Mekong Economics employs a core of full-time economists and sources additional consultants from the company’s extensive network for major projects and research. At any given time MKE employs approximately around 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

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

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

Country Representative

Merabi is Country Representative at Mekong Economics Myanmar.

Since joining Mekong Economics in 2016, Merabi has completed consulting assignments in Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, on economic, social and rural development projects.


Ha Luong held a bachelor degree in Finance and Banking from Hanoi Foreign Trade University and a Master Degree in Development Economics and International Cooperation from University of Rome Tor Vergata.  Her prior work experience includes an internship at the Peace and Cooperation, a Spanish NGO in Madrid, where she took part in

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 WISE International

Business Development 

Ms. Lien Tran holds a Bachelor in Economics from National Economics University and a Masters in Development Economics (MDE) Program run by the National Economics University (Vietnam) and the Institute of Social Studies (the Netherlands).

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 Co., Ltd and Myanmar

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 excellent command of

Project Coordinator

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

Senior Project Coordinator

Ms. Hoang Thi Ngoc Ha received a BA in English from Hanoi University in 2008. As a Senior Project Coordinator at Mekong Economics she has shown a deep interest in development

Project officer

Mr. Saw Kapaw Moo graduated from Liberal Arts Program, Myanmar Institute of Theology with B.A Social Studies, 2016 as well as B.A English from Dagon University, Yangon. During his

Chief Accountant

Ms. Nguyen Hoang Quynh joined MKE as Junior Accountant in 2009 and now is Chief Accountant. She holds a degree in Accounting from Trade Union University. She has extensive

Project coordinator

Nan May Nue Hold BA form Dagon University of Yangon with English major as well as BA from Liberal Arts Program, Myanmar Institute of Theology with Business Management major.


Ms. Anh Nguyen is an Economics graduate from the University of Adelaide, Australia. She has extensive experience in market research and analysis along with excellent numerical skills. Anh Nguyen is also a passionate volunteer for social charity and community programs.


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 model to study how the size of the political elite within a country might mediate the effects of foreign

Manager of Project Implementation Division

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hien obtained an undergraduate degree from Hanoi Foreign Trade University in 2009, and completed the Master degree with Distinction in Economics of International Trade and European Integration under Erasmus Mundus Program in 2010. Ms. Hien has joined MKE since 2011 and she currently is the Manager of Project Implementation Division.


Zahir Shah is working as an Economist at MKE Myanmar. He holds MSc in Development Studies from LSE and MA (Hons) in Economics from University of St Andrews, UK. At LSE,  his research thesis focused on the political economy of decentralization - examining the allocative efficiency of resources by the local governments in a clientelist polity.


Sten has an MSc in Behavioural Economics from Erasmus School of Economics – Erasmus University Rotterdam, an MSc in Financial Economics from the same institution as well as a BSc in International Business Administration from Tilburg University.


Harriet McFadzean has achieved an MSc in Climate Change, Development, and Policy, as well as a BA in Economics with a Proficiency in Italian, from the University of Sussex.