Our Team

Emilie Roell - Founder and Co-director of Doh Eain

Emilie Röell – Founder & Director

Emilie has been based in Myanmar since early 2013 working on heritage and nature conservation. An anthropologist by training, she is interested in social business opportunities that make use of and preserve cultural and natural capital while also creating sustainable community impact. Emilie is the founder and director of Doh Eain, focusing on overall business development.


Albert Company Olmo - Restoration Construction Manager

Since 2009, Albert has been involved in providing architectural solutions to marginalised and migrant communities living along the Thailand-Myanmar border. His approach as combines innovative and sustainable elements with traditional design principles. In 2017 Albert moved to Yangon to join Doh Eain as Restoration Construction Manager, focusing specifically on architectural design, construction oversight and trainings. 


Mark Horton - Restoration Project Manager

An architect from South Africa with a passion for improving people’s lives through design and architecture, Mark has worked in urban, rural, and post-disaster settings, including leading on the rebuild of schools and residences in post-earthquake Nepal. Mark has a wide range of experience in architecture, design and project management, and has used his varied skillset to study and support several heritage buildings in Yangon.


Gulam – Operations Manager

Gulam is a former sea man and “jack of all trades”. Gulam’s apartment was the first renovation project under Doh Eain, and he has been involved in all other projects since. Gulam helps oversee construction works, maintenance and supports our tenants.


Jordan Aungye Paing - Design & Construction Officer

Jordan is Design & Construction Officer with Doh Eain, dealing with urban and private space designing, architectural renovation, and links between the tourism industry and heritage conservation work. He has made high-level commitment to his architecture education, is a member of the Association of Myanmar architects, and involved in a variety of urban and heritage conservation research which he is passionate about. He is eager to work on the urban renewal of Yangon to create sustainable and innovative urban space for the city. Jordan is also a freelance interpreter and journalist.

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Kyaw Si Thu - Project & Communications Officer

Kyaw is an Engineering graduate with post-graduate background in international studies. Before joining Doh Eain, Kyaw was Project Assistant at a Korean consulting firm which coordinated an industrial project for UNIDO. As Project & Communications Officer, Kyaw is responsible for managing our alleyway projects and other projects, while also taking responsibility for overseeing online and offline communications/marketing and social media channels of Doh Eain. Kyaw is passionate about community engagement and environmental conservation.

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Myrte Mijnders – Training & Education Manager

Myrte loves to inspire and train people in creating sustainable solutions for complex problems by improving their skills. She enjoyed doing this as a teacher at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies before moving to Yangon. Next to teaching, she is passionate about urban sustainability and is one of the founders of green initiative ‘Anna’s Tuin & Ruigte’ in Amsterdam. As Doh Eain’s Training and Education Manager she is able to combine both of her passions. Myrte is responsible for events and programs that inspire and train residents in engaging their community and having a positive impact on Yangon’s urban spaces.


Saw Yu Nwe, Sandra - Intern

Sandra is a final year landscape architecture student at the University of Hong Kong, currently joining Doh Eain as an intern. As a landscape designer, she is passionate in creating and re-creating public spaces which are planned and designed based on the aspects of social, culture, ecology and sustainability within the community. Sandra is responsible for closeup site observation, spatial analysis, and brainstorming design idea especially for the projects related to public space. For the past three summers during her study, Sandra did her internship at the a.gor.a architects based in Mae Sot, Thailand.


Ann Wang - Photojournalist

Ann has been based in Myanmar since 2015 as a photojournalist. Her work has taken her across Myanmar following Aung San Suu Kyi ‘s campaign trail, document everyday people trapped in the still on-going civil war within the country and also at the border with China. She focuses on the untold stories including conflict, immigration and gender issue. You can see her work at www.annwphoto.com. Ann has generously volunteered to document all projects for Doh Eain.

Jan Willem van Rooij - Graphic Design and Marketing at Doh Eain

Jan Willem van Rooij – Graphic Design

Jan Willem is a graphic designer, international development graduate and co-founder of &PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival. Having worked as a devleopment consultant in Myanmar and with a background in graphic design, Jan Willem is an expert in social marketing and he designs the communication strategy for Doh Eain


Kerstin Duell - Photographer

Based in Asia since 2002 and Yangon since 2014, Kerstin has worked on Burma/Myanmar in different capacities and holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore on Burmese politics, non-traditional security and international relations. Her photos appeared on book and magazine covers, media and NGO publications. She was nominated for the Asia-Europe Foundation’s “Emerging Photographers' Forum” and the BMW Foundation’s “Asia-Europe Young Leaders’ Forum”. Olympus Singapore sponsored her equipment from 2006-2014. Kerstin is passionate about Doh Eain’s quest to empower local residents in the preservation of heritage and their livelihoods in this bustling, unique city. https://kerstinduell.photoshelter.com/index and http://kerstinduell.com/


Tun Ye Wai - Architect

A True Yangonian and an architect. He has worked in Myanmar Architecture industry for four years after graduating from Australia. Tun has always been fascinated by the architecture heritage of Yangon. He always dream of making Yangon a better place be getting involved with the projects that revitalize the built-environment of Yangon. With his education and experience, he visions himself to be an architect who contribute contributes to the society and habitat with the knowledge of design and architecture.

Our Friends

Besides our dedicated team, we have friends of Doh Eain helping us out with their expertise. If you would like to support Doh Eain as a friend, check how you can get involved and contact us.