Board Of Trustees
U TIN MAUNG WIN (Chairman) founded the International Language & Business Centre (ILBC) in 1995 and serves as its Managing Director. ILBC is Myanmar’s largest provider of private primary and secondary education with 21 schools across the country including the WASC-accredited Yangon International School. U Tin Maung Win holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics degree from the Yangon Institute of Technology. In 2008, he founded an electric vehicle manufacturing company in Yangon. Since 2012, he has taught part-time in the monastic schools of Phaungdaw Oo, Sa-Lay and Hlaing Tharyar monasteries. He is the author of Education for Everyone (Yangon: Goodwill, 2013).
JAMES M. (JACK) BUŠTA (Vice Chairman) is Managing Director of Velenice Limited. He previously served as Managing Director, Structured Equity Derivatives with HSBC PLC and Managing Director, Financial Resource Management with Deutsche Bank. Mr. Bušta holds a Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude in Mathematics from Boston University where he was also elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management where he was also a DuPont Scholar. From 1993 to 1995, he was a Math Education Volunteer in the Peace Corp teaching college-level math in French in Guinea, West Africa. He is an accomplished ballroom dancer and white-collar boxer.
SERGEI KOROL, CFA (Treasurer) is Group CFO/Operating Company CFO for ACR Capital Holdings/Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte Ltd in Singapore. Previously, he served as Regional CFO, ACE LIFE Asia Pacific and China for ACE Group, INC. (since 2016 Chubb); Vice President, Capital Strategy, METLIFE, INC.; and in several positions of increasing responsibility with American International Group rising to Vice President, Capital Strategy, American Life Insurance Company. He currently serves on the boards of Asia Capital Reinsurance Takaful Bhd, Asia Capital Reinsurance Takaful Middle East, Asia Capital Reinsurance Takaful Holdings and Concord Insurance Company Ltd. He holds a Master of Arts in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and an EMBA from INSEAD. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2005.
MORRIS E. MIKKELSEN (Secretary) has been an architect of universities and colleges for forty years. He was a principal with Cervetti-Weber-Mikkelsen-Pollard Inc. and Associate Vice President for Facilities Services / University Architect at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). In that later capacity, his responsibilities included overseeing the University’s physical plant and power plant, advising the administration on facilities matters; providing physical planning directions for the University; coordinating capital construction and building repair projects; hiring architects and engineers; and managing the Facilities Planning Department consisting of architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, inspectors, project managers and supporting personnel. At UNI, he oversaw construction projects valued in excess of $150 million. Mr. Mikkelsen holds Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Business and Management, and Master of Science in Higher Educational Administration degrees from Iowa State University (ISU). Following his studies at ISU, he was a Rotary International Fellow at the University of Liverpool (England). He has been a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Association of University Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Society for College and University Planning, Association of Higher Educational Facilities Officers, and National Association of College and University Business Officers.
PROFESSOR CRAIG EVAN KLAFTER (Rector and Professor of History) earned Bachelor of Arts with General Honors in History and Master of Arts in History from the University of Chicago, and Doctor of Philosophy in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He has served as Assistant to the President of Boston University, Associate Provost for International Programs at the University of Northern Iowa, Associate Vice President International at the University of British Columbia, and Pro Vice-Chancellor External Relations at Oxford Brookes University. In addition to his present role, he serves as Treasurer of the American Society for Legal History and is a member of the Executive Board of the House of the Rising Stars Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland).
PAUL W. AHLGRIM is Senior Manager of Real Estate Services for Colliers International in Yangon, Myanmar, where he is responsible for the overall performance of the Real Estate Services department. He specializes in commercial real estate and multi-national corporations entering the market. Paul has been living and working in Myanmar for 3 years. Previously, he was working as a Licensed Real Estate Agent for Exit Real Estate in New York and as a 401(k) Client Advisor for PAYCHEX, Inc. He is an avid golfer and was an Eagle Scout. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Elon University Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.
WILLIAM D. GREENLEE, JR. is Partner with DFDL, a regional investment law firm, and Managing Director, DFDL Myanmar Ltd, DFDL’s Myanmar operations. His practice focuses on M&A, corporate and project finance and securities. Mr. Greenlee’s clients include a range of industries including energy, mining, infrastructure, oil and gas, banking, telecommunications and tourism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Oregon and Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco, and is a member of the State Bar of California, State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of California International Law Section and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. He is the Chair of AMCHAM Myanmar’s Legal Committee, and speaks English, Mandarin, Thai and Bahasa Indonesian.