Meet our Myanmar Board
Professor U Tun Aung Chain, Chair
Professor U Tun Aung Chain holds a Master degree in History. He started his teaching career as tutor in 1954 at History Department in Yangon University and continued working till he became Professor and retired in 1993. He worked as Consultant, SEAMEO Regional Center for History and Tradition in 2000-2002 and then as Director in 2002-2007. He served as Secretary for Myanmar Historical Commission in 1996-2007 and as Vice Chairman in 2007-2008. His publications include: Selected Writings of Tun Aung Chain (2004; Broken Glass: Pieces of Myanmar History (2004);Texts and Images: Glimpses of Myanmar History (2011) and Flowing Water: Dipping into Myanmar History (2013). He has also done translation work on “The Miami Organ (1981)”, “Chronicle of Ayutthaya (2005)” and “A Chronicle of the Mons (2010)”. He is a member of Myanmar Human Rights Commission and founding member of Metta Foundation.
Daw Khin Mar Aung , Vice Chair
Khin Mar Aung is currently a Senior Program Officer of World Education in Myanmar. She holds degrees in M.A, M.Ed, B.Ed, B.Sc and has a background in Early Childhood Education, Primary Education and Non-formal Education. She started her career as Primary School Teacher and then worked in education and development field for more than 30 years at different levels and positions. She worked with Save the Children (UK) from 1997-2006 in Early Childhood Education program and she accomplished in implementing community-based ECD program in Myanmar (1998-2006). In 2007, she worked with Save the Children (US) as ECD Specialist in Post Tsunami program in Aceh. During that time, she has successfully implemented community-based ECD program in collaboration with national partners at different level (community and provincial level). Now with World Education, she works in the project of land mine victims assistance to the land mine affected communities in Kayah States in partnership with civil society organizations and local CBOs. She is a member of ARNEC (Asia and Pacific Regional network for ECD) and of Myanmar United States Friendship Association (MUSFA).
Daw Myint Su , member
Myint Su is a Health and Development Specialist with more than nine years of experience managing HIV prevention and care and other development programs in Myanmar. She holds degrees in M.Sc (Zoology) and M.Sc (Marine Ecology). In her current role as an Executive Director in the Community Partners International (CPI) , she is managing two field offices which work with 25 community based organizations providing access to safe births, immunizations, malaria control, and other essential health services for more than 700,000 women, children, and men. Prior to CPI, Myint Su worked in Open Society Foundation's Burma project, where she was responsible for facilitating OSF's work with local organizations and setup Yangon office. She previously worked for Burnet Institute Myanmar, where she headed the Local Resource Center (LRC) and was a champion of local organizations and civil society. She has been the recipient of a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in the U.S. and a Chevening Fellowship in the U.K. She serves as Advisory Board Member for National NGOs in HIV network, Pyit Taing Daung Foundation and Thukha Taman Trust Fund.
U Kyaw Min Sann, member
Kyaw Min Sann graduated high school level from State High School, Bago. He then continued studying Law at Dagon University. He holds degrees of LLB and LLM. After serving for several years as Advocate at High Court in Myanmar, he won a scholarship from OSF under supplementary grant program to study in Hong Kong. Currently he is serving as legal advisor to Myanmar Scholarship Alumni Association (MSAA). He is a member of Board of Directors for Myanmar Lawyer Network.
Dr. Margueritta Mu Yeh Hpeh, member
Naw Margueritta earned an MBBS degree in 2003. She served in Northen Rakhine State with MSF (Holland) from 2003 to 2004 before studying for MPH in Mahidol University in Thailand. She came back to Myanmar in 2005 and served the community with MSF Holland in HIV program till 2007. Joined International HIV/AIDS Alliance tin 2007 till 2010 to work with community mobilization and empowerment program on HIV/AIDS. From 2010 to 2011, worked with AMI for the refugees along the Thai-Burma boarder as medical officer, responsible for curative and preventive health care for two camps. From 2011 until recently, worked with Paung Ku for civil society strengthening initiative for peace, justice and good governance. She is one of the founders of ComREG, a civil society organization. She is now serving as Vice Chair for Myanmar Scholarship Alumni Association (MSAA).
U Tun Tun, member
U Tun Tun is a Myanmar entrepreneur and a believer in education. In 1993 he started the Red Horse Industrial Group and later established Red Horse Dairy Industries limited. Currently, RHDI Limited has three separate business units with a combined workforce of 700 persons and the PEP brand is one of the best known brands in the Myanmar dairy industry. RHDI is expanding its operations in Naung Cho, Shan State with a new dairy farm. A successful entrepreneur, U Tun Tun holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Yangon University and a Diploma in Agriculture.
Dr. Thein Swe, member
Dr. Thein Swe taught economics, finance, and globalization studies at Payap University in the International MBA program and the South East Asian Institute of Global Studies. He has served as Alternate Executive Director of the World Bank Technical Group (1977-1979), representing the member countries of Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Nepal and Fiji on the Board of Directors. He joined the Asian Development Bank in January 1990 as Project Specialist in the Central Projects Services Office and later on as Program Office for Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan and Senior Programs Officer for Nepal and Bhutan. Dr. Thein Swe has studied at Rangoon University; Central School of Planning and Statistics, Poland and the Australian National University, where he earned a BA with General Honors; M. Econ, DSc. Econ, Manpower and Economic Development and Transition Economics respectively.
Saw Myo Min Thu, member
Saw Myo Min Thu is an alumnus of OSF Network Scholarship Program, and came to Thabyay after serving in the US high education system for more than twelve years – five years as a University Evaluator at the University of San Francisco, six years as an Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Maryland, College Park, and over a year as the Director of Admissions and Records at California State University, Bakersfield. Since his return to Myanmar, Saw Myo Min Thu has been actively advocating for a better education system in his native country. He is involved in the national efforts for education reform through the Salween Institute for Public Policy and a broad network of Myanmar educators. He also serves on the Board of Burmese Community Center for Education based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Saw Myo Min Thu holds a B.A. (1998) in International Relations from San Francisco State University and an M.A. (2000) in Development Economics from Williams College.
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