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 co-director of Doh Eain, focusing on overall business development.
Alex Aung Khant – Head of Partnerships
A Yangon native, Alex is an urbanist by profession and passion. Before joining Doh Eain, Alex was Project Manger at the Institut Français de Birmanie for the Myaynigone Flyover Art Project, which created a vast and lively public space at the heart of Yangon. With a background in Urban Studies and Public Policy, Alex hopes to improve lives through urban development and to find new urban possibilities in Yangon. As Head of Partnerships, Alex is responsible for external communications and overall coordination with Yangon city and regional officials, YCDC authorities and department heads, private companies, various sponsors and donors.
Albert Company Olmo – Design & 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 co-director, focusing specifically on architectural design, construction oversight and trainings.
Mark Horton – Design & Construction 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.
Khine Khine – Quantity Surveyor and Drafter
Aye Khine Khine works with Doh Eain as a Quantity Surveyor and Drafter. She graduated from West Yangon Technological University with a major in Civil Engineering in 2013. She was employed as a civil engineer, specifically a Quantity Surveyor and Draftsman in various kinds of construction fields in Singapore and Myanmar. She is also a member of the Myanmar Engineering Council. She is passionate about constructing and improving buildings, particularly heritage buildings for future generations, and therefore very happy to work with Doh Eain.
Jordan Aungye Paing – Assistant Designer
Jordan is assistant designer 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.
Rianne Roggema – Social Media & Marketing
Rianne has been in Myanmar since 2014. She has extensive experience in start-ups, working as a Managing Director of Motors.com.mm and advising several other companies. After leaving her job as an Operations Associate for Anthem Asia late 2016, she is now working as a freelancer while setting up her own company. Rianne supports the marketing efforts of Doh Eain by looking out for all social media activities.
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 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
Jan Willem is a graphic designer and festival producer. He has co-founded &PROUD Film Festival and the FAB club night – both focussing on the queer community of Yangon – as well as Fahrenheit bar. With his creative design background he is responsible for the graphic design and website of Doh Eain.