People Digest: Ooredoo Myanmar, Yoma Bank chiefs take on new roles

Vikram Sinha, current CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar.

Ooredoo Myanmar and Yoma Bank CEOs have been appointed to new positions within their organisations. Vikram Sinha, the current CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar, will become advisor to the CEO of Indosat Ooredoo in Indonesia while Hal Bosher, CEO of Yoma Bank, will take on a new role as director of financial services in the Yoma Group.

Ooredoo Myanmar CEO redesignated as advisor to CEO of Indosat Ooredoo

Vikram Sinha, Ooredoo Myanmar’s current CEO has been redesignated as advisor to the CEO of Indosat Ooredoo in Indonesia, the company announced. At the same time, Sinha will also be joining the board of Ooredoo Myanmar as a director.

Alok Verma, the current chief commercial officer of Ooredoo Myanmar, will be the acting CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar. Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, Ooredoo Group CEO, said, Vikram’s experience will contribute to drive growth and development in Indosat. “The company (Ooredoo Myanmar) is in good shape with a strong management team ready to pursue our goals in 2019,” said Sinha.

Sinha joined Ooredoo in 2014 as the CEO of Ooredoo Maldives before leading the Myanmar operations as CEO in May 2017. He was earlier vice president of sales and distribution at Bharti Airtel Limited.

Yoma Bank CEO appointed as director of financial services at Yoma Group

Yoma Bank CEO Hal Bosher will be assuming a new role as director of financial services in the Yoma Group’s CEO office and will sit on the board of Yoma Bank, according to an announcement. The new position will take effect on 1 October 2019.

Bosher has been the CEO and executive director of Yoma Bank since 2013 and has been responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the Yangon-headquartered bank. In his new role, Bosher will report to Melvyn Pun, CEO of Yoma Group.

As a director on Yoma Bank’s board, Bosher will focus on developing and managing strategic partnerships for the bank. Bosher is also an advisor to the board of Wave Money, a fintech company in Myanmar established by Telenor and Yoma Bank. Bosher joined Yoma Bank as CEO in 2013 and, prior to that, he was a director at Myanmar-focused private equity firm, PMM Partners (now Delta Capital).

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