Zaw Oo is a senior research fellow and Director of Research at the Centre for Economic and Social Development of the Myanmar Development Resource Institute, a leading Myanmar think-tank based in Yangon. Zaw Oo previously taught at Chiang Mai University in northern Thailand. He also serves as a member of President Thein Sein’s National Economic and Social Advisory Council.
President U Thein Sein’s decision to expand his advisory board reinforces foreign investors’ confidence in the government’s commitment to strengthen Myanmar’s economic and legal frameworks. As one of Myanmar’s most respected economists, Zaw Oo’s appointment to the elite advisory committee highlights the important role the president attaches to the country’s small pool of experts in development, fiscal, and monetary matters.