U Win Aung
U Win Aung is the founder of modern Dagon International in 1990. He built the entire group from its ground up with a small office of 5 staff to today’s prominent business groups in Myanmar. He held both positions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director/CEO and transferred the CEO position to U Thurane Aung in late 2016.
His visionary guidance and restless hard work has enabled the group to grow organically. Not only for his own commercial business, he also made many positive social and development contributions in Myanmar as well as Asean Region. He has been actively participating in the development of and promoting the GMS-BF (Greater Mekong Sub-region Business Forum) since 1999 in close cooperation with the UN-ESCAP. He was one of the members of the Business Advisory Council of the UN-ESCAP and of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) from 2013 to 2014. He was assigned chairmanship of the GMS-BF from 2003 to 2004 and again in 2012 to 2014.
In Myanmar he is one of the key initiators and founders of MCEA (Myanmar Construction Entrepreneur Association), MHA (Myanmar Hotelier Association) and the MFCPA (Myanmar Farm Crop Producers’ Association) and MFVP (Myanmar Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association).
His most prominent role was President of RUMFCCI (Republic of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry) from 2011 to 2016. He had many contributions in the development and strengthening of foreign relations of the UMFCCI with GMS, ACMECS and ASEAN regional chambers and trade associations in many ways, as well as in establishing close working relations with the UN-FAO and ESCAP.
Through his role as UMFCCI President and member of NESAC (National Economic and Social Advisory Council) to the President of Union of Myanmar from 2012 to 2016, he had made positive contribution in every aspect of reforms for businesses, SMEs, farmers, peace process and poverty alleviation, in new democratic Myanmar.
Dr Daw Moe Mya Mya
Dr Daw Moe Mya Mya was first trained in the Institute of Medicine (1) to become a Medical Doctor after passing with full distinction in all six subjects at High School. She started to work as a General Practitioner in 1984. In 1988-1990 she was a Medical Officer ( Research & Training) of WHO Diarrhea Training Unit in Paediatrics Ward, Yangon children Hospital as UN Dispensary Relieving Doctor.
She is a Co-Founder of Dagon International in 1990 and up to date she is the Finance Director of Dagon Group and also the Managing Director of Palm Tree Co., Ltd.She participated in the Customs Clearing Agent Course held by Ministry of Finance & Revenue in 1993 where she was top of her class. Over the years she had attended Business Planning Course and Operation Management Course organized by MIA/ZDH Partnership Programme for SME promotions. She continued to improve herself and keep pace with the changes in business sector by attending Management Skills for Women in Myanmar Course organized by the British Council in 1997 and International Business Financing Course in 1999 organized by Export Institute of Singapore.
Her attention to detail and discipline has contributed greatly year on year success of Dagon Group. Her resilience and hard work has always been the integral part of growth of the company.
She is not only a businesswoman in a class of her own but she is also a humanitarian. With her medical background, she is always taking personal interest in the well-being of all her employees. She had participated in many social welfare through various Dagon Groups’ CSR program. She is also one of the Trustees of International Dhamma Giri Vipassana Association Trustee. She also assumed the responsibilities of Chairperson of Ngwe Saung Hoteller Asociation from 2013 to 2014.
U Thurane Aung (Christopher Aung)
U Thurane Aung came back from United Kingdom with BA (Hons) in Business Information Management and Finance from University of Westminster to join the family business in 2002.
He worked his way up by learning the business from bottom line as a Project Manager on constructions sites. His ability to navigate the steep learning curve to understand and share the vision of Dagon Group landed him as a CEO of the Group in late 2016. The main focus of U Thurane Aung’s role and responsible is for business strategies and expansion plans for all of Dagon Group’s businesses. He has experienced and completed several new businesses set up within the Dagon Group as well as negotiating for new joint ventures.
Daw Ei Hnin Pwint (Christabelle Aung)
Daw Ei Hnin Pwint (Christabelle Aung) has been in charge of the Retail and Distribution Section of Dagon Group of Companies for the past decade. She took the helm immediately after coming back from her overseas education in Business Administration from University of Bristol, West of England. She plays a vital role in developing and enhancing that specific sector of the company to make it one of the leaders in the retail industry shopping mall business was entrusted in the care of Christabelle, a task that requires a balance of good taste in fashion and an understanding of the local culture so as to blend the “in trend” and the past bridging the gap between generations thus making it a place to be for the whole family.
