Hal G. Bosher

Speaker Profile


Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO

Hal Bosher is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yoma Bank headquartered in Yangon, Myanmar. He has led Yoma Bank’s transformation since moving to Yangon in 2012. Over the past three years he has forged partnerships with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Telenor, GIZ and the Livelihoods and Security Trust Fund (LIFT) while growing the Bank’s assets by over $1B USD. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Wave Money Myanmar, a joint venture between Telenor and Yoma Bank as well as a member of  the Serge Pun and Associates (SPA) Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Yoma Bank, Mr. Bosher spent 10 years with the World Bank Group at both the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Most recently, he was MIGA’s Regional Representative for Northern Asia based in Hong Kong. While at MIGA, he founded the Agency’s private equity business supporting the development of frontier market funds. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Bosher worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), McKinsey & Co., and INSEAD Business School.

A Canadian national, Mr. Bosher holds a BA in economics and political science from McGill University in Montreal; an MA in International Finance and Southeast Asian Studies from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC; and an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain.

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