U Aung Kyaw Moe

He joined Grand Royal Group back in 2000. He started working as the personal assistance of the Chairman, U Aung Moe Kyaw. At that time Grand Royal group was just settling in the beverages industry. U Aung Kyaw Moe worked hard as the personal assistance, and with the support of Chairman U Aung Moe Kyaw and Managing Director U Aye Thaung, he became the group’s Purchasing Manager shortly after.

Although he didn’t have much experience for this important role, he was able to achieve success in a short time due to the chairman and members of director’s guidance and trust. He learned about local purchasing directly from Purchasing Director U Lwin Aung Aye. Then, got promoted to Procurement Manager in 2002. Grand Royal success was influenced greatly to the Greece, Champion of EURO 2004, so he worked with Marketing Director U Moe Than Chit and they successfully undertook all marketing activities, Grand Royal’s Challenge Cup Football Competition and Grand Royal Challenge Cup Football Competition. He handled procuring management until 2006, then started working in the Supply Chain Department, in the company headquarter as he earned the chairman & directors’ trust. He handled Supply Chain Activities such as procuring, collecting, and distributing products all around Myanmar.

Due to Grand Royal’s success in the industry, the company had a Total Supply Chain to handle Third Party Logistics & Supply Chain services. This was all lead by U Aung Kyaw Moe and also Managing Director U Moe Than Chit. In addition to working hard for the company, with the support of the company, he received an MBA in 2014. Now he’s the Head of Supply Chain, leading logistics & warehousing, procurement & he leads a planning team with confidence, full Responsibility and accountability. He has been serving the company with loyalty and honesty for 17 years, 4 months and still counting on.

He has encountered many struggles in his journey to success. He believes he achieve his goals by following the sayings of Grand Royal “Doing The Right Things In Your Life” program. He said he’s successful because he tries hard, strives for good, better and to be the best. Although he couldn’t reach some of his goals, his hard work and honesty has paid off in his life. He advises that it’s more important to choose your career well according to your talents, personality instead of following money. Another important thing is having leadership skills to lead your organization, and flexibility for you career and continuous learning.

We are proud to present to you U Aung Kyaw Moe, Head of Supply Chain of Grand Royal Group. A perfect example of someone who worked hard and did things right.

Ma Nandar Hnin

Ma Nandar Hnin joined Grand Royal as Purchasing Assistant (Marketing Supplied) in 2002. When she joined Grand Royal Group was just formed and it was a smaller group of companies with the aim to grow in the market. All members (HOD, Manager, Seniors, etc.) supported each other in tasks and responsibilities. Because of Ma Nadar Hnin’s passion for work, her seniors promoted her from Level – 8 to Level – 7 (Purchasing Assistant) within one year since she joined. She spent her weekends by going to the factories and learning skills needed in order to be ready for her promotion.

She also balanced the prices of materials and equipment between her GR colleagues and the suppliers. After 3 years working as a Level 7 Procurement assistant, her supervisors promoted her again to Level-6 Assistant Manager. She lasted only 6 months in that position and then got promoted again to Level-5. She was just 23 years old at that time and she faced many challenges at work, but she was able to overcome that with her hard work and passion in her responsibilities.

She overcame those challenges with her own strength and by getting help from other colleagues. Since then, she has been recognized and awarded three times, Best Employee Award and Long Service Award. She brings a lot of value to our company by reducing cost because of a Recycle Bottle Project.

She also was promoted as Administration Officer (Level-4) in one of Grand Royal branches, TOSC Co.Ltd. The challenges ahead are part of her next career steps. She participated in a group project in the Innovation Program and received the first prize. Her group was awarded a success trip to the Polar Bali Island.

Not only does she learn and improve her skills, she always contributes by sharing her knowledge. Ma Nandar Hnin is not just a self-learner, she’s the best team player.