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Welcome to Myanmar Rattan & Bamboo Entrepreneurs Association

MRBEA is a leading organization that connects the world with Myanmar’s rattan and bamboo handicraft sector. As of November 2021, The Association has a total of 346 members – 65 corporate members and 281 personal members.
MRBEA is dedicated to sustainable development and promotion of the Myanmar rattan and bamboo handicraft sector to the world.

MRBEA promotes its sector –

  1. By setting up rigorous standards of excellence in quality, design and social responsibility for its members;
  2. By creating global opportunities for our exporter members by fostering networking with potential buyers and other organizations; and
  3. By contributing to policy shaping that can help to promote the rattan and bamboo sector in Myanmar’s socioeconomic and environmental development policies

Under the guidance of CBI, MRBEA becomes the first association amongst the four to help develop this website (www.burmacrafts.org) that promotes the Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Sector as one of the sectors under the Home Decoration and Home Textiles (HDHT).

Our Team

Kyaw Thu

Kyaw Thu

Patron, MRBEA

Founder, Classic Home Co., Ltd
[email protected]

Kyaw Thu, the Patron of MRBEA, transitioned from the Ministry of Transport & Communication to private business in 1989, focusing on rattan exports. He founded Classic Home Co., Ltd. in 2005, a thriving family business exporting rattan and bamboo furniture. Kyaw Thu co-founded MRBEA in 2014, elevating it to national recognition in 2015. He also initiated the Myanmar International Furniture Expo (MIFE) in 2015, a prominent industry platform. Additionally, as a co-founder of GREEN MOVE Co., Ltd., Kyaw Thu manages over 150 acres of bamboo farms in Yangon and the Bago region. Kyaw Thu’s leadership and commitment have been the driving force in propelling the rattan and bamboo industry in Myanmar, shaping its trajectory towards sustainability and growth.

Dr. Saw Min

Dr. Saw Min

Ph.D. (Ecology and Environment)

Technical Advisor
[email protected]

Dr. Saw Min is a leading expert in sustainable management techniques for rattan and bamboo, offering invaluable guidance on species selection, planting strategies, and harvesting methods. With a keen focus on meeting MRBEA’s sustainable goals, Dr. Saw Min adeptly manages grants aimed at promoting environmentally-friendly practices. His dedication to staying abreast of the latest advancements in rattan and bamboo technologies ensures that MRBEA members receive cutting-edge knowledge. Through workshops and hands-on training sessions, Dr. Saw Min enhances the skills of individuals within the industry while also forging strategic partnerships with certification bodies, NGOs, and international organizations. His advisory role extends to assisting MRBEA members in navigating quality assurance processes and obtaining essential certifications for market access. Dr. Saw Min’s active representation of MRBEA in various forums and conferences showcases the organization’s impactful work and fosters valuable alliances. Furthermore, his collaborative efforts with entrepreneurs lead to the development of market-oriented rattan and bamboo products tailored to consumer trends and demands, further solidifying his pivotal role in advancing sustainable practices within the industry.

Myint Oo

Myint Oo

Chairman, MRBEA

Founder, Bella Interiors
[email protected]

Myint Oo, Chairman of MRBEA, oversees efforts for sustainable growth and innovation in Myanmar’s rattan and bamboo industry. With certifications from AOTS/HIDA Tokyo, Japan, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, he brings strategic leadership skills to his position. As the founder of Bella Interiors, Myint Oo has been involved in the export of rattan and bamboo home decoration products. Under his leadership, MRBEA promotes eco-friendly initiatives and technological advancements, aiming to enhance the industry’s competitiveness and sustainability. Myint Oo’s focus is on positioning Myanmar as a leader in rattan and bamboo craftsmanship.

Tin Oo

Tin Oo

Vice Chairman 1, MRBEA

Founder, TK Interiors
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Tin Oo, Vice Chairman 1 of MRBEA, spearheads sustainable growth and innovation in the rattan and bamboo industry. With TK Interiors, he exports exquisite rattan home decoration products, showcasing Myanmar’s craftsmanship globally. Tin Oo’s leadership at MRBEA empowers entrepreneurs, promotes modernization, and advocates eco-conscious practices, cementing Myanmar’s position as an industry leader. His dedication and vision inspire collaboration and excellence, driving the industry towards a vibrant and sustainable future.

Thaung Aye

Thaung Aye

Vice Chairman 2, MRBEA

Founder, Calamus Hill
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Thaung Aye is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in the rattan and bamboo industry. As Vice Chairman 2 of the Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Entrepreneurs Association (MRBEA), he shapes policies driving industry growth. Thaung Aye founded Calamus Hill Co., Ltd., an esteemed exporter, and advises entrepreneurs in the sector. His expertise spans rattan, bamboo, grass, and water hyacinth handicrafts, furniture, and processing. A champion of sustainability, he promotes eco-friendly practices. Under his leadership, MRBEA fosters innovation and collaboration, positioning Myanmar as a global leader in rattan and bamboo craftsmanship. Thaung Aye’s vision and dedication make him a driving force, shaping the industry’s future with excellence.

Tin Myo San

Tin Myo San

General Secretary, MRBEA

Founder, Shwe Sin Kyal
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Tin Myo San, General Secretary of MRBEA, brings over 25 years of industry experience to his role. Since 1994, he has been actively involved in the rattan and bamboo sector, gaining invaluable insights and expertise. In 2017, Tin Myo San embarked on his entrepreneurial journey by founding Shwe Sin Kyal Family, a rattan and bamboo business that has flourished under his leadership. As General Secretary of MRBEA, Tin Myo San plays a crucial role in coordinating association activities and advocating for the interests of rattan and bamboo entrepreneurs in Myanmar.

