SBN Myanmar Team

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Dr. Zar Ni Htet Hlaing

National Coordinator of SUN Business Network Myanmar

Dr. Zarni, SBN coordinator, has a strong stakeholder engagement experience and has been involved in SUN Activities and National Nutrition Planning over the last 8 years in Myanmar. She has coordinated SUN-CSA Activities and over the last 2 years, has developed strong expertise in private sector engagement. She is currently fully supporting in running the SBN Secretariat and rolling out the SBN Myanmar strategy by prioritizing actions including SBN membership expanding; supporting for strong business commitments on improving nutrition; and implementing SBN Myanmar thematic areas coordinating with different level stakeholders.

Executive Board Members

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Mr. Ye Min Aung

Mr. Ye Min Aung is one of the prominent business leaders and advocate for private sector-led and agricultural development in Myanmar. He is one of the founding members of the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) as chair of MRF. He is also serving as the Vice President of the Union of Myanmar Federation of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and the Managing Director of the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Co. Ltd.

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Mr. Kyaw Thu Htet

Chair, SUN Business Network Myanmar

Mr. Kyaw is a young business leader and the advocate for food safety in Myanmar. He is the founder and CEO of Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences (MILS), founder and Director of Center for Sustainable Agri-food Initiatives Development (CSAID) and currently serving as the Chair of the SBN Executive Board.Private sector is the closest stakeholder group to action level and any intervention for improving nutrition and food security must be inclusive of businesses, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to successfully implement change in Myanmar. I am excited for my decision to commit in SBN because I believe SBN’s role is critical to facilitate Myanmar’s SMEs by connecting the technical and knowledge gaps to become more resilient and improve their market access.

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Ms. Aye Aye Than @ Adeline

Co-chair of SUN Business Network Myanmar

Ms. Adeline, Head of Corporate Affairs and Administrative Department of Wilmar Myanmar Group, has over 30 years of experience in operation management, public relations, corporate affairs and contributed her Services to 14 major projects in Oil & Gas, Port & Food products Manufacturing sectors. Nutrition Security is a fundamental need of consumers, and the food industry has a great role to improve it. The food industry can contribute to nutrition security by producing and delivering more food more nutritious food and ensuring food safety. At Wilmar, we are committed to working with other stakeholders to improve access to the nutrition of the community. The SUN Business Network is innovative to enhance collaboration and collective actions to improve nutrition security in Myanmar and Wilmar is proud to be part of this network.

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Mr. Alex Nyi Nyi Aung

Head of Communications and External Affairs for Unilever Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos

Food and nutrition security is a main precursor for economic growth and development of Myanmar. Since private sector is a major player in the agri-food systems, its involvement in the nutrition developing is critical for success in making Myanmar free from malnutrition. As a Myanmar citizen and representative of Unilever for SBN Myanmar, I am aware of the nutrition situation and access food in the country, and I am committed to play active role in maximizing private sector actions through SBN for improved food and nutrition security of the people of Myanmar.

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Ms. Aye Khaing Soe

Medical doctor and the director of New A1 Family Company. The company produces high quality spices and culinary products.

The business of food has a great responsibility to deliver greater safe nutritious food for consumers. In line with business responsibility, the policies and regulations should change to discourage the import and local production of unhealthy food and incentivize more local nutritious food. SBN provides a platform for how the private sector and other stakeholders can work together to improve nutrition. In Myanmar, most of the companies are Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). They lack technical expertise, and capital and have limited access to capital and certain business services.