Our Ascentians

Ascent is a Singapore-headquartered investment firm with the largest investment team based in Myanmar, and manages the largest Myanmar-focused investment fund.

Lim Chong Chong
Lim Chong Chong, CFA

Founder and Managing Partner

Yeo Chee Kian
Yeo Chee Kian

Managing Partner

Stanley Kyaw Khaing
Stanley Kyaw Khaing

Managing Partner

TCC
Tham Chee Chung, CFA

Senior Director

EstherSaw
Esther Saw, ACCA

Director (Finance & Operations)

Alvina
Alvina Zar Zar Wai Hnin

Investment Manager

EiMo
Ei Mo Mo Yan

Senior Investment Associate

Soi
Soi Moe Aye Shin

Investment Associate

Aung Si Thu
Aung Si Thu

Senior Investment Analyst

Su Nandi Kyaw
Su Nandi Kyaw

Portfolio Management Associate

Thi Han Aye
Thi Han Aye

Senior Executive
(Finance & Operations)

Nyein Ei San
Nyein Ei San

Office Executive

Lim Chong Chong
Lim Chong Chong, CFA

Founder and Managing Partner

Chong Chong is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ascent Capital Partners. He has extensive experience in investments, corporate finance and corporate transformation, and deep operational knowledge of Myanmar’s corporate and business landscape.

Chong Chong has a proven track record in successfully investing, building and transforming businesses in Myanmar and in the region. Before starting Ascent Capital, he also founded O2 Asia Ventures, a Myanmar-focused investment and advisory firm.

Prior to starting his own entrepreneurial journey, Chong Chong held various senior management positions. He was the Group Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy at Capital Diamond Star Group (CDSG), a leading conglomerate in Myanmar, where he led the formation of several local-foreign joint ventures and its corporate transformation efforts. Before moving to Myanmar, he worked at Temasek, EY, KPMG and Citibank, in Singapore and China, where he was involved in investment management, strategic planning and financial advisory.

He has in-depth experience in various industries, including agriculture, consumer, food, retail, real estate and financial services.

Chong Chong graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with a Bachelor’s Degree (with Honours) in Business Studies, specialising in Banking and Finance. He is also a CFA charterholder.

He also contributes actively to the community in both Singapore and Myanmar, in the following capacity:
1) Member of the Alumni Advisory Board, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University

2) Deputy President, Singapore Association of Myanmar (SAM)

3) Assistant Treasurer, Nanyang Technological University Alumni Association (Myanmar)

Yeo Chee Kian
Yeo Chee Kian

Managing Partner

Chee Kian is a Managing Partner of Ascent Capital Partners. He has over 20 years’ experience in buy and sell side and has worked for HSBC, Macquarie, Deutsche Bank and Temasek in the financial centres of London and Singapore. He has extensive experience in investments and portfolio management, with insights particularly in the transport, logistics and infrastructure related sectors.

In his previous roles at Temasek, his responsibilities included origination for infrastructure related investments across Southeast Asia and China as part of an Asia Pacific partnership with a global private equity firm and helping to manage the global transport and logistics investment portfolio, including driving value creation for portfolio companies such as Singapore Airlines and PSA.

Throughout his career, Chee Kian has presided over a wide range of transactions, including early stage, minority acquisitions, IPO, public to private as well as restructurings. He also brings with him credit structuring expertise – the unique S$5 billion financing for a real estate development joint venture between Temasek and Khazanah in Singapore is one of the highlights.

Chee Kian holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Stanley Kyaw Khaing
Stanley Kyaw Khaing

Managing Partner

Stanley is a Managing Partner of Ascent Capital Partners. He has over 13 years of diverse commercial and legal experience in Myanmar and Canada. Stanley returned to Myanmar in 2014 to participate in Myanmar’s reopening to the international community.

Upon returning to Myanmar, Stanley was the Group General Counsel at one of the leading conglomerates in Myanmar and supported the formation of foreign-local joint ventures for the expansion of the Group’s businesses.

Stanley has also served as a Director of Corporate Affairs at a telecommunication infrastructure company in Myanmar, where he managed a team of local and expatriate staff and is responsible for legal, regulatory, government relations and CSR functions.

Stanley has supported and/or led negotiations for various types of high-value commercial arrangements in Myanmar and he is also experienced in conducting buy-side and sell-side M&A due diligence work.
Prior to returning to Myanmar, Stanley was in private practice as an intellectual property lawyer focusing on technology and software patents in United States and Canada.

