JR Ching ’01
Chancellor's Global Leadership Council
JR Ching joined Yoma Strategic in May 2013 and was appointed chief financial officer in May 2015 to oversee the group’s financial functions and strategic business development. Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, Yoma Strategic is one of the largest diversified conglomerates operating in Myanmar. Focusing on the four key sectors of real estate, consumer, automotive and heavy equipment, and financial services, together with a portfolio of investments, the group is involved in some of the country’s most important economic sectors, catering to the rapid growth in domestic consumption. Prior to this role, Ching served as the group’s head of business development, where he was responsible for developing the group’s businesses and new business areas, overseeing acquisition and investment opportunities, and reviewing the group’s overall business strategy.
Ching graduated as a Morehead Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies with the highest distinction. He then spent over a decade at Goldman Sachs in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities, Capital Markets, and Investment Banking divisions in London and Hong Kong, where he was most recently the head of structured finance for the Asia-Pacific, ex-Japan region. Ching has extensive financial and corporate experience in a wide range of business sectors and has executed investing, financing, and risk management transactions across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.