Fr Dau Ze was born in the village of Hpa Hping, in Shan State, Myanmar, on October 18, 1962. He attended the Salesian novitiate in Anisakan between 1983 and 1984, made his perpetual vows on May 6, 1993, in Anisakan, and ordained a priest, also in the same city, on 21 April 1996.
He served as Economer at the "Nazareth" center of Anisakan (1998-2006), as Director and Parish Priest at the same center (2006-2012), and then as person in charge of the center of Pang Way (2012-2017), and Director of the Salesian Philosophy Dept of Pyin Oo Lwin.
For the MYM Vice Province, he was a Councilor (2007-10, and again from 2015 to date), as well as a Delegate for Youth Ministry (2008-2011) and Delegate for the Missions (from 2017 to present).
His studies include a Bachelor's degree in History, awarded by the University of Yangon, Myanmar, in 1989; a specialization in the Philippines, which earned him a Diploma in Family Counseling, received in 2004 from the "Jesuit University"; and a Master in Pastoral Sociology in 2006 at the Asian Social Institute.