Country Director since April 2017
Alexey heads the country team and is therefore in charge of programme coordination, policy advice and strategic planning. Before joining the Myanmar office, Alexey served as Country Director for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2015 to 2017, and prior to that he worked as Head of Office for FES in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Aside from that, he used to freelance as a movie producer and translator. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science, the History of European Arts and Social Anthropology from the University of Heidelberg.
Programme Manager since 2016
As a Programme Manager for Workers’ Rights and Social Justice, Moon Light brings a lot of expertise from his former career. Before taking up the position of Programme Manager, he held supervisory and senior managerial positions with the International Labour Organization, Action Aid International and the Shalom (Nyein) Foundation. His career has thus far centred on labour-management relationships, industrial relations, human rights, youth empowerment, and capacity building for civil society organizations. He holds a master’s degree in Applied Conflict Transformation from Pannasastra University in Cambodia.
Programme Manager since 2014
Kaung manages FES programmes that focus on peace and security, governance and public policy and federalism and democracy. Prior to FES, he worked with the International Organization for Migration on budget, monitoring and reporting oversight with thematic focus on disaster risk reduction, health and malaria projects. In addition to further degrees, he holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Thammasat University in Thailand and a diploma in Federalism, Decentralization and Conflict Resolution from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Finance Manager since 2013
San Yu handles the financial and administrative aspects in the office, including human resources and data protection. San Yu is trained in accounting and has many years of financial accounting experience, including in-depth knowledge of INGO financial guidelines. Before she joined FES, she worked in the finance department of a bank.
Administration Manager since 2013
May manages activities and operations to ensure an efficient and smoothly-run office and coordinates programme management related work. Prior to FES, May worked as an administration manager, secretary and sales coordinator for various organizations. She brings valuable expertise from working for more than 15 years, not only in Myanmar but also abroad.
Junior Project and Communications Manager since 2018
Naw Lar Say Waa holds two bachelor degrees, one in English attained from the University of Thawa and another in Communication Arts from Bangkok University. She worked as a research officer and subsequently as a senior communications officer at two different NGOs from 2014 until she joined FES. At FES Myanmar, she steers external communications, creates webstories, and coordinates country portfolio activities with FES Asia projects, namely Political Feminism and Economy for Tomorrow. Her areas of interest and expertise span from journalism and public relations to gender issues and peace processes.