Loring Harkness joined Building Markets in September 2016 as the Partnerships Manager in Myanmar. He has over five years experience building impactful technology startups in Myanmar and across southeast Asia. He is currently Founder of Ngwe.Su, which creates financial inclusion tools for the under-banked. He was Co-founder and CEO of Next Billion, which connects positive organizations to the next billion mobile consumers via mobile video, apps, and messaging platforms. He was curator of TEDxYangon (2012) "People, Planet, Profit". He holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College in the United States and a Master of Law from Monash University in Australia.