2022 Myanmar HR & Leadership Series

7th June, 2022

The 2022 Myanmar HR & Leadership Series, the first in-person JobNet event in 2022, saw over 200 attendees, a combination of HR and management leaders. The event was held on  June 7th at Novotel Hotel, Yangon.

The event, which included two panel discussion sessions, touched on how the last two years have directly impacted and shaped Myanmar, organisations and its people, as well as strategies created and implemented to adapt to these changes. A short Q&A session opened the floor at the end of each panel, to invite members of the audience to raise any questions.

A Networking session was held prior the event for a chance for members of the community to reconnect after more than 2 years.


The event began with a welcome note from Mr. Matt De Luca, followed by a presentation by Mr Luc de Waegh, MD of Rosetta Stone Myanmar.

First Panel Discussion

The first panel discussion, moderated by Matt De Luca, Managing Director of JobNet, covered topics of remote/hybrid work in Myanmar, return to office, and the changes in office culture. The speakers also shared their experiences on the shifting priorities of HR, talent acquisition and retention strategies as a direct result of the changes in job seeker expectations over the past 2 years. Each speaker also shared some of the difficult choices that needed to be made and ways they supported all levels of their organisations, which included programs to keep people engaged and motivated.


Speakers on the First Panel:

Yee Mon Kyaw, Chief Human Resources Officer, AIA Myanmar

Swe Thet Paing, People and Culture Director, Japan Tobacco International [JTI]

Thanthar Shwe, Chief People Officer, Wave Money

Second Panel Discussion

The second panel discussion, moderated by Mr. Justin Sway, CEO of MMone Online Group, invited CEOs of Myanmar's leading companies, who shared their experiences on leadership and support strategies and programs they have led during a crisis. Each of the speakers also shared challenges in their respective companies, along with the hardships faced and the impact on human resource strategy.


Speakers on the Second Panel:

U Myo Min Thu, CEO, AYA SOMPO Insurance

Steve Mawby, CEO, Premium Distribution Group

Brad Jones, CEO, Wave Money


We would like to thank once again everyone who took time off their busy schedules to join us for this wonderful event. We are thrilled to see such a successful turnout to our very first event in 2 years. Special thanks to all our Speakers and Partners for their unwavering support and belief in JobNet. We hope to keep this momentum up with even more exciting events, such as the Best Companies to Work in Myanmar awards later in the year.