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The co‐founders of the BYADA Institute are U Aung Kyi Nyunt (now NLD MP), U Myint Oo (Now NLD MP), U Phyo Min Thein (Now Chief Minister of Yangon Region) and U Myo Yan Naung Thein who is currently the executive director of the Institute,and also Secretary for Central Committee Research and Strategic Studies, NLD.

The Activities of Bayda Institute are guided by a group of eminent people as board of governors. They come from various backgrounds and provide right kind of advice and support to the Institute. The following are the members of our Board;


1.U Han Thar Myint

– Member of Secretariat, Central Executive Committee-NLD, Chairperson of BOD

2.Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe

-Member of Union  Parliament-Upper House, Secretary of BOD

3.U Soe Win

– Member of Central Economic Committee-NLD, Director-Renaissance Institute, Member of BOD

4.Dr.Thant Thaw Kaung

– CEC-Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, Executive Director – Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation, Member of BOD

5.Daw Thin Thin Aung

– Director / Consulting Editor (Gender & Diversity)-Mizzima Media Group , Member of BOD

Bayda  Instiute possesses an experienced team of professionals who are passionate about the issues and take pride in working for the mission of democratic transition of the country. The following are the key  team members who  work with Bayda Institute and contribute in taking forward its mission:


Program Implementation Team

  1. U Myo Yan Naung Thein –Executive  Director
  2. U Nay Moe Aung – Programs Manager
  3.  Cho Cho Aung – Admin and Finance Manager

Strategic Program Development Team

  1. Upendra Choragudi ,Development Economist,(Head of the Team)
  2. Khin Sandar Tun –Program Development Officer
  3. Ei Shwe Zin Nyein – Program Development Officer.