Corporate Governance2018-06-21T13:59:08+00:00

Corporate Governance

Our distinguished Advisory Board and Executive Committee take the lead in ensuring the Group remains true to its values and beliefs as it serves the farmers of Myanmar.

Advisory Board

U Thadoe Hein Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer

U Thadoe Hein is a founding member of international organization YPO’s Yangon Chapter, and currently leads multiple associations in Myanmar. He founded Myanma Awba in 1995 and holds a B.Sc in Science and a Master’s in Business Administration from Yangon University.

Yeo Joo Hua Chief Operations Officer and Head of Supply Chain

With over 20 years of experience in the agricultural industry, Yeo Joo Hua has been a key effector of change in Myanma Awba, including his reformation of the sales operations. He also oversees the establishment of new agrochemical plants, supply chain activities, and new product formulations.

Rajesh Malhotra Group Chief Financial Officer

Rajesh Malhotra is Myanma Awba’s resident expert in corporate finance, with over 25 years of experiences in many industries. He wears multiple hats, overseeing a wide range of departments that include Financial Management, Human Resources, Investor Relations, and Corporate Governance.

Executive Committee

Martin Weiss Group Chief Agronomist

Martin Weiss is a veteran of the agrochemical industry with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Martin possesses a robust set of skills in agronomy, marketing and the technical aspects of the industry. He is also the director of multiple dairy farms.

Adrian Soe Myint Chief Digital Officer

Adrian Soe Myint is a Chemical Engineering graduate with specialization in data modelling and predictive analysis. He’s currently leading the initiatives to transform the agriculture landscape of Myanmar through digitization and digitalization.

Dr. Aung Swe Head of Corporate Affairs and Special Projects

Dr. Aung Swe is the Head of Corporate Affairs in Myanma Awba Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in General Agriculture from the Yezin Agriculture University, Myanmar, an M.Sc (Nematology) from University of Ghent, Belgium and a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong. He has held senior and field positions for the Myanmar government as Head of Plant Nematology Laboratory, Assistant FAO Representative for Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations, and the private sector, and brings 32 years of expertise in Agriculture, Project Management, and Operations. Today, he specializes in agricultural development, Corporate Governance, and plant protection. He lives in Yangon with his wife, Daw Aye Aye Than, and a daughter.

Choi Jin Young Head of Business Development

A Korean native, Choi Jin Young has worked in business and Human Resource development for over 15 years in the USA, Singapore, Korea, and Myanmar. Jin Young now oversees business development in Myanmar’s farming community.

Matteo Marinelli Chief Executive Officer, Maha Agriculture Microfinance

Matteo Marinelli’s background in microfinance, MSME, and mass market banking serves him well in his role with Maha Agriculture Microfinance. He has lived and worked for over a decade in Asia, and boasts a proven track record in debt, equity, and greenfield financial investments in emerging markets like the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

U Ko Ko Chief Operating Officer

A longtime employee of Myanma Awba, U Ko Ko is responsible for marketing & sales, technical marketing, market communications, and the customer service team. He holds a Bachelor’s in agriculture from Yezin Agriculture University.

Cho Win Hlaing Managing Director MSCN

Cho Win Hlaing oversees Myanma Awba’s subsidiary brand, Myanma Sanpya Crop Nutrition Company. He hails from a varied background of agricultural research, agronomy, human resource management, and marketing. Cho Win Hlaing holds a Bachelor’s in agriculture.

U Min Lwin Si Managing Director Piti Pyae Zone Manufacturing and Logistics

U Min Lwin Si has had over two decades of experience in logistics and agrochemical manufacturing, including a decade with Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory. Today he is in charge of the imports, logistics, production and quality control of pesticides for all Myanma Awba business units.

U Soe Than Managing Director Ayeyarwaddy Seeds Co., Ltd.

U Soe Than manages Ayeyarwaddy Seeds Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Myanma Awba. With 15 years’ experience in trading seeds within Myanmar under his belt, Soe Than is responsible for exploring and marketing Myanmar’s seed industry. He holds a Bachelor’s in agriculture from Yezin Agricultural University.

Than Tint Managing Director Fertilizer Business Unit

Than Tint manages the business supply chain for Myanma Awba’s fertilisers, bringing over 16 years of experience in fertilizer industries and agrochemical sales to bear on the Fertiliser Business Unit of Myanma Awba. Than Tint also holds a Bachelor’s in agriculture from the Institute of Agriculture.

U Thaung Htike Managing Director Maha Agriculture Microfinance

U Thaung Htike spearheads the development of Maha Agriculture Microfinance. His experience spans a total of over 20 years in Microfinanace, and FMCG sales & marketing. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration, and a second Masters in Banking and Finance.