Bo Bo Paing Oo

Bo Bo Paing Oo

Joint Secretary 1, MRBEA

Co-Founder, Stella Collections
Vice Chairman, Bella Interiors
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As Co-Founder of Stella Collections and Director (Sourcing & Product Dev) at Bella Interiors Co., Ltd., Bo Bo Paing Oo has demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise in the rattan and bamboo sector. His roles have ranged from strategic planning and product development to supply chain management. In his current position as Joint Secretary 1 of MRBEA, Bo Bo Paing Oo plays a vital role in coordinating association activities and advocating for the interests of rattan and bamboo entrepreneurs in Myanmar. His dedication to innovation and excellence continues to drive the growth and sustainability of the industry, positioning Myanmar as a hub for rattan and bamboo craftsmanship.

Thet Htar

Thet Htar

Joint Secretary 2, MRBEA

Director, Classic Home
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Thet Htar brings a wealth of industry expertise to his role as Joint Secretary 2 of MRBEA with a background in sales, marketing, and export management.  She has demonstrated a keen understanding of the rattan and bamboo sector. During her tenure as Sales and Marketing Manager at Boulevard Outdoor Furniture from 2011 to 2016, Thet Htar honed her skills in promoting and showcasing outdoor furniture and home decoration products. In her current position as Joint Secretary 2 of MRBEA, Thet Htar plays a pivotal role in supporting association activities and developing the Burma Crafts website.

Aye Nanthar

Aye Nanthar

Treasurer, MRBEA

Founder, Rattan Home
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Aye Nanthar, Treasurer of MRBEA, is a seasoned entrepreneur and the founder of Rattan Home by Glorious Family. With a keen understanding of the rattan and bamboo industry, she brings valuable insight to the association. In her role, Aye Nanthar oversees the financial aspects of MRBEA, ensuring its sustainability and growth. Her strategic financial management skills contribute to the association’s success in achieving its objectives.

Khine Cho Thin

Khine Cho Thin

Joint Treasurer, MRBEA

Managing Director, MACO
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Khine Cho Thin, as Joint Treasurer of MRBEA, brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to the association. As the owner of MACO Limited, she has demonstrated a deep understanding of the rattan and bamboo industry. With a focus on business management and innovation, Khine Cho Thin plays a vital role in overseeing the financial aspects of MRBEA. Khine Cho Thin’s leadership and commitment to collaboration make her a valuable asset to MRBEA, driving initiatives that foster innovation and excellence in Myanmar’s rattan and bamboo sector.

Aung Min

Aung Min

Auditor, MRBEA

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Aung Min serves as the Auditor for MRBEA, bringing expertise in financial management and oversight to the association. With a background in auditing and a keen eye for detail, he ensures the integrity and transparency of MRBEA’s financial operations.

Kyaw Soe

Kyaw Soe

Joint Auditor, MRBEA

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Kyaw Soe serves as Joint Auditor for MRBEA, bringing a decade of experience in export/import operations with Rose Yadanar Company Limited. His extensive background equips him with a keen understanding of trade dynamics and financial oversight.

Ei Ei Htwe

Ei Ei Htwe

Central Executive Committee Member, MRBEA

Director, MNAC Company Limited
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Ei Ei Htwe, a distinguished member of the Central Executive Committee of MRBEA, also serves as Director at MNAC Company Limited. As a Central Executive Committee Member of MRBEA, Ei Ei Htwe provides valuable guidance and leadership in driving initiatives that promote the interests of rattan and bamboo entrepreneurs. Her dedication to fostering collaboration and advancing the industry’s sustainability make her an indispensable asset to MRBEA.

Than Soe

Than Soe

Central Executive Committee Member, MRBEA

Owner, Shwe Pyae Phyo Aung Company Limited
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Than Soe, a prominent member of the Central Executive Committee of MRBEA, also serves as the owner of Shwe Pyae Phyo Aung Company Limited. On the Central Executive Committee of MRBEA, Than Soe brings extensive experience in business management and entrepreneurship.

Thein Naing

Thein Naing

Central Executive Committee Member, MRBEA

Thein Naing is a longstanding member of the Central Executive Committee of MRBEA, bringing decades of experience in the rattan and bamboo industry. Since 1986, he has been actively involved in various aspects of the business, demonstrating his deep-rooted commitment to the sector.

Tin Htun Ni

Tin Htun Ni

Central Executive Committee Member, MRBEA

Founder, Bamboo Star
Director, Sirboni Furnishings
[email protected]

Tin Htun Ni, a member of MRBEA’s Central Executive Committee, is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the rattan and bamboo industry. Graduating from Rangoon Arts and Science University in Physics in 1978, he pursued a career in merchant shipping, where he currently serves as a Master (Captain). With a deep passion for bamboo, Tin Htun Ni has been an active member of Myanmar’s bamboo community for many years. He founded Bamboo Star Co. Ltd in the mid-1990s and currently directs SIRBONI Furnishings, a sustainability and design-oriented furniture company based in Yangon. His leadership and expertise in the industry make him a valuable asset to MRBEA, driving initiatives that promote sustainability and innovation in Myanmar’s rattan and bamboo sector.

Aung Kyaw Soe

Aung Kyaw Soe

Central Executive Committee Member, MRBEA

Founder, Phoe Thar Htoo Rattan
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Aung Kyaw Soe is a dedicated member of MRBEA’s Central Executive Committee, with nearly two decades of experience in rattan business operations. As a seasoned member, Aung Kyaw Soe plays a key role in shaping MRBEA’s initiatives and advocating for the interests of rattan and bamboo entrepreneurs across Myanmar.