Team Spotlight: Thu Ra

Thu Ra, co-founder and advisor at Upright


Thu Ra


Yangon, Myanmar


Thu Ra was born in Burma and brings a passion for sustainability as well as deep supply chain and manufacturing expertise. He has led manufacturing facilities at leading consumer packaged goods companies including Quaker Oats, PepsiCo, and L’Oreal. He has also successfully launched a logistics startup, Cure Logistics, that continues to grow. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, BA in Business & Economics and Psychology from Cornell College, and Masters in Operations Research & Supply Chain from Case Western Reserve University.

Role at Upright:

Co-founder and advisor

What he does at Upright

Thu Ra helped get the company off the ground and now provides strategic advice related to operations, supply chain, and logistics.

Favorite oatmilk recipe:

Oatmilk Mac and Cheese