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.

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.

Myrte Mijnders - Education and Training 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.

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.

Swan Yee Tun Lwin - Landscape Designer

Swan graduated summa cum laude (Highest Honors) from Berkeley City College concentrating in Natural Sciences before transferring to University of California, Berkeley to complete her B.A. in Landscape Architecture with a focus in City and Regional Planning. She became interested in public spaces after experiencing the difference it makes on the quality of life for residents first hand while studying abroad in Singapore. In the face of climate change, she hopes to incorporate natural systems and elements with the city through her designs for a more livable and sustainable urban landscape.

Anna Livia Cullinan - Senior Urban Design Project Manager

Anna livia recently finished her MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development at the University College London. Since moving to Yangon she has worked on the 491-501 Merchant Street restoration project and Heritage Works Yangon, for both projects she was the creative director for the community outreach and cultural programming. Before studying urban design Anna livia worked as a set decorator for feature films and commercials in Los Angeles and received a BA in history from Trinity College Dublin.

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.

Jenny Su Myat Naing - Design and Construction Officer

Jenny is a graduate architecture student from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree. Upon the completion of her degree, Jenny joined Doh Eain in February 2018. Born and raised in Yangon, the city’s architectural heritage and her interest in design and architecture are what motivated her to take upon architecture education. Jenny is responsible for spatial planning and street furniture design in creating cohesive and sustainable public spaces in the alleyway projects.

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.

Gulam Hla Tin - 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.

Adrian Din - Project Manager

Adrian is a social scientist who works at the intersection of public health, landscape architecture, and social anthropology. As Project Manager, he explores the potential of underused urban spaces and coordinates the interests of different stakeholders to develop these sites into multipurpose public places. Prior to joining Doh Eain, Adrian worked as a landscape consultant in Yangon and humanitarian logistics administrator for various aid organisations. His dream is to develop sustainable planting designs to make Yangon a greener, pedestrian-friendly city.

Thurane Win - Property Management Officer

Thurane got his degree in Economics and the course in English licensed tour guide. He used to work in a telecom organization as a project coordinator before joining Doh Eain. He first joined Doh Eain as a part-time guide and is now working as property management officer at Doh Eain starting in 2018. He is responsible for the marketing of heritage restoration proposition to home owners, and the tenants.​

Joseph Kap Pi - Construction Officer

Joseph Kap Pi is a graduate from the Kalay University of Science and Technology in the Sagaing Region in Myanmar. Following his graduation in 2008, he moved to Thailand to study further at the STTC @ Science and Technology Training Centre. Here he met the founder of a.gor.a Architects, Albert Olmo-Company, and went on to help build a migrant school, temporary dormitories for migrant youth, as well as the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot. Joseph joined Doh Eain in Yangon in 2017, and now is the main point of contact for all construction projects as the lead Construction Officer.

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​

Photographers

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/

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.

Daniel Roca - Photographer

Daniel is an international travel writer, photographer, editor and creative consultant who has journeyed across 25 different countries in Asia, Europe, the Near‐East and North America. He has spent the last five years living in Myanmar documenting people, food, culture, society, and the natural landscape. In 2009, he received the Carol Crowe Memorial Scholarship in Photography from the Glassell School of Art, and was awarded the 2013 Suzanne Tito Prize in Poetry from Alligator Juniper National Literary Journal.

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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.