U Win Aung
Chairman, Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce (UMFCCI)
Founder, Dagon International
U Win Aung is the founder of modern Dagon International in 1990. He built the entire group from its ground up from a small office with 5 staff to today’s prominent business groups in Myanmar.His visionary guidance and restless hard work has enable the group to grow organically. Not only for his own commercial business, he also made many positive social and development contributions in Myanmar as well as Asean Region. He has been actively participating in the development of and promoting the GMS-BF (Greater Mekong Sub-region Business Forum) since 1999 in close cooperating with the UN-ESCAP. He is one of the members of the Business Advisory Council of the UN-ESCAP and of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC). He was assigned chairmanship of the GMS-BF from 2003 to 2004 and again in 2012 to present.
In Myanmar he is one of the key initiators and founders of MCEA (Myanmar Construction Entrepreneur Association), MHA (Myanmar Hotelier Association) and the MFCPA (Myanmar Farm Crop Producers’ Association) and MFVP (Myanmar Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association).
His most prominent role is as a current President of RUMFCCI (Republic of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry). He has many contributions in the development and strengthening of foreign relations of the UMFCCI with GMS, ACMECS and ASEAN regional chambers and trade associations in many ways, as well as in establishing close working relations with the UN-FAO and ESCAP.
Through his role as UMFCCI President and member of NESAC (National Economic and Social Advisory Council) to the President of Union of Myanmar, he has made positive contribution in every aspect of reforms for businesses, SMEs, farmers, poverty elevation, peace process and poverty elevation in new Democratic Myanmar.