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Nyo Saw

Nyo Saw
Member of the State Administration Council
Assumed office
25 September 2023
Serving with Maung Maung Aye
Preceded bySoe Htut and Moe Myint Tun
Personal details
SpouseSan San Aye
Alma materDefence Services Academy
Military service
Years of service2020
RankLieutenant General

Nyo Saw is a Burmese military officer and chairman of the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC), one of two major conglomerates owned by the Burmese military.[1]

Early life and education

Nyo Saw graduated from the 23rd intake of the Defence Services Academy.[2]


Nyo Saw began his career as a grade one general staff officer at the Yangon command.[3] He served as the commandant of the Defence Services Technological Academy and the Defence Services Academy, and also headed the country's central and southern commands.[4]

Nyo Saw served as quartermaster general from 2014 to April 2020, before retiring with the rank of lieutenant general.[2] He was succeeded by Kyaw Swar Lin.[5] In the wake of the 2015 Myanmar general election, which saw the National League for Democracy take control of the civilian government, Nyo Saw was integral in awarding government tenders to firms affiliated with military officers.[2]

As of August 2022, he serves as the chairman of the Myanmar Economic Corporation, and holds senior roles at the military-owned Myanma Economic Holdings Limited and Innwa Bank.[2][6] In July 2023, he was appointed as the regime's chief business advisor.[7]

On 25 September 2023, he was appointed to the State Administration Council alongside Maung Maung Aye, replacing Soe Htut and Moe Myint Tun, who were sacked following a corruption probe.[8][9][10]

Personal life

Nyo Saw is married to San San Aye and have three children, Thant Nyo Saw (eldest), Thint Nyo Saw, and Sint Nyo Saw (youngest).[2] They are non-executive shareholders of Apex Fair International Company Limited.[11]

Personal Sanctions

On December 11th, 2023 The European Council imposed personal restrictions on Nyo Saw due to his direct contribution to dismantling and undermining democracy and stability in Myanmar as a member of the State Administration Council, a body established by the junta to facilitate and legitimize their rule over Myanmar after the 2021 coup d'état.[12]


  1. ^ Chau, Thompson. "'Survival at any cost': Myanmar generals move to cement power". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Myanmar Military's Business Supremo in Spotlight". The Irrawaddy. 2022-08-17. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  3. ^ Mike (2018-10-09). "Two Military-Appointed Cabinet Ministers Look Set To Be Replaced". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  4. ^ KyawThu (2020-05-11). "Younger Myanmar Military Officers Promoted to Key Roles in Reshuffle". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  5. ^ Nanda (2020-05-19). "Min Aung Hlaing reshuffles senior military ranks ahead of election". Frontier Myanmar. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  6. ^ Cuffley, Adrienne (2022-09-27). "The NUG's Economic War on Myanmar's Military • Stimson Center". Stimson Center. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  7. ^ "Myanmar Junta Leader Appoints Business Chief as Advisor". The Irrawaddy. 2023-07-05. Retrieved 2023-08-05.
  8. ^ "SAC reconstitued replacing Lt-Gen Soe Htut and Lt-Gen Moe Myint Tun". Eleven Media Group. 2023-09-25. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  9. ^ "Myanmar junta chief sacks protégé over 'corruption'". Myanmar Now. 2023-09-21. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
  10. ^ "Two allies of Myanmar junta chief probed for corruption: source". The Star. 2023-09-26. Retrieved 2023-09-26.
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  12. ^ "COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/2789 of 11 December 2023 implementing Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Myanmar/Burma". EUR-Lex.
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