Engr. Prof. Dr. Charlie Than is current President of Myanmar Engineering Council (MEngC). He graduated with the bachelor of mechanical engineering from Rangoon Institute of Technology since 1974, and got PG certificate in Naval Architecture from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 1991, master degree and also doctorate of Marine Engineering from Defense Services Technological Academy since 2008. He is the Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer (UK).
He started his career in the field of inland water transport, shipbuilding and design, shallow draft Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering for over twenty six years experiences with distinguished public services. He served as Pro-Rector (academic and administration) and also as Rector in Myanmar Maritime University from 2002 to 2013.
He is Ex-Co member of Federation of Engineering Institutions in Asia and Pacific. He has been awarded various prestigious awards like as Fellow of many organizations including the Royal Institutions of Naval Architects and Institution of the Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, and ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology. He is also an honorable member of ASEAN Federation of Engineers Organization.
In 2013, he led the development with the objective of ensuring Continual Quality Improvement (CQI) practice for Technological Universities/ Institutions as the Chairman of Engineering Education Accreditation Committee (EEAC) of Myanmar Engineering Council. He had built up the international relations between MEngC and regional engineering organizations. He has been contributed his time for being Myanmar Engineers, Technicians and Technologists that can satisfactorily fulfil the needs of international standards and quality in their engineering professions and playing major role in the development and implementation for the final and ultimate goal of MEngC; that is to raise engineering education level to achieve signatory status in Washington Accord and the member of International Professional Engineers Agreement.