Staff

Founder and Chairman
TMU-01Dr. Thant Myint-U is a historian and author of multiple books on Myanmar. Educated at Harvard and Cambridge Universities, he taught history for several years as Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He served on three United Nations peacekeeping operations and with the United Nations Secretariat in New York, including as the Chief of Policy Planning in the Department of Political Affairs. In addition to his work with the Yangon Heritage Trust, he is also a Special Advisor to the Myanmar Peace Centre, and a member of the (Myanmar) National Economic and Social Advisory Board.

Director and Vice Chairman
MML-08Daw Moe Moe Lwin was trained in architecture and settlement planning and design at the Rangoon Institute of Technology and received an M.Sc in Urban Planning from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. She practiced as an architect for 22 years, and as of 2001 served as a Partner at Living Design Architects and Planners. She also manages Sar-Oke-Zay Publishing House and has published a variety of books, including the art and architecture magazine Ywet-Nu-Wai. Since 2009, she has served as the General Secretary of the Association of Myanmar Architects and the Secretary of the Board of Architects.

Programs Manager

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Rupert Mann is a built and cultural heritage specialist in urban contexts with a background in community-led advocacy and the assessment, identification and designation of heritage assets along with developing policies to manage development pressures. His Master’s in cultural heritage management focused on World Heritage in Asia. Rupert has experience across several contexts, having worked with traditional communities in Papua New Guinea and Australia, with former inmates of historic prisons, Bronze-Age tombs in Cyprus and on driving statutory reform for Melbourne’s heritage. At YHT since 2012, he assists in creating Yangon’s first comprehensive heritage designations and management systems within a broader urban planning effort, capacity building and physical conservation project management. Rupert considers it a real privilege to be working with YHT at this key moment in Myanmar’s social and political history.

Senior Program Officer
kda-03-editedKyan Dyne Aung has a background in civil engineering and environmental engineering management. He transitioned into the field of heritage protection in order to partake in the crucial contributions that YHT is making towards Yangon to becoming a more liveable and vibrant city.

Finance/HR Manager

Aye Ei Ei Aung
shifted from the private sector to work at YHT in order further assist her country on one of its most pressing issues. She finds that YHT allows her to utilize her skills in order to save the buildings which are home to so many Yangon people. She enjoys working with the close-knit team and gets much satisfaction when applying her knowledge and experiences to supporting the future growth and development of Yangon.

Development and External Relations Officer

mtk-01editedMay Thway Ko
is the Development and External Relations Officer at the Yangon Heritage Trust. She is responsible for designing and executing fundraising strategies, and building and maintaining strong relations with external partners. She works closely with the Chairman, Director and the Board, to design and implement comprehensive initiatives that will raise the level of individual, corporate and organization giving.  May Thway gave a talk on “Living Bricks: How Heritage Buildings Enhance Social Fabric” at the first Myanmar TEDx in March 2016. Her passion is to listen to various stories behind heritage building.

Media and Communications Officer

Noe Noe Aung
is responsible for media relations, interacting with general public and handling the Trust’s publicity on social media platform. Originally came from journalism background, she proudly joined Yangon Heritage Trust after she had experienced six years in Myanmar’s media industry, witnessing ups and downs of Yangon and how heritage areas are in need of protection and preservation for the future of the country. She is eager to raise public awareness in the importance of urban planning in Yangon. As a media and communications officer, she keens to encourage general public to participate in making Yangon as a more livable and vibrant city.

Historical Researcher and Project Manager

thurein-01-editedThurein Aung
is a language teacher and a qualified tour guide who takes an interest in diverse subjects such as anthropology, sociology and history. Born and raised in Yangon, he is inspired by the rich history and heritage of the city. He joined YHT to play a part in ushering in a modern city which keeps its heritage and character intact.

 


Program Officer

thkp-4-editedThet Hnin Kyi Phyu
works creatively at Yangon Heritage Trust as a Program Officer. She completed her doctoral in architecture at Yangon Technological University. Her specific areas of expertise include restoration and renovation of heritage buildings and conservation of urban heritage areas. She joined YHT to contribute to the conservation and preservation of Yangon’s cultural, historical and built heritage.

Program Officer

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has an architectural background and received a Ph.D in Architecture from the Yangon Technological University. As she works as a Program Officer at YHT, she focuses on inventory project of YHT as well as other heritage conservation related works in Yangon. She loves to promote the uniqueness of Yangon’s heritage and wants to raise awareness of heritage conservation as conserving heritage is one of the most effective economic development tools for Myanmar.

Heritage Architectural Assistant
WWLWar War Lwin is a Licensed Architect and a member of Myanmar Engineering Society. She practiced as an assistant architect and a project architect for 9 years at her former architects firm. She also manages and coordinates various types of building projects from design development through construction. She is very interested in heritage conservation and joined to YHT to assist the organization about architectural heritage in Yangon.

