Update : October 10, 2021
- Ko Thaung Sein (Steeve Kay) never forgot his roots : his Motherland, his Alma Mater and his mentors.
- An administrator misspelled his name as Steeve (one extra E than traditional spelling).
He liked the name for being special.
- Attended GTI for a while before joining the first ever 1st BE class in 1964.
- MS from Stanford University
- MBA from Pepperdine University
- First career : Electronics Designer
- Second career : Co-founder and CEO, QTC Management
His sister (a medical doctor who had patents for processing “disability” claims) requested him to co-found QTC.
- After private investors showed interest in his company, he “retired”
- Continued to lead a multiple-purpose career:
(a) visiting the places of the world’s leading religions
(b) incubating the projects of young professionals
(c) supporting education (e.g. as trustee of University of California at Irvine)
(d) maintaining [diverse] business portfolio
(e) helping those in need (via CABA)
(f) continue paying back the metta and cetana of his mentors —
as Golden Sponsor of RIT Grand Reunion and Saya Pu Zaw Pwes,
Helen and Steeve Kay Health Care Fund for the RIT Sayas and Sayamas.
From the SPZP-2000 Archives
RIT Poet Laureate Ko Hla Min:
I must admit that I was suffering from a Monday morning “hangover”, having been intoxicated with emotional overdose over the reunion weekend [in October 2000].
Judging from the post-reunion emails I read, I am not alone. What a reunion!
By all measures, it was a success and did satisfy the alumni’s tremendous pent-up desire to reconnect with each other after many decades of separation. The dedication of the members of the organizing committee is second to none.
With the assistance of his lovely wife, Benny Tan devoted practically full-time to this project for several months. I had a first-hand experience to see how meticulous he was when he was designing the RIT T-shirt. It came out a winner!
I do appreciate the sensitivity the organizing committee displayed in making this event non-religious and non-political. Otherwise, it would have been very difficult for me to attend. The only regret is that I failed to locate the whereabouts of my buddy Ko Aung Min of Taunggyi (ME 70). I heard he went to Singapore, but so far my search has ended in “no find”.
Now that the grand reunion is over, everybody is slowly recovering from the “hangover”. The big question is who would go to Singapore in 2002, and how do we go about doing it?
With best regards,
Steeve Kay (Ko Thaung Sein)
Sponsor / Host of Gatherings
- Several SPZPs (starting with SPZP-2000 in US)
- 40th Anniversary of “Arrival in US”
- Celebrating the success of QTC
- Acariya Pu Zaw Pwe(s) for the Combined 1st BE Intake of 64
- RIT Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles in 2015
- Special PZP and Reunion in Yangon
(after doctors advised against Long Trips)
Categories: Class of 70