Mr. SUDEEP GUPTA, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Indian, Mr. Sudeep Gupta is serving as Chief Executive Officer of SATHAPANA Limited, Myanmar. Mr. Gupta comes with over 23 years of rich experience handling leadership roles in financial domain with different Bank and NBFCs. Business growth & development, Meeting budgeted revenue targets, Risk management, Corporate Governance, Refining and Implementing Operations strategy that include aspects such as product design and delivery, portfolio quality management, etc are his forte. He has in-depth understanding of unsecured and secured retail lending products like Microfinance, Personal Loans, Business Loans, MSME loans, Auto Loans and Mortgages. Prior to Joining SATHAPANA Limited, Mr. Gupta served as a Whole-Time Director in Fino Finance, Mumbai. Mr. Gupta was also associated in the past with organizations like Satin Microfinance, Fullerton India, ICICI Bank and Ashok Leyland Finance. Mr. Gupta has obtained his Master’s degree in Business Management.
Mr. MUTO Yuji, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Japanese, Mr. MUTO Yuji has over 30 years of commercial banking experience since he started his career in 1990 at The Sumitomo Bank, Limited (subsequently changed to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, aka “SMBC”) in Japan. Most of his experience was centered in business development area where he promoted transactions with companies operating globally as he stationed in the United States, Europe, and East Asia. He also worked as Chief Administrative Officer of a railcar leasing company in the United States, and also engaged in overseas business expansion advisory services for Japanese companies in Tokyo and Osaka. He joined MARUHAN Corporation, ultimate shareholder of Sathapana, Limited in July 2022. He obtained Bachelor of Arts degree in Portuguese Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 1990.
Ms. NILAR SOE, Chief Operations Officer
Myanmar, Ms. Nilar Soe is a Chief Operations Officer of SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar joined on 3rd April 2023. She has attained a Master of Business Administration from Stamford International University, Thailand in Dec 2019. And she holds a Diploma in Research Studies, Dip.RS from Yangon University of Economics in May 2015, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Myanmar from the University of Pathein in 1999. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in the Microfinance Industry having worked with numerous institutions such as the UNDP/UNOPS program, INGO, and foreign private companies in Myanmar. She so far played many salient roles where her experience is derived from, specifically, Program Manager, Internal Audit Team Leader as Head of the Department, Deputy Finance Manager, Field Office Coordinator, Operations Manager, Deputy General Manager, General Manager, and Chief Operating Officer. She is also an elected former executive committee member of the Myanmar Microfinance Association (MMFA) for the period 2019 to 2022, served twice for a 2-year term each, the first term as Joint Secretary and the second term as Deputy Chairperson.
Ms. LARMALAY, Chief Financial Officer
Myanmar, born in 1993. She holds the Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with Accountancy Major from Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary and Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standard (Dip IFR). She joined SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar in August 2015 as an accountant. She has worked at Sathapana Limited with various positions such as Finance Officer, Accounting & Tax Unit Manager, Deputy Head of Finance Department and Assistant Regional Manager until April 2020 and at the end of April 2020, she was promoted as Head of Finance department at Sathapana Limited Myanmar.
Ms. THIDAR HLAING, Senior Head of Administration Department
Ms. Thidar Hlaing, Myanmar, joined SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar in April 2018 as Head of Administration Department. She has more than 17 years experiences in Administration at different industries. She obtained Advance Diploma in Business Administration from Association of Business Administration (ABE), UK in 2010. Diploma in English Language Proficiency from South East Asia Ministry of Education Organization (SEAMEO CHAT) in 2007, BSc. (Botany) from University of Yangon in 1994. She has been promoted to Senior Head of Administration Department.
Mr. HTUN HTUN, Senior Head of Marketing Department
Myanmar, born in 1965, joined SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar in June 2018 as Head of Marketing Department. He got the Bachelor Degree in Economics from Yangon University in 1986. And he got the Master of Public Administration from Yangon University of Economics. He has also got the “Diploma in Corporate and Business Law” from Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva. He has more than 20 years of experiences in Marketing, Sales and Distribution of FMCG products in Myanmar. He has got an experience of working as a project-based consultant in part of the framework which aims to promote foreign direct investment from Japan and other countries to Myanmar through improvement of legal and regulatory business environment. He has been promoted to Senior Head of Marketing Department.
Ms. HNIN WIT YEE, Senior Head of Operation Department
Hnin Wit Yee has joined SATHAPANA Myanmar as Head of Operations Department. Then she has promoted to Senior Head of Operations Department. She joined Sathapana Limited since 12th June 2018 and her service in Sathapana is over 5 years. Her experience in banking and financial institutions sector has been more than 11 years. She has been graduated Bachelor of Statistics, Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Yangon University of Economics, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC, Thailand), Diploma of International Relations from Yangon University, Diploma of Tourism Management from Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore) and Management Improvement for Executives from HIDA (Japan). Before joining SATHAPANA Myanmar, she worked as Relationship Manager at United Amara Bank Limited and Executive at Ayeyarwady Bank Limited. She has attained the training from international organizations such as GIZ, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation Bank (OCBC), International Financial Institutions Principles and guidelines, Cathy United Bank and Central Bank of Myanmar.
Mr. MYA KO, Head of Credit Department
Mr. Mya Ko is an accomplished person in various financial services over 8 years of distinguished performance in the financial institutions. Broad-based background encompasses exceptional work ethic and commitment to organizational objectives. As a Head of Credit Department at Sathapana Limited, his goals include to build the strong portfolio quality of institution and performance management of its branches. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Monywa University of Economics and studied the Master of Banking and Finance at Yangon University of Economics.
