DISCOVER HASS AVOCADOS IN MYANMAR
Regardless of whether you have been farming for years, are just starting out, or simply are interested in agriculture, Shan Orchard offers a unique experience. Shan Orchard is a testament to the local people, culture, and land all working in unison to uphold the time-honored tradition of orchards. We married together Burmese traditions with Californian ingenuity to build a special place. Beyond our craft of growing Hass avocados, we apply our core values of commitment, integrity, quality and innovation into our personal relationships and local communities. We believe a good business, like good avocado, is not primarily of any one element but is a perfectly unique balance of all elements.
ABOUT SHAN ORCHARD
Established in April 2017, Shan Orchard Myanmar Ltd is a wholly owned registered company in Myanmar. We are focused on developing and operating Hass avocado orchards and related products like edible oils and guacamole to take advantage of global demand, low production costs and excellent climate of Southern Shan State, Myanmar.
Thel Suu Thinzar Bo, Director
Thel Suu was born and raised in Myanmar. She earned a B.Sc. in Physics from Mandalay University of Distance Education. She has been living and working in Southern Shan State over the last 3 years. She is one of the original founders of Shan Orchard Myanmar Ltd. She serves as both Director and General Manager, managing daily operations of the company.
Josephine Price, Director
British-born Josephine Price has spent more than three decades working in the investment industry in Asia with a career spanning law, corporate finance and private equity. She is currently a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Anthem Asia - a private equity firm based in Myanmar. Previously, Ms. Price co-founded the private equity business of CLSA, an Asian investment banking group, now part of Credit Agricole. She led its pan-Asian private equity mid-market platform for 13 years and previously worked with Nat West Markets in corporate finance.
Nathan Winn, Director
Nathan was born in Myanmar but lived in the United States for 36 years before returning to Myanmar in January 2016. He is currently the General Manager of John Deere – Capital Automotive Ltd, and he is fluent in Burmese. After retiring from US Army, he joined private sector with multiple companies in US, Dubai and Myanmar as CFO, COO and General Manager. With specialty in development project management and contract farming with local farmers, he served as General Manager/Chief of Party for a $2.3M project called “Water for Livelihoods” funded by Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) in Southern Shan State, Myanmar.
Daniel Bennett, Managing Director
Born in New Zealand and raised in agriculture, Daniel grew up learning the trade from his father (9 time winner of the Anchor Dairy Farmer of the Year Award) who was one of the founding farmers to join the Fonterra Dairy Farming Cooperative. Daniel has a B.A. in Agriculture from Lincoln University, New Zealand and is a Graduate of the prestigious Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester United Kingdom. Daniel has a wide range of agricultural experience, especially in tropical agriculture and has worked in many challenging places throughout ASEAN. He has managed large sugarcane plantations in Java for Rajawali and Republic of Indonesia, where he implemented best practices and latest technologies.