Wif Management Team

Total employees: 730 in 3 countries

Dr. Arne Fjortoft. Secretary-General and CEO. Development Communication Specialist, former Program Executive of Norwegian Broadcasting Cooperation (radio and TV) prime time news anchor and foreign correspondent. Chairman of Venstre, Norway`s green liberal party. Founder and Chairman of Cey-Nor Development Foundation, Co-founder of Worldview International Foundation, Paradise Farm, Worldview Global Media, Young Asia Television (12 countries), Worldview Media Malaysia, Media Solutions Silicon Valley, and special advisor to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Sri Lanka

Mr. Bo Ni, Managing Director. Former Director of Myanmar Forest Department and Director Myanmar Watershed Management. International experience as specialist/representative at the international climate for a and UN conferences on climate and environment.

Dr. Aung Myatsan Ph.D., Mangrove Specialist, International Project Coordinator and Lead Scientist Worldview Mangrove Virtual University, former Assistant Director-General Forest Department.

Mr. Win Maung, General Manager, former Director Myanmar Forest Department and Deputy Director Myanmar Forest Research Institute. Over 30 years experience in mangrove restoration with introduction to new and effective methods in planting and forest management. Specialist in global mangrove development with Dr. Kyogo, Japan, winner of WIF environment prize 2019.

Mr. Aung Aung Myint, Assistant General Manager and Forest Inventory/Mapping Specialist. Former Executive of Forest Department.

Ms. Win Sandar Htay, Finance Controller and Secretary to WIF Board. Chartered Accountant and Lawyer. Management specialist.

Mr. Nick Laidlaw, Sales Marketing Manager based in Thailand, a specialist in promoting green business with new high tech marketing tools.

Ms. Thidar Aung, Finance Coordinator. Experienced in financial analysis.

Ms. Naw Grace Boni, Head of Livelihood Program. Former Executive at World Food Program. Broad experience in socio-economic human development.

Mr Htet Wai Oo, Regional Livelihood Manager. Practical experience from fieldwork.

Mr. Kyaw Htun, Human Resource Manager. Former professor Forest University and Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

Mr.Win Naing, Manager Conservation Projects, former Regional Director Forest Department. Mr. Min Thein Myint, Regional Manager Mon State, former Regional Director, Forest Department.

Dr. Htay Aung, Manager WIF Blue Carbon Projects/Mangrove Gene Bank and professor at Marine Research Department, Pathein University.

Mr. Ye Linn Kyaw, Manager WIF Drone Unit, graduate from Forest University.

Ms. Thi Thi Hla, Project Manager Seaweed Production and Training Specialist on seaweed and fisheries/aquaculture.

Mr. Henry Kiaw Zin Oo, Communication Manager. Educated in Singapore, experience from media as radio/TV reporter prime time anchor on national TV and radio DJ for Singapore Tourist Board.

Mr. Tun Tun Aung, Social Media Editor with broad media experience, digital marketing and content lead of Wall Street, Myanmar.

Mr. Johnfreeco Komoe, Video Producer and Social Media Grass Root Trainer

Mr. Kjell Vagle, Communication manager and PA to Secretary-General.

Ms. Thi Thi Hla, Seaweed Specialist and Trainer Seaweed Project.

Ms. Erandi Dissanayake, Carbon Specialist Consultant, CCC, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Working for professor Mohan Monesinghe, Climate Advisor to China and former Vice/chairman IPCC

Ms. Htun Thiri Naing, Carbon Specialist Assistant, trained at Erasmus University, the Netherlands and studies in Sweden.

42 technical field staff, all graduated and trained specialists from Forest University and WIF.

  • 24  Field technicians graduated by Forest University

  • 6 boat operators

  • 12 boat men
  • 20 forest watchers
  • 6 field livelihood assistants
  • 4 field finance assistants
  • Over 600 trained planters

Total employees: 730 in 3 countries


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