491: Nevcan Gungor, part 1: Surviving Myanmar’s military coup
Myanmar’s military coup beginning February 1, 2021 made front-page news around the globe and remains there six months later. In Yangon, As Chief Investment Officer of one of the nation’s largest conglomerates, Nevcan witnessed firsthand and lived through the events.
She shares what happened, how citizens and foreigners responded, the issues from an insider view, and the scant hope of near-term resolution. Hearing how hours before the coup began, nobody outside the military knew it would happen, combined with the resulting deadlock and violence, one can’t help but wonder how close any society is to slipping into chaos without a way out.
I’ve known Nevcan since meeting her in business school a decade ago, so we speak openly. We also talk about her starting her branch of the This Sustainable Life podcast family, which will focus on global economic and finance leaders. I can’t wait to hear her episodes.