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PwC: New member firm in Myanmar

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC Myanmar’s new office in Yangon was opened by PwC Singapore Executive Chairman Designate Mr Yeoh Oon Jin. In conjunction with the opening, a PwC charity donation drive was held in Singapore in aid of two orphanage centres near Yangon. Both orphanages house approximately 650 orphans, with the children ranging in age from two to 18 years old. PwC staff donated 68 boxes of cold weather clothing, children’s clothes, blankets, shoes, stationery, and toys to the orphanage.

PwC Myanmar Managing Director for Assurance and Advisory Services Mr Ong Chao Choon commented:

“PwC Myanmar is starting with a small local team, led by Ms Jasmine Thazin Aung and Ms Jessica Ei Ei San, both of whom are returning Myanmar citizens who have worked in PwC Singapore. PwC Singapore will provide technical support to PwC Myanmar in the initial years, and we will also tap into the expertise across PwC’s global network. Through knowledge transfers and structured training, we expect our local capabilities to grow rapidly in tandem with the growth of the economy.”

PwC Myanmar will provide assurance, tax, and advisory services to support large local businesses seeking growth and foreign corporations’ investments into Myanmar. Its initial focus will however be on market entry, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and transformation of local businesses.

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