Yupar Myint Merriam Overseas Procurement Manager

Yupar Myaint Merriam handles purchase requests for goods and services procurement for Myanma Awba’s teams. She has eight years of experience in the procurement field and holds a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on International Business from Webster University Thailand.

Daw Nandar Myat Oo Group Chief Accountant

Daw Nandar Myat Oo oversees accountancy for the group’s finances. She has over a decade of experience in the field of accountancy, including nine years in Myanma Awba. She holds a Bachelor’s in commerce from the Yangon Institute of Economics.

Our policies

Good corporate governance is a fundamental part to the running of Myanma Awba Group.

  • Anti Bribery and Anti Corruption

The Group does not tolerate any form of bribery or corruption and has procedures in place to prevent bribery and corruption by any individual of the organisation.

  • Code of Ethics

We operate with specific values and principles, and which remain constant regardless of country and culture. These values and principles are based on respect: for our work, for our profession and for the people with whom we work – our colleagues, clients, suppliers, and business partners.

  • Diversity and fair employment practices

We, as a multicultural company, recognise the power, wealth, talent and energy generated by people of diverse backgrounds, education, and experience working towards a common goal.

  • Sustainable Development

Through our activities, we contribute to the economic and social well-being of a whole range of other stockholders, and the local communities in which we operate. More widely we make an impact on regional, national and international development.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

We are committed to supporting charities and funds that are devoted to the prevention and cure of disease, and to the promotion of health in Myanmar.

  • Environmental and Sustainability Policy

In line with International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Performance Standards, the Group is required to safeguard the environment by incorporating environmental and social considerations into business strategy.

Milestones

၂ဝဝဝ

  • ထုတ္ပိုးမႈအသစ္အတြက္ ရန္ကုန္စက္မႈဇံု၌ ထုတ္ပိုးမႈစက္ရံုတည္ေဆာက္ျခင္း။
  • သုေတသနအဖြဲ႔ကိုစိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးပညာရွင္ေပါင္းအေယာက္ ၅ဝ အထိတိုးခ်ဲ႕ျခင္း။
  • ႏိုင္ငံအဝန္း ကိုယ္စားလွယ္ေပါင္း ၅ဝ ေက်ာ္ျဖင့္ ျဖန္႔ခ်ိေရးကြန္ယက္တိုးပြားလာျခင္း။

၂ဝဝ၈

  • ကုိယ္ပိုင္ Granulation စက္႐ံုတည္ေဆာက္ၿပီးေနာက္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္ Carbofuran ႏွင့္ Chlorpyrifos Granules ထုတ္လုပ္သည့္ ပထမဦးဆံုးကုမၸဏီျဖစ္လာျခင္း။

၂ဝဝ၇

  • ပထမဦးဆံုးႏွင့္ တစ္ခုတည္းေသာ ပုဂၢလိကပိုင္ပိုးသတ္ေဆးေဖာ္ထုတ္သည့္စက္႐ံုတည္ေဆာက္ျခင္းျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ပိုးသတ္ေဆးလုပ္ငန္းကိုစတင္ျခင္း။
  • ပိုးသတ္ေဆးထုတ္ပိုးမႈအတြက္ ဗူးပံုစံထုတ္ပိုးမႈ (PET Bottling) ကိုကိုယ္တိုင္စတင္ျပဳလုပ္ျခင္း။

၂ဝဝ၅

  • ဂ်ာမနီႏိုင္ငံ Fertiva ရွိကမာၻေက်ာ္ ကြန္ပလပ္စ္ဓါတ္ေျမၾသဇာ (Complex Fertilizers) အမွတ္တံဆိပ္တစ္ခုျဖစ္သည့္ Nitrophoska ကိုစတင္မိတ္ဆက္ျခင္း။
  • ေခတ္မီေရသြင္းနည္းစနစ္ျဖင့္ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕၏ ပထမဦးဆံုးေသာစီးပြားျဖစ္ ေျမျပန္႔လိေမၼာ္စိုက္ခင္းကိုအေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္ျခင္း။

၂ဝဝ၃

  • အရည္အေသြးျပည့္္ စပ္မ်ိဳးမ်ိဳးေစ့မ်ားကိုတင္သြင္းျဖန္႔ခ်ိႏို္င္ရန္ ဧရာဝတီမ်ိဳးေစ့ကုမၸဏီလီမိတက္ကို ထူေထာင္ျခင္း။

