Ex-Google manager returns to his native Myanmar with big goals

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Nay AungMyanmar-born former Google business operations and strategy manager Nay Aung has returned to his home land and plans to set up a number of online projects, from payment over travel bookings to e-commerce, Thailand’s The Nation reported.

Nay Aung, who is a graduate of Stanford University in California and the London School of Economics, has already set up oway.com.mm, an online travel agency, in 2012 to help independent travellers plan their trips, and to cash in on the country’s booming tourism sector.

Having secured 27th Southeast Asia Games Official Hotel Reservation Partnership status for Oway travel agency, Nay Aung expects the site to grow 200 per cent in traffic in its second year. Growth in Myanmar’s tourism is projected at around 30 to 50 per cent in 2013.

The second project will be the launch of a product that will allow card users of the Myanmar Payment Union – made up of 17 local banks – make online and mobile payments. The launch is planned for the end of 2013. An e-commerce portal is planned for 2014.

In the near future, he also has a plan to bring his experience to develop his family business in garment manufacturing by developing a new line of business.

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Myanmar-born former Google business operations and strategy manager Nay Aung has returned to his home land and plans to set up a number of online projects, from payment over travel bookings to e-commerce, Thailand’s The Nation reported.

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Nay AungMyanmar-born former Google business operations and strategy manager Nay Aung has returned to his home land and plans to set up a number of online projects, from payment over travel bookings to e-commerce, Thailand’s The Nation reported.

Nay Aung, who is a graduate of Stanford University in California and the London School of Economics, has already set up oway.com.mm, an online travel agency, in 2012 to help independent travellers plan their trips, and to cash in on the country’s booming tourism sector.

Having secured 27th Southeast Asia Games Official Hotel Reservation Partnership status for Oway travel agency, Nay Aung expects the site to grow 200 per cent in traffic in its second year. Growth in Myanmar’s tourism is projected at around 30 to 50 per cent in 2013.

The second project will be the launch of a product that will allow card users of the Myanmar Payment Union – made up of 17 local banks – make online and mobile payments. The launch is planned for the end of 2013. An e-commerce portal is planned for 2014.

In the near future, he also has a plan to bring his experience to develop his family business in garment manufacturing by developing a new line of business.

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