She and her team strive to their optimum level to satisfy the evolving change in taste and trends of their valued customers. Her entrepreneurial skills lead her to establishing a chain of supermarket, offering a wide range of products from homegrown as well as multi national quality imported products at reasonable price for the up and coming middle class families. To keep up with the competitiveness of the supply chain a distribution company – Global Sky Co. Ltd., was co founded.
U Kyaw Zaw Aung
U Kyaw Zaw Aung is trained in BSc Industrial Chemistry (Hons) at Yangon University. He has also received further training in rice milling and rice milling technology in Japan under the Satake Engineering Ltd. He always work in trading business and was head hunted by Dagon International in 1996 to enhance its trading business. Later on, his business responsibility was expanded to cover agriculture business of the Group.
He also sits on the board of two public companies, Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO) and United Group of Trading as a representative of Dagon International. He is also active member in NGOs such as an Executive Committee Member of The republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
U Phone Phone Naing (Wilson Yang)
U Phone Phone Naing (Wilson Yang) is the Managing Director of the Distribution arm of the Group of Companies, after years in trading business he recognized the development and refinement of the needs and taste of local consumers. His travels and education overseas in BA Economics from Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois has exposed him to quality products from different countries and has inspired him to bring some back home, thus the start of Global Sky Co Ltd.
Acknowledging the need for more consumer products in the market, Wilson took the task of joining the League of Foreign Companies who have been in the industry for some time (not only in Myanmar) but also in different countries bringing in products from multi national companies. Global Sky has a wide range and continually expanding portfolio from personal hygiene products (from Japan/Thailand) to personal care products (from Philippines), fruit and vegetable drink (from Thailand), food and beverage products (from Philippines/US) and foodstuffs that are locally grown and manufactured.
From trading to Importing and to full distribution of FMCG Products catering to the wide range of customer (trade to industry) supplying the needs of different type of customers from the city to the outskirts of the country.
U Min Swe Oo
U Min Swe Oo worked as an employee in Myanmar Timber Enterprise from 1977 to 1980 while he completed his distant learning degree in Law major at the Yangon University in 1981.
He first joined as Administrative Officer at Dagon International Limited in 1991. In 1992, he became a Director in Dagon Timber Limited and supervised timber extraction.
He single handedly built up Dagon Group’s timber business from simply buying, sawing and selling of logs to at one point, nationwide extraction and international exports. Now he is concentrated in more environmentally friendly plantation business and value adding wood industries rather than natural resource extraction.
U Ye Htut Win
U Ye` Htut Win holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from Yangon University. In 1992 he joined as an Administrative Officer in Dagon International shortly after its establishment, before that he was an army captain. His interest and knowledge in mechanics and heavy machinery landed him Director role in Machinery and Equipment department. His training in the Army made him a highly disciplined man and right for the job.
He also have adjusted skills set for sourcing vehicles and machinery which make him a vital human resource when purchasing and leasing equipment and machinery for the Group’s need.
At present, he is Managing Director for DMC Machinery Limited.
U Aung Gyi
U Aung Gyi joined Dagon International in 1992 after working as an auditor for 7 years at Office of the Auditor General. He has a Honors degree in Commerce from the Institute of Economics.
He worked his way up to Executive Director in 2005 from an accountant in 1992. By this, you can see he is a hardworking and a high achiever. His understanding of commerce and accounting is key to his success and success of the business he is entrusted with.
His expertise obtained in nationwide logistics while serving in a various positions in the timber department made him an ideal person to put him in charge of fuel distribution.
Currently, he is leading Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Limited as its CEO.
The Board of Director of the Dagon International Limited and its Key Management Officers are endeavouring effectively and efficiently for the guidance and monitoring the strategy, business plan and policies, sustainability, profitability and corporate governance and compliance of laws and regulations entrusted by MOA and AOA of Dagon Group member companies. Among them, U Kyaw Zaw Aung, and U Phone Phone Naing are members of Audit Committee and U Thurane Aung is members of Nomination and Remuneration Committee chaired by U Win Aung in Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Limited.
The current members of the Board of Director and Key Management Officers had been trained and developed since their entry into Dagon International Limited and started their job from the operation level and guided by the Chairman. Even though they are well experienced, still participating in internal career development programs and external programs implemented by UMFCCI and other organizations including MCRB and Myanmar Institute of Directors (MIOD) to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitude required to implement the changes in the Group.
The Chairman of the Board of Director will ensure that the performance of the individual directors and of the Board as a whole and its committees are evaluated at least once a year.
During the fiscal year 2016-17, the Board of Director meetings were held three times and from 2017 April to present time February, 2018 three meetings were held.