Dr. Aung Thura is a Myanmar national who grew up in Switzerland. He holds a master's degre in Mechanical Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, a master's degree in Quantitative Economics and Finance and a doctorate in Banking and Finance of the University of St. Gallen. Dr. Aung Thura worked as a Structured Products and Equity Derivatives Trader with a Swiss Bank. In his role as a quant, he has experienced in developing a bank-internal trading platform for deriatives. In January 2012, Dr. Aung Thura moved to Myanmar to establish Thura Swiss, a Myanmar-based Research and consulting company. Thura Swiss aims to become a leading securities company in Myanmar and has developed on OTC trading platform. Together with a consortium, Thura Swisss is planning to apply for a license to operate an OTC trading platform in Myanmar.