Zaw Zaw Wants Nothing but the Best for Group and Country – Preferably With Some Football

Zaw Zaw is the founder and executive chairman of the Max Myanmar Group and AYA Financial Groups.

Zaw Zaw, Founder and Executive Chairman

Founder and Executive Chairman: Zaw Zaw

His vision for Max Myanmar Group was simply to create one of the best institutions in the country – with a special focus on transparency and corporate responsibility.

Zaw is a firm believer in giving compassionate aid, and was quick to contribute to those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Within 1 week of the prevention programs were launched, he contributed MMK 600 million (USD 0.5 million) worth medical aids for Waibagi hospital and Yankin Children’s Hospital and provided facility quarantines as well as funded Health Insurance Benefits for caregivers and has provided accommodation, food and transport for the embattled doctors and nurse of Waibagi Hospital. With additional donation of protective chambers for Covid Testing, he has contributed MMK 1.44 billion kyats (USD 1 million) to Myanmar’s fight against the Coronavirus outbreak.

Through the Ayeyarwady Foundation, he has donated more than 80 billion kyats (USD 56 million) to philanthropic causes and corporate social responsibility activities.

In his business dealings, he has almost three decades of management experience to draw on. He graduated from the University of Yangon with a major in mathematics, and worked in Japan before returning to Myanmar in 1995 to establish the Max Myanmar Company (now the Max Myanmar Group).

Zaw has been honoured with his country’s State Excellence Award, presented by the president of Myanmar, Win Myint. He has also been recognised for leading the group to support Dream Asia, the AFC’s social responsibility initiative. Dream Asia promotes a culture of giving, and emphasises the potential of football to bring about positive change in Asian societies.

Zaw is passionate about promoting the sport in Myanmar. He has been the chairman of the Myanmar Football Federation since 2005, and is vice-chairman of Asian Football Confederation.

He was recognized as Banker of the Year by The Myanmar Times in 2014 for his leadership performance.


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