U Aung Kyaw (Aaron, Aung)


Prior to co-founding SIM in 2015, Mr. Aung Kyaw practiced engineering and project management at several government-linked Singapore/Japanese companies including Mitsubishi Heavy Industry and Sumitomo for over 10 years. In 2007, he was the first person from Myanmar to successfully export a million tons of sea sand to Singapore for land reclamation. In 2012, He successfully organized and co-invested in Singapore based investments in the Myanmar real estate sector worth USD$20million and became the CEO of a Singapore private investment group.

Mr. Aung Kyaw is known in the community as an investor-friendly local entrepreneur. He has assisted foreign investors in conducting successful businesses in Myanmar by establishing good relationships with local authorities. Mr. Aung Kyaw is elected as the finance and foreign investment director for the Deep Sea Port in the Mon/Karen state of Myanmar.

Mr. Aung Kyaw holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Yangon and a Master of Engineering from National University of Singapore.

U Nay Lynn Oo

Vice Chairman

Mr. Nay is the founder of SIM. He is also an entrepreneur and strategic investor from Myanmar. He has successfully invested in many local companies ranging from mining, trading, construction and logistics. Mr. Nay is also a major shareholder of Golden Tree Company Ltd. and EFR logistics and distribution center (Mandalay).

Mr. Nay obtained a B.Sc (Physics) in 2004 from Yadanarpon University, Mandalay, Myanmar.

Thomas Braun


Mr. Braun practiced corporate securities law at Braun and Co., specializing in representing small high tech public companies. Mr. Braun is experienced in the management of public companies and has conducted many mergers and acquisitions and going public transactions.

Mr. Braun earned a BA degree from the University of Western Ontario, a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of San Francisco specializing in International Business Transactions. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the Law Society of British Columbia.

Peter Xu


Mr. Xu is the founder of Mican Investment Service Ltd based in Yangon, Myanmar (2015). He is among the earliest foreign financial consultants in Myanmar to offer going public advisory services and financing solutions to Myanmar companies.

Mr. Xu’s area of expertise includes cross-border M&A, RTO, and general corporate finance.

Mr. Xu holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Energy Finance) degree from the University of Calgary.

John Li

Mr. Li is the Vice Secretary General of China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar.

Mr. Li has lived in Myanmar for 12 years and thus has extensive experience and resources in Myanmar.

Dr. Jake Thiessen

Dr. Jake J. Thiessen is the Hallman Director, School of Pharmacy, and Director, Health Sciences Campus, at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Thiessen is a former professor and associate dean at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. He earned his B.Sc. (Pharm) degree from the University of Manitoba, and went on to complete an M.Sc. at Manitoba and a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Fran-cisco. Jake's area of specialization is pharmacokinetics.