– Award Winning CEO Advertising “Ad of the Year”

– Author with 300,000 Downloads “The Myanmarican”

– Award Winning Director “Best Music Video”

-Singer/Song Writer “125,000 Sold – 9 Million FB video views”


2017 Myanmar Press U Jon Gyi Music CD Launch ၈ “eight” with 24,000 CD’s sold in Myanmar, 9Million views – 506,000 FANS!

Press articles on U Jon Gyi covered in various news outlets across the US and Myanmar since 2004.

8/12/15 - Author and Adventurer U Jon Gyi (Previously John Handley) Clinton Courier NY

In his journey and his struggle as an American citizen in Myanmar, which until recently was under economic sanctions by the U.S., is documented in his new memoir “The Myanmarican : Memoir of an American in Myanmar.” In 2001, Handley met and married a woman from Myanmar. He followed her overseas to her country and proceeded to help build the largest advertising company that would go on to produce campaigns in Myanmar for major companies like Procter & Gamble, Samsung and PepsiCo.

Agency Innovators 2012 - U Jon Gyi CEO of SAIL Group and Founder Dr. Khin Khin Kyawt.

SAIL Marketing & Communications was founded by Dr. Anna Khin Khin Kyawt, a passionate Burmese national who is also credited with creating Myanmar’s advertising industry.  Her American husband, John Handley, a Richmond, Virginia-based engineer, has been the driver of an “inside-out” rebranding and strategic plan for SAIL since 2003.  In fact, John has delivered increases of in-house services and products that have allowed the company to maintain sustainable growth through difficult economic periods. His leadership has expanded SAIL from under 10 employees in 2002 to over 100 with 12 national offices for activation and promotion.

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US singer finds muse in Myanmar culture, Myanmar Times

I am coming home to Myanmar / Part of me there sleeps / When I come home it awakens in me. These are song lyrics by U Jon Gyi, a musician from the United States who originally came to Myanmar in 2002 …..