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

Adithya B Kumar
Development and Communications Officer

AddyAdithya B. Kumar (commonly known as “Addy”) is a Development and Communications Officer 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.

Addy speaks seven languages (English, French, Italian, Czech, Tamil, Hindi, Myanmar) and holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Madras Christian College (India) as well as a Diploma in Management from London School of Economics, and a CEMS Masters in International Management from University of Economics (Czech Republic) and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). Addy is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and is currently working towards his CIPS Level 2 certification while fulfilling his duties at CESD. 

Saw Soung Thein

Admin/HR Officer

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 attending in Executive Diploma in Human Resources Management from Landon Executive Board. He was not only a founder but also a teacher at Win Gratis Education Centre and worked for over two years. In addition, he worked as a site hunter at Digicel Telecom Tower Company about 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.

May Sandar Nwe

Admin and Logistics Officer

Ma MayMay Sandar is taking the responsibility of Admin and Logistics Officer in CESD since 2016. Under this position, logistics management such as venue arrangement for event and forum and bus or air ticket purchasing are my responsibilities. Moreover the main tasks in admin are fixed assets control, procurement control, vehicle supervision, assets maintenance and external affairs. Before joining CESD, she also worked for Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) National Coordination Office under CESD as Admin and Logistics Officer cum finance officer. She, therefore, has quite experiences in admin and logistics and it is my professional.   She graduated from Dagon University in Bachelor of Business Management and Diploma in Accounting (Landon Chamber of commerce and Industry International Qualifications from EDI) as well. In addition, she is very interested to learn and share knowledge about project/ program implementation because its knowledge is needed to be effective support in working environment. Thus, she participated in certificate training and program and accomplished in such business skill development, international finance reporting and communication skill.

Aye Pa Pa Soe

Project Admin/HR Officer

Ma PaShe is studying research development procedure, and how effective it is to do sector by sector. She helps labor team research and attends program not only activities but also events and work with research teams to manage appointments, events and interviews so that the research team members can make effective and efficient implementation of field work. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Mandalay University and MBA (Master of Business Administration) from University of Thai Chamber of Commerce. Last year, she worked at UMFCCI for over thirteen years and moved to CESD to learn more and more about economic growth. She has been aboard for her study in leadership forum to KKC, Japan in 2014 and master training on effective business member organization at ITC, ILO, at Turin, Italy in 2015. She is very interested in the organization development and activities how they manage to change the actual situation. She participates in many activities such as minimum wages discussion, national event, national tripartite meeting, business matching, and so on.

Khin Hnin Swe

Senior Finance Officer

IMG_7582Khin Hnin Swe joined the Centre for Economic and Social Development in 2016 as a Senior Finance Officer. In this role, she specializes in helping the accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, budgeting. She received her Bachelor of Law from Yangon University. She is currently studying on Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) after she received the Diploma in Accounting LCCI Level 3. She holds the Certificate of Financial Management Basic Rights (ES1) from Mango training. Prior to joining CESD, she served as a Finance Officer for Myanmar Red Cross Society within the Finance Department for four and a half year.

Yamin Phyo

 Finance Officer

Ma YaminYamin Phyo is a Finance officer at Center of Economic & Social Development. Her responsibilities include monitoring expenditure against budget headings and reporting any variances across all cost Centers to the Finance. She has to assist in the monitoring and development of effective systems of financial accountability and control in line with academy financial requirements. She also has to maintain effective financial administration systems in order to provide an efficient Support service to all budget holders in school and to offer advice to budget holders to ensure that school achieves best value at all times. Moreover, she has to work together with the Finance Manager with matters relating to accounts and audits regarding preparation and audit of annual accounts. Besides, she works closely and in confidence with the Finance Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Art Degree from East University of Than Lynn, Diploma in Business Law from Yangon University, Financial Management, Professional Advance Excel and Training of Trainer. She worked at Action aid International organization with Finance Officer. She has experience financial training to Women Self Help Group and Community Base Organization. She has working experience more than one year at Pact Myanmar International Non Governance Organization with Finance & Admin Sector.

Pwint Mu Mu Kyaw

Admin/Finance Assistance (FSP) 

Ma Pwint MuPwint Mu Mu Kyaw is an Admin and Finance Assistant for Food Security Project at CESD since Oct 2015. Her responsibilities are maintaining up to date cashbook, performing bank transaction, making cash payment transaction and assisting Finance Officer especially concerned with Finance. She got a Bachelor Degree, specialized in English major from Sittway University in 2010. She also got Diploma in Accounting and Dip in Management Accounting (LCCI, UK) in 2012 and then she got a Diploma in Business Law from Yangon University in 2013. Before joining to CESD, she worked as an Admin/Finance Officer for Child Centre Climate Change Adaption and Safe School Retrofitting Project in Tangup Township, Rakhine State at the Lanthit Foundation in 2014.

Naw Hla Thida

Finance Assistant/Cashier

Naw LayNaw Hla Thida works for CESD as a Finance assistant/Cashier with maintaining up-to-date cash ledgers (cash book), assisting Finance Officer effective and timely implementation of project reports and banking issues. She holds a Bachelor Degree in English (2011), Yangon University , Diploma in Development Studies (2015) in Yangon Economic University , Diploma in Business Law (2015) in Yangon University and Certificate of Accounting LCCI Level II & III. Prior to joining CESD, Naw Hla Thida worked at Phoenix Association as a Project Accountant.

Aye Aye Htwe

Admin Assistant

Aye Aye Htwe PhotoAye Aye Htwe is an Admin Assistant in Admin and HR Department at Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD).

She graduated from Yangon University (Distance-Education) with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. During her college years, she joined as a volunteer at Care Myanmar Organization (HIV/AIDS Project) in Mon State for three years. Afterwards, she joined as Outreach Health Worker at IOM International Organization for Migration (HIV/AIDS/TB Project) in Mon State for one year.

Now she is currently enrolling in Business Information System Diploma program at the Yangon University of Distance Education. She is Mon ethnic. She can speak four languages, Mon (Mother tongue), Burmese, Thai and English.

Naw Hsu Ei Thin Zar @Kk

Intern (Management Team)

KkNaw Hsu Ei Thin Zar @Kk currently works for CESD as an intern to assist “Management Team” in order to get smooth in the office process.  Arrangement for training, meeting and workshops, scheduling meetings and appointments with national and international stakeholders, organizing internal meetings and taking detailed minutes are her core responsibilities. Prior to joining CESD, she also worked as a teacher for the monastery education since there was an internship program in BARS.

She is a graduate from Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (BARS), specialized in English major in 2014. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of East Dagon. Later, her interest has changed into Business Management so that she studied Business Management course about two years till she received “Advanced Diploma of Business Management” from STI Myanmar University. As soon as she finished her “Advanced Diploma of Business Management” course, she started joining CESD as an intern. She volunteered as a treasurer of Youth Fellowship in Myoma Taing Yin Thar Baptist Church from 2015 to 2016. She presents as an assistant treasurer of Youth Fellowship in Myoma Taing Yin Thar Baptist Church in her present days.

Tin Aung Win

Intern (Admin/HR)

Tin Ag WinHe is Tin Aung Win. He finished studying from Dagon University in 2016. He took English major in University. Now he is working here as an Intern for Admin & HR. He assists doing daily office work, arrange and support documentation of office records. Plus, he supports internal and external communications (phone Calls, emails etc.,) and daily office’s Admin and Logistic tasks. He also assists doing the recruitment process. In addition, he has to do any other duties as assigned by his supervisor. He also works with his supervisor for travel arrangements. His mother language is Burmese and he can speak Burmese and quite well in English.


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