Finance Officer

zmh-01-editedZin Mar Htun
is an exchange staff from another non-government organization. For the time being, she is working as Finance Assistant in Finance Unit of Yangon Heritage Trust. She has many years of experience in financial procedures. Her main responsibilities are assisting to Finance/HR Manager and working closely with Office Coordinator. She is very keen on finance department, and in addition she prefer non-governmental organization and in future, she would like to found one. She provides financial services which are related with Yangon Heritage Trust’s activities.

Special Assistant & Government Relations
JEWELJewel Kyay Hmone decided to join YHT as a position of Special Assistant & Government Relations since she has great interest in history and culture of heritage buildings. She is responsible for providing executive and administrative support to both Chairman and director, act as liaison between governmental agencies and YHT, acts as secretary to the board and to undertake a range of assignments related to community relations. Jewel hopes that working at YHT would fulfil her desire to be part of the organization which have excellence working to promote and integrate Yangon’s unique urban heritage into a 21st century vision of Yangon as one of Asia’s most livable cities.

Senior Program Assistant
hm-01-editedHay Mar Lwin joined YHT because of her interest in conservation, preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of urban heritage. She works drawing maps, 3D drawing of buildings, and developing the inventory of Yangon’s built heritage.

 Senior Program Assistant
kmt-03-editedKhin Myat Thu is responsible for developing YHT’s building inventory for the downtown area and securing measurements for any listed dangerous buildings. She is proud that Myanmar has retained these beautiful buildings and religious structures and enjoys working for an organization that is trying to continue to preserve the built heritage of the city.

Office Coordinator
tt-01-editTial Thin Tlem worked as Program Manager and Cashier of STI Myanmar University from 2007 to 2014. She is satisfied for joining YHT since she realizes that participating in preservation of the city is not only what she obliged to but also what she desires to. She is proud of the country for its heritage and value them at the same time.

Community Liaison Officer
thi-thi-01-editedThi Thi Kyaw ‘s jobs mainly focus on community engagement what they said of their environment. She works closely with the community. Her duties and responsibilities are participating in the development of YHT questionnaires and providing timely and adequate feedback on the main issue of residence in their engagement with the consultation process. She joined YHT to meet new experience and be active in her work. She wants to know why heritage is important. She thinks the past is all around us. Everyone lives their lives against a rich backdrop formed by historic buildings, landscapes and other physical survivals of their past.

Junior Program Assistant
WYWutt Yee Myo Myint is graduated with a bachelor of architecture from West Yangon Technological University. She has assisted with developing the inventory of Yangon’s built heritage. She joins YHT because of her interested in heritage buildings and conservation of urban heritage areas.

 


Junior Accountant
KTKay Thwe Lin has more than six years of experience in trading finance. With great interest in accounting since college, she joins YHT as Junior Accountant to help the Finance Manager and Finance Executive for a better financial system in the organization.

 


Inventory Technician
AAAung Aung has recently graduated with a degree in Geology and he decided to work at YHT because he wants to contribute for a better Yangon. As an inventory technician, his tasks mainly focus on photographing heritage assets in Yangon, collecting data and putting collected data on maps. He enjoys visiting heritage sites and learning more about Yangon.

Inventory Technician
AHMAung Htay Myint works as an inventory technician at Yangon Heritage Trust where he is responsible for photographing heritage buildings, collecting data and drawing maps. He holds a degree in Geology as well. He joined YHT as he would like to learn about heritage buildings and their histories, and he wishes Yangon to become a better city.

Heritage Guide
noe-02-editedWith a background in tourism, Yu Myat Noe joined YHT to take an active role in the preservation and promotion of his city. With great enthusiasm and humor, he likes to share stories and anecdotes of Yangon’s past history. Seeing his city transforming day by day, Yu Myat Noe is also concerned to raise awareness to include Yangon’s rich heritage in the current process of modern urbanization.

Heritage Guide
tg-01-editedAung Pyae Sone Oo is a law student who is greatly interested in History. He also volunteers as an English teacher and a licensed tourist guide. Furthermore, he is fascinated by the Yangon Heritage Trust’s vision to restore Yangon as a liveable city and now he is working as a part-time Heritage Guide at the Trust to support its vision.

Heritage Guide
shw-02-editedSu Hlaing Win is a College Student specialized in English Major as well as a certified tour guide. She is a big supporter of the missions of Yangon Heritage Trust and eagers to explore the almost vanishing Yangon’s unique features. With that in mind, she now works at YHT as part-time tour guide.

 


Visiting Heritage Architect
zlm-10-editedZaw Lin Myat is trained as an architect and preservationist in the United States. Upon graduation, he returned to Yangon in June 2016 to work as an architect. His historic preservation thesis at the Columbia University titled “Heritage in the Myanmar Frontier: Shan State, Haws and Conditions for Public Participation” explored public participation process for the conservation of ethnic heritage in Myanmar. Zaw Lin Myat has been supporting Yangon Heritage Trust since 2013 when he worked as a summer preservation intern. He is a staunch supporter of conservation effort for Yangon where he grew up. He is contributing his knowledge and expertise on a part-time basis at YHT.

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