2020 Board of Governors
Khin Maung Win, President
Khin Maung Win (“Khin”) is the Chairman of Myan Shwe Pyi Group (“MSP Group”), in Yangon, Myanmar.
Khin started his career working in construction and mining equipment industry in Singapore and Indonesia. In 1995, he returned to Myanmar and started the business supplying heavy equipment for infrastructure projects such as hydro-electric and irrigation dams, oil and gas pipelines and highways. The business expanded as Myan Shwe Pyi Group ("MSP Group") and became one of the largest aggregate suppliers in Myanmar.
In 2011, the group's Myan Shwe Pyi Tractors Limited ("MSP CAT") became independent dealer for Caterpillar in Myanmar. Employing over 1,000 highly skilled employees, MSP is a leading company in electric power generation, service and supply of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines for transportation, agriculture, oil and gas industries.
Khin Maung Win attended Medical University in Yangon and left in 1988 when Myanmar suspended all University education. Khin completed Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies from Singapore in 1993 and Executive Leadership Program “Digging Deep” organized by Caterpillar together with Stanford University in 2013. Khin is currently serving as the President of American Chamber of Commerce ("AMCHAM") in Myanmar, the President of Myanmar Cycling Federation, a Board Member of International Investors for Mineral Development Association ("IIMDA"), and as members of Myanmar National Olympic Committee and Asian Cycling Confederation Management Committee.
Jonathan Perry, Vice-President
Jonathan Perry, Myanmar Country Manager for Chevron from 1 January 2019. Jonathan joined Chevron as a Drill Site Manager in 2007 after receiving a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University. He has since held numerous technical and operational positions of increasing responsibility across drilling and completions, exploration, base business, and planning in Midland, Houston, Aberdeen, San Ramon, and Angola. Most recently, Jonathan led the transition of the Mafumeira Sul major capital project into base operations. He is accompanied by his wife Laine, son Forest and daughter Juliet.
Maximillian Talcott, Vice-President
Max Talcott joined RMA Group as the Country Manager for Myanmar in February 2020. Max is an experienced operations manager, highly proficient in implementation of projects that require sensitive negotiations with governments and adept at managing large teams.
Prior to joining RMA, Max served as Managing Director one of the world’s leading government affairs and public policy firms focusing on the Asia Pacific. In this role he worked closely with large mulit national companies in the across Asia Pacific and Myanmar.
Max holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. He resides in Yangon.
William Greenlee, Secretary
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.
Ma Cherry Trivedi, Treasurer
Ma Cherry Trivedi is the Founder and
Managing Director of Ayuroma Advisory International which is an Investments and
Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory company focused on Myanmar Family
Conglomerates and Start-up development across multiple sectors. She is
also the Founder and General Partner of Nawarat Investments, focused on Agri
and education start-ups in Myanmar.
Ayuroma Portfolio companies includes Infrastructure, Agriculture, Manufacturing Industries, FMCG, Education and Hospitality/Real-Estate. Ayuroma has successfully executed debt and equity deals with local and international banks along with syndicated facilities with Development Finance Institutes such as IFC, an investment arm of World Bank.
Ma Cherry has more than 22 years’ experience in Corporate Mergers & Acquisition and Operational Restructuring of Companies as well as multiple Startup developments in US and Myanmar.
Ma Cherry is a passionate Women Development Advocate and a strong proponent of Corporate Governance in Myanmar. She currently serves as chairwomen of Women Corporate Directors Chapter in Myanmar, and as a Governor on the Board of The American Chamber of Commerce, Myanmar.
As of December 2018, she has been appointed as Executive Board Member and CEO of Myanmar Institute of Director. This is a newly established, independent organization promoting corporate governance standards and best practices in Myanmar governed by a board of directors comprising of government regulators, public and private sector representatives. The institute aims to advance board professionalism, promote business ethics and transparency, create networks between corporate leaders and stakeholders, and boost investor confidence in Myanmar’s private sector.
Ma Cherry Holds an MBA and a BA, from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is fluent in English, Burmese and Hindi Languages. She is a Myanmar born, US citizen with a Singapore and Myanmar Permanent Residency Permit.
She splits her time between Myanmar and Singapore where she resides with her husband and two children.
Zaw Moe Khine, Governor
Zaw Moe Khine is the founder and Chairman & CEO of Pacific-AA Group, which includes AA Medical Products Ltd., Pacific Alpine Myanmar Ltd., Pacific-AA Motor Ltd., AA Marketing Company Ltd, Success & Success International Ltd., and Pacific Pharmaceutical USA Inc. He has been in the pharmaceutical business since 1996 and his companies are known for the largest pharmaceutical marketing and distribution company in Myanmar and having opened up the first private pharmaceutical factory in Myanmar in July 2017.
Zaw is the Chairman and CEO of Pacific Alpine Myanmar Ltd./Pacific-AA Motor, the exclusive national distributor of General Motor for Chevrolet vehicles in Myanmar since 2014. His AA Marketing Co. Ltd. is the leading distributor and marketer of automotive and industrial lubricant from leading oil companies, including Total Oil.
He is also a founding member of the Myanmar Pharmaceutical & Medical Equipment Entrepreneur's Association. He is the leading speaker for the Myanmar Pharmaceutical Industry and is a lead advocate for the breakup of the state monopoly of the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Myanmar.
