Boards of Directors

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U Theim Wai @ Mr. Serge Pun

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Executive Chairman

U Theim Wai @ Mr. Serge Pun is the founder and Chairman of the Serge Pun & Associates (SPA) Group. He is also the Chairman of First Myanmar Investment (FMI), one of Myanmar's leading public companies established in 1992, and Yoma Strategic Holdings (YSH), a Singapore Stock Exchange listed company since 2006. He has over 30 years of international business and investment experience in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Western Europe, North America and Myanmar.

Mr Pun was Honorary Business Representative of International Enterprise Singapore for Myanmar between 2004 and 2006. In 2007, he was appointed as a member of Dalian’s CPPCC. He is also a selected member of World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council for Transparency and Anti-Corruption in the current term 2014-16.

U Myat Thin Aung

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Director

U Myat Thin Aung is the Chairman of AA group of companies. He also serves as the President of Ye-Me-Thin Association, and is a member of Central Executive Committee of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Myanmar Industries Association and the President of HlaingThayar Industrial City Management Committee.

U Tun Myat

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Independent Non-Executive Director

U Tun Myat was the United Nations Security Coordinator until his retirement in 2004. He also served as United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq for over two years. Prior to these assignments, both of which were at the Assistant Secretary General (ASG) level, he held senior positions at the World Food Program (WFP) in Rome, Italy where he served for over 22 years.

Before joining the United Nations, he was the Head of the Legal and Insurance Department at Myanmar Five Star Line, where he served for 15 years. From 1974 to 1978, he was also the Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Transport and Communications and a lecturer in the Law Department at the University of Yangon.

Holds B.Com and B.L degrees from the University of Rangoon, an ACII from the Chartered Insurance Institute, London and LLM from the University of London, King’s College.

U Kyi Aye

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Director

U Kyi Aye started his career in the banking industry in 1960 and was transferred to the Central Bank of Myanmar in 1965 after nationalization. He held many positions over 25 years in the Central Bank of Myanmar which included Chief Accountant (1987 to 1989) as well as Executive Director (1989 to 1991). He was appointed the Managing Director of Myanmar Economic Bank in 1991 and subsequently Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar in 1992 until 1998 when he retired from the service.

U Kyi Aye joined Yoma Bank in 2000 as the Special Counsel to the Chairman of Yoma Bank.

Mr. Melvyn Pun

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Non-Executive Director

Mr. Melvyn Pun was the alternate Director to Mr. Serge Pun at Yoma Strategic and the Chief Executive Officer of SPA Myanmar, an affiliate of the Group, between 2012 and 2015. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Yoma Strategic in 2015, driving the move to diversify the Group’s businesses along the core businesses while building its recurring income streams. He has been extensively involved in developing the Group’s relationships with key partners, including Mitsubishi Corporation, IFC, ADB, Yum! Brands, New Holland, JCB, Telenor and Pernod Ricard, amongst others.

Prior to joining SPA, Mr. Pun spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, where he was Managing Director, Head of Asia Ex-Japan Corporate Solutions Group. In that role, he has provided financial and corporate advisory services to corporate and non-profit organisations in Asia Pacific for fund raising, investments and risk management.

Mr. Dean Cleland

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Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cleland, a highly proficient international banker, has worked for over 20 years in Asia and the Pacific. He possesses extensive experience in Financial Services in the areas of Banking, Operations, Technology, Digital, Property & Enterprise Services and Major Transformation. Working as an Executive General Manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), he has spent the past seven years working in Singapore and Australia. Mr. Cleland led the development, execution and implementation of the NAB Business Bank strategy by redefining Relationship Banking at Australia’s largest business bank, delivering an end-to-end operating model to enhance and grow the customer value proposition. Prior to NAB, Mr. Cleland worked at ANZ for 30 years in various roles, including as founding CEO of ANZ Royal in Cambodia. With more than 35 years of banking experience, he brings unique international banking expertise and leadership to Yoma Bank.

