People

 

SWE HLAING HTET A.K.A. DARKO

DIRECTOR

darko@turningtables.org

Darko is the daily leader of Turning Tables Myanmar in Yangon and in charge of planning and implementing our projects and events throughout Myanmar. With his passion for underground music and socio-political issues,he inspires the Turning Tables Myanmar team and supplies technical support for the instructors in music and film production. As the vocalist-guitarist of the Yangon-based indie punk band, Side Effect, Darko has been rocking, irrepressibly, since 2004 and his songs embody the passionate resilience of youth in Myanmar.

AUNG HEIN THET

FILM INSTRUCTOR

Aung has a sparkling childhood passion for film and got his first diploma in TV broadcasting from the Myanmar Media Development Center in 2013. Since then he has been working as a freelance film director and Joined the Turning Tables Myanmar team in the fall of 2015. Here he is responsible for the production of music videos and conducting participatory film trainings.

HTET MYAT AUNG

EVENT MANAGER

Htet Myat Aung aka. Htet Htet has been working with Turning Tables since 2015. He is a hardworking logistic master mind that always lead from the front and carry the team with his positive attitude. He is currently project manger of The Voice of the Youth social cohesion program 2016.

Khaing Wai Myint  FINANCE MANAGER  Khaing had worked as an accountant in Singapore since 2010 and came back to Myanmar in 2017. She joined one of the NGOs which empower women in 2017 as AFO and currently, she is working in Turning Tables Myanmar as Finance officer

Khaing Wai Myint

FINANCE MANAGER

Khaing had worked as an accountant in Singapore since 2010 and came back to Myanmar in 2017. She joined one of the NGOs which empower women in 2017 as AFO and currently, she is working in Turning Tables Myanmar as Finance officer

Kyaw Min Khaing  FINANCE ASSISTANT   Kyaw Min Khaing studied in Yangon Institute of Economics and he loves to play football and listen to music. He worked for Asia World Co., Ltd, which is one of the biggest investment companies in Myanmar as an accountant and finance, over 7 yrs (2008 – 2015). He is now proud to be working with Turning Tables Myanmar as Finance Officer.

Kyaw Min Khaing

FINANCE ASSISTANT

Kyaw Min Khaing studied in Yangon Institute of Economics and he loves to play football and listen to music. He worked for Asia World Co., Ltd, which is one of the biggest investment companies in Myanmar as an accountant and finance, over 7 yrs (2008 – 2015). He is now proud to be working with Turning Tables Myanmar as Finance Officer.

Hein Lwin  LOGISTICS GENERALIST   heinlwin@turningtables.org   Hein Lwin joined the Turning Tables Myanmar team in 2016. He is the bass guitarist of the Yangon based indie punk band, Side Effect, and has previously organised events in Yangon's undeground music scene for three years.

Hein Lwin

LOGISTICS GENERALIST

heinlwin@turningtables.org

Hein Lwin joined the Turning Tables Myanmar team in 2016. He is the bass guitarist of the Yangon based indie punk band, Side Effect, and has previously organised events in Yangon's undeground music scene for three years.

Luis Gustavo Florez Cote  PROGRAM MANAGER  Luis has been working for more than 8 years in the field of peacebuilding, development and humanitarian affairs. He holds a master in peace and conflict studies in Austria and in International Affairs and Diplomacy in Australia. He is a  Build Up Fellow , responsible for the development of the first Myanmar music-making app which will invigorate TTM peace and social cohesion efforts and strengthen the VOY community. In September 2018 he joined TTM team as a Program Manager.

Luis Gustavo Florez Cote

PROGRAM MANAGER

Luis has been working for more than 8 years in the field of peacebuilding, development and humanitarian affairs. He holds a master in peace and conflict studies in Austria and in International Affairs and Diplomacy in Australia. He is a Build Up Fellow, responsible for the development of the first Myanmar music-making app which will invigorate TTM peace and social cohesion efforts and strengthen the VOY community. In September 2018 he joined TTM team as a Program Manager.

Su Nwe Win @ Samantha   PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Su Nwe Win @ Samantha

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Sithu Aung  EVENT FACILITATOR    sithuaung@turningtables.org

Sithu Aung

EVENT FACILITATOR

sithuaung@turningtables.org

Thandar Lin Khiang  DIRECTOR OF STORYTELLING  Thandar has 5 years experience in sales and marketing, customer service, and communication. She is a former volunteer teacher, stray animal rescue activist and freelance career consultant for youth in Myanmar. She deeply and strongly believes in gender equality, human rights, equality before the law and equal opportunities to education. She is fighting for all human beings to enjoy freedom of speech by expressing their thoughts and ideas in a non-violent way, whilst living peacefully without fear of speaking up  Thandar holds a BA in English, a National Tour Guide license, a diploma in Business Management and Administration and a General Management Certificate.