Ms. SHWE ZIN, Head of Branch Management Department
Ms. Shwe Zin, Myanmar, was born on October 9th, 1985. She gained Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from Government Technological University in 2007 and Global Master of Business Administration (International Management) from SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich in 2020. She attended certificate course related to Routing and Switching (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CISI Level 3 Risk in Financial Service. Prior to joining SATHAPANA Myanmar, she worked at Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise under Ministry of Energy. She joined SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar in June 2015 as Chief Loan Officer. She had worked at SATHAPANA Limited with the managerial positions such as Branch Manager (Bago and Insein) and Regional Manager (Yangon Region) till May 2021. She was promoted as Head of Branch Management Department at SATHAPANA in June 2021.
Ms. THET HTWE HSU, Head of IT & MIS Department
Ms. Thet Htwe Hsu, Myanmar, has been a member of SATHAPANA Limited since March 2023. She worked in a variety of positions before joining SATHAPANA Limited, including IT Director, Head of IT, and Project Manager overseeing financial technology activities, new core banking system transformation, and digitalization initiatives. Prior to that, she spent the preceding 11 years as a Software Test Engineer with Component One, Active Reports, and as a Project Lead testing for C1Xamarin Studio. She holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and a Master degree in Business Administration. Her professions have given her the opportunity to acquire a well-rounded skill set and an adaptable approach when it comes to delivering solutions. In order to tackle diverse challenges in the ever-evolving financial sector, she joined SATHAPANA Limited as Head of IT & MIS.
Ms. MAY MYAT MOE HLAING, Head of Human Resources Department
Ms. May Myat Moe Hlaing, Myanmar, joined SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar in June 2023 as the Head of the Human Resources Department. With over 15 years of experience in Human Resources Management, she possesses a wealth of knowledge in areas such as Organizational Development, Talent Management and Development, Performance Management, and HR Operation Management. Her expertise spans across diverse industries, including Production & Distribution, Services, Trading, and Banking. Furthermore, she brings valuable international experience, having worked in Singapore for 7 years providing data analysis and KPI monitoring for management decision support. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mathematics from Yangon University. She has pursued further professional development by earning a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), a Diploma in Management and Administration (DMA) from Yangon University of Economics, and a professional certificate in the Mini-HR-OD Program from Assumption University of Thailand.
Mr. PHONE MYINT MYAT, Head of Internal Audit Department
Mr. Phone Myint Myat joined SATHAPANA Limited as the Head of the Internal Audit Department in July 2023. He is an accomplished professional with almost 7 years of experience in the field of internal audit. Having spent 1.5 years as an Internal Audit Coordinator in City Mart Holding Co. Ltd., nearly 4 years in the Internal Audit Department at SATHAPANA Limited and another 1.5 years as the Head of Internal Audit in MC Easy Microfinance Company Limited before joining back to SATHAPANA Myanmar, he possesses in-depth knowledge of the intricacies involved in internal auditing. Mr. Phone Myint Myat holds a B.Econ (Economics) from Meiktila University of Economics, along with a prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Asia e University. Continuously striving for professional growth, Mr. Phone Myint Myat is currently pursuing the Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) course from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), showcasing his dedication to maintaining the highest standards of internal audit proficiency. Additionally, he holds a membership in the esteemed IIA community. Apart from the academic achievements, he has also completed Diploma programs in banking and business law, as well as engaging in various training programs related to risk management, information system auditing, forensic accounting and fraud examination.
Mr. NYAN WIN FIVE, Head of Risk & Compliance Department
Mr. Nyan Win Five, Myanmar, joined SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar in September 2023 as the Head of the Risk and Compliance Department. He leads the Risk and Compliance Team, which oversees SATHAPANA risk management and risk appetite, and ensures all risk generated by the firm’s business are measured, reviewed and monitored on an ongoing basis. Before joining SATHAPANA, he worked in Construction, Housing & Infrastructure Development Bank, SME-Development Bank and CB Bank. He graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree in Business from Assumption University, Thailand.
Mr. HEIN NAY SOE, Company Lawyer
Mr. Hein Nay Soe, an Advocate, Myanmar, joined SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar as Company Lawyer in March 2020. He has more than eight years’ experience as a lawyer and several years in Financial Institutions. His first degree was a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) granted to him in 2013 by the University of West Yangon. He was offered Master of Art in Business Law from the Law Faculty of the University of Yangon in 2021. Meanwhile, the University of Yangon awarded him first place as the best outstanding M.A (Business Law) student for the 2018–2019 academic year. He obtained the Advanced Diploma in TECH from C.M.C Academy India in 2012, the Diploma in Business Law from the University of Yangon in 2018, and the Diploma in Legal Studies from Alison in 2016. Additionally, he obtained professional certifications including the DL-101, DL-117, PCT 101E22 from the WIPO Academy Switzerland, and HLS2X: Contract Law from the Harvard University.
Mr. MASAHITO Kurosaki, Company Secretary
Mr. Masahito Kurosaki is Japanese expatriate from Maruhan Corporation, the ultimate parent company of SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar. He joined Maruhan Corporation in 2010 and was seconded to SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar in September 2019 as Risk Unit Manager. He supported the establishment of the Risk and Compliance Department in SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar and then was appointed as Acting Head of the Risk and Compliance Department in 2020. Before he seconded to SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar, he worked in various fields in Maruhan Group such as Corporate Planning Department and Overseas Financial Business Department in Maruhan Corporation Tokyo Head Office, and Maruhan Japan Bank Laos, the sister company of SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar. Currently, he also serves as Company Secretary of SATHAPANA Limited Myanmar. He obtained a Bachelor of Social Science from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in 2010.