Innwa Bank Limited (Burmese: အင်းဝဘဏ်လီမိတက်) is a private commercial bank in Burma (Myanmar). Innwa Bank was founded by the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) in 1997, a major conglomerate owned by serving and retired military officers of the Tatmadaw, affiliated with the Myanmar Ministry of Defence.[1][2] The bank serves as a financial vehicle for MEC's subsidiaries and affiliates.[2] Innwa Bank is wholly owned by MEC, which is in turn, owned by the government.[3] Military authorities control the bank's management.[3]

Innwa Bank Limited
Native name
Founded28 November 1997; 25 years ago (28 November 1997)
FounderMyanmar Economic Corporation
HeadquartersKyauktada Township, ,
Myanmar (Burma)
Total assetsKs.320 billion[1] (US$2.60 million) (2021-22)


  1. ^ a b "The Myanmar Times Bank Survey 2014". Myanmar Times. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Turnell, Sean (2009). Fiery Dragons: Banks, Moneylenders and Microfinance in Burma. NIAS Press. p. 266. ISBN 9788776940409.
  3. ^ a b Fujita, Kōichi; Fumiharu Mieno; Ikuko Okamoto (2009). The Economic Transition in Myanmar After 1988: Market Economy Versus State Control. NUS Press. p. 136. ISBN 9789971694616.