Kyaw Thu HtetLeaders Asia Pacific 2022
Founder and CEO, Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences (MILS)
Kyaw Thu Htet is the founder and CEO of Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences (MILS), an impact-driven company that creates positive impacts on food producers, including small holder farmers. He founded the company in 2012 and since then, Kyaw has led the organization to become the first FDA-approved sustainable animal health product manufacturer and the first private agri-food testing laboratory in Myanmar. He also established a partnership with the United States government’s Feed The Future Agriculture and Food Systems Development Activity (AFDA) to help food producers and farmers in Myanmar produce safer, better-quality products and eventually improve their market access. Kyaw believes that Myanmar’s food systems must connect to the Sustainable Development Goals in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change on food and people, and he hopes to lead the way in making Myanmar’s agri-food value chains more relevant in new sustainable food systems.