၂ဝ၁ဝ

  • ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ပထမဦးဆံုးေသာ ေရေႏြးေငြ႔နည္းပညာသုံုး ကြန္ေပါင္းဓာတ္ေျမၾသဇာစက္႐ံုႏွင့္ Gas Chromatography (GS) အားေဆာင္ရြက္ႏုိင္သည့္ ပုဂၢလိကပိုင္ပိုးသတ္ေဆးႏွင့္ ဓာတ္ေျမၾသဇာဓာတ္ခြဲခန္းကိုတည္ေဆာက္ျခင္း။

၂ဝ၁၄

  • နာမည္ႀကီး လယ္ထြန္စက္ထုတ္လုပ္သူ TAFE ႏွင့္ပူးေပါင္း၍ လယ္ထြန္စက္မ်ားႏွင့္ စက္ပစၥည္းမ်ားကို ေရရွည္ေငြေပးေခ်မႈစနစ္ျဖင့္ ေတာင္သူဦးႀကီးမ်ားထံသို႔ ျဖန္႔ခ်ိျခင္း။

၂ဝ၁၂

  • ေတာင္သူဦးႀကီးမ်ားမွ လိုအပ္သည့္ေငြေၾကးေထာက္ပ့ံမႈမ်ားေပးႏိုင္ရန္ မဟာၾသဘာအေသးစားေငြေၾကးအဖြဲ႔အစည္းကို ဖြဲ႔စည္းတည္ေထာင္ျခင္း။

2014

  • Exclusive collaboration with renowned tractor manufacturer TAFE to distribute tractors and machinery to our farmers with long-term credit payment schemes.

၂၀၁၄

  • နာမည်ကြီးလယ်ထွန်စက် ထုတ်လုပ်သူ TAFE နှင့်ပူးပေါင်း၍ လယ်ထွန်စက်များနှင့် စက်ပစ္စည်းများကိုရေရှည်ငွေပေးချေမှုစနစ်ဖြင့် တောင်သူဦးကြီးများထံသို့ ဖြန့်ချိခြင်း။

2012

  • Creation of Maha Agriculture Microfinance to provide farmers with much-needed financial support.

၂၀၁၂

  • တောင်သူဦးကြီးများမှ လိုအပ်သည့်ငွေကြေးထောက်ပ့ံမှုများပေးနိုင်ရန် မဟာသြဘာအသေးစားငွေကြေးအဖွဲ့အစည်းကို ဖွဲ့စည်းတည်ထောင်ခြင်း။

2010

  • Establishment of Myanmar’s first compound fertiliser plant with steam granulation technology and privately-owned pesticide and fertiliser laboratory with Gas Chromatography (GS) capabilities.

၂၀၁၀

  • မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၏ ပထမဦးဆုံးသောရေနွေးငွေ့နည်းပညာသုံးကွန်ပေါင်းဓာတ်မြေသြဇာစက်ရုံ နှင့် Gas Chromatography (GS) အားဆောင်ရွက်နိုင်သည့် ပုဂ္ဂလိကပိုင် ပိုးသတ်ဆေးနှင့် ဓာတ်မြေသြဇာဓာတ်ခွဲခန်းကိုတည်ဆောက်ခြင်း။

2008

  • Became the first company in Myanmar to produce Carbofuran and Chlorpyrifos Granules after installing our own granulation plant.

၂၀၀၈

  • ကိုယ်ပိုင် Granulation စက်ရုံတည်ဆောက်ပြီးနောက် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတွင် Carbofuran နှင့် Chlorpyrifos Granules ထုတ်လုပ်သည့် ပထမဦးဆုံးကုမ္ပဏီဖြစ်လာခြင်း။

2007

  • Founding of Myanmar Pesticides Industry, the first and only privately-owned pesticides formulation plant in Myanmar.
  • Implementation of PET bottling in-house for pesticide packaging.

၂၀၀၇

  • ပထမဦးဆုံးနှင့် တစ်ခုတည်းသောပုဂ္ဂလိကပိုင် ပိုးသတ်ဆေးဖော်ထုတ်သည့်စက်ရုံတည်ဆောက်ခြင်းဖြင့် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၏ ပိုးသတ်ဆေးလုပ်ငန်းကိုစတင်ခြင်း။
  • ပိုးသတ်ဆေးထုတ်ပိုးမှုအတွက် ဗူးပုံစံထုတ်ပိုးမှု (PET Bottling) ကိုကိုယ်တိုင်စတင်ပြုလုပ်ခြင်း။

2005

  • Introduction of Nitrophoska, world-renowned brand complex fertilisers from Fertiva, Germany.
  • Development of Yangon Citrus farm, the first-ever commercial scale lowland citrus farm in Yangon with sophisticated water management system.

