U Thadoe Hein is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Myanma Awba Group, the leading group of companies in Myanmar with focus on agriculture sector.
Myanma Awba Group serves three and a half million farming families (out of seven million in the country) with agricultural inputs, finance and extension services. Core products and services include fertilizers, crop protection chemicals, hybrid and OP seeds, agricultural finance and micro loans, mobile based payment system and mobile based farm advisory services.
Started as a trading company in 1995, the group has grown exponentially with investments in the first privately-owned fertilizer plant, chemical formulation plants, seed production facilities and R&D facilities. With over 1,500 agronomists, the group has the largest agronomist team in ASEAN.
The group seeks to increase agricultural output of farmers, lower their costs, increase efficiency and enable market access through holistic agriculture solutions and precision farming for small holders.
Every year, Myanma Awba sets aside a large percentage of net profit for Shared Value and Sustainability Initiatives, including the building of rural infrastructure and public utilities.
U Thadoe Hein holds BSc from the University of Yangon and an Executive MBA from University of California Los Angeles and National University of Singapore.