Daw Aye Aye Soe

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Executive Director

Daw Aye Aye Soe joined Yoma Bank as a Branch Manager in 1999, and in the last 15 years since has steadily rose to her present position as an Executive Director and a member of the Executive Committee. Her sound knowledge of the Myanmar Banking industry originates from her extensive experiences since 1991 in many banking institutions including the Myanmar Central Bank, Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank, and Myanmar Economic Bank. Prior to joining Yoma Bank, she was the Chief Accountant at First Private Bank for six years.

Graduated with a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Banking from the Institute of Economics (Yangon) in 1991, Aye is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Audit Committee

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U Tun Myat

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Chairman (Independent Non-Executive Director)

U Tun Myat was the United Nations Security Coordinator until his retirement in 2004. He also served as United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq for over two years. Prior to these assignments, both of which were at the Assistant Secretary General (ASG) level, he held senior positions at the World Food Program (WFP) in Rome, Italy where he served for over 22 years.

Before joining the United Nations, he was the Head of the Legal and Insurance Department at Myanmar Five Star Line, where he served for 15 years. From 1974 to 1978, he was also the Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Transport and Communications and a lecturer in the Law Department at the University of Yangon.

Holds B.Com and B.L degrees from the University of Rangoon, an ACII from the Chartered Insurance Institute, London and LLM from the University of London, King’s College.

U Kyi Aye

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Member (Director)

U Kyi Aye started his career in the banking industry in 1960 and was transferred to the Central Bank of Myanmar in 1965 after nationalization. He held many positions over 25 years in the Central Bank of Myanmar which included Chief Accountant (1987 to 1989) as well as Executive Director (1989 to 1991). He was appointed the Managing Director of Myanmar Economic Bank in 1991 and subsequently Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar in 1992 until 1998 when he retired from the service.

U Kyi Aye joined Yoma Bank in 2000 as the Special Counsel to the Chairman of Yoma Bank.

Risk Oversight Committee

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Mr. Melvyn Pun

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Chairman (Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Melvyn Pun was the alternate Director to Mr. Serge Pun at Yoma Strategic and the Chief Executive Officer of SPA Myanmar, an affiliate of the Group, between 2012 and 2015. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Yoma Strategic in 2015, driving the move to diversify the Group’s businesses along the core businesses while building its recurring income streams. He has been extensively involved in developing the Group’s relationships with key partners, including Mitsubishi Corporation, IFC, ADB, Yum! Brands, New Holland, JCB, Telenor and Pernod Ricard, amongst others.

Prior to joining SPA, Mr. Pun spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, where he was Managing Director, Head of Asia Ex-Japan Corporate Solutions Group. In that role, he has provided financial and corporate advisory services to corporate and non-profit organisations in Asia Pacific for fund raising, investments and risk management.

U Kyi Aye

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Member (Director)

U Kyi Aye started his career in the banking industry in 1960 and was transferred to the Central Bank of Myanmar in 1965 after nationalization. He held many positions over 25 years in the Central Bank of Myanmar which included Chief Accountant (1987 to 1989) as well as Executive Director (1989 to 1991). He was appointed the Managing Director of Myanmar Economic Bank in 1991 and subsequently Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar in 1992 until 1998 when he retired from the service.

U Kyi Aye joined Yoma Bank in 2000 as the Special Counsel to the Chairman of Yoma Bank.

U Tun Myat

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Member (Independent Non-Executive Director)

U Tun Myat was the United Nations Security Coordinator until his retirement in 2004. He also served as United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq for over two years. Prior to these assignments, both of which were at the Assistant Secretary General (ASG) level, he held senior positions at the World Food Program (WFP) in Rome, Italy where he served for over 22 years.

Before joining the United Nations, he was the Head of the Legal and Insurance Department at Myanmar Five Star Line, where he served for 15 years. From 1974 to 1978, he was also the Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Transport and Communications and a lecturer in the Law Department at the University of Yangon.

