Our Management Team
Nay Aung Founder & Chairman
Nay Aung brings along global business best practices and deep online and payment product management experience from top Silicon Valley establishments. Nay started his career at Blue Lithium, a well-known online advertising start-up which was later acquired by Yahoo! and then spent 4 years at Google’s HQ at Mountain View.
Nay was an early member of Google Wallet Product team – an online payment system for Google Products and next joined the Business Strategy and Operations group at Google (an internal consulting group). Post Google, Nay took up the Director of Product Management’s position at leading cloud services provider Saba Software.
After growing up in Myanmar, Nay pursued education abroad and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Economics from the University of Arizona, a Master’s in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master’s in Management from Stanford University.
Alok Kumar Chief Executive Officer
Alok Kumar is the CEO of Oway Group, Myanmar’s largest travel company. Prior to Oway, Alok has held several leadership positions across telcom & consumer businesses in emerging markets. Alok has long standing experience in running startups incubated in large corporate houses. He started his Myanmar journey with Telenor back in early 2014 and has gained rich experience over last 5 years being part of setting up team of Telenor Myanmar as the dominant entrant.
He gained in depth understanding of Myanmar consumer segments, trade challenges, channel dynamics and vast geographical ethnic diversity, Alok enjoys being here and has traveled length and breadth of Myanmar over the last 5 years.
Thangavel Chief Financial Officer
Thangavel comes with over 16 years of strategic and operational finance experience mostly within the global technology environment. He has rich experience in Financial planning and analysis, Profitability management, Financial Reporting, Performance Management, Strategic Planning and controllership. He has worked in various multinational companies in India, Middle East, Myanmar before joining to Oway Group. His last assignment was with Ooredoo Myanmar as Head of Business Planning and Reporting.
Thangavel is his role of CFO is responsible for all of the company’s financial & legal functions including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance, legal, compliance and investor relations. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA - Finance) from Bharathidasan University and Post Graduate Diploma of Financial Management (PGDFM) from Pondicherry University.
Tun Tun Linn Chief Technology Officer
Tun Tun is responsible for technology strategy, product development, engineering and IT operations. He has over twenty years of experience working for innovative organizations such as VMware, HP, and Wells Fargo in various engineering and management roles.
Prior to Oway, Tun Tun was the Country Manager of VMware Myanmar leading engineering, business development, channel and operation teams in the country. He was previously based in the U.S, and he relocated to Myanmar in 2015 to lead VMware’s market entry into the country. In this role, he has contributed to successful digital transformations and cloud initiatives at leading banks, telecommunication, internet service providers, distribution, retail, and mobile payment companies.
Before relocating to Myanmar, Tun Tun worked at VMware and Hewlett Packard headquarters in Silicon Valley. He holds Master’s and Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University. He completed post-graduate studies for Advanced Software Systems at Stanford University, business management at Santa Clara University, and an MBA at University of Northampton.
Aagu Chaudhary Chief Commercial Officer
A business manager by training and Product & Marketing specialist by profession, Aagu has held growth portfolios in organizations like 3M, Vodafone, Jio, Telenor Myanmar and Oway group.
He brings along expertise in Marketing, GTM and techno-commercial operations across verticals and industries in emerging markets, covering the entire spectrum of traditional and digital consumer space.
Aagu is passionate about digital transformation play on Myanmar consumer segments and its related dynamics.
Thida Aye Chief Corporate Officer
Thida Aye is the Chief Corporate Officer of Oway. She is leading the Corporate sales channel for Oway Travel & Fleet services. Thida is supported by passionate teams from Business development & ground operations.
Thida started her career as an early hotelier since 1989 at Ministry of Hotels & Tourism for a new hotel pre-opening. Thida has over 25 years of experience as a Hotelier. She has made significant contributions in establishing government, International & local hotels in Myanmar. Prior joining Oway Thida, has held several leaderships roles including Director of Sales and Marketing at PARKROYAL Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, brand of Pan pacific Hotels group.
Thida graduated from Yangon University and holds bachelor’s degree in Science with full credit & a master’s degree in Business Administration. She is also accredited with course in Hotel Management from Hotels Association – Training and Education College, Singapore.
Harsh Nathany Executive Vice President, Travel
Harsh Nathany is overlooking the travel and eCommerce business. He is done multiple leadership roles in emerging markets building sustainable businesses for APAC and EMEA regions. An expert in E commerce and Fin-tech industries with overall focus on disruptive innovation. Worked as Managing Director of Shop.com.mm (A Rocket Internet venture) and successfully exited after selling it to Alibaba group. He later took up the role of CEO at a Fintech Startup for invoice factoring funded by influential investors of Myanmar, United Kingdom and Singapore.
Harsh inherits his entrepreneurial instinct from his family business which deals in shipping & industrial products. Before moving to Myanmar, Harsh was based in Paris, France wherein he completed his MBA with his major in International Business from IESEG School of Management Paris.
Cho Zin Tun Vice President – Head of HR & Admin
Cho Zin heads HR & administration at Oway she joined Oway as HR Business Partner and after her remarkable contribution as HRBP she was elevated to head HR & Admin in April 2019. As head of HR & Admin she oversees all aspects of HR Operations, People policies Implementation, Organizational Development, Administration, Safety, Security and Compliance for both Oway Travel & Oway Ride. Her areas of expertise include Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Reward, Compensation & Benefits, and Performance Management. She is a supported by a small and agile team of young Myanmar talent.
Cho Zin is an experienced Human Resources Professional who connects with people, has a deep understanding of people motivations, cultural sensitives and local labour framework. She has multi industry experience in Myanmar working with large multinationals like Telenor Myanmar & DKSH & Roche Pharmaceuticals.