Dr. Kan Zaw has been Myanmar's Minister for National Planning and Economic Development since 2012. He served as its deputy minister from 2011-2012
Dr. Kan Zaw had a long career with the Yangon Institute of Economics, having served as a professor, department head and ultimately as rector.
He received a Bachelor of Economics at the Yangon Institute of Economics and a Master of Art in Regional Development Planning from the International Institute of Social Studies. He also holds a Doctorate in Literature.