ISY Board of Trustees

ISY Board Elections, 2023
Communications Office

The ISY Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. The purpose of the AGM is to present an overview of the 2022-23 school year and to elect new members to the Board of Trustees. 

Two positions on the ISY Board of Trustees will be up for election at the Annual General Meeting. Profiles of the candidates and videos for this year’s election can be seen below. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance of the school. This includes articulating long-term vision, setting policy, safeguarding financial integrity, and protecting the school from risk. The Board also adopts the annual budget, sets tuition and fee scales, and approves major facilities improvement projects. Finally, the Board selects, hires, supports, and evaluates the ISY Director, who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school. Successful candidates will serve a two-year term ending May 2025.

Beginning on May 1st, Association members will be able to log in to PowerSchool to view candidate information and vote for two candidates. An Association member is any parent with a child currently enrolled at ISY. Once a vote has been cast and confirmed, it cannot be changed. The election portal will remain open through the first part of the AGM, then closed so that votes can be tallied and results announced by the end of the meeting. If you have not previously logged in to PowerSchool or do not know your username or password, please contact the powerschool support team at

Please note:

  • ISY Board policy states that no nationality can make up more than 50% of the governing body. Taking into account the existing makeup of the board, only one of the newly elected positions can be a Myanmar national.
  • Each ISY Association Member (who is a parent with a child currently enrolled at ISY) may vote for two candidates. 

Nwe Kyaw Soe

After graduating from Yangon University, Nwe Kyaw Soe took a diploma in Financial Studies at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. She worked as the assistant representative of the Overseas Union Bank for seven years before switching careers to becoming a Political/Economics Researcher. She worked for both the SIngapore and Australian Embassies in this capacity. In 2016 Nwe Kyaw Soe started her own business importing office furniture into Myanmar which she still runs today. A lifelong learner, she recently received a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Yangon Distance University. Nwe Kyaw Soe has a daughter in 8th Grade.

Tun Thura Thet

Tun Thura Thet holds a PhD and MSc from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He also has an MBA from Yangon University and a BComm from the Curtin University of Technology in Australia. Tun Thura Thet spent several years working abroad before returning to Myanmar in 2011. He has been on several boards before including as an elected director of the Myanmar Institute of Directors, an Independent Director of the Myanmar Credit Bureau, a director at Myanmar ICT Development Corporation and a vice-chairman of the Myanmar Computer Federation. Additionally, Tun Thura Thet has been a visiting lecturer for MBA, Banking and Finance and Computer Science Masters courses. Tun Thura Thet has a son in Grade 2.

Johanna Kurki

Johanna is from Finland and holds a Master’s Degree of Education from the University of Eastern Finland. She spent half her career as a Special Education Teacher in inclusive school environments. The other half of her career has been spent working in humanitarian aid and development cooperation in the education sector. Johanna currently works as a Development Counsellor in the Embassy of Finland in Yangon, focusing on education and development. Sge has a daughter in Grade 10.

Kanyanakorn Saorumnee (Erk)

Erk is a Thai national but moved to Australia after the 7th Grade and completed her studies there. She then moved back to Thailand and completed her bachelor’s degree and then a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Assumption University. After working for a while in Thailand, Erk married a Burmese national and moved to Myanmar in 2009 where she worked as a general manager with the MK group of Companies. Currently she works alongside her husband as a Business Director at NCX Myanmar Honda Automobile and Motorcycle business. Erk has two sons at ISY in Grades 7 and 4.

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The 5th Annual ISY Fundraising Gala is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the PARKROYAL Hotel Yangon and will be in their Yadanar Ballroom starting from 6:00 pm. The theme will be The Garden of Hope. The Gala supports and links to ISY’s strategic theme of Sustainability. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please see this linked sponsorship document with the sponsorship packages and form. Any questions regarding sponsorship should be directed towards our Advancement Associate, May Su Yadana Bo ( or +95 9 880 441 040, +95 9 964 210 248. You can also see further details about ticket purchases for the event on our ISY Gala webpage and Facebook Event page.