About Us

History of DAWN

Focused on microentrepreneurs and small businesses, Early Dawn Microfinance Company Limited (DAWN) was one of the earliest MFIs established in Myanmar. It was originally launched in 2002 as a program under Save the Children International. In 2015, Accion International, the Dutch Development Bank, FMO, and Triodos Investment Management formed a consortium and invested in DAWN to establish it as a premier institution that could serve as a model for the country’s nascent microfinance industry and influence the development of the sector. Since then DAWN has grown to be one of the largest MFIs in Myanmar, and is working to expand and improve its services with innovative models to new market segments and geographies, while increasing its services in existing areas of operations. DAWN is registered with the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry and operates with a deposit-taking license granted by the Financial Regulatory Department.

Vision

Be the best microfinance institution in Myanmar, improving the lives of the families  we serve.

Mission

Provide a wide range of high-quality financial services to the underserved, reaching low-income people, micro-entrepreneurs and small enterprises across Myanmar.

Values

Shareholders

Accion is a global nonprofit organization that supports microfinance institutions in their work to provide financial services to low-income clients. Accion holds two seats on DAWN’s Board of Directors and provides ongoing technical assistance on various projects.

FMO is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank. FMO has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for 50 years. FMO holds one seat on DAWN’s Board of Directors.

FMO is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank. FMO has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for 50 years. FMO holds one seat on DAWN’s Board of Directors.

Triodos Investment Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank, a global leader in impact investment and a founding member of the Global Impact Investing Network. Triodos holds one seat on DAWN’s Board of Directors.

Leadership

Board Of Directors

Victoria White​

Accion

John H. Fischer​

Accion

Mirjam Janssen​

Triodos​

Hein Swinkels​

FMO

Thiri Thant Mon​

Independent Director​

Senior Management Team

Ravi Tissera

Chief Executive Officer

Khin Thida

Chief Operating Officer

Mi Mi Sein

Chief Finance and Risk Officer

Charlene Navarra

Head of Marketing

Noe Zin Lin

Head of Internal Audit

Aung Zaw Latt

Head of IT & MIS

Zin Mar Myat

Head of Talent

Julio Pinzon

Head of Risk and Special Projects

Partners

DAWN also works with a number of private impact investors, development finance institutions, local commercial banks and other international organizations to expand the delivery of formal financial services in the country.
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