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 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 Globalizations, 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


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

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

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

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


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 School of Economics (LSE) in 2016, where he studied Global Politics, specialising in global political economy.


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

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 College and Co-operative University. Previous to joining Mekong Economics Ms. Su Wine Htut worked for Japanese IT Company MDCR as a Junior Programmer from 2013 to 2014.

Senior Project Coordinator

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

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 Mobile Money.

Ms. Moe Wint Lwin is responsible for the planning and daily management of the office finances. This task includes the editing, formatting, filing and distribution of financial reports and requires close communication with clients, external consultants and MKE’s Head Office. In addition, Ms. Moe Wint Lwin takes charge of the organisation and management of field logistics, a role that is particularly crucial for projects taking place in rural areas.

Ms. Moe Wint Lwin speaks fluent English, and has a strong command over Microsoft Office software package. She holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science from Dagon University, Yangon, Myanmar.


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

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 her junior year...