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Juan Andrés Cano (Colombian Lawyer and Entrepreneur)

Juan Andrés Cano

Colombian Lawyer and Entrepreneur

Juan Andrés Cano is the winner and recipient of Oslo’s Business for Peace Award in 2015. Cano is a Colombian lawyer and entrepreneur who has been operating and building four companies in fragile environments and complex contexts. He has vast knowledge of the role businesses play in conflict settings and humanitarian crises and is passionate about the possibility of transforming businesses to create long-term value with high social and environmental impact. As the Founder and CEO of multiple companies, Cano and his partners work with businesses to help them follow ethical principles and create sustainable peace-building solutions.

Peter Crowhurst (Chief Executive Officer at British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar)

Peter Crowhurst

Chief Executive Officer at British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar

Peter Crowhurst is the Chief Executive Officer of the British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar, appointed by the Board of Directors to the role in December 2018.

Peter has a wealth of experience, having spent the past thirty years working in Asian Markets. Initially Peter worked in Hospitality at General Manager level, in Hong Kong and China, but moved on into Real Estate, becoming an Asset and Investment Manager with ING. In this role he supported real estate development and investment projects in China and Taiwan. During his time in with ING and latterly CBRE Global Investors, Peter was responsible for portfolios in Taiwan and Singapore, with assets in excess of USD 650 Million.

Peter’s relocation to Myanmar was orchestrated through Yoma Strategic Holdings, whom he joined in 2013 when based in Singapore. Peter moved to Myanmar full time in 2014 as Head of Real Estate Asset Management at Yoma Strategic.

While at the Chamber Peter aims to support British business, together with the UK Government Department of International Trade, bringing investment and trade opportunities to Myanmar. Peter will also focus on developing initiatives, alongside the Chamber team, for bi lateral trade from Myanmar to the United Kingdom. One of the top objectives of such initiatives is job creation and benefits for Myanmar citizens.

Peter was part of the founding team that established the British Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board for the last five years since its inception.

Dennis Svensson (Consultant at Deloitte)

Dennis Svensson

Consultant at Deloitte

Dennis is a consultant at Deloitte. He joined Deloitte from Sweden and brings with him experience in the fields of security and peace-building from his prior work with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and the Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development.

Dennis is currently leading the development of Deloitte's Contribution to Peace initiative, which focus on mobilising the private and public sector for progress on SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong institutions.