Holds B.Com and B.L degrees from the University of Rangoon, an ACII from the Chartered Insurance Institute, London and LLM from the University of London, King’s College.

Daw Aye Aye Soe

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Member (Executive Director)

Daw Aye Aye Soe joined Yoma Bank as a Branch Manager in 1999, and in the last 15 years since has steadily rose to her present position as an Executive Director and a member of the Executive Committee. Her sound knowledge of the Myanmar Banking industry originates from her extensive experiences since 1991 in many banking institutions including the Myanmar Central Bank, Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank, and Myanmar Economic Bank. Prior to joining Yoma Bank, she was the Chief Accountant at First Private Bank for six years.

Graduated with a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Banking from the Institute of Economics (Yangon) in 1991, Aye is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Leadership Committee

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Mr. Dean Cleland

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Chairman (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Cleland, a highly proficient international banker, has worked for over 20 years in Asia and the Pacific. He possesses extensive experience in Financial Services in the areas of Banking, Operations, Technology, Digital, Property & Enterprise Services and Major Transformation. Working as an Executive General Manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), he has spent the past seven years working in Singapore and Australia. Mr. Cleland led the development, execution and implementation of the NAB Business Bank strategy by redefining Relationship Banking at Australia’s largest business bank, delivering an end-to-end operating model to enhance and grow the customer value proposition. Prior to NAB, Mr. Cleland worked at ANZ for 30 years in various roles, including as founding CEO of ANZ Royal in Cambodia. With more than 35 years of banking experience, he brings unique international banking expertise and leadership to Yoma Bank.

Ms. Suzanne Pun

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Ombudsman

Ms. Suzanne Pun joined Serge Pun & Associates (Myanmar) in 1990 as an Office Administrator.  She was involved in setting up the First Myanmar Investment Company and returned to the United States after its formation.  In 1993, she returned to Myanmar to start the Stamford City Business Institute (SCBI), setting a platform for training all in-house staff of the SPA Group in basic office skills, from typing to office administration, management, and leadership skills.  SCBI also functioned independently as a popular language school for local children and adults. In 1997, she took over the training program for Yoma Bank staff until she retired in 2008. In 2013, she rejoined Yoma Bank as Ombudsman.   Prior to her work with the SPA Group, Ms. Pun was an English teacher in the University of Rangoon, and had worked as a secretary and legal assistant in real estate and law firms in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Daw Aye Aye Soe

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Member (Executive Director)

Daw Aye Aye Soe joined Yoma Bank as a Branch Manager in 1999, and in the last 15 years since has steadily rose to her present position as an Executive Director and a member of the Executive Committee. Her sound knowledge of the Myanmar Banking industry originates from her extensive experiences since 1991 in many banking institutions including the Myanmar Central Bank, Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank, and Myanmar Economic Bank. Prior to joining Yoma Bank, she was the Chief Accountant at First Private Bank for six years.

Graduated with a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Banking from the Institute of Economics (Yangon) in 1991, Aye is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Daw Ommar Sein

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Member (Advisor & Chief Compliance Officer)

Daw Ommar Sein joined Yoma Bank in September 2014 and currently serves as Advisor. Prior to Yoma Bank, Ommar was part of the Research and Training Department of the Central Bank of Myanmar, where she first joined as a Statistical Assistant and remained for over 38 years until her retirement in 2014. While working at the Central Bank, she was nominated to serve as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the SEAV Group at the IMF for a two year term (1996-1998).

Ommar holds a B.Econ (MS) degree from the Institute of Economics. She has, over the years, written several research papers, given lectures at various institutions including the Institute of Economics and the National Defense College, and has represented the Central Bank at local and international conferences and forums. She was also a member of the drafting committee that worked on the 2002 Control of Money Laundering Law.

