Myanmar 2020 Vision:
Ensuring Project Success in the next decade

The 2nd Myanmar Project Management Symposium (2020) is the annual event for professionals in Myanmar to learn, share insights, and network with hundreds of like-minded professionals and regulators. We will also celebrate PMI’s 50 Year’s contribution to Project Management and we celebrate the total number of Myanmar PMP Credential Holders reaching 50 too!

The theme for the 2nd Myanmar Project Management Symposium is “Myanmar 2020 Vision: Ensuring Project Success in the next decade”. This goal is that this year’s symposium will help inspire and help project and program managers, sponsors and government regulators, to develop the skills and understanding needed to deliver project successes in the next decade in Myanmar. 


Ms. Pyit Thiri Thaw
Welcome Speech

Daw Anna Sui Hluan
Opening remark

U Myint Zaw

U Zeya Thura Mon
Infrastructure Development Projects”

PMI Video and Awards

Philipp Kristian Diekhöner
Trusting Towards a Better Tomorrow- The Trust Economy”

Industry Panel
Moderator: U Thaung Su Nyein
U Ye Min Aung, U Kyaw Zaw Wai, Daw May Myat Thu, U Myo Myint Thu, U Kyaw Kyaw

Lee Leong Seng
Surbana Jurong Private


Nick Jonsson
Connecting Leadership- The Need for Cooperation”

Mike Phone Myint
Why Digital Transformation is All About People”

Carsten Ley
Establish PMO – Opportunities and Pitfalls”

Alex Aung Khant

Fredrik Haren, The Creativity Explorer
Promoting Creativity in Teams – and in Yourself

2nd PMI 50 Years Video and Awards

Thiri Closing and Thanks


U Zeya Thura Mon
Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of RGK + Z&A

Mr. Zeya has had an important role in building Myanmar’s energy infrastructure. He brings over 20 years of strategy, growth, and innovation to the stage as he shares his insights and wisdom from his challenges that will lead to a strong, successful future.

Carsten Ley
Customer Experience & Project Management Consultant Asia PMO

Based on his vast experience running projects & PMOs in Europe, Latin America & SEA he will speak about how to run and implement PMO’s in SEA with practical examples to make companies fit for an agile present and future

 Philipp Kristian Diekhöner
Trust Futurist & Innovation Strategist

Mr. Diekhöner invites us to consider fresh perspectives in an ever-changing environment of connection, innovation, and technological adaptation. His insights into the economy of trust we build between ourselves and our organizations is key to the success and sustainability of projects.

Nick Jonsson
Managing Director with EGN (Executives’ Global Network) Singapore

Real experiences from executives of multi nationals and SME’s on their leadership challenges and how they have suffered from and dealt with being the the isolated leader at work and the mental stresses that they have suffered and how they have overcome these challenges.

Fredrik Haren
The Creativity Explorer

A Global Conference Speaker on Business Creativity, Change, and Global Mindset.
Invited to speak on 65+ countries on 6 continents. Fredrik has spent the last 25 years studying, writing and speaking about creativity, change, and global mindset and is passionate about helping as many people as possible reach their full creative potential.

Alex Aung Khant
Executive Director, Urbanize

Alex Aung Khant is one of the few Burmese nationals to have graduated from Sciences Po, founded in 1871, is and has been since its creation France’s leading institution in the social sciences. Now back home in Myanmar, he works as a project manager at Flyover Art Project, an organisation which aims to bring pedestrians back onto the streets of Yangon. Alex tells us about his wish to make his home city liveable in once again.

Pyit Thiri Thaw
Founder & Managing Director of Myanmar Certified Training Centers

She is passionate about projects that achieve change and contribute to Myanmar’s growth and capacity building. To further inspire and contribute to each industry she also initiated a Myanmar Bankers Club and the annual Project Management Symposium.

U Kyaw Zaw Wai
Chief Executive Officer of Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Co., Ltd (MTSH) and Thilawa Property Development Limited

U Kyaw Zaw Wai has accumulated over 27 years of international professional experiences in Asia and the Americas. His dedication to professional development, networking and growth has guided him through several  leadership roles in real estate organizations and the foundation of the Canada Myanmar Business Council.

May Myat Thu
Chief Credit Officer at AYA Bank

She now heads the Credit Department, taking over the role since late 2017 – overseeing the Bank’s credit and collection policies and procedures and is responsible for the overall management of the department – including the underwriting and analysis to ensure the overall quality of the Bank’s lending portfolio.

U Ye Min Aung  
Group Managing Director of the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO)Ltd

Mr. Ye Min Aung is a prominent businessman serving as the Chairman of the Myanmar Rice Federation, Vice Chairman of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UMFCCI), a senior Board Advisor at EDEN Group and an independent director at Myanma Apex Bank – MAB. He brings his expertise in the developing sector of agriculture and agribusiness to the stage to better our understanding of the challenges the industry faces and how we can overcome them.

Lee Leong Seng
General Manager at Surbana Jurong Private Limited in Myanmar

Mr. Lee Leong Seng joins the symposium with over 20 years of managerial and development experience across the region, holding positions in companies such as CapitaLand, NTUC Choicehomes, and UOL Group. As the president of the Singapore Association of Myanmar (SAM), he gathers the Singapore community in Myanmar to benefit the business sphere with networking and engagement opportunities. Mr. Lee leads more than 100 professionals in the consulting of industries throughout Myanmar. He shares his insights and advice with the professionals of the Myanmar project management community on January 19th.

Mike Phone Myint
Director of PwC Myanmar

Mike Phone Myint is a Myanmar repatriate and a seasoned technological executive with over 15 years of experience in digital strategy. He serves his industry and business community as the Treasurer for the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar and has continued his professional development with certificates from Harvard Business School and University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mike joins the Myanmar Project Management Center in building the capacity of project management professionals to tackle digital transformation and overcome the challenges of an ever advancing digital world. With his insights and a shared vision, you are sure to adapt and overcome in the decade to come.

Luke Godley
Founder of LG Education Management Services

Mr. Godley brings extensive project management and business administration experience to the stage as he hosts our 2nd Symposium. His leadership at Doha College in Qatar led to a $100M ‘new campus initiative’ and the introduction of a market leading capital raising debenture scheme. As the founder of LG Education Management Solutions, Mr. Godley is not only dedicated to supporting the best project management practices but also the continuing evolution of education in Myanmar. He brings his expertise, charisma, and charm to the stage as he facilitates a day of learning, growth, and reflection.

U Myo Min Thu
Chief Executive Office of AYA SOMPO Insurance Co Ltd

U Myo Min Thu’s organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills have guided his professional practice and educational achievements. His mid to top managerial positions in the Airline and Finance industries has given him experiences in managing projects of all sizes and has led him to success. He wants to share his paths to success with you and help you overcome challenges.

U Thaung Su Nyein
CEO & Managing Director of Information Matrix Co., Ltd.

Mr. Thaung Su Nyein is an entrepreneur with a passion for journalism and marketing. His business in print and digital media (7Day News, e-Government and ICT, MICE, and other service business) keep Myanmar people informed at home and abroad. Mr. Nyein engages the business community and a source of information, a shareholder, an association member, and a supporter of best practices in project management.