Maung Maung Soe is the Mayor of Yangon City, Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee and is the Minister for Development Affairs of the Yangon Region Government in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar since 1st April 2016. After his career as an academician at the Yangon Institute of Economics for 20 years, he retired from his position as a Professor and Head of the Applied Economics Department in 2005.
He served as an Economic Advisor for National League for Democracy until he was appointed as a Mayor. He received B.Econ (PD) from Yangon Institute of Economics, MDS (ARD) and Dr.S. from ISS, The Hague, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, M.Min. and D.Min from CIST, Manila, Philippines.