General Manager of Yetagon Farm Advisory Services at Proximity Designs (Myanmar)
Phyu Hninn Nyein currently leads Yetagon Farm Advisory Business Unit at Proximity Designs, a social enterprise working to improve the income and resilience of rural smallholder farmers in Myanmar. Hninn's business unit provides these smallholders with services that promote best-fit and climate-smart farming knowledge through diverse set of channels from technique dissemination at grass root levels to digital platforms. Previously, Hninn led the Knowledge and Social Impact Team at Proximity, which manages and analyzes Proximity's customer database including 500,000 farming households and conduct socio-economic impact assessments and user research projects.
As a professional, she has also worked in the United States in the field of environmental conservation and statistical genetics. In 2012, Hninn returned to Myanmar and joined Proximity Designs. Hninn studied in the United States, where she received her Bachelor degrees in Biology and Mathematics and her Masters degree in Biostatistics, and in the United Kingdom where she received her Post-Graduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation at Said Business School, University of Oxford. Hninn was recently named "ASEAN Young Agribusiness Leader" by Asia New Zealand Foundation. Outside of her work, Hninn enjoys ballroom dancing and is an avid blogger at her blog “Dancing with Data.
Ms. Nyein will be in New Zealand as a guest of the Asia New Zealand Foundation.