Ken Tun founded Parami in 2004 and has since overseen its growth into a variety of sectors. His areas of expertise include finance, steel and cement industries, oil field support services, and oil and gas exploration, production, and development. In the press, Ken has been interviewed or quoted on matters of oil and gas or energy investment and development in Myanmar. This coverage has been generally positive, and has emphasized his calls for corporate social responsibility and sustainable energy development, noting that at Parami, “We give a man half a fish to have his stomach half full and then teach him how to fish.”
Ken has also consistently emphasized the need for domestic development in Myanmar to accompany increased foreign investment: “Unless we can balance an increase in foreign investment and energy production with the development of the domestic market, there is a risk that growth will be unsustainable.” Ken has an MBA from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Yangon Institute of Technology. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014.
Steve has almost 3 decades of oil and gas sector experience spanning exploration, drilling, evaluation and production almost entirely in Asia Pacific. His career commenced in the field in seismic acquisition in Africa followed by electric wireline operations in SE Asia. He has over 15 years of experience in sales and business development, invigorating both mature and emerging markets.
Previously, Steve’s most recent assignments were with a global oil & gas service provider based in Bangkok, where he was General Manager of a 6-country region for 4 years, overseeing more than 12 product service lines and almost 600 personnel. Later he was a Global Account Director responsible for account management of several Asia Pacific head-quartered Operators, as well as 3 Majors across the region. Steve commenced a consulting assignment with Parami Energy’s Upstream assets in early 2018 and was later appointed COO to oversee all Operations within the Group.
Steve originates from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and holds a BSc Degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland as well as an MBA from Imperial College London. He has served on the SPE Thailand Board of Directors since 2013 and on the SPE Global Distinguished Lecturer Committee since early 2017.
Nay Win has worked with Parami since 2013. Before that, he had a 35-year career at Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprises, spending 30 years in a broad range of engineering positions before later serving as Deputy Director and then Director of the Production Department. He received his B.S. in Engineering at Rangoon Institute of Technology.
Before joining Parami in 2013, Zaw Win worked as a planning manager with Rim Bunan Petrogas, Ltd. Previously, he spent 30 years as an executive engineer and later Deputy Director and Director/Chairman with Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise. He received a B.S. in Engineering from Rangoon Institute of Technology.
Kyaw Kyaw Win has worked with Parami since 2013. Before that she served as Director of the Production Department at the Ministry of Energy for almost 20 years. She has spent almost 20 years as a process engineer and assistant general manager at a fertilizer factory in Kyunchaung. She received a B.S. in Engineering at Rangoon Institute of Technology.
Aung Myo Shein has worked with Parami since 2013. Previously he was the government liaison for the Norwegian Refugee Council, a non-governmental organization, served as a base manager for the French non-governmental organization ACTED, and served as a logistics assistant for the World Food Programme. He received a B.Sc. at Yangon Arts and Sciences University.
Khin Maung Oo has worked at Parami since 2009. Previously, he served as a general manager at Nastech Company, senior administrator at UE Myanmar, Ltd., survey assistant at Myanma Shell B.V., and earlier in his career worked at the Ministry of National Planning & Economic Development and Ministry of Health. He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics at Rangoon University.