Zaw grew up from a very reputable entrepreneur family in Myanmar and returned to Myanmar upon completion of his B.S. (Marketing) and MBA (Finance and Strategic Planning) from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in late 1995.
Chan Han, Governor
Chan Han is the founder and CEO of Han Golf Masters, a company providing professional services in all aspects of golf with the primary mission to provide the Myanmar golf industry with the much needed innovative and inspirational tools and knowledge to lead Myanmar golf to the next level.
Han Golf Masters' services include event management, sales and distribution of leading international golf brands, golf course design and management, golf equipment manufacturing, publication of a Myanmar language golf magazine, and a golf academy featuring state of the art instructional facilities. Additionally, Han Golf Masters have been sanctioned to organize and manage the inaugural American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) event in Myanmar. AJGA is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to gain college scholarships through competitive junior golf.
Ozgur Simsek, Governor
Ozgur Simsek is currently the Managing Director of Coca-Cola Myanmar. Ozgur was one of key pioneer members in The Coca-Cola Company instrumental in bringing in the 134 years old brand into the newest market entry for The Coca-Cola Company, Myanmar.
Ozgur has been with The Coca-Coca Company since 2002 with extensive international experience in various capacity - Customer & Commercial Leadership, Strategic Planning, Knowledge & Insights, Key Account Management in different countries such as Turkey, Thailand and latest in Myanmar.
Prior to The Coca-Cola Company, Ozgur worked with Metro Group AG, where he worked cross-functionally with various department as buyer. Ozgur holds a Bachelor of Management degree (Hons), from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara.
Lillian Wang, Governor
Lillian Wang is currently the Myanmar Country Manager for Visa Inc., responsible for all aspects of Visa’s business in this fast-growing emerging economy.
Lillian joined Visa in 2015 as Head of Visa Consulting and Analytics across Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia. In this role, she was responsible for helping clients to optimize performance through a whole range of engagements that embed best practice.
Prior to joining Visa, Lillian had a 17-year career with Citibank across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the United States. Over this time Lillian held a variety of senior roles in Citibank’s cards business including partnerships and alliances, product, business development, network management, new customer strategy, marketing and co-brand.
Lillian holds Master of Business Administration from University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.
Jay Martin, Governor
Jay Martin is Managing Director of Access Resources Asia Co. Ltd. (ARA) based in Yangon. He is responsible for all aspects of ARA’s mineral exploration program in Myanmar, including Exploration Operations, Permitting, Government Relations, Community Engagement, Environmental Management, Site Support and Business Development.
Prior to joining ARA, Mr. Martin was Director at PanAust Services (Myanmar) Co. Ltd., where he guided PanAust’s market entry into Myanmar, securing one of the largest tenement holdings by a foreign mining company in Myanmar and overseeing all non-technical aspects of the company’s exploration program. Mr. Martin has also acted as Director at John Hancock Associates in Yangon, a consulting firm which handled all aspects of Myanmar market entry, with a specific emphasis on political risk assessment.
In addition to serving on the AmCham Board of Governors, Mr. Martin also serves as Chairman of the International Investors for Minerals Development Association. Mr. Martin holds a B.S. in Geography from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and an M.A. in Philosophy (Mathematical Logic) from University of Colorado Boulder. He also served as a pilot in Alaska, having logged over 7,000 hours of commercial flight experience, mostly in single-engine aircraft on floats, wheels and skis.
Adam Castillo, Governor
Adam Castillo is the Managing Director and Partner of Atalian Global Services Myanmar, a Yangon based Facility Management service provider.
In 2010, Adam joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as a commissioned officer. After completing his active duty requirement which included a combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2012, Adam began visiting Myanmar at the end of 2013. He then founded a security company with two other American entrepreneurs under the name of Scipio Services -MAC Security, which became a founding member of AMCHAM.
In 2016, Adam successfully negotiated a partnership with a global facility management company, Atalian Global Services. He then rebranded his company Atalian Global Services Myanmar and began offering other service lines outside of security.
Since then, Atalian now has over 800 employees country-wide in Myanmar with service manpower in security, cleaning, technical maintenance, landscaping, and pest control. Atalian services a broad range of industries and businesses to include Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Embassies, Banking, Microfinance, Hospitals, and Commercial Real Estate.
Adam Castillo was born in California, USA and still serves as a reserve officer in the US Marine Corps. He attended the University of California Riverside and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film in 2009; later received graduate degrees from Norwich University with a Master of Arts in International Terrorism and a Master of Business Administration in 2016. He has 5 cats in his lovely house in Yangon: Revin, Tiberius, Simba, Boots, and Bastilla.
Frank Joseph, Governor
Frank Joseph, as the Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy Yangon, brings to Myanmar 25 years of international business development experience. Previously, he served America’s commercial diplomacy efforts with tours in Vietnam, Italy and China. In China, he spent 13 years on the mainland that included stints at the U.S. Consulate General Shanghai and U.S. Embassy Beijing. Stretching back to the 90’s, Frank started his career at the Shanghai AmCham before moving on to work for a management consultancy in the city. Frank was the U.S. Department of Commerce’s lead for Government Procurement trade policy for several years, helping to negotiate the Government Procurement chapters in the Central America and Chile Free Trade Agreements.
Frank hails from New Castle, Pennsylvania, attended Youngstown State University and enjoys endurance exercise, changing his golf swing, reading biographies, and helping others succeed.