U Sett Aung



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Set Aung

Set Aung is a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar. He is also the Chairman of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone’s Management Committee. Before he holds the current position, he was a Deputy Minister of the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development of Myanmar. He was also an Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, a Founder and Director of the Myanmar Development Resource Institute (MDRI) and the Secretary of the National Economic and Social Advisory Council (NESAC) of Myanmar.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree and the MBA in Myanmar. Then he successfully completed his second Master’s degree specialized in economics, banking and finance in Scotland, United Kingdom and his third Master’s degree specialized in investment management in London before he started his Ph.D at Keio in Japan. He has been involved in many international and regional research projects related to economics, social and policy development in various countries including Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sweden and Japan. He has successfully completed over 40 international and regional economic and social research projects in more than 10 countries.

He has authored numerous research papers in cooperation with international and regional academic and policy institutes, including the University of Tokyo of Japan, the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Sweden, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Mekong Institute in Khon Kaen of Thailand, the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI-Asia), and the Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia of France, among others.

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