Michael Moe Myint

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Michael Moe Myint
Native name မိုးမြင့်
Born 11 September 1952 (1952-09-11) (age 62)
Rangoon, Burma
Nationality Burmese
Alma mater International School Bangkok
University of Rangoon
Marshall University
Occupation Managing Director of Myint & Associates Company Limited
Former air pilot for Myanmar Airways
Organization Myint & Associates
MPRL E&P
Spouse(s) Ohmar Moe Myint
Children Sithu Moe Myint
Phone Kyaw Moe Myint

Michael Moe Myint (Burmese: မိုးမြင့်) is a Burmese business tycoon, who founded and runs 2 major companies in the country's petroleum industry, Myint & Associates, a service provider and MPRL E&P, a gas extraction company.[1][2]

He was educated at the Methodist English High School (now Dagon1 High School) in Yangon, then at International School Bangkok, University of Rangoon and Marshall University, before returning to Burma.[3] From 1974 to 1987, he served as a pilot for the state-owned Myanma Airways, and served as the personal pilot of Ne Win.[3]

Two years later, in 1989, he founded Myint & Associates.[4] In 1996, he established his own oil exploration and excavation company, Myanmar Petroleum Resources Limited (MPRL).[3]

Family[edit]

His two sons, Sithu Moe Myint and Phone Kyaw Moe Myint, both studied at the Colorado School of Mines, and work for multinational oil firms.[3] His father worked as geologist for Shell.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juliet Shwe Gaung (26 March 2012). "MPRL E&P announces gas find in A-6". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Szep, Jason; Andrew R.C. Marshall (12 April 2012). "Special Report: An image makeover for Myanmar Inc". Reuters. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Burma: Removal Of U Moe Myint From The Visa Ban List". American Embassy at Rangoon. 18 March 2009. WikiLeaks cable:09RANGOON174. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Burmese Tycoons Part II". The Irrawaddy. July 2000. Retrieved 13 April 2012.