Mekong Economics employs a core of full-time economists and sources additional consultants from the company’s extensive network for major projects and research. At any given time MKE employs approximately around two dozen staff, including a handful of international economists.  MKE’s team of professionals is led by Dr. Adam McCarty who has over 20 years of consulting experience on assignments in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Chief Economist

Adam McCarty first came to Vietnam in 1990 for his doctoral studies at the Australian National University, Canberra. He returned in 1991 to conduct six months of fieldwork surveying the

Managing Director

Hien is the Managing Director of Mekong Economics Ltd. After completing her Business Management degree at the Hanoi Trade Business College, Hien studied English at the University of

General Manager

Mrs. Tran Ngoc Diep was among the top graduates of the Masters in Development Economics (MDE) Program run by the National Economics University (Vietnam)and the Institute of Social

Country Representative

Sten has an MSc in Behavioural Economics from Erasmus School of Economics – Erasmus University Rotterdam, an MSc in Financial Economics from the same institution as well as a BSc in International Business Administration from Tilburg University.



Hannah studied MSc in International Development: Poverty, Inequality and Development at the University of Manchester. Prior to that, she obtained an M.A in Geography and Politics from the University of Glasgow. Hannah is interested in a wide range of

Business Development Officer

Hang Dao obtained her Bachelor degree in English from University of Science and Technology in 2018, and gained a lot of experiences in translation and interpreting during her study as well as part-time work.

Manager of Project Implementation Division

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hien obtained an undergraduate degree from Hanoi Foreign Trade University in 2009, and completed the Master degree with Distinction in Economics of International Trade and European Integration under Erasmus Mundus Program in 2010. Ms. Hien has joined


Linn studied Master of Public Health at Mahidol University in Thailand with a focus on Disaster, Community Health and Development. Prior that she holds a bachelor degree in Pharmacy from University of Pharmacy, Myanmar. She is interested in a wide range of social and development

Senior Business Development Officer

Ms. Lien Tran holds a Bachelor in Economics from National Economics University and a Masters in Development Economics (MDE) Program run by the National Economics University (Vietnam) and the Institute of Social Studies (the Netherlands).

Office Manager

Ms. Moe Wint Lwin joined Mekong Economics as an Administration Officer in 2015 after previously working at the Rainbow International School, Gon Pyaung Tun Co., Ltd and Myanmar

Project Coordinator

Mr. Nguyen Minh has extensive experience of working as a Project Coordinator cum Interpreter for ODA-funded projects. With good computer literacy as well as an excellent command of

Project Officer

Mr. S. Hkawng Lum received a B.A in Social Studies from Liberal Arts Program, Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) in 2018 as well as completed a Diploma in English and Social Sciences from School of Intensive English Program in Myanmar.

Senior Project Coordinator

Ms. Hoang Thi Ngoc Ha received a BA in English from Hanoi University in 2008. As a Senior Project Coordinator at Mekong Economics she has shown a deep interest in development


Matteo joined Mekong Economics after working as a Country Risk Analyst at Fitch Solutions, where he helped investors identify macroeconomic and political risks in Sub-Saharan African economies. Passionate about impact evaluation, investment and public-private partnership initiatives in

Chief Accountant

Ms. Nguyen Hoang Quynh joined MKE as Junior Accountant in 2009 and now is Chief Accountant. She holds a degree in Accounting from Trade Union University. She has extensive

Business Development Officer

Mai May Hsu Yadanar Aung graduated from Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT), Liberal Arts Program (LAP) with the Bachelor Degree of Business in 2017. Apart from this, she received another Bachelor Degree in Myanmar from the University of Distance

Admin & HR Officer

Quynh Nghiem has obtained experiences in Admin & HR areas and in development sector after working as an Administrator Assistant at Plan International Vietnam. Quynh received her

Senior Project Officer


Jasmine Lal Fak Mawii is leading Project Implementations Department in MKE Myanmar. Prior to joining MKE, Jasmine has worked in the fields of Programme/Project management, Operations Management, as well as PR/Communications for UNCDF , UNOPS,

Senior Business Development Officer

Ms. Anh Nguyen is an Economics graduate from the University of Adelaide, Australia. She has extensive experience in market research and analysis along with excellent numerical skills. Anh Nguyen is also a passionate volunteer for social charity and community programs.

Project Officer

Sane Lei Nwe is a junior Project Officer of MEKM. Sane holds Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (Honors) from the University of Yangon. While attending the university, she worked as a volunteer for People’s Alliance for Credible Elections

Project Coordinator

Nguyen Huyen Ngoc holds a Bachelor in Economics & Finance from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2015, and obtained the Master degree with Distinction of Finance & Economics Business from the University of Adelaide in 2017.


Harriet McFadzean has achieved an MSc in Climate Change, Development, and Policy, as well as a BA in Economics with a Proficiency in Italian, from the University of Sussex.

Admin & Accounting Assistant

 She is an Admin and Accounting  Assistant at Mekong Economic Ltd in 2018. Prior to that, she worked as a former employee at Sunray Interiors (M) Ltd and a former internship of Business Development Team; Creation (Myanmar) Co., Ltd (Blazon Retail Group). She is also a volunteer at World Wild Fund (WWF Myanmar).



Callum holds an MSc in International Development from the University of Manchester in the UK, with a specialized focus on Politics, Governance and Development Policy, as well as a B.A in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of York.

Political Research Officer

Pau Sian Lian @ Dominic has obtained a Master of Arts in International Development Studies from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and a Bachelor of Business Science from Co-operatives University, Thanlyin, Myanmar.

Senior Business Development Oficer

Ms. May Zin Thu obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Thai Language and Literature from Yangon University of Foreign Languages in 2015. She completed a Diploma in Business Management and Administration from The Institute of Commercial Management