5th MPS (Myanmar Power Summit),

15-16 Nov, 2018 - Yangon, MYANMAR

Meliá Yangon

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About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Mr. Dieter Billen

Mr. Dieter Billen

Principal & Head, Myanmar

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

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Mr. Dieter Billen

Mr. Dieter Billen

Principal & Head, Myanmar

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 02:45 PM

Chairman's Remarks

Day 2 [Fri 16, November], at 09:00 AM

Mini-grid Solutions in Myanmar - What are the Opportunities for Private Investors?

Day 2 [Fri 16, November], at 11:10 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/181128/speakers/DieterBillien.jpgDieter is the country head of Roland Berger in Myanmar. Roland Berger is a global strategy consulting firm, with 50 offices worldwide.

Dieter has advised the Myanmar government on sector reforms and liberalizations, including the telecom sector liberalization, which led to the entry of new operators in the country. He has also supported the government on large infrastructure projects and reforms in the power and oil & gas sectors.

In addition, Dieter has supported international firms in the electricity and energy sectors in their market entry and growth in Myanmar, including in renewable energy and mini-grids.

Before moving to South-East Asia, he started his career at Roland Berger in Europe, where he supported electricity firms on performance improvement and feasibility projects.

Mr. Tom Watters

Mr. Tom Watters

Business Development Director Asia Pacific, IPP & IWPP Dept. No. 1

Sumitomo Corporation

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Mr. Tom Watters

Mr. Tom Watters

Business Development Director Asia Pacific, IPP & IWPP Dept. No. 1

Sumitomo Corporation

AGENDA SESSION

Regional Power Market Development and Implications for Myanmar

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 02:15 PM

Panel Discussion themed "Attracting Investments for Sustainable Electricity Growth in Myanmar"

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 02:45 PM

Afternoon's Chairman

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 02:10 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/181128/speakers/TomWatters.jpgTom Watters has over 50 years experience in the power sector ranging from extra high voltage transmission and distribution design, construction and operation to major power plant project development and acquisition. He has lived and worked in Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Jordan, Malawi, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom. He has been employed by Sumitomo Corporation since 2006 and directed teams in power plant acquisitions in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia. He spent 4 years in Australia as President of Summit Southern Cross Power and CEO of Bluewaters Power Pty Ltd. His current position is Business Development Director Asia Pacific, Global Power Business Division of Sumitomo Corporation responsible for development and investment in power generation projects in the Asia Pacific Region.

Mr. Jani Nurmi

Mr. Jani Nurmi

Development Manager

Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd

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Mr. Jani Nurmi

Mr. Jani Nurmi

Development Manager

Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 12:30 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/181128/speakers/JaniNurmi.jpgJani Nurmi is responsible for IPP project development activities within Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services. Main responsibilities include project structuring, deal execution, development of project agreements, project finance, LNG supply chain and financial modelling of engine and LNG to power assets in Asia. 

Jani is an expert in project finance and international risk management. Jani has a background in investment banking and management consulting with experience in M&A transactions of generation and transmission assets. Jani’s passion is developing and financing flexible engine power plant projects enabling the integration of increasing amount of renewables to the grid.  

Ms. Kate Lazarus

Ms. Kate Lazarus

Team Leader, Hydro Advisory

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Ms. Kate Lazarus

Ms. Kate Lazarus

Team Leader, Hydro Advisory

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

AGENDA SESSION

Harnessing Environmentally Sustainable Hydropower in Myanmar – Rationalising the Projects

Day 2 [Fri 16, November], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

Kate Lazarus is the Team Leader of IFC’s Environmental and Social Advisory Program based in Yangon, Myanmar. She develops, manages and leads an advisory program on environmental and social standards in the hydropower sector in the Mekong Region (Lao PDR and Myanmar), Nepal and Pakistan. Prior to joining IFC, Kate worked for the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food managing a program on advancing sustainable hydropower in the Mekong, coordinated the Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER), consulted for Sinohydro, led IUCN’s Regional Water and Wetlands Program for Asia, and was a Regional Program Officer for Oxfam America. She has lived and worked in the Mekong and Himalayan Regions for eighteen years.

Dr. Win Myint

Dr. Win Myint

Deputy Chief Engineer

Ministry of Electricity & Energy

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Dr. Win Myint

Dr. Win Myint

Deputy Chief Engineer

Ministry of Electricity & Energy

AGENDA SESSION

Electric Power Supply; Demand & Future Plan

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 09:25 AM

PROFILE

Mr. Win Myint has over 21 years of electric power sector, such as distribution and generation, negotiation of agreements and contracts, reviewing the Feasibility Study Reports.

