Rowena Guerin is the Managing Director of Kantar TNS, a global market research agency, and part of the WPP group. Rowena has been in Myanmar for over five years, and was part of the senior leadership team that set up and developed the Kantar TNS business in the country. In her role as Managing Director, she leads the business to work with a range of multinational and local brands to advise them on their marketing issues in the country.
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Brad Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of Wave Money, a fintech joint venture in Myanmar owned by Telenor Group, Yoma Strategic Holdings, First Myanmar Investments (FMI) and Yoma Bank.Wave Money is the leading fintech company in Myanmar, serving millions of customers monthly across a network of 38,000 agents.
Previously Brad headed mobile money and innovation for Visa in Asia Pacific, North Africa and the Middle East.He has also been an emerging payments consultant to World Bank Group, working in a variety of markets including the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh and China.
Michelle has been Woodside Energy’s Country Manager in Myanmar since October 2018. She is responsible for managing the company’s representative office in Yangon and supporting exploration and development activities offshore Myanmar.
Since joining Woodside in 2010, Michelle has held senior corporate affairs roles across the business, most recently heading up the corporate communications team.
Prior to joining Woodside, Michelle worked across government relations, communications and community engagement in the UK and Australia.
Mark Pruden is a senior executive of Cardno, an Australian company providing physical and social infrastructure consulting services in more than 120 countries around the world. Mark led the establishment of Cardno Myanmar, a locally registered entity employing nearly 1000 staff across all states and regions of the country, with a focus on small-scale community infrastructure (roads, water supply, electricity etc) provision, education services, and governance/decentralisation advice.
John Anderson is originally from South Australia. He has more than 27 years experience working as a Professional Engineer on projects in Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Australia. John is one of Meinhardt’s engineering team leaders and is responsible for engineering design, design management and coordination of a number of their largest projects including the “River”, “Millennium Residence”, “Sukhothai Residences” and the “Vietcom Bank Tower” and in Myanmar “Illustra Condominium”, “Landmark” and “Dagon City”.
Michael is a co-founder and Group CFO/COO of Valentis. Michael leads the corporate and finance functions across the Valentis Group.
Michael has helped establish a number of the Valentis partnerships and joint ventures that now enable Valentis to provide international standard turn-key mineral exploration services. Michael is responsible for the corporate governance, risk and financial management of the various Valentis business divisions.
A decade of government experience allowed Verity to lead the development of state-wide social policies as Chief-of-Staff to the NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Veterans, Volunteering & Youth. Verity led a team to deliver complex social initiatives, including the NSW Government’s policy on Aboriginal Affairs. Success led to a position as CEO of the Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce, where she advanced concepts of corporate responsibility.
- Ms. Kim Chawsu is CFO of New Yangon Development Corporation (NYDC). She is also trainer for International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Institute of Directors (IoD Thailand).
- Prior to NYDC, she was a Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Kanbawza Group of Companies which is one of the largest conglomarate in Myanmar. Previously, she was a Managing Director and Head of International Banking Division and Transformations at Kanbawza Bank.
Rajesh Ahuja is the CEO of ANZ Myanmar Branch since October 2015, responsible for growing the bank’s franchise in this newly emerging economy. With 25 years’ experience in Institutional & Corporate banking across emerging economies, he has worked across diverse markets in India, Hong Kong and Myanmar. He and his team are executing the business strategy that supports a significant number of platinum foreign multinational clients in Myanmar.
Christopher Hughes is a founding partner of independent Myanmar firm SCM legal, which he started after a near twenty-year career with international firms Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. He has been based in Myanmar since 2013 and drafted the Myanmar Companies Law 2017 and Myanmar Investment Rules 2017 for the Government.