၂၀၀၅

  • ဂျာမနီနိုင်ငံFertivaရှိကမ္ဘာကျော် ကွန်ပလပ်စ်ဓါတ်မြေသြဇာ (Complex Fertilizers) အမှတ်တံဆိပ်တစ်ခုဖြစ်သည့် Nitrophoskaကိုစတင်မိတ်ဆက်ခြင်း။
  • ခေတ်မီရေသွင်းနည်းစနစ်ဖြင့် ရန်ကုန်မြို့၏ ပထမဦးဆုံးသောစီးပွားဖြစ် မြေပြန့်လိမ္မော်စိုက်ခင်းကိုအကောင်အထည်ဖော်ခြင်း။

2003

  • Founding of Ayeyarwaddy Seeds to import and distribute quality hybrid seeds.

၂၀၀၃

  • အရည်အသွေးပြည့်် စပ်မျိုးမျိုးစေ့များကိုတင်သွင်းဖြန့်ချိနိုင်ရန် ဧရာဝတီမျိုးစေ့ကုမ္ပဏီလီမိတက်ကို ထူထောင်ခြင်း။

၂၀၀၀

  • ထုတ်ပိုးမှုအသစ်အတွက် ရန်ကုန်စက်မှုဇုံ၌ ထုတ်ပိုးမှုစက်ရုံတည်ဆောက်ခြင်း။
  • သုတေသနအဖွဲ့ကိုစိုက်ပျိုးရေးပညာရှင်ပေါင်းအယောက် ၅၀ အထိတိုးချဲ့ခြင်း။
  • နိုင်ငံအဝန်း ကိုယ်စားလှယ်ပေါင်း ၅၀ ကျော်ဖြင့် ဖြန့်ချိရေးကွန်ယက် တိုးပွားလာဖြင်း။

2000

  • Setup of new repackaging plant in Yangon Industrial Zone.
  • Expansion of research team to 50 agronomists.
  • Growth of distribution network with over 50 dealers nationwide.

၁၉၉၈

  • ကွန်ပေါင်းဓာတ်မြေသြဇာစတင်ထုတ်လုပ်ခြင်း။
  • သီးနှံကာကွယ်ရေးထုတ်ကုန်များ၏ ရောင်းအားမှအမေရိကန်ဒေါ်လာ ၁ သန်းရရှိခြင်း။
  • သုတေသနနှင့် ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးအသင်းကိုစိုက်ပျိုးရေးပညာရှင် ၅ ဦးဖြင့် စတင်ဖွဲ့စည်းခြင်း။

1998

  • Launch of compound fertilisers.
  • Achieving landmark US$1m sales for crop protection products
  • Formation of Research and Development team with 5 agronomists.

၁၉၉၈

  • ကြန္ေပါင္းဓာတ္ေျမၾသဇာစတင္ထုတ္လုပ္ျခင္း။
  • သီးႏွံကာကြယ္ေရးထုတ္ကုန္မ်ား၏ ေရာင္းအားမွအေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာ ၁ သန္းရရွိျခင္း။
  • သုေတသနႏွင့္ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအသင္းကိုစိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးပညာရွင္ ၅ ဦးျဖင့္ စတင္ဖြဲ႔စည္းျခင္း။

2014

  • Exclusive collaboration with renowned tractor manufacturer TAFE to distribute tractors and machinery to our farmers with long-term credit payment schemes.

2012

  • Creation of Maha Agriculture Microfinance to provide farmers with much-needed financial support.

2010

  • Establishment of Myanmar’s first compound fertiliser plant with steam granulation technology and privately-owned pesticide and fertiliser laboratory with Gas Chromatography (GS) capabilities.

2008

  • Became the first company in Myanmar to produce Carbofuran and Chlorpyrifos Granules after installing our own granulation plant.

2007

  • Founding of Myanmar Pesticides Industry, the first and only privately-owned pesticides formulation plant in Myanmar.
  • Implementation of PET bottling in-house for pesticide packaging.

2005

  • Introduction of Nitrophoska, world-renowned brand complex fertilisers from Fertiva, Germany.
  • Development of Yangon Citrus farm, the first-ever commercial scale lowland citrus farm in Yangon with sophisticated water management system.

2003

  • Founding of Ayeyarwaddy Seeds to import and distribute quality hybrid seeds.

2000

  • Setup of new repackaging plant in Yangon Industrial Zone.
  • Expansion of research team to 50 agronomists.
  • Growth of distribution network with over 50 dealers nationwide.

1998

  • Launch of compound fertilisers.
  • Achieving landmark US$1m sales for crop protection products
  • Formation of Research and Development team with 5 agronomists.

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