With Bachelor in Engineering from Rangoon Institute of Technology in 1985, his career started as Assistant Engineer in the Myanmar's Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE), Ministry of Energy in 1996. He managed electricity distribution works and operation and maintenance works of small Hydropower Plants.  After five years, he was selected as a governmental scholar to study at Japan and became a Research Student in 2002. He holds Master Degree and Doctor of Engineering from Kobe University in 2008.

Now he is serving as a Deputy Chief Engineer at Renewable Energy and Hydropower Plants Department, Electric Power Generation Enterprise, Ministry of Electricity and Energy. Under Chief Engineer, He has been managing selling of electricity to Utilities, operation and maintenance of Hydropower Plants, negotiating new Power Purchase Agreements, monitoring the implementing of new Renewable Energy Power Projects and other related works of Enterprise and Ministry.

U. Saw Si Thu Hlaing

U. Saw Si Thu Hlaing

Director, Department of Electric Power Planning

Ministry of Electricity & Energy

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U. Saw Si Thu Hlaing

U. Saw Si Thu Hlaing

Director, Department of Electric Power Planning

Ministry of Electricity & Energy

AGENDA SESSION

Government's View on Opportunities for Private Investment & IPP in Myanmar

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 09:55 AM

PROFILE

Saw Si Thu Hlaing is a Graduate in Engineering from Yangon Technology University since 2001. He joined to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy( formally Ministry of Electric Power since 2002 and worked in the field of Hydropower operation duty about 4 years and also 4 years in township power distribution works. He transferred to the planning department, Department of Electric Power Planning since 2009. He has 8 years of experience in the field of planning.

Mr. Bhaskar Kannan

Mr. Bhaskar Kannan

Head, (Group Business Development)

IGE Co Ltd

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Mr. Bhaskar Kannan

Mr. Bhaskar Kannan

Head, (Group Business Development)

IGE Co Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 02:45 PM

Hydropower – A Clean, Renewable & Economical Source of Power for Myanmar

Day 2 [Fri 16, November], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/181128/speakers/BhaskarKannan.jpgBhaskar Kannan, Malaysian, is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the prestigious Imperial College London. He holds a Master in Business Administration with concentration in finance from the University of Malaya, Malaysia and is currently in pursuit of a Doctorate of Business Administration with concentration in Total Quality Management.
Bhaskar has held various management positions in engineering and consultancy and development of Independent Power Plants in his career spanning over 20 years.
During his career, he has worked on Power greenfield and M&A projects in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Egypt, Morocco, Russia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia.
He is currently spearheading the business development efforts in Power in Myanmar for a large Myanmar conglomerate with business interests in power, energy, infrastructure, banking, internet technology and hospitality.
He is an Associate of the City and Guilds Institute of London, a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and is a registered Professional Engineer in Malaysia.
Mr. Nicolas Leong

Mr. Nicolas Leong

Managing Director

Wartsila Myanmar Co. Ltd.

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Mr. Nicolas Leong

Mr. Nicolas Leong

Managing Director

Wartsila Myanmar Co. Ltd.

AGENDA SESSION

Chairman's Welcome & Remarks

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 09:00 AM

X to Power Generation - Fuel Comparisons & Tariff Impact

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 12:30 PM

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 02:45 PM

Evaluating Various Cogeneration Solutions for Industrial Parks in Myanmar

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 04:30 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/181128/speakers/NicolasLeong.jpgNicolas Leong, born in Mauritius, is currently responsible for Wärtsilä Energy Solutions’ business in South East Asia. Based in Singapore, he has experiences in the power generation industry ranging from project management, developing sales projects to EPC sales for thermal power plants in the South East Asia region.

Nicolas is actively promoting our dual-fuel engine technology and LNG solutions in Myanmar which is Wärtsilä’s value proposition to the country’s growing need for electricity.

Prior to joining Wärtsilä, Nicolas held various business development and sales roles with Abengoa and Lanco International. Nicolas received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honours from National University of Singapore.

Daw. Yee Yee Khin

Daw. Yee Yee Khin

Deputy Director (production)

Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE)

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Daw. Yee Yee Khin

Daw. Yee Yee Khin

Deputy Director (production)

Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE)

AGENDA SESSION

Boosting LPG Usage in Myanmar; LPG Rules & Regulation in Myanmar

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 12:00 PM

PROFILE

Daw Yee Yee Khin holds a M.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Russia State University of Oil and Gas and Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Yangon Institute of Technology of Myanmar.  Currently she is the deputy director of the Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise and has 25 years of working experience in Petrochemical Industry.
Her present portfolio involves managing the production, distribution and concerned work of all petrochemical plants such as refineries, LPG plants, fertilizer plants and related areas.