Thandar Lin Khiang

DIRECTOR OF STORYTELLING

Thandar has 5 years experience in sales and marketing, customer service, and communication. She is a former volunteer teacher, stray animal rescue activist and freelance career consultant for youth in Myanmar. She deeply and strongly believes in gender equality, human rights, equality before the law and equal opportunities to education. She is fighting for all human beings to enjoy freedom of speech by expressing their thoughts and ideas in a non-violent way, whilst living peacefully without fear of speaking up

Thandar holds a BA in English, a National Tour Guide license, a diploma in Business Management and Administration and a General Management Certificate.

Saw Myo Nwe Htoo  MUSIC INSTRUCTOR & PRODUCER  By combining his professional skills in audio engineering and music production with his curious and creative mind, Saw Myo Nwe Htoo experiments with a variety of sounds and genres to generate new ideas and audio projects. He also expresses his artcistic skills as the drummer of Yangon based indie punk band, Side Effect.

Saw Myo Nwe Htoo

MUSIC INSTRUCTOR & PRODUCER

By combining his professional skills in audio engineering and music production with his curious and creative mind, Saw Myo Nwe Htoo experiments with a variety of sounds and genres to generate new ideas and audio projects. He also expresses his artcistic skills as the drummer of Yangon based indie punk band, Side Effect.

Soe Moe Aung  OPERATION GENERALIST  mr.soemoe1969@gmail.com  Soe Moe Aung is the oldest (and wisest) member of Turning Tables Myanmar. He enriches the team with knowledge about politics and protest in Myanmar with his personal stories of success and failure. Soe Moe has valuable work experience from a range of different fields and occupations. He joined Turning Tables Myanmar in 2015.

Soe Moe Aung

OPERATION GENERALIST

mr.soemoe1969@gmail.com

Soe Moe Aung is the oldest (and wisest) member of Turning Tables Myanmar. He enriches the team with knowledge about politics and protest in Myanmar with his personal stories of success and failure. Soe Moe has valuable work experience from a range of different fields and occupations. He joined Turning Tables Myanmar in 2015.

Hein Htet  MUSIC INSTRUCTOR  Hein Htet is a multi skilled artist with a strong passion for music, especially hip hop and progressive and modern rap rock, sculpting and painting. He has a solo rapping project, has been the producer of the hip hop band, MJN, since 2008, and founded the progressive/modern rap rock band, Out of the Rule, in 2014. In 2017, Hein Htet started exploring the art of sculpting and painting, and has pursued this interest ever since. He joined Turning Tables Myanmar in 2018.

Hein Htet

MUSIC INSTRUCTOR

Hein Htet is a multi skilled artist with a strong passion for music, especially hip hop and progressive and modern rap rock, sculpting and painting. He has a solo rapping project, has been the producer of the hip hop band, MJN, since 2008, and founded the progressive/modern rap rock band, Out of the Rule, in 2014. In 2017, Hein Htet started exploring the art of sculpting and painting, and has pursued this interest ever since. He joined Turning Tables Myanmar in 2018.

Yee Mon Swe (Wendy Swe)  CULTURE OPERATIONS MANAGER  Wendy is born and raised in Yangon where she spent most of her youth before pursuing a career in Singapore from 2009-2017. She is now working with Turning Tables Myanmar. She has vast experience in management, sales, and organisational administration and coordination from working with United Nations Population Fund, tourism companies, and private enterprises in Singapore.  Wendy’s educational background includes an English diploma, a major in Chemistry, and a diploma in Business Administration majoring in Human Resource Management from PSB Academy in Singapore.

Yee Mon Swe (Wendy Swe)

CULTURE OPERATIONS MANAGER

Wendy is born and raised in Yangon where she spent most of her youth before pursuing a career in Singapore from 2009-2017. She is now working with Turning Tables Myanmar. She has vast experience in management, sales, and organisational administration and coordination from working with United Nations Population Fund, tourism companies, and private enterprises in Singapore.

Wendy’s educational background includes an English diploma, a major in Chemistry, and a diploma in Business Administration majoring in Human Resource Management from PSB Academy in Singapore.