Our Story


The Foundation

M Pride Co.,Ltd.(Former UNM) is one of the established homegrown distribution companies in Myanmar with local expertise and global inspirations. It was founded in 2009 with a partnership between lifelong friends, Mr. Htay Myint and Ms. Nimar Win Myint (affectionately known as Khet Khet by her loved ones). Khet Khet has a keen eye for business opportunities and seeing the potential increase in international companies entering Myanmar’s market, Khet Khet and Htay Myint seized this opportunity and established a distribution company called M Pride. They wanted M Pride to understand the needs and standards of international clients and to align such needs with the local market culture, while delivering the clients’ targeted results.

With his 15 years of distribution experiences in FMCG products, Htay Myint lent a big hand in setting a stable foundation for UNM and still contributing further for M Pride’s development.

Khet Khet also spared no effort in taking responsibility for sourcing the right suppliers for local markets and relationships management with all the stakeholders. With such combined expertise from different aspects, they founded M Pride with lots of passion and sweats. Now M Pride has become one of the fast growing distribution companies in Myanmar.

M Pride had its humble beginning with 2 sales representatives, one light truck and a small office building with a 15 square feet warehouse attached to it. M Pride’s very first client was Moccona Coffee, a new and premium brand to the market at that point of time. It was not an easy start with M Pride’s limited resources. However over time, with M Pride’s relentless efforts and attitudes, effective marketing strategies combined with mutual trusts built between M Pride and Moccona, the brand earned a recognizable place in the Myanmar market. The brand has gained firm base in the Modern Trade channels, General Trade channels and other Dealers channels all over the country. Since then, the brand continues to gain fans and brand recognition increased among coffee lovers.

From then on, M Pride gained business momentum and acquired more clients for distribution in Myanmar.

In 2015, Mr. Zaw Myo Hlaing, former Country Director of Unilever Myanmar, joined M Pride to sail through and reach its goal of becoming No.1 FMCG distribution companies in Myanmar in the next 5 years’ time. With 19 years of sales and distribution experience across the Southeast Asian region, Zaw Myo Hlaing enforces M Pride founding team with a great wealth of expertise. He also participated in setting up M Pride’s business philosophy and strategy. M Pride is now in transition to the next phase of growth,the new era of unlimited success and achievements.

What we want to achieve?

M Pride’s goal is ‘To be the #1 FMCG distribution company in Myanmar in the next five years’ time by having the largest geographical coverage, and by providing reliable and premium end-to-end distribution services to its clients and customers.’ M Pride aims to achieve its goal with dynamic and motivated team of experts who have respective knowledge and experience of the dedicated distribution fields. Our team is performance-oriented and always strives to bring better and improved service to the clients.

Our Mottos

To orient ourselves on 3 key foundations (People, Purpose and Performance) while achieving profitable and charitable values.

 

Building Brands , Building Lives !