MKE employs a core of full-time economists and sources additional consultants from the company’s network for major projects and research. At any given time MKE employs approximately one or two dozen staff, including a handful of international economists.  MKE’s team of professionals is led by Dr. Adam McCarty who has over 20 years of consulting experience on assignments in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Chief Economist

Adam McCarty first came to Vietnam in 1990 for his doctoral studies at the Australian National University, Canberra. He returned in 1991 to conduct six months of fieldwork surveying the incomes and expenditures of 1,000 Hanoi households. Adam has subsequently worked as a consultant conducting policy research and project evaluations for donor agencies, including the World Bank, UNDP, and most bilateral donors.

During 1996-1998, Adam was a Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He then moved to the Institute for Social Studies (ISS) in the Netherlands to run a Masters in Development Economics programme at the National Economics University in Hanoi. In 2001, Adam joined Mekong Economics Ltd., where he is Chief Economist.

Managing Director

Hien is the Managing Director of Mekong Economics Ltd. After completing her Business Management degree at the Hanoi Trade Business College, Hien studied English at the University of Canberra, Australia, and further Business Management units at Deakin College, Canberra. Hien has been managing private wholesale and retail service sector operations in Hanoi for more than 20 years. She established Mekong Economics Ltd. in 2000.


General Manager

Mrs. Tran Ngoc Diep was among the top graduates of the Masters in Development Economics (MDE) Program run by the National Economics University (Vietnam)and the Institute of Social Studies (the Netherlands). She holds two Bachelor Degrees in English and Economics, and has been with Mekong Economics since its establishment in 2001. Mrs. Diep’s areas of expertise include macroeconomic policies, the impact of globalization, project management (particularly in monitoring and evaluation)and ODA harmonization in the Greater Mekong sub-region countries. She has provided consulting services to various donors, including AECID, Australian DFAT, BTC, Canadian


Ms Ha Luong held a bachelor in Financial Analysis & Investment Management from Foreign Trade University and a Master in Development Economics and

Junior Accountant

Ms. Chau Nguyen graduated from Hanoi Open University with a major in Accounting. She also holds a degree in Applied Information Technology from Vietnam

Business Development Officer

Ms. Su Wine Htut holds a Master Degree of Computer Science from University of Computer Studies Yangon as well as a Diploma in Business Management from the

Country Representative‏

Alex is the Country Representative of Mekong Economics in Myanmar, having joined MKE in Vietnam in 2013.  Since joining MKE he has worked as project manager

General Accountant

Ms. Nga graduated at  University of Economic and Technical Industries and had worked for an event Company for four years in this area. She's also got some

Business Development Manager

Nan Zarchi Myint joined Mekong Economics as a business development officer after graduated from YIE (Master degree in Business Administration) in 2014. During

Economist, Deputy Manager of Project Implementation Division

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hien received a Bachelor degree in External Economics from the Foreign Trade University in 2009 and a Master degree of Economics in

Senior Project Coordinator

Ms. Hoang Thi Ngoc Ha received a BA in English from Hanoi University in 2008.

Project Coordinator

Ms. Bway Pale Paw has eight years of experience in community development projects. In her role as Social Work Coordinator for Terre Des Hommes, Lausanne


Holding a BA in Commerce from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) – Hanoi campus and a MA in International Trade and Finance from Leeds

Senior HR and Admin Officer

Ms Pham Ngoc Mai is the Senior HR and Admin Officer of Mekong Economics. Mai graduated from Foreign Trade University with a major in Business Administration.


Merabi is an Economist at MKE Myanmar. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford in 2014, and his Master’s degree from the London

Business Development Officer

Ms. Dinh Thi Thuy Van holds a BA in Development Economics from the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University.


Michael holds a dual MSc. in International Affairs from the London School of Economics and Peking University, and a BSc. in Anthropology from the University of


Kritika is an Economist at MKE Myanmar with a BSc Economics degree from the University of Nottingham in 2014 and a Master’s degree in Social Policy and

Business Development 

Ms. Nguyen Thanh Van is Business Development Manager at Mekong Economics Ltd from 2011 Since her commencement, she has accomplished her tasks including


Andrew has a BSc in Economics from the University of Leicester and an MSc in Economic Policy from the University College London (UCL). During his time working

Senior HR and Admin Officer

Ms. Moe Wint Lwin joined Mekong Economics as an Administration Officer in 2015 after previously working at the Rainbow International School, Gon Pyaung Tun

Project Coordinator

Ms. DD Seng Htoi Aung graduated from the Liberal Arts Program, Myanmar Institute of Theology with an English Major in 2014, this programmeincluded one year


Siddhartha has a BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Economics from the University of Manchester and an MRes in Economics from the University of Bristol. Siddhartha’s MRes dissertation developed and simulated a growth

Project Coordinator

Mr. Nguyen Minh has extensive experience of working as a Project Coordinator cum Interpreter for ODA-funded projects. With good computer literacy as well as an