Senior Management Team

Thandar Ko
Country Director

Thandar Ko directs BusinessKind Myanmar with a deep experience in managing small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Her artistic design talent and enthusiasm for product innovation is infectious to BusinessKind’s staff. Thandar’s steady directorship keeps BusinessKind’s reputation growing as a sustainable and successful social business model for Myanmar.

Thi Thi Khine
Senior Administration and Finance Manager

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Board Team

Dr. Khin Aye Aye
Chairwoman

Dr. Aye chairs the board with deep experience in creating sustainable public health programs. She has established medical service centers for embassies, large international businesses and rural communities. In 2002 she was one of the first Myanmar public figures to actively address HIV/AIDS prevention by co-founding and directing the Myanmar Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS. For 28 years, Dr Aye has worked closely with directors of non-governmental organizations and government ministry heads to strengthen civil society and promote equal opportunities for all Myanmar people.

Dr. Nwe Nwe Oo

Dr. Nwe Nwe’s experience is particularly valuable to BusinessKind because it includes eight years managing health services in the Myanmar garment industry. As an owner of a small Myanmar business she understands the challenges of starting and growing a successful enterprise. She is currently the program coordinator at the Myanmar Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Htun Linn Oo

Dr Htun, MD, MPH, spent many years directing health promotion public programs in the nonprofit sector. He is currently the program manager for corporate social responsibility at Ooredoo Myanmar, the leading telecom company in Myanmar. Dr Htun’s position allows BusinessKind to have a front row seat in the evolution of affordable cellular access in Myanmar.

Dr. Phone Myint Win

Dr. Phone is the Myanmar Country Representative of the Burnet Institute, an Australian not-for-profit
organization whose purpose is to improve the health of disadvantaged, poor and otherwise vulnerable
communities through medical research, medical education and public health. Prior to joining the non-
profit sector, Dr. Phone, managed product management and marketing departments of multinational
pharmaceutical companies. He is a Humphrey Fellow and studied public administration and public policy
at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Administration, Syracuse University.

Dr. Soe Naing

Soe Naing MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of Alliance Myanmar, an international non-profit organization committed to ending HIV/AIDS through community action. He obtained his MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2004. He is a fellow of the “Asia Pacific Leadership Program” at East-West Center in Honolulu, USA.

International Advisor

Dr. Helen Gunthorpe
Founder and Director BusinessKind San Francisco 5013c non profit organization

Dr. Helen Gunthorpe is an Infectious Disease specialist in San Francisco, California. Of her thirty five years of humanitarian experience across Africa and Southeast Asia, the last twenty years have been spent with a focus on Myanmar. She founded BusinessKind Myanmar in June 2008 with a vision that social businesses have a sustained impact on alleviating poverty. Helen makes frequent trips to Myanmar and is an active member of the BusinessKind Myanmar's management team.