Stanley holds a B.Sc. (Comp. Sci) and a LL.B., respectively, from Queen’s University and University of Western Ontario in Canada. He is admitted to practice law as Barrister and Solicitor at the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Stanley is active in the legal community in Myanmar and he currently serves as the Chair of the Legal Working Group of the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar.

Stanley was born in Myanmar and is fluent in Burmese.

TCC
Tham Chee Chung, CFA

Senior Director

Chee Chung is a senior member of our Ascent team, and is in charge of managing the investment team. He has over 17 years of experience in South-East Asian frontier markets such as Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. In these countries, he has worked with development finance institutions such as the International Finance Corporation, as well as with other investment funds. He began his investment career in Singapore with the corporate venture capital fund of the incumbent telecom operator in the early 2000s. Chee Chung is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne (U21 Global Program), Australia.

EstherSaw
Esther Saw, ACCA

Director (Finance & Operations)

Esther is a senior member of our Ascent team, and joined Ascent in 2021. She is responsible for financial planning and reporting, fund and treasury management, as well as overseeing the internal controls, audit and tax matters. She is also responsible for smooth running of office operations. She has over 15 years of experience in finance, corporate accounting and developing financial policies and procedures in Singapore and Myanmar. Before joining Ascent, she was the head of Accounting and Tax Consultancy Department at Bizfix Consultancy Co. Ltd,. Esther holds a MBA (Executive) from Hull University, and B.A (Business Management) from Yangon University. She is an ACCA member and CPA (Myanmar, passed).

Alvina
Alvina Zar Zar Wai Hnin

Investment Manager

Alvina is an experienced financial advisor with a well-rounded M&A and investment background across multiple sectors in Myanmar and Singapore. Alvina has previously worked for PwC Myanmar/Singapore for over 5 years, most recently as a Manager in the M&A and Deals Advisory Team. She has supported clients with various aspects of the deal process including origination, execution and valuation.
She is a CPA (Australia) member and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Banking) from Curtin University, Australia.

EiMo
Ei Mo Mo Yan

Senior Investment Associate

Prior to joining Ascent in 2021, Ei Mo was an Investment Associate at a Singapore based PE fund, where she was exposed to various stages in a fund’s life cycle including fund raising, deal sourcing, and deal execution. Prior to working in private equity, she supported M&A transactions in several industries ranging from real estate, education, healthcare in Southeast Asia in her role as an Associate at KPMG Corporate Finance Pte Ltd (Singapore). She has also interned with the Assurance team at Ernst & Young LLP (Singapore) where she assisted in various audit projects. She holds Bachelor of Accountancy from Singapore Management University.

Soi
Soi Moe Aye Shin

Investment Associate

Soi joined Ascent since its founding in 2018. As a Investment Associate, Soi is involved in supporting the end-to-end investment process. She is also involved in managing the corporate communications function. Prior to joining the team, she worked at KBZ Stirling Coleman Securities Company as a Senior Associate for 2 years. She holds an MBA from the University of Northampton, United Kingdom.

Aung Si Thu
Aung Si Thu

Senior Investment Analyst

As an Senior Investment Analyst, Aung Si is involved in supporting the end-to-end investment process. Prior to joining Ascent, Aung Si worked at Myanmar Investments International Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the California State University, Fullerton, United States.

Su Nandi Kyaw
Su Nandi Kyaw

Portfolio Management Associate

Su is involved in various portfolio management and monitoring activities as a Portfolio Management Associate. She also drives ESG execution, working closely with the rest of the Ascent team and our investee companies to ensure that ESG requirements are fully integrated within the entire investment process, and that ESG standards are fully adhered with. Before joining Ascent, Su worked as an FP&A analyst at Agrocorp International. Su holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of London, United Kingdom, and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.

Thi Han Aye
Thi Han Aye

Senior Executive (Finance & Operations)

Thi Han joined Ascent since its founding in 2018. As a Senior Executive (Finance & Operations), she is responsible for supporting the finance and operations functions. Prior to Ascent, she worked more than 7 years with a leading Myanmar conglomerate across several business units. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Oriental Studies from the Yangon East University, Myanmar, and a Diploma in Accounting from LCCI (UK).

Nyein Ei San
Nyein Ei San

Office Executive

Nyein Ei is responsible for supporting all aspects of office and HR administration. Before joining Ascent , she worked at CITCC (Myanmar) Co., Ltd as an Administrative Manager for 5 years. She holds a Master Degree in Computer Science (M.C.Sc) from the University of Computer Studies, Myanmar.