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Worldview Team

Dr. Arne Fjørtoft, Secretary General and CEO. Development Communication Specialist, former Program Executive of Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (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 on global climate and environmental solutions.

Mr. Nick Laidlaw, Director based in Thailand, a specialist in promoting sustainable business in commercial and non profit sectors.

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

Mr. Win Maung, Field Director, 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.

Dr. San Tha Tun, Director Research and Worldview Mangrove Gene Bank, and Lead Scientist Worldview Mangrove Virtual University.

Dr. Toh Aung PhD, Mangrove Specialist, Director of Climate Change and Blue Carbon, former Forest Department.

Dr. Aung Myatsan PhD, Mangrove Specialist, Director Blue Carbon Implementation, International, former Assistant Director-General Forest Department.

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

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

Ms. Naw Grace Boni, Head of Livelihood Program and SDG. 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 PhD, Manager Blue Carbon Projects/Mangrove Gene Bank and professor at Marine Research Department, Pathein University. Specialist on Marine Science and soil carbon.

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

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

Mr. Ollie Bignell, Communications Officer. Graduated from University of Nottingham in MSc Environmental Leadership & Management.

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

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

Mr. Joacim Kontny, Director, International Projects. Forest Graduate from Life Science University, Norway and four years experience in mangrove restoration.

Mr. Pongtada Suriya, Director, Project Communication, Forest graduate from Chiang Mai University.

Mr. Kjell Vagle, International Communications Manager, and Chairman Worldview International Foundation A/S Norway. Founder of Fatstone TV.

Ms. Ploy Ponlaboot, Manager, Worldview Climate Foundation, Thailand.

Dato Selva Kumar, Director, Worldview International Foundation, Malaysia.

Mr. Amadou Taal, Director, Worldview International Foundation, Gambia.

Dr. Dilanthe Withanage, Worldview International Foundation, Sri Lanka.

WIF has of a total of 3,273 team members across six countries

International staff in 6 countries
Finance including field Offices
Administration, HR and IT
Carbon Investment
Carbon Research and Management including 4 PhD’s scientists in Mangrove Restoration and Marine Science
Mangrove Gene Bank
Blue Carbon Virtual University
Communication & Public Education
Livelihoods and Sustainable Development
Seaweed production team + 90 community partners
Seagrass conservation & research
Mangrove restoration
Field monitoring & forest guards
Trained Planters
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