23rd International Conference on The Future of Asia

Monday, June and Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Thaung Tun

Thaung Tun

National Security Advisor, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Thaung Tun is a former Myanmar Ambassador.


He joined the Myanmar Foreign Ministry in 1972 and served at headquarters and various diplomatic posts abroad until his retirement in 2010.


His overseas postings include, Bern, Brussels, Geneva, Manila, New York and Washington. D.C. He was Ambassador of Myanmar to The Philippines from 2005 to 2008. Subsequently, he served as Ambassador of Myanmar to Belgium, The Netherlands and The European Union from 2008 to 2010.


At headquarters he was Director General for Political Affairs and was Leader of the Myanmar delegation to The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Senior Official Meetings (SOM) from 2001 to 2005. He served concurrently as Secretary of the National Commission for Environmental Affairs (NCEA) and Secretary of the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS).


He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Rangoon Arts and Science University and a Diploma in French from the Institute of Foreign Languages, Rangoon. He attended the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. as a Fulbright scholar from 1984 to 1985 and has a Master in International Public Policy.


He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore from 2010 to 2013.


He joined Shell Myanmar Energy Pte. Ltd. in 2015 and served as Government Relations Advisor from 2015 until his appointment as National Security Advisor in January 2017.

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