U Hla Maw Oo, Director General, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Commerce was born in Yangon in 1958. He attended and studied at the University of Yangon in 1975-1976 before he joined the Defense Services Academy 22nd Intake at May Myo in 1976-1977.
He served as a General in the Army from 1981 to 2002. Then, in 2005-2011, he was obliged as a Deputy Director General, Department of Border Trade (Nay Pyi Taw), Ministry of Commerce and in 2011-2013, he became General Manager at Myanmar’s Agricultural Products Trading. From 2016 to now, he served as a Director General, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Commerce.