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2017 Executive Committee

Rehan Khan



Rehan Khan

President

Rehan Khan is Managing Director of Coca-Cola Myanmar. Prior to his current role, he was Business Development Director for Coca-Cola Thailand and ASEAN business unit.

Within his 22 years of work experience in the Coca-Cola Company, Rehan has held various roles of increasing responsibility in several markets across Asia and Europe; in General Management, Marketing, Business Development, Innovation and Strategic Planning. 

His extensive experience within the Coca-Cola Company encompasses a good mix of under-developed, developing and highly-developed markets. In his 22 years with the Coca-Cola Company, he has lived and worked in Thailand, Indonesia, UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Pakistan and now Myanmar.

Rehan holds a Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg Business School and The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. 

 

 

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Arturo Planell

Vice President

Arturo is Myanmar’s Country Manager for Visa Worldwide, the world largest payment’s technology company. He has been with Visa for over ten years, most recently as a Senior Business Development Leader in our Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions (CDMA) team covering South East Asia. Since joining Visa in 2006, Arturo has worked in Finance, Credit Settlement Risk, Enterprise Risk Management, Global Solutions (NPS) and Corporate Strategy departments, and has been involved in a wide variety of high visibility projects in Europe, Latin America, the US and Asia. Prior to Visa, Arturo has held posts in FX trading, Equity Research and Corporate Banking with leading financial institutions covering both developed and emerging markets. He lives in Yangon with his wife and daughter.

 

 

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Aye Thiha
Government Affairs Committee Chair

Aye Thiha is the CEO of Thiha Group involved in diversified industries such as Power, Food Services, Trading and Consulting Services.

He had over 9 years experience in Investment Banking at International Investment Banks and 3 years setting up companies in Myanmar. Currently partnered with Millcon Steel of Thailand in a Construction Materials business and with RMA for The Pizza Company and Swensen's outlets in Myanmar. He had also advised leading multinationals in their entry and investments in Myanmar.

He was educated at Boston College, the London School of Economics and New York University. Prior to Thiha Advisors, his work history includes UBS, TD Securities and TAP Advisors. More recently, he was Director within the TMT Investment Banking team at UBS Investment Bank and Vice President at TAP Advisors.

He is also the Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee at American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar. 

 

 

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Eric Rose
HR Committee Chair

Eric Rose returned to Myanmar in 2011, after introducing American Standard's sanitaryware products to Myanmar in the '90s. In July, 2013, he opened HRMR, the Myanmar office of NYC-based Herzfeld & Rubin PC, a leading specialist in emerging and frontier markets. HRMR is the first American law firm in the country, and it covers the ASEAN countries for the firm.

Over a 30-year career, Eric has concentrated his practice in the global aspects of business development, specifically including mergers, acquisitions, privatizations, technology transfers, antitrust counseling, and domestic and international commercial transactions. Prior to joining Herzfeld & Rubin, Eric has served in several senior in-house counsel positions at Fortune 500 companies such as John Deere, American Standard and Tyco Toys. Since 2003, he has been in private practice at major law firms, such as Greenberg Traurig, representing mid-tier domestic and international equipment manufacturers in the defense, natural resources, and service industries. Eric has led M&A and other complex investment transactions in the U.S. and more than two dozen countries on five continents.

He is a founding member of AMCHAM Myanmar, and has served on its Executive Committee, as well as chair its HR Committee, since 2013. He holds a BBA in Economics, an MA in Political Science and a JD from The University of Iowa.

 

 

Waewkanee Assoratgoon

 

William Greenlee 
Legal Committee Chair

William is Managing Director of DFDL’s Myanmar office, a full service legal and tax firm with locations spread across ASEAN. His practice focuses on M & A, corporate and project finance and securities. With a focus on Southeast Asia, William’s clients include a range of industries including energy, mining, infrastructure, oil and gas, banking, telecommunications and tourism. William holds a B.A. degree from the University of Oregon in Asian Studies with a minor in East Asian Literature and Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco, California. He is a member of the State Bar of California, State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of California International Law Section and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. 

 

 

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Andrew Lee
Membership Committee Chair

With over 20 years of experience in management consultancy, sales, marketing and operations, he has an exceptional background in developing new markets and implementing strategic business plans including new product innovation through effective risk management, new business development, profit & loss projection and cost cutting initiatives.

Andrew has worked in various multinational companies such as Panasonic Company, Shangri- La Hotels & Resorts, B2BGalaxy.com and Dun & Bradstreet, mostly based in the US but also Myanmar, in roles such as Sales & Marketing, Product Management, Strategy Planning, Financial Modeling and Global Market Development. He then moved on and co-founded the telephony software company AGM Telecom based in Keller, Texas. Under his leadership, revenues at AGM Telecom grew by US$7.5 million in less than 36 months. He later joined JP Morgan Chase (Card Services), in Wilmington, Delaware as Segment Manager where he managed New Product & Market Development including identifying new technology trends and market opportunities to expand the bank’s product offering. Prior to joining GE, Andrew was the Principal Consultant for Lee Consulting LLC in Bear, Delaware, consulting primarily for small and medium sized businesses in Strategic Market Analysis, Business Efficiencies, Project Proposals along with Financial Planning and Business Development Initiatives.

