Winners of the 2017 Myanmar Employer Awards have been announced

The Award Gala Night hosted on December 9th at Sule Shangri-La Yangon marks the culmination of the first ever Myanmar Employer Awards, a 6 month long campaign aimed at recognizing employer excellence in the country, organized by – Myanmar’s leading online employment marketplace.

Participating companies went through 2 stages of judging, and finalists were selected in November. On Saturday December 9th, the winners in each category were announced to the public in a red-carpet and exclusive event, attended by both leaders of the private and public sector.

While companies were competing in 7 categories, each representing a different characteristic of an employer of choice, two categories were not open for application. The Best of The Best category was awarded to the company with the highest grand total score across all categories, and the People’s Choice Award was based on an employee questionnaire (internal people) and a vote from the open public for the company they would most prefer to work for (external people).

The 2017 Best of the Best international winner is Unilever and local winner is Yoma Bank. For People’s Choice Award, Ooredoo won in the International segment, and MPT triumphed in the Local section.

Other notable winners who secured a 1st place Gold Award in each category were: Peace Myanmar Group, Sule Shangri-La, FAME Pharmaceuticals, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and MyWorld Careers.

A total of 61category awards (at Gold, Silver and Bronze level for each category) were given to both International and Local companies that are operating in Myanmar across the following categories: Most Effective Recruitment Strategy for Talent Attraction, Best Learning & Development, Excellence in Workplace Environment, Best Use of Internal Marketing for Company Pride, Best Career Advancement Program, Best Use of Rewards & Recognition and Most Innovative use of Technology in HR.

The esteemed judging panel composed of 11 local and international judges, headed by Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet, the former Economic Advisor to the President of Myanmar, and Deloitte Myanmar participating as the Verifying Partner to ensure transparency and validity of results.

“What a sensational first edition of the Myanmar Employer Awards. It is a honour to establish the first ever awards system that recognizes employer excellence in one of the fastest growing (and least developed) economies in the world. We believe this is a great platform to create awareness of the importance of professional human capital management among local and international organizations operating in the country. Myanmar is growing fast, and we believe the MEA will help create a healthy sense of competition for companies to be recognized as employers of choice. We are overwhelmed by the response we received from all companies and the public, and would like to thank all participants and partners who supported this event, as well as congratulate all winners that stood out in the judges’ eyes!”.” said by Matt De Luca Managing Director of”


Companies have applied from all sectors of industry: food and beverage, travel and tourism, telecom, FMCG, distribution, financial services, banking, legal, pharmaceuticals, education and training, chambers of commerce, electronics, construction, medical and more.


The judging process has been overseen by Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Former Economic Advisor and a well-respected expert in the field of Human Resources. Votes by the judges will be tabulated and verified by Deloitte, the 2017 Official Myanmar Employer Awards Verifying Partner.


Special thanks to Luther Law Firm and Wall Street English, our Platinum Sponsors ,our Gold Sponsor, Samsung, and our Silver Sponsors Power House Fitness Center and Wave Money. The Australian Chamber of Commerce, The American Chamber of Commerce and CCI-France Myanmar join the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar as Supporting Partners. Votes by the judges will be tabulated and verified by Deloitte Touche, the Myanmar Employer Awards Verifying Partner. We also thank Sule – Shangri-La Hotel, who is our Venue Sponsor.


The Myanmar Employer Awards celebrate top industry leaders across the country for their exceptional achievements and relentless commitment to employer excellence and talent management.

Over the course of five months, teams and organisations – both international and local – will be assessed independently based on their individual merits in planning and executing effective best practices. Finalists will be announced in November in the weeks leading up to the awards night. The Myanmar Employer Awards are powered by


Matt De Luca is the Managing Director for Before co-founding JobNet in 2015, he worked in the Management Consulting division of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he was specifically dealing with the impact of technology on banking in the Netherlands. He holds a Masters of Science in Finance from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Matt is based in Yangon, Myanmar heading up the growth of JobNet.

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