Ex-swimmer Daphne Teo makes waves in Myanmar real estate

Investing in a new market can be risky business, but former national swimmer Daphne Teo is no stranger to diving into the deep end. Ms Teo, now chief investment officer of D3 Capital, is overseeing the development of a mixed-use luxury project that boasts some of Myanmar’s tallest skyscrapers. Called Golden City, the project in […]

Ex-banker builds on father’s property business

Yoma’s new CEO eyes diversified plate of projects in Myanmar Taking over the reins of his father’s business was not a move Mr Melvyn Pun had envisioned. “It was totally unexpected,” says Mr Pun, 37, now chief executive at Singapore-listed property and construction group Yoma Strategic Holdings. The former Goldman Sachs investment banker was appointed […]

Yoma Strategic chief executive talks leadership transition

Yoma Strategic Holdings chief executive Andrew Rickards is stepping down next month after a nearly four-year term, though remains bullish on Myanmar’s long term prospects.  As the best-known Myanmar-focused company listed on a foreign exchange, Yoma Strategic has attracted business and investors eager to participate in what’s sometimes touted as the last frontier economy. Yoma […]