The Myanmar Private Equity & Venture Capital Association is a group of institutional investors dedicated to improving the vibrant venture capital and private equity industry in Myanmar. MPE&VCA aims to provide a forum where the importance of venture capital and private equity can be discussed and shared amongst its members, and can then be used to benefit all of the industries in the exciting market that is Myanmar.
MPE&VCA will promote the role of member firms in value creation, innovation, and economic development. The association plans to hold regular conferences, training and social networking events, and present members with a platform to engage with businesses and government in Myanmar on topical issues.
The Myanmar Private Equity & Venture Capital Association is an independent, non-profit membership organisation that was incorporated in May 2019. The association includes the leading private equity and venture capital organisations operating in Myanmar, each of which has extensive experience working within Asia. These institutions have come together to highlight the importance of venture capital and private equity to the economy in support of entrepreneurship, innovation and overall economic development.
MPE&VCA will achieve its vision by promoting and nurturing the training and professional development of private equity and venture capital professionals in Myanmar, building local and international market awareness about the private equity and venture capital industry in Myanmar, enabling dialogue with the government and industry associations as well as building links with the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association and other regional groups.
Our Board Members
Bradley Kopsick (Treasurer)
Bradley Kopsick is the treasurer of the Association.
Bradley has worked in Myanmar for the past ten years, currently serving as Myanmar Country
Manager for the Insitor Impact Asia Fund, an impact investment fund operating across South
and Southeast Asia. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Myanmar operations, exploring
investment opportunities, and conducting market analyses.
Additionally, Bradley supports the country’s nascent private equity ecosystem by providing
mentoring and giving a variety of investment-related seminars to aspiring entrepreneurs and
SME business owners. Prior to joining Insitor, Bradley worked as an independent consultant
advising companies aiming to enter Myanmar's financial services and consumer goods sectors.
He holds dual bachelors degrees in History and Economics from Emory University in Atlanta,
Trent is a Director of the Association and also represents fund manager Emerging Markets Investment Advisers, a founding member of MPE&VCA.
With EMIA, Trent has supported numerous private equity investments across “frontier ASEAN” (Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia) since 2009, across a wide range of sectors. Prior to this, Trent was a consultant with Bain & Company, before establishing a management and investment consulting business in Cambodia in 2000.
Within EMIA, which he co-founded, Trent is a Director and Investment Committee member, in particular taking responsibility for the firm’s Myanmar activities, portfolio management, infrastructure development, and fundraising.
Trent holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics.
Aung Myo Thein
U Aung Myo Thein (Adrian Tike) is a Director of the Association.
U Aung Myo Thein has been MSH’s Myanmar-based partner since 2014 and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating business opportunities as well as building relationships and liaising with local authorities and communities.
Following a period based in the US working for Walmart and Visa in a financial reporting capacity, U Aung Myo Thein relocated to Myanmar in 2014 as head of finance for Yoma Bank, a leading Myanmar financial institution.
U Aung Myo Thein has been a California based CPA for 18 years, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Josephine Price is the Inaugural chair at MPE&VCA and has been working in Yangon since 2012 as co-founder of Anthem Asia, an independent, women-led investment group that has invested in small- and medium-sized enterprises in Myanmar. She has lived in Asia since 1983, originally working as a lawyer, before moving into corporate finance and then private equity. She co-founded the private equity business of CLSA, an Asian investment banking group, and led its pan-Asian private equity mid-market platform for 13 years. She currently serves on the investment committees of private equity groups, social impact funds and family offices. She is a trustee of a medical education foundation in Hong Kong and a charity which works in rural areas of China. She is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales and of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Directors and was a founding member of the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association. Josephine graduated from University of Kent, UK, with an honours degree in law. She was a member of the first cohort in Asia to earn The Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma.
Ray Yee Latt Aye
Ray Yee Latt Aye is the vice chair of the association and is also a Director and COO at Delta Capital Myanmar, the largest dedicated Myanmar private equity fund manager with AUM of USD 120M and a responsible investor backing Myanmar’s leading companies. He has more than 15 years of experience in business development, corporate finance, corporate law and mergers and acquisition in Myanmar and internationally. He returned to Myanmar to join Delta Capital Myanmar in 2017, having been active in investing and portfolio management since then, and holds board positions in connection with the investments. Ray graduated with honors from UCLA with BA Business Economics, from University of Sydney Law School with JD and from University of Oxford with MS Law and Finance. He holds professional qualifications such as CA, CFA, and FRM and is admitted to practice as a lawyer in Supreme Court of New South Wales in Australia.
Ye Myat Min
Ye Myat Min is the secretary of the association and is a venture partner at Seed Myanmar, early stage technology-focused venture capital fund.
Ye Myat has more than 10 years of experience in leading and growing technology companies. He holds several leadership and advisory roles in various technology companies in Myanmar. Prior to coming back to Myanmar in 2014, Ye Myat worked with various multi-national and regional companies such as Sony Pictures, OCBC Bank, Ubisoft, PropertyGuru and more. He went to Singapore Management University.
He is recognised as Forbes 30 under 30 Asia.