U Zaw Zaw

Chairman

U Zaw Zaw is the founder and Executive Chairman of AYA SOMPO Insurance. He is an established and well – connected entrepreneur and business leader in Myanmar, with over 20 years of management experience. U Zaw Zaw graduated from the University of Yangon in 1988 with the major in Mathematics and had worked in Japan for several years prior to his return to Myanmar in 1995 and managed Max Myanmar Company, which is now known as Max Myanmar Group of Companies, a major conglomerate.

U Zaw Zaw is also the Chairman of the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) and AYA Bank since 2005 and 2010 respectively, and is a believer of contributing to the society and helping the needy. Through the Ayeyarwady Foundation, he has donated to various philanthropic causes and carried out numerous Corporate Social Responsibility activities. He has also donated generously for the development of football in Myanmar.

U Than Zaw

Vice Chairman

U Than Zaw served as the Managing Director to AYA Bank from 2011 to 2013 and during his tenure, he has led the fledging Bank to grow its brand and network in Myanmar. 

He also played a pivotal role in starting AYA SOMPO Insurance as the Managing Director. He now heads the company as the Vice Chairman and remains as the Executive Director of the Board at AYA Bank. U Than Zaw’s vast experience includes eight-year tenure with the Olympics Committee as a Treasurer and another two years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Myanmar Football Federation.


U Than Zaw

Vice Chairman

U Than Zaw served as the Managing Director to AYA Bank from 2011 to 2013 and during his tenure, he has led the fledging Bank to grow its brand and network in Myanmar. 

He also played a pivotal role in starting AYA SOMPO Insurance as the Managing Director. He now heads the company as the Vice Chairman and remains as the Executive Director of the Board at AYA Bank. U Than Zaw’s vast experience includes eight-year tenure with the Olympics Committee as a Treasurer and another two years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Myanmar Football Federation.


U Myo Min Thu

Chief Executive Officer

U Myo Min Thu is the Chief Executive Officer of AYA SOMPO Insurance – a joint venture company between AYA Myanmar Insurance (AMI) and Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc, and a member of AYA Financial Group.

U Myo Min Thu joined AMI as the Managing Director in January 2015 and has spearheaded the company’s progress as one of the leading private insurers in Myanmar providing insurance products through innovative channels. Under his leadership, AMI was the first insurer to embark on a digital core system and the company had registered growth at a rate outpacing the industry’s average, winning regional and global awards and accolades over the last 5years. AMI successfully established a new joint venture company, AYA SOMPO Insurance in 2019, joining hands with a global brand in Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

Prior to joining AMI, U Myo Min Thu had held various management positions in Singapore and overseas, bringing to the country his wealth of knowledge, international exposure and experience. Possess corporate and field experience in the aviation and service industry.

U Myo Min Thu holds a bachelor degree from London School of Economics (LSE), UK with a BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance and Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by Edinburgh Business School (EBS) – Heriot Watt University, UK.

Mr.Keiji Okada

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Keiji Okada is the Chief Operating Officer of AYA SOMPO Insurance. Mr. Okada is currently leading the overall operation of the AYA SOMPO Insurance such as Underwriting, Reinsurance, Customer Service, Claims Handling and IT system, etc. by making the most of his insights and experience through his professional career.

Mr. Okada has built 35 years of insurance business career including diversified international experience in Japan, South Asia (Myanmar and Vietnam) and Europe (Belgium and France) having been providing the professional insurance services to the clients and leading his team to expand  and add value to the business of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

Mr. Okada received a Bachelor of Economics degree from Kobe University, Japan.

Mr.Keiji Okada

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Keiji Okada is the Chief Operating Officer of AYA SOMPO Insurance. Mr. Okada is currently leading the overall operation of the AYA SOMPO Insurance such as Underwriting, Reinsurance, Customer Service, Claims Handling and IT system, etc. by making the most of his insights and experience through his professional career.

Mr. Okada has built 35 years of insurance business career including diversified international experience in Japan, South Asia (Myanmar and Vietnam) and Europe (Belgium and France) having been providing the professional insurance services to the clients and leading his team to expand  and add value to the business of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

Mr. Okada received a Bachelor of Economics degree from Kobe University, Japan.

Mr. Yasuhiro Sasanuma

Director

Mr. Yasuhiro Sasanuma assumed the roles of Regional Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Director at Sompo Holdings (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (Sompo Holdings Asia) in April 2019. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of Corporate Planning in the same regional HQ based in Singapore for 5 years. As the Regional Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sasanuma spearheads the daily operations, management and administrative activities of the Asian business entities, excluding Japan, to ensure sustainability across the region.

Before joining Sompo Holdings Asia, Mr. Sasanuma has held various senior positions, such as Head of Secretary to the Sompo Group Chief Executive Officer. He has been with the Sompo Group since 1995.

Mr. Sasanuma holds a Bachelor of Economics from Hokkaido University, Japan.

Daw Thazin Aung

Director

Daw Thazin Aung is a Managing Director of Max Global Co., Ltd. She currently manages and monitor diversified investment portfolios that includes existing, on-going and new business ventures of Max Group and AYA Financial Group. In her capacity as an Group Investment arm, she also manages and oversees Group new Mergers and Acquisitions [“M&A”], and Joint Ventures with Potential Partners for the group’s entities and/or new Ventures investment activities.

Before joining Max Global Investment, she was a PwC Advisory Partner and local Lead Director/Partner for PwC Myanmar. She has over 16 years of professional experiences including 11.5 years with PwC Singapore and PwC Myanmar for audit, financial advisory and consulting and 5 years in the Maritime service industry in Myanmar.

During her 11.5 years with PwC, banking and investment management sectors are her areas of expertise and she has a strong understanding of asset management, investment funds, trade flow processes (end to end), structured finance and treasury product knowledge, financial analysis, due diligence transactions, people and change transformation of both private and investment bank operations. She leads the local teams in PwC Myanmar for consulting, government and banking advisory projects. Her client base in Myanmar includes multi-national clients, including Japanese, US and Singapore investors who are keen to enter Myanmar.

Daw Thazin Aung is also a member of USASEAN Business Council (USABC) where she actively participates and assists the Council’s business activities and missions related to foreign investments, and community initiatives in Myanmar.

Daw Thazin Aung

Director

Daw Thazin Aung is a Managing Director of Max Global Co., Ltd. She currently manages and monitor diversified investment portfolios that includes existing, on-going and new business ventures of Max Group and AYA Financial Group. In her capacity as an Group Investment arm, she also manages and oversees Group new Mergers and Acquisitions [“M&A”], and Joint Ventures with Potential Partners for the group’s entities and/or new Ventures investment activities.

Before joining Max Global Investment, she was a PwC Advisory Partner and local Lead Director/Partner for PwC Myanmar. She has over 16 years of professional experiences including 11.5 years with PwC Singapore and PwC Myanmar for audit, financial advisory and consulting and 5 years in the Maritime service industry in Myanmar.

During her 11.5 years with PwC, banking and investment management sectors are her areas of expertise and she has a strong understanding of asset management, investment funds, trade flow processes (end to end), structured finance and treasury product knowledge, financial analysis, due diligence transactions, people and change transformation of both private and investment bank operations. She leads the local teams in PwC Myanmar for consulting, government and banking advisory projects. Her client base in Myanmar includes multi-national clients, including Japanese, US and Singapore investors who are keen to enter Myanmar.

Daw Thazin Aung is also a member of USASEAN Business Council (USABC) where she actively participates and assists the Council’s business activities and missions related to foreign investments, and community initiatives in Myanmar.