Aung Lynn was appointed on July 18, 2016, as the ambassador to the United States from Myanmar. It’s the first time in more than 50 years that a career member of the Foreign Ministry has held the post.
Aung Lynn’s early work was in geology. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Yangon and joined his country’s government in 1982 as an assistant engineering geologist in the Ministry of Irrigation. The following year he moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.