Karen Hsu joined Building Markets as Country Director for Myanmar in 2018, after working in investment and building businesses in Myanmar since 2016. In her previous role, she provided strategic transformation and financial advisory services to Myanmar SMEs. She is also a founding member of a Myanmar-focused private equity fund supported by regional and institutional investors. She has over 12 years of experience working with startups, SMEs, corporates and NGOs in developing strategy and deal executions in Myanmar, East Africa, US and Japan. Previously, Karen has worked with TechnoServe in East Africa and Deutsche Bank in the US and Japan. Industries covered include technology, telecom, media, extractives, industrials, consumer-related, agri-business and education. Karen has a B.S. in Finance and Marketing with a concentration in Entertainment, Media and Technology from New York University, Stern School of Business.