In addition to advanced training in the banking and investment sectors, Andrew holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing from Rutgers State University. He also actively participates in investment clubs and enjoys fund raising for community events, golfing, cooking and keeping up with current financial markets in both macroeconomics and geo-political changes in the Euro zones and Southeast Asia regions. 

 

 

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Khin Maung Win 
Sports Committee Chair

Khin Maung Win is the Chairman and Managing Director of Myan Shwe Pyi Tractors Limited (“MSP CAT”), exclusive dealer for Caterpillar in Myanmar.

Khin joined Singapore-based heavy equipment company Soon Douglas in 1991 and served in various positions in their Singapore and Indonesian operations. In 1995, he returned to Myanmar and started heavy equipment company Myanmar Soon Pacific together with a group of international investors. The company was one of the pioneers in working with Myanmar Government to engage private sector in the country’s infrastructure projects such as hydro-electric and irrigation dams, oil and gas pipelines and highways.

In 2005, Khin founded a new construction company Myan Shwe Pyi Limited (MSP) and expanded the business to become one of the largest aggregate suppliers for infrastructure projects in Myanmar.

In 2011, MSP became exclusive dealer for Caterpillar in Myanmar. Caterpillar business now supports a wide range of industries such as electric power generation, transportation, oil and gas, mining, construction, and agriculture. 

 

 

Rehan Khan



Chris Manley

Committee Member

Chris Manley is the Group Country Manager for RMA Myanmar. Chris is responsible for RMA’s operations in Myanmar which include management of distributorships for Ford, Land Rover, Jaguar, JCB, John Deere, Himoinsa, Comin Asia, as well as franchises for The Pizza Company and Swensen’s. Before moving to Myanmar in his current role, Chris was the Group Country Manager of RMA Lao and before that the Head of Business Development for RMA’s worldwide operations based in Bangkok. Prior to his career with RMA, Chris was Country Managing Director/Senior Legal Adviser for the legal advising firm, DFDL Lao, and worked in various roles for Accenture and Johnson & Johnson in the United States. Chris holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University as well as an MBA and Juris Doctor from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chris lives in Yangon with his family.

 

 

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Kevin Murphy

Committee member 

Kevin Murphy has spent the past 18 years in private investment, sourcing and funding opportunities across Asia with particular emphasis on Myanmar. Based in Yangon since 2002, Mr. Murphy is the Managing Director of Andaman Capital Partners which assists clients seeking expansion capital, analysis, strategic partnerships, regulatory advocacy and deal execution to expand and protect their enterprises in Myanmar.

In addition to founding Andaman Capital Partners in 2012, Mr. Murphy is a director of investment manager, The Pacific Group Ltd, headquartered in Hong Kong. Mr. Murphy is an advisory board member of the Cetena Educational Foundation, focused on improving access to advanced education; a co-founder of Post Media Ltd, publisher of the Phnom Penh Post; and a co-founder of Synergenz Bioscience Ltd, a genetics company focused on lung disease risk stratification.

Prior to his career in private investment, Mr. Murphy was a successful journalist and media executive.
He held senior positions at the International Herald Tribune, the South China Morning Post and The Bulletin. He is a graduate of Georgetown University where he was also named a Baker Scholar.

 

 

Douglas Harter de Weese

 

Mark Hardcastle 
Committee Member

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Harter de Weese

 

Zaw Moe Khine 
Committee Member

 

 

 

 

 

Zara Dang


Zara Dang
Executive Director

Zara joins the Chamber from commercial law firm Baker McKenzie where she led the business development, marketing and communications efforts for the firm’s Myanmar operations. Over the past three years, Zara has been tracking economic and policy developments affecting the Myanmar business environment and engaging with foreign investors as they seek to navigate, set-up and expand operations. Zara brings an extensive background in events and project management, having spent five years with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and two years in Shanghai organizing corporate events and conferences for multinational clients. She focuses on growing the AMCHAM membership and identifying and implementing value-add benefits and services for the Chamber. Zara is based full time in Yangon, and can be reached at zara@amchammyanmar.com.

 

 

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Clara Tang
Membership and Event Manager

Clara has been with AMCHAM Myanmar since 2015. Her responsibilities are to coordinate activities and manage the membership of the AMCHAM Myanmar. She handles all aspects of the Chamber from advocacy for a more business-friendly environment in Myanmar, to implementing the AMCHAM Myanmar Scholarship Program. clara@amchammyanmar.com