DISCOVER 1ST AVOCADO OIL PRODUCER 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 producing cold-pressed avocado oil and growing Hass avocados, we apply our core values of discipline, entrepreneurship, mission-focused, respect/trust, and family 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 December 2017, Shan Orchard Myanmar Ltd is a DICA registered company with MIC permit in Myanmar. As the first avocado producer in Myanmar to receive Global Good Agricultural Practices (GLOBALG.A.P.) certification, we are focused on operating Hass avocado orchard and producing avocado oil in collaboration with USAID 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 4 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 CITIC. 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, Managing Director
Nathan was born in Myanmar but lived in the United States for 36 years before returning to Myanmar in January 2016. He served formerly as the General Manager of John Deere Myanmar – 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, 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.