CEO and co-founder of FROGS
After starting his career in Indonesian automotive conglomerate Astra, businessman Kiwi Aliwarga left the country in 1998 to establish United Machinery in Myanmar with business partner Daw Marlar Win. The United Machinery Group (UMG) is now one of Myanmar's biggest conglomerates. Its original core business, ranging from distribution of generators and other heavy machinery, has been transformed and expanded to include media, leisure and F&B.
The venture capital arm UMG Idealab seeks and supports innovative business ideas from the region to bring back to Myanmar. Through UMG Idealab, Aliwarga is exploring various new technologies including passenger-carrying drone taxis. He recently co-founded FROGS in Indonesia with former aircraft engineer Asro Nasiri.