Our Team

Message16.05.2017

With over 200 talented staff working for the foundation globally, we pride ourselves for being able to bring on board people who love to learn, explore, and share their knowledge, skills, and experiences both inside and outside the foundation. In the Southeast and East Asia Region, we’ve got a pool of highly experienced directors and managers leading our programs and initiatives in nine countries. Our country and regional teams bring with them diverse backgrounds ranging from academic and private sector fields to the non-profit and policy-related fields.

Katrin Bannach

Katrin Bannach

Country Director, Myanmar and Thailand.

Katrin Bannach is Head of FNF's Myanmar and Thailand programmes since 2012. She works with a wide variety of stakeholders from civil society, parliaments, government and independent organizations. Prior to her current appointment, she was based at the foundation’s Regional Office in India for 5 years, where she managed the foundation’s India-Pakistan dialogue and Human Rights projects. She holds an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Additionally, she studied International Law and Psychology in Hamburg as well as in Stellenbosh, South Africa.

Katharina Weber

Katharina Weber Lortsch

Head of Myanmar Office
Aung Thu Hein

Aung Thu Hein

Programme Manager of Rule of Law Programme

Aung Thu Hein works mainly with Parliaments and actors in the legal field to promote Rule of Law in Myanmar with the focus of transparency and legislative matters. Before his 3 and a half years with FNF, he had worked with World Vision and UNHCR, and has experiences in Child Rights and Human Rights protection.

Min Maung Maung Myo

Min Maung Maung Myo

Programme Manager of Economic Freedom Programme
Hnin Wint Naing

Hnin Wint Naing

Programme Manager of Liberalism Programme

Hnin Wint Naing joins FNF Myanmar in February, 2017, working for Liberalism pillar in Myanmar. She has an academic training in Political Science, Economics, Diplomacy and Psychology. She holds a Master of Global Governance and Diplomacy from University of Oxford and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Queens College, the City University of New York. She has experience working for projects on education, information freedom and private-public engagement in ceasefire-agreed areas of Myanmar before she joined the foundation. 

Biek Hlei Sung

Biek Hlei Sung

Programme Manager of Electro Reform Programme
Khin Luttat Htun

Khin Luttat Htun

Programme Assistance
NZO

Nway Zaw Oo

Programme Assistance
Penluk Ngamdaeng

Penluk Ngamdaeng

Accountant – Myanmar Project, Southeast and East Asia
Nandar Hlaing

Nandar Hlaing

Finance Officer
Khin Maung Cho

Khin Maung Cho

Communication and Media Officer