme. The programme provides capacity building and knowledge sharing assistance to improve the regulatory environment, particularly in the finance sector, to align accountancy practices in ASEAN with international standards and best practice, and to tackle financial crime and money laundering in Myanmar.
Emma Nang Aye Mya Han Tun
Business Development Manager, Austrade
Master of Entrepreneurship, University of Melbourne
Emma Nang works as the Business Development Manager at Austrade, Australian Embassy Myanmar. With Austrade, Emma takes in charge of facilitating trade and attracting investments for the Education, Digital Services/Innovation and Health Services sectors in Myanmar.
Emma is also the Co-Founder of Mentor Space which delivers training, workshops and mentoring programs for micro/small businesses and entrepreneurs in Myanmar. She also works as the facilitator for business and financial literacy programs such as “Education for Entrepreneurs”, as well as the Social Enterprise Consultant since 2015. She worked in different short-term projects with the start-ups, accelerators and ecosystem builders in Australia and in the U.S in 2018 and 2019.
She also contributed as an international mentor for the incubating start-ups at the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, University of Melbourne in 2019. She is currently mentoring young women across ASEAN for both “WEDU: Investing in Women Leading the Change” Program and “Women’s Leadership Academy 2020” by Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).
Emma have a high interest in private sector development and takes an active role in developing and supporting micro/small business, social enterprises and start-ups both in Myanmar and overseas.
Yin Yin Thatun
International Projects Coordinator, AVI Myanmar
Bachelor of International Development, La Trobe University Melbourne
Yin Yin Thatun is currently working as the International Projects Coordinator in AVI Myanmar.
Since completing her undergraduate degree she pursued her career in international development both in Australia and in Myanmar. After living in Australia for 8 years, she now resides in Myanmar and is currently responsible for managing a number of international development projects, including AVI’s sustainable tourism hub, strengthening Myanmar women’s economic empowerment, and DFAT funded Child Safeguarding Hub, working both with non-profit and private sectors.
Prior to her current role, Yin Yin has experience working with different NGOs in the field of international and community development, while also assisting in the area of women and youth empowerment in the area of peace and conflict. She is a Rotary Peace Fellow and a recent graduate of Master of Peace and Conflict studies.