CESD’s research and management team have a diverse range of experience and educational qualifications, gained both in Myanmar and overseas. View profiles for some of our staff 


Adithya B Kumar

Senior Management Coordinator | Email: adithyakumar.cesd@gmail.com

AddyAdithya B. Kumar (commonly known as “Addy”) is a Senior Management Coordinator at CESD. Mr. Kumar’s responsibilities include identifying funding, collaboration, and business development opportunities as well as advising on programme strategy. He is currently supporting projects funded by IDRC, Canada, USAID, LIFT, and the Just Jobs Network, while actively engaging in human resource management and administrative activities across the organization. Having previously worked for several private- and public-sector entities across four countries, Mr. Kumar most recently held positions in Myanmar with LIFT and UNOPS before joining CESD.


Saw Soung Thein

Human Resources and Administration Officer | Email: sawsoungthein.cesd@gmail.com

Ko SawMr. Saw Soung Thein is working as an Admin/HR Officer at CESD-HQ. He graduated a Bachelor of Science in Geology from University of East Yangon: Besides, he finished his “Basic Diplomatic Skills” from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Myanmar (MOFA) and also finished Office Management Skills and Human Resources Management training from UMFCCI and Labor Laws Training from Top HR Solution, Lecture by U Thet Naing Oo (Retired), Deputy Director General at Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population. He is currently studying for his Executive Diploma in Human Resources Management from Landon Executive Board. He was a founder and teacher at Win Gratis Education Centre, working there for over two years. In addition, he worked as a site hunter at Digicel Telecom Tower Company for one year. Moreover, he was HR cum Admin Executives of PALE NADI Group of Company. Then, he joined Irrawaddy Green Tower Company as HR assistant over one year.

Khin Hnin Swe

Senior Finance Officer | khinhninswe.cesd@gmail.com

IMG_7582Khin Hnin Swe joined the Centre for Economic and Social Development in 2016 as the Senior Finance Officer. In this role, she specializes in accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and budgeting. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Yangon University. She is currently studying to join the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has received her Diploma in Accounting from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Financial Management Basic Rights (ES1) from Mango training. Prior to joining CESD, she served as a Finance Officer for the Myanmar Red Cross Society for four and a half years.

Nwe Ni Khin Soe

Administration & Logistics Officer | Email: nweni.cesd@gmail.com

NNpp.jpgNweni Khin Soe is an Administration and Logistics Officer for CESD’s Food Security Team. Her responsibilities include helping manage the FSP Project by conducting Monitoring and Evaluation and coordinating logistics for the team. Her expertise in project management and M&E is a crucial addition to the FSP team! Before joining CESD in 2015 she worked as an Operations Manager for Decorum Trading and as a Project Manager for Crimson Consulting. She graduated from the University of Distance Education in Yangon in 2004 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Physics and has completed rigorous training in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and leadership since graduation. She has a gift for languages, fluently speaking English, Myanmar and Chinese.


Yamin Phyo

 Finance Officer | Email: yaminphyo.cesd@gmail.com

Ma YaminYamin Phyo is a Finance officer at the Center of Economic & Social Development. Her responsibilities include monitoring expenditure against budget headings and reporting any cost variances to the Finance Department. She assists the monitoring and development of effective financial accountability systems which she controls in accordance with academic financial requirements. She also maintains CESD’s financial administration systems. She works together with the Finance Manager on matters relating to accounts and audits, specifically helping preparation for CESD’s annual account audit. She also works closely with the Finance Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the East University of Than Lynn, a Diploma in Business Law from Yangon University. She is more than proficient in Financial Management, Professional Advanced Excel and Financial Training. Previously, he worked at Action Aid International as their Finance Officer. She has experience providing financial training to organisations such as the Women Self Help Group and Community Base Organization. She also worked for more than one year at Pact Myanmar International with their Finance & Administration Department.


Naw Hla Thida

Finance Assistant/Cashier | Email: nawhlathida.cesd@gmail.com

Naw LayNaw Hla Thida works for CESD as a Finance Assistant & Cashier, maintaining up-to-date cash ledgers, assisting the Finance Officer with the timely implementation of project reports and banking issues. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Yangon University, a Diploma in Development Studies from Yangon Economic University, a Diploma in Business Law from Yangon University and Certificate of Accounting from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Level II & III). Prior to joining CESD, Naw Hla Thida worked at the Phoenix Association as a Project Accountant.

Tin Aung Win

Administrative & Human Resources Assistant | Email: tinaungwin.cesd@gmail.com

Tin Ag WinTin Aung Win graduated from Dagon University in 2016 majoring in English. He is currently working CESD’s Administrative & Human Resources Assistant, assisting daily office administration and supporting documentation of office records. He also supports internal and external communications (Phone Calls, emails etc.,), assists during the recruitment process and travel arrangements. He speaks Burmese (native) and English.


Khine Myat Thwe 

Office Assistant | Email: khinemyatthwe.cesd@gmail.com

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Khine Myat Thwe is CESD’s office assistant aiding office documentation and day-to-day business administration. A recent graduate from Siam University of Thailand with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, she previously interned at VES Group Company Ltd. She speaks English and Burmese with an understanding of Thai.