Nay Htun is Founder and Honorary Patron of the Myanmar-based not-for-profit association, Green Economy Green Growth, GEGG < www.geggmyanmar.org >, that “expeditiously promote green economy green growth in Myanmar and fostering national and international partnerships”. GEGG provides key support to the ASEAN Institute for Green Economy, AIGE, an ASEAN Charter Entity endorsed at the 2014 ASEAN Summit.
Nay Htun has been and continues to be actively associated with a number of universities: Fellow & Visiting Professor Imperial College London; Honorary Professor Tongji University, Shanghai China; Adjunct Professor, Stony Brook University (or State University of New York at Stony Brook); formerly Visiting Scholar, Harvard; Visiting Scholar, Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Chancellor Distinguished Fellow, University of California, Irvine; Visiting Professor and Senior Advisor Asia Pacific, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden; and Visiting Professor and International Advisor, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand,
He has worked in the rank of UN Assistant Secretary General at both UNEP and UNDP. He has also worked as UNCED Programme Director (aka 1992 Rio Earth Summit), Special Advisor, Focal point for Business and Industry. He was the ADB Special Advisor for RIO +20.Before the UN, he was with Exxon Thailand and managed the largest Department.
Nay Htun has been a Board Member of many not-for-profit organizations around the world: International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, New York; Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan; International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea, (Founding and Emeritus Trustee); International Council for Science, France; Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden; and The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Beijing.
Nay Htun received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. He was elected Fellow of Imperial College, the highest honor the College awards for outstanding achievements.