On August 24, AMCHAM Myanmar organized a Financial Services Forum at Sule Shangri-La Hotel. The event was opened by Judy Benn, Executive Director of AMCHAM Myanmar and followed by the welcoming remarks of Daw Thet Thet Khine, Member of Parliament, and Member of Banks and Monetary Affairs Development Committee.
The meeting discussed the services and financial assistance local SMEs can access from/through Myanmar banks and financial institutions, and what qualifications SMEs need to meet in order to be eligible for those services.
The keynote presentation was given by Eric Rose, Lead Director of HRMR Law Firm. Other presenters included:
Paul Wild, Senior Manager of SME Sales Innovation, Yoma Bank
Nay Lin Htut, Director of Corporate Banking Division, AYA Bank
Chee Chung Tham, Investment Director, Myanmar Investments
Saw Dino Ku, Head of Enterprise Banking, Financial Institutions and Japanese Corporate, CB Bank
Savoeung Chann, CEO, Proximity Microfinance
George Koshy, Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning, United Amara Bank
Chris O'Connor, Chief Finance Officer, Ayuroma International
Zaw Lin Aung, Managing Director, Kanbawza Bank Limited
The forum was joined by over 80 representatives from the local and foreign business communities, embassies and media.