U Thura Ko Ko
Thura Ko Ko is the founding partner of YGA Capital, a Myanmar-‐registered advisory company focused on identifying and investing in attractive growth opportunities in Myanmar for TPG Capital, the global private equity fund and a TPG associated Indonesia-‐focused fund, Northstar Pacific. He is formally a Senior Advisor to TPG.
Prior to returning to Myanmar in 2010, Mr Ko worked for over 12 years in global investment banking and private equity firms covering Asia out of Hong Kong. He was most recently a Vice President at Providence Equity, the global telecom and media fund. Prior to this, he worked for Goldman Sachs, the global investment bank, and N.M. Rothschild, the U.K.-‐based privatisation and M&A house. Transactions completed included the privatisation of Philippines national electricity grid, Transco, and advising on strategic investments into Vietnam’s water distribution and treatment plants.
In Myanmar, he is a member of the board of directors for Apollo Towers Myanmar Limited, a telecom tower operator with over 1,500 towers installed; Pacific Star Finance Limited, a trial micro-‐finance company; and Myanmar Distillery Company Limited, a leading local beverage company.
In addition, Mr Ko is also an advisor to the Ayala Group and in particular, Manila Water Company on their ambitions in delivering public water distribution and wastewater management services in Myanmar.
Mr Ko holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, University of London and was elected as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum in 2013.