From left to right: Mike, Daw Yin Yin, Aung and U Hyet Nyi. Daw Yin Yin and U Hyet Nyi are our joint venture partners in Myanmar Finance International

Management

The Company is led by its co-founders and executive directors U Aung Htun and Mike Dean, both old Asia hands with a strong regional track record of investment, entrepreneurial ventures and profitable exits.

U Aung Htun and Mike, who have been business partners for over eight years, are supported by an experienced independent board with a similarly strong background in Asian business building.

We have a Yangon-based team of local and international investment professionals that is close-knit, well-rounded, with broad and diverse backgrounds (some Burmese, some foreign) and complementary skillsets who together have been tried, tested and perfected via MIL’s existing businesses.

MIL provides investors with a highly disciplined and conservative investment process into one of the most promising growth opportunities of this era.

 

Board of Directors

Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Remuneration Committee Chairman
Audit Committee member
Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee member 

Mr. Knight is an alternative asset investment specialist who has spent almost his entire career dealing with the financial development of growth companies in developing economies with particular emphasis on Asia. Amongst his many firsts in a career dedicated to developing frontier and emerging markets, he originated the creation of the first London-listed investment fund for Thailand, as well as the first investment funds for Vietnam, Mauritius and Russia East of the Ural mountains. His experience covers involvement with a number of listing jurisdictions, including AIM, in his capacity as an independent non-executive director.

Mr. Knight is chairman of JP Morgan Chinese Investment Trust Plc and a member of the Boards of Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust Plc and Smith-Tan Asia Phoenix Fund Ltd. He is also a co-founder of Emerisque Brands, an East/West management buy-in company, and chairs its three joint ventures in China. He is on the advisory board of China Resolutions Ltd, a company established to assist Chinese companies listed overseas to meet international standards of good corporate governance.

Managing Director
Investment Committee member
Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee member

Mr. Htun is half Myanmar.  He is an engineering graduate from Imperial College and brings over 30 years of hands-on experience of advising, starting, building and managing companies.

Mr. Htun started at Kleinwort Benson in London before founding, in 1987, Seamico Securities in Thailand, a company he took public in 1995. In 1999 he founded Thai Strategic Capital, a Bangkok based private equity fund manager where he led investments into, inter alia, B-Quik, Modern Asia Environmental Holdings and Wuttisak Clinic.

Mr. Htun brings a wealth of experience and contacts in a diverse range of industries and currently sits on the boards of Draco PCB Plc, Wuttisak Clinic Inter Group Ltd, and Nam Seng Insurance Plc., as well as being a member of the investment committee of Lakeshore Capital Partners. He is a director of the Thai Private Equity & Venture Capital Association which he co-founded in 1989.

Finance Director
Investment Committee member

Mr. Dean has over 35 years of experience in the financial industry in investment banking, private equity and accounting. Over 25 of these years have been spent in Asia, principally Hong Kong, Singapore and Myanmar. He has held senior management positions with Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (“CLSA”) including Head of its Investment Banking and co-Head of its Private Equity businesses; was a Director of PPMV Asia (the private equity arm of Prudential plc); and spent a further eight years as chief financial officer for a global shipping group.

Mr. Dean is a non-executive independent director of Singapore main board listed Delfi Limited. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Independent Non-Executive Director
Audit Committee Chairman
Investment Committee Chairman
Remuneration Committee member

Mr. Martin has over 23 years of business building and direct investment experience in emerging markets in Southeast Asia. He has lived and worked in Southeast Asia since 1993, living in Cambodia (seven years), Vietnam (five years) and Singapore (twelve years), and has invested in many sectors across Asia. His direct investment experience covers fintech, telecoms, agribusiness, building materials, education, media, retail, real estate, manufacturing, finance, logistics, transportation and renewable energy.

Mr. Martin has a Masters of Engineering from the University of York, UK, and a MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Mr. Martin is co-CEO of CapAsia, a Singapore headquartered private equity fund manager, focussing on investments in emerging markets.

Independent Non-Executive Director
Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee Chairman
Remuneration Committee member

Mr. Appleton has worked in finance since 1982 and in Asia since 1984. Mr. Appleton worked in Japan as equity analyst then in equity sales and management. Moving to Hong Kong in 1998 Mr. Appleton worked for Salomon Smith Barney as Head of Asian Sales before becoming Head of Asia for Fox-Pitt, Kelton directly running all the equity functions, as well as having responsibility for capital markets and advisory. During this time he also set up their Tokyo office. In 2005 he founded Faye Capital as an advisory business and in 2008 acquired a licence for third party asset management. After closing Faye Capital in 2010 Mr. Appleton briefly worked at HSBC Private Bank as Head of Investment Advisory. Since 2011 he has been running his private assets.

Mr. Appleton was educated at Oxford University with post graduate studies at Tokyo University.

Independent Non-Executive Director
Investment Committee member
Audit Committee member
Remuneration Committee member

Mr. Bodenstab was appointed to the Board of Directors on 17 May 2016. Over the past 20 years Mr. Bodenstab has gained broad international experience by living and working extensively in Asia, the US and Europe. He started his professional career in 1992 in Asia, at the Wünsche Group of Companies, a diversified group of companies focussing on international trade and shipping. In 1996, he joined the Boston Consulting Group in Hamburg, Germany. In 1998 he co-founded OneClip, a direct marketing and advertising company in New York, which he led until 2002. Mr. Bodenstab re-joined the Wünsche Group in 2002 as a managing partner, where he founded and managed Globaltronics, the consumer products division of the company. Since 2014 Mr. Bodenstab is a partner at Trilantic Capital Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm.

Mr. Bodenstab is Chairman of the Board of Meridian 10 Holding AG, on the Advisory Board of Prettl SWH GmbH and a Director of Hansabay Pte Ltd in Singapore. He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.