Prior to his appointment to the Board of Yoma Strategic in 2015, Melvyn was the Alternate Director to Mr. Serge Pun in Yoma Strategic and the Chief Executive Officer of Serge Pun & Associates (SPA) Myanmar Limited. Melvyn has been extensively involved in developing the Group’s relationships with key parties, including Mitsubishi Corporation, IFC, ADB, Yum! Brands, Parkson, Case New Holland, Dulwich College International and Kokubu, amongst others. Prior to joining SPA, Melvyn spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, where he was Managing Director, Head of Asia Ex-Japan Corporate Solutions Group. He has extensive financial and corporate experience in various markets across Asia such as Greater China, Southeast Asia and Korea where he provided corporations and non-profit organizations with financial services that included fund raising, investments and risk management. Melvyn was educated in the United Kingdom and graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors), Masters of Engineering and Masters of Arts.