Daw. Kyu Kyu Myint

Daw. Kyu Kyu Myint

Head of Div - Production

Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE)

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Daw. Kyu Kyu Myint

Daw. Kyu Kyu Myint

Head of Div - Production

Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE)

AGENDA SESSION

LPG Production from Domestic Refineries in Myanmar Capacity Outlook & Growth Potential

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 11:30 AM

PROFILE

Daw Kyu Kyu Myint heads the production division at Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise, Ministry of Electricity & Energy since early 2017.
With a BE from Yangon Technological University and M.Sc from Chulalongkorn University, Daw Kyu Kyu Myint started her career as the process engineer in No. 2 fertilizer factory (Kyun Chaung) in 2004. From 2008, she was posted to No. 1 refinery (Thanlyin) as third chemist and process engineer.

Mr. Timothee Beebe

Mr. Timothee Beebe

Project Manager

Parami Energy Group of Companies

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Mr. Timothee Beebe

Mr. Timothee Beebe

Project Manager

Parami Energy Group of Companies

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Fri 16, November], at 11:40 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/181128/speakers/TimotheeBeebe.jpgTimothée Beebe, French, has been working in Myanmar since 2016 and has since been involved in the development of renewable energy projects. He is currently in charge of the power department for Parami Energy and is the project manager of two hybrid mini-grids in the Magway and Mandalay regions.
Timothée received a Master degree of Project Management from the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) in Paris.

Mr. Francois Depierreux

Mr. Francois Depierreux

Product Manager Energy Transition

Tractebel

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Mr. Francois Depierreux

Mr. Francois Depierreux

Product Manager Energy Transition

Tractebel

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 02:45 PM

Off-Grid Development in Myanmar: The Yesagyo Island Mini-Grid Project

Day 2 [Fri 16, November], at 11:40 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/181128/speakers/FrancoisDepierreux.jpgMr François Depierreux obtained his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Brussels (ULB) in 2005. He studied power system economics at the University of Texas (UT), Austin, in 2004. He joined Tractebel and the Energy Transition team in 2005.

He is specialized in power systems operation and planning, especially in renewable power integration studies, in master plans and strategic studies, and in electrical stability studies.

He is now expatriated in Indonesia to manage the Energy Transition activities of Tractebel in South East Asia.

Mr. Richard Harrison

Mr. Richard Harrison

CEO

Smart Power Myanmar

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Mr. Richard Harrison

Mr. Richard Harrison

CEO

Smart Power Myanmar

AGENDA SESSION

Mini Grid for Rural Myanmar – What’s Needed & Challenges?

Day 2 [Fri 16, November], at 10:40 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/181128/speakers/RichardHarrison.jpgRichard is the Chief Executive Officer for Smart Power Myanmar, a facility dedicated to catalyzing economic growth in Myanmar through improved access to reliable energy. With a background in investment banking, social marketing and international development, Richard has lived in Myanmar for a total of 9 years since 2002, and was Myanmar’s Country Director between 2013 and early 2018, leading one of Myanmar’s largest and most complex integrated development portfolios. Smart Power was founded in May 2018, and is financed by the Rockefeller Foundation, and managed by Pact, a global non-profit agency based in Washington, DC, and with a large presence in Myanmar. Smart Power Myanmar’s Founding Members include The Rockefeller Foundation, The World Bank, USAID and Yoma Strategic Holdings.

Mr. Henry Tun

Mr. Henry Tun

Business Development Director

Maxpower Asia Group Pte Ltd

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Mr. Henry Tun

Mr. Henry Tun

Business Development Director

Maxpower Asia Group Pte Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Development of Gas-Fired Power Plants Projects in Myanmar

Day 1 [Thu 15, November], at 04:00 PM

PROFILE

  • Director Business Development – Maxpower Asia Group
  • Initiator &  Developer of Maxpower Thaketa Co. Ltd a 50MW IPP Power Plant built in 2012-13.
  • CEO and Managing Director of Consultant International Co-CIC
  • Oil & Gas and Power Industry Player in International Market
  • 30 years of International MNC Experiences in Oil & Gas, Power Sectors with vast Knowledge of Power Generation, Financing and PPA in Power Industry, Marine Industry, Transportation Industry.