Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Burma-Myanmar/Union of Myanmar/ Pyidaungsu Myanmar Naingandaw (Renamed by the military dictatorship from Burma 1989) (Female Suffrage 1935) A former British Protectorate became independent 1948

Also see Burma Exile Government, Burma Parties, Myanmar Substates

1952-54 Minister for and Premier of the Karen State Daw Ba Maung Chien
Afterwards Leader of the opposition in the state

19531960 Minister of Social Welfare Khin Kyi
MP and Ambassador to India and Nepal 1960. She was married to the Independence Leader Aung San (1915-1947) and mother of Aung San Suu Kyi. She lived (1912-1988)

2011-12 Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Myat Myat Ohn Khin
2012-16 Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement

2011-16 Deputy Minister of Culture Sandar Khin

2012-16 Deputy Minister of Environmental Conservation and Forests Dr Thet Thet Zin

2012-16 Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development Dr Khin San Yi

2014-15 Minister of Education Khin San Yi
2015-16 Minister of Science and Technology

2016- State Councillor, Minister of the President's Office and Minister of Foreign Affairs
2016 Minister of Electric Power and Energy and Minister of Education Aung San Suu Kyi
Her party won 80 % of the votes in the 2015-elections, As the Constitution is designed to prevent her from becoming President, the Parliament created the new powerful position of State Councilor; a role similar to that of Prime Minister which gives her broad consultative mandate with both the legislative and executive branches. She also won the 1990 elections that were annulled,  was placed under house arrest for a total of 15 years over a 21-year period. General Secretary of he National Leauge for Democracy 1988-2011 and President from 2011, elected MP in 2012 and was Leader of the Opposition 2012-16. Widow of Dr. Michael Aris (1946-1999) and mother of 2 sons. (b. 1945-).

2016- Chief Minister of the Kayin State Daw Nan Khin Htway Myint
Elected NLD MP in 1990 and 2012. Political Prisoner twice. (b. 1954-)

2016- Chief Minister of Tenasserim Dr. Lei Lei Maw


Last update 06.04.16