Dr. Myint Win Bo
Dr. Myint Win Bo is president and CEO of Bo & Associates, Inc., a Canadian-owned engineering service provider specializing in geotechnical, environmental, and geological engineering, hydrogeology and material testing. With 40 years of experience in the engineering, geology, science, and environmental fields across four continents, more than 15 years in senior management positions, and 10 years as an adjunct professor, he is anything but the typical engineer. He is at once an academic and a researcher, an entrepreneur and engineer, a geologist and an environmentalist, a scientist and a management specialist—and a geotechnical designer for many award-winning projects around the world.
Myint Win launched Bo & Associates in 2017 in Ontario, after retiring from a medium sized engineering company he partially owned, together with other five partners, to focus solely on this enterprise. The company specializes in ground improvement, ground engineering, geo-environmental issues and expert witnessing. As the firm’s leader, he is responsible for managing corporate activities, including strategic planning, business development, marketing, and resource and business growth, as well as advancement in technology. He handles the company’s project and financial management, and, as a natural educator, he trains and mentors staff, and conducts technical and peer reviews of technical reports.
Originally a geologist, Myint Win chose to practice in engineering as an engineering geologist before deciding to transform himself into a civil engineer focusing on geotechnical, geo-environmental, and water resources. With multiple degrees in both geology and engineering—and a lifetime of experience in both fields—Myint Win brings a unique combination of skills and knowledge to provide advanced-level engineering services that others in the industry cannot provide.
Myint Win’s contributions to the fields of science and engineering have been recognized across the industry. He has published four textbooks, five book chapters, and more than 200 international technical papers in peer-review journals and international proceedings, and his works have been cited more than 3,500 times. He has also shared his knowledge via 40 special and keynote lectures around the world. For his success, he gives much of the credit to mentors and family. “Every successful person has very good role models, and very good mentors and supporting family. I was fortunate to have respectable mentors both in academic and industry as well as supporting family members. My parents and my wife, Win, have been continuously supporting me both in my studies and career. Without their mentorships and supports, I will not be who am I today,” he shares.
As an engineering expert, the leader of a successful business, and a learned academic, Myint Win dedicates his days to running Bo & Associates and serving its clients and his evenings to teaching and supervising research students as an adjunct professor for many universities, including York University in Canada and Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. “People ask how did I do so many jobs, publications, serving many national and international professional organizations and many editorial boards of peer review journals. Where did you get time? My answer is everybody has the same 24 hours a day. How much work you can do is not dependent upon how much time you have; it is dependent upon how much capacity you have and how well you can manage your time.”
Myint Win holds a litany of science and engineering degrees and professional titles from numerous professional societies. He has a B.Sc in geology from the University of Rangoon, a postgraduate diploma in hydrogeology from the University College London, and an MSc degree from the University of London. He obtained his Ph.D. in civil engineering with specialization in geotechnics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and he holds a Certificate of Executive Management and Leadership from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. He is also a fellow of the Geological Society, London, and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineer, U.K.
Dr. Myint Win Bo
President and CEO — Bo & Associates, Inc.
2233 Argentia Road, Suite 302
Mississauga, ON, L5N 2X7