Country Director since September 2019
Bernt is heading the country team and responsible for strategic planning, coordination and policy advice. Before joining the Myanmar office, Bernt had several positions in prestigious Think Tanks, including Head of Asia Programme at the German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin (DGAP) and Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm as well as Senior Research Fellow at SIPRI (Stockholm), the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin (SWP) and Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, Hamburg (IFSH). He holds postgraduate degrees from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Hamburg University and certificates from Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU).
Finance Manager since 2013
San Yu handles the financial and administrative aspects in the office, including human resources and data protection. San Yu is trained in accounting and has many years of financial accounting experience, including in-depth knowledge of INGO financial guidelines. Before she joined FES, she worked in the finance department of a bank.