Executive Director


PhD (Accounting and Finance), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS): (August 2007 – September 2011. Thesis Title: International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) and Efficient Capital Market: Malaysia and Singapore.

M.Com (Accounting, Auditing, Research Methodology, Management); Yangon University of Economics (YUE), (Sept 1980 – Dec 1982). Efficiency of Management in Co-operative Business Organisations, Yangon.

B.Com (Accounting and  Auditing); Yangon University of Economics (YUE), (1974)

Postgrad Diploma in Advanced Financial Management (Maastricht School of Management), the Netherlands (1986)

Trainer certificate, Trainer of Excellent Centre, AOTS, Tokyo, Japan

Experience: over 40 years

Head of Accounting and Finance, Yangon Region Transport Authority, Ministry of Electricity, Industry, Road & Transportation, Communication, Ministry.

Appointed Visiting Professor, Finance and Risk Management, Cooperative University Sagain, Myanmar (2017- Present)
Professor/ Research and Development Programme Leader, Myanmar Imperial University (MIU), Yangon Myanmar (2017 to present)
Executive Consultant/ External verifier, Myanmar Metropolitan College, Yangon, Myanmar (2017)
Senior Expatriate/ Coordinator of Postgraduate and Research Program/ Accounting and Finance Department: University Malaysia Sarawak (March 2013 – Sept.2017)

Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology Australia, Sarawak Campus, Kuching Malaysia (Sept. 2005 – Feb. 2013)
Administrator, (Chief Accountant and Financial Controller) Médecins du Monde,-French International NGO (August 2001 – March 2005)
Lecturer (July 1998 – July 2001), Assistant Lecturer (Jan 1983 – June 1998), Tutor (Feb 1976 – Dec 1982) at Yangon University of Economics

Prof. Dr.Thin Hla has a lot of experiences in Accounting and Finance fields more than 40 years. She joined the SSMT as an Executive Director in 2018. Before joining the SSMT, she worked as a Senior Expatriate/Coordinator of Postgraduate and Research Program/Accounting and Finance Department at the University Malaysia Sarawak from March 2014 to September 2017.

She has received the best paper awards in the International Conferences such as the 4th International Bomeo Business Conference in 13-15 December 2010; Financial Reporting with IFRS Compliance Practice and Efficient Captial Market in Bursa Malaysia in 2013; Malaysia and Indonesia International Conference on Economic, Management and Accounting in 2011; and Board diversity and financial sustainability in charities, Silver Jubilee Conference 2017. She has also received the Excellent Service Award at University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2017. She has published the text books and study guide of Financial Accounting; Cost Accounting; Organizational Business Management for undergraduate students and Managerial Tools for Managers in 2017.