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.
Frederic Spohr has been following Myanmar’s transition since 2012. Before he took up his position as Project Director for Myanmar and Thailand in 2019, he was Southeast Asia Correspondent for the German business paper Handelsblatt. As a reporter, he covered the profound political and economic changes in Myanmar as well as in the region.
Frederic graduated from Cologne School of Journalism and holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Cologne.
Aung Thu Hein
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.
Hnin Wint Naing
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.
Than Naing Aung
Than Naing Aung always proudly expresses his times at these 3 universities: Yangon University of Foreign Languages, Yangon University of Economics and Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development.
His passion is to know, learn and discuss Economics, Politics and Laws. Having a chance to be able to facilitate in organizing these programs (rule of law and liberalism) is the core reason why he is working for the organization from morning to evening untiringly.
He speaks English as well as German quite fluently. As an MBA graduate, he enjoys a lot dealing with financial matters.
She graduated in 1998 from Ramkhamhaeng University, Faculty of Humanities. In 2005 she obtained the master’s degree from the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). she started her first career in hotel industry in 2000. From 2004 to 2006, she worked as the receptionist at Sri Lanka Embassy and Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC).
In year 2006, she joined the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) as the International Cooperation Officer. In September 2011, she started her career as the accountant for Myanmar Project at Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF).
Sai Kwan Hsai
Sai Kwan Hsai has been working for FNF Myanmar since March 2019 and he assists Economic Freedom Programme. Sai handles all accounting stuff for the foundation and it remains his primary job. He has experience of working for an INGO called Samaritan’s Purse as an Admin and Finance Assistant in Mandalay for 3 years before joining FNF Myanmar. Sai holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from Mandalay University of Foreign Languages and a Master of Business Administration from SMC University.
Biak Hlei Sung
Mrs Biak Hlei Sung returns to FNF Myanmar in February 2019 as an Executive Programme Manager for Economic Freedom pillar. From 2013 until April 2018, Biak worked for the foundation first as a program assistant; then she was promoted to a new role as a project manager for the STEP Democracy Program of FNF. She possesses knowledge of Theology, Community Development, teaching English as a second language and political management during her pursuit of Bachelor and Master Degrees in Myanmar. Out of many hats she wears, her favorite role is being the mother of a beautiful baby girl.
Aye Myat Mon
Aye Myat Mon is a Program Assistant of FNF Myanmar. Before her devotion at FNF , She had worked as a journalist for over six years at Eleven Media Group and Duwun Media, writing , editing and producing news and featured stories for the network’s newscast. Her series of productions were most watched, shared and liked in the Duwun’s history of broadcasting. She got her Bachelor of Arts in English from Yangon University and Diploma in Public Relations from Institute of Commercial Management.