Dr. Wong is the founding investor of Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs. Dr. Yit Fan Wong is former Myanmar Country Head of Jardine Matheson in Myanmar, and currently sits on the Board at Oway Inc, Bagan Innovation Technology, GLAMMK, . and several other Myanmar companies. With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial sector in Asia, Dr. Wong has both a macroeconomic perspective and experience with operational roles on-the-ground, especially in risk management and investments. His area of geographic expertise is Southeast Asia, especially the frontier Indochina economies
From 1991 to 2002 Dr. Wong was the Chief Economist for Standard Chartered Bank for the region. Dr. Wong has also served as the Chief Financial & Investment Officer for Reem Investments, a family office in Abu Dhabi, UAE. In addition, Dr. Wong was responsible for setting up DBS Bank’s presence in Hanoi in 2007 and served as its Chief Executive Officer for Vietnam and Indochina.
He holds the bachelor of engineering as his first degree and worked as a marine engineer until 2006. Then he is Managing Director at Thinzarkyaw Co., Ltd., which manufacturing and distributions of instant food. He started own coffee firm named Moe Htet coffee farm at Thayetkone village in Naung Cho Township, Northen Shan state. He also volunteered as Vice chairmen at Myanmar Japan Business consultant Co., Ltd., and a Myanmar mentor at Rockstart Impact Myanmar Accelerator for new set-ups in Myanmar.
Now he is leading Mandalay Coffee Group Co., Ltd which is one of leading coffee export companies in Myanmar. He has deeply involved in improving standards to Myanmar Coffee and had vast experience in contract farming with coffee farmers. Recently, his leading company received financial support for contract farming of coffee farmers to improve their output.
He earned a master degree in Finance and Investments from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He worked for UFF Agri, a leading specialist advisor in agricultural investments in Africa, providing qualified expertise in both production (farmland) and investment within this sector. He had cumulated experience in Investment screening, Financial Modeling & Analysis, Investment Structuring, Investment Performance Analysis, and Internal Business Process Management.
Now, He is an Investment Manager at Wire Group which is a leading 'Impact House' in the Netherlands with a focus on impact investments in education, research, strategy development and building & managing portfolios. He is responsible for sourcing, analyzing and due diligence of both direct and fund investments.
Since October, 2017, he is an expert mentor for Rockstart Impart which is a 100-day business support program and has been specifically designed for Myanmar entrepreneurs and their businesses. During the program, he assists Myanmar entrepreneurs to receive intensive coaching and mentoring on ways to successfully grow their business.