Building a business in Myanmar

Feb 27 | 2020

After 18 years of working in the moving industry in Myanmar, Raju Aung Naing decided in 2011 to strike out for himself and go it alone. As usual, starting something new was a lonely place.

Raju Aung NaingRaju said that, after serving a three year non-compete period, he worked very hard to get his new company off the ground.  “I worked for two years, day and night, day and night,” he said. He had two members of staff and worked from rented facilities. Then, as always happens when you work hard, a piece of luck came along in the shape of a forwarding contract in the oil and gas industry. 

It was this that gave Raju a break and allowed him to start building the company.  Today, Global Moving & Storage Ltd Myanmar is a substantial household goods shipping operation with its own facilities and employing 40 people.  Raju is a regular attendee at global conferences having been a member of IAM (International Association of Movers) for some years and joining both PAIMA (Pan American International Movers Association) and EUROMOVERS to help him build up his network of international agents.

Photo:  Raju Aung Naing on his stand at IAM in Chicago, 2019.