Vijay Kumar Maheshwari

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Member (Chief Financial Officer)

Vijay Kumar Maheshwari was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 1 September 2016. He is responsible for Finance, Treasury, Business Planning and MIS & Business Analytics. Prior to this, Vijay had worked for 26 years with Standard Chartered Bank and its publicly listed associate Banks, including 10 years as CFO, across India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and London. Vijay brings extensive hands-on experience in finance as CFO, strategic transformation through enabling technology, business leadership, corporate governance and investor relations engaging with shareholders, boards and management to deliver performance & ROE improvement.

An Indian national, Vijay is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and alumni of Oxford Business School.

U Ba Maung Sein

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Member (Chief Operations Officer)

Ba Maung Sein joined Yoma Bank in 2014 and is currently serving as the Chief Operations Officer.

His professional career began as an underwriter with Transport Insurance Company in Dallas, Texas, USA and he also held operation, finance and consulting positions in retail, manufacturing and Information Technology sectors in USA and Canada.

A native of Yangon, Ba Maung Sein holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in the USA and an MBA from McGill University in Canada.

Daw Than Than Win @ Tiffany Win

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Member (Chief Risk Officer)

Daw Than Than Win @ Tiffany Win joined Yoma Bank in 2014 and currently serves as Chief Risk Officer. Prior to this role she worked as a Deputy General Manager in the Credit and Risk Department at KBZ Bank. In a career spanning more than 20 years, she has also held various positions in top financial institutions in Canada, including Toronto Dominion Bank, Laurentian Bank of Canada and Royal Bank of Canada.

Tiffany was born and raised in Yangon. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Yangon University. She later immigrated to Canada and furthered her studies in Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (Honours) from York University. She is currently a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) candidate.

Mr. Murray Macdougall

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Member (Chief Performance Officer)

Murray Macdougall commenced with Yoma Bank in May 2015 as Deputy Chief Operating Officer overseeing the effective operations of the Retail Division. On September 1st 2017 Murray was appointed to a new role of Chief Performance Officer responsible for sales , service, customer service delivery and satisfaction for all business units and product lines across the bank. Previously Murray has had an extensive career of over 40 years focusing within the Retail Banking Area across many geographies including Australia, Pacific Islands, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Laos, Cambodia, Qatar and UAE . Attaining numerous leadership roles both in network and head quarter positions. Murray has an extensive experience developing marketing, branding and merchandising strategies for numerous banks including ANZ Australia, ANZ Royal Cambodia, Qatar national Bank, ANZ Panin Indonesia. Murray brings with him an already proven engaging enthusiasm to coach mentor and build skills within local Yoma Bank staff with a desire to ensure they personally grow and succeed whilst delivering an improved level or performance for both the bank and its customers.

U Kyaw Soe Lin

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Member (Chief Technology Officer)

U Kyaw Soe Lin is the founder of Yoma Bank’s IT department and is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer of the Bank. As an IT professional with more than 16 years of experience in customized software application development, Kyaw has accumulated in-depth knowledge of IT technologies and extensive experience in local and international banking operations, hospital management systems, and many other commercial sectors. His vast experience and expertise cover operations, programming, database management, telecommunications, networking and project management. The highlight of Kyaw’s IT career is the pioneering achievement of his team developing the “YomaIntegrated Banking System”, Myanmar’s first automated banking software, in 2000.

Born and raised in Yangon, Kyawgraduated with B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics from Yangon University. He also holds a Master of Information Science from the University of Computer Studies, Yangon.

Daw Nang Khin Khin Gyi

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Member (Chief Audit Officer)

Nang Khin Khin Gyi joined Yoma Bank in September 2016 as Deputy Chief Audit Officer.

