Melvyn Pun explains why he left a career at Goldman Sachs to head a family-owned investment business in Myanmar

  • Melvyn Pun left a career at Goldman Sachs to head Yoma Strategic Holdings, part of a Myanmar-based business conglomerate founded by his father
  • Yoma Strategic recently took a controlling stake in mobile-based financial services provider Wave Money, now also backed by Ant Financial
  • Pun believes Myanmar offers investors unique opportunities, but regulatory and reputational risk are still a concern
  • Pun predicts Myanmar to be one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, boosted by a feeling of ‘excitement and euphoria’
  • Because of his work, Business Insider named Pun to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming investing in Asia.
  • Visit Business Insider’s Transforming Business homepage for more stories.

When Melvyn Pun left Goldman Sachs in 2012 to head the family-owned investment holding company Yoma Strategic Holdings in Myanmar, it was an interesting time to be doing business in the Southeast Asian nation. The previous year had witnessed the

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