Prior returning to Myanmar to join Yoma Bank, Nang has worked for over 10 years in Corporate America as an Internal Auditor. She was a Global Corporate Internal Audit Manager for Alere Inc. based in Massachusetts. Prior Alere, Nang also worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Nang brought extensive experiences in Internal Controls COSO Framework, Enterprise Risk Management, Financial Auditing, Compliance Auditing, Information Technology Auditing, Process Improvement and Business Optimization. Nang holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, Massachusetts, a B.S. in Management/ Finance from University of Massachusetts, and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Massachusetts. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor.

Daw Nang Lao Kham

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Member (Head of Administration)

Daw Nang Lao Kham  joined Yoma Bank in 1997, and served as the manager of a number of Yoma Bank  Branches. She later transferred to SPA/FMI Group of Companies in 2005, where  she was assigned as a Senior Manager in various sectors of the group including  FMI share trading center, agriculture division, automobile division, and trading  services. Nang rejoined Yoma Bank Head Office in 2014 as Head of Administration.Graduated  with B.Sc (Physics) from the University of Mandalay in 1984, Nang got MBA  Degree from Yangon Institute of Economic in 2009.

U Sai Woone Seng

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Member (Head of Learning and Development)

Sai Woone Seng joined Yoma Bank in 2015 as Head of Learning and Development. Prior to joining Yoma Bank, Sai was with a leading social enterprise in Myanmar, Proximity Designs, as Operations Director. Born and raised in Shan State, he started his career as an entrepreneur in restaurant business before joining local and multinational corporations in various industries in Myanmar and the United States. Sai received his bachelor’s degree in English from Yangon University, M.B.A from Emporia State University, Leadership education from East-West Center in Hawaii, and Executive education from Harvard University. Sai is passionate about aligning people and strategy for optimal business performance and building a learning organization. Utilizing human-centered design (HCD) and agile development approaches, Sai and his Yoma Bank L&D team have built a unique curriculum development capability as well as a vibrant learning ecosystem which enable them to deliver impactful business results and led them to winning the Best L&D Program in 2017 and 2018 by Myanmar Employer Awards. Sai also serves on the board of Social Enterprise Development Association Myanmar (SeDAM).

Daw Mi Mi Thet

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Member (Chief Human Resources Officer)

Daw Mi Mi Thet joined Yoma Bank as Head of Human Resources in January 2014. With extensive experience  in the area of HR and profound knowledge of local HR practices, she hopes to  serve the bank through her expertise. Prior to this, she worked for the World  Health Organization for 9 years as Human Resources focal. During her tenure  with WHO, she developed a strong passion for HR particularly in staff  motivation, performance & talent management which led her to take a year  leave without pay to pursue her Masters in Human Resources from Curtin Universityof  Technology, Singapore. Upon completion, she re-joined WHO for 3 more years.

She graduated with a  B.A in English from Dagon University as well as an Advanced Diploma in Business  Administration from Thames Oxford University, Yangon. She later received her  Bachelor in Commerce (Management and Marketing) from Curtin University of  Technology, Australia.

U Htin Kyaw Thein

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Member (Deputy Chief of Compliance)

U Htin Kyaw Thein joined Yoma Bank as Deputy Head of Compliance Department in January 2014. Thanks to his relentless devotion in the area of banking and compliance and over 24 years of experience in the banking sector, he was promoted to Head of Compliance Department in March 2016. Two years later, since April 2018, U Htin Kyaw Thein has been appointed as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Yoma Bank. He is responsible for ensuring Yoma Bank’s key regulatory objectives to meet with guidelines of the Central Bank of Myanmar. He also drives the risk management control strategies which involves the development of long-term sustainability of Yoma Bank.

U Htin Kyaw Thein has held Accounting, Research, Audit and Financial Compliance portfolios in his previous roles with Myanma Foreign Trade Bank, the Central Bank of Myanmar.

U Htin Kyaw Thein graduated from Institute of Economics, Yangon with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (B. Com). As a passionate banker, he also continued further studies and achieved Master of Public Policy from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan in 2001 and Master of Banking and Finance from Yangon Institute of Economics in 2019.