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Peter Crowhurst (CEO of British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar)

Peter Crowhurst

CEO of British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar

Peter Crowhurst is the Chief Executive Officer of the British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar, appointed by the Board of Directors to the role in December 2018.

Peter has a wealth of experience, having spent the past thirty years working in Asian Markets. Initially Peter worked in Hospitality at General Manager level, in Hong Kong and China, but moved on into Real Estate, becoming an Asset and Investment Manager with ING. In this role he supported real estate development and investment projects in China and Taiwan. During his time in with ING and latterly CBRE Global Investors, Peter was responsible for portfolios in Taiwan and Singapore, with assets in excess of USD 650 Million.

Peter’s relocation to Myanmar was orchestrated through Yoma Strategic Holdings, whom he joined in 2013 when based in Singapore. Peter moved to Myanmar full time in 2014 as Head of Real Estate Asset Management at Yoma Strategic.

While at the Chamber Peter aims to support British business, together with the UK Government Department of International Trade, bringing investment and trade opportunities to Myanmar. Peter will also focus on developing initiatives, alongside the Chamber team, for bi lateral trade from Myanmar to the United Kingdom. One of the top objectives of such initiatives is job creation and benefits for Myanmar citizens.

Peter was part of the founding team that established the British Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board for the last five years since its inception.

Dr. Pyi Soe Aung (Freshwater Programme and Policy Manager at WWF Myanmar)

Dr. Pyi Soe Aung

Freshwater Programme and Policy Manager at WWF Myanmar

Dr. Pyi Soe Aung is the Freshwater Programme and Policy Manager at WWF Myanmar. He holds both M.Sc and PhD degree in Tropical Forestry from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. He previously worked at International Union of Nature Conservation (IUCN) as a Senior Water and Wetlands Programme Officer. Having more than 14 years of experiences in nature conservation sector, he has extensive knowledge in conservation and management of forests, wildlife, and freshwater. He is currently leading several freshwater projects including Free-flowing rivers, Tha Bar Wa, and promoting Water Stewardship for Small-Medium-Large enterprises at Greater Mekong Region.

Hannah Baleta (Consultant and Researcher)

Hannah Baleta

Consultant and Researcher

Hannah has been working in the water sector for nine years on a range of topics from water stewardship and corporate water risk to the concept of “water and the economy.” She has worked in the private sector as a consultant and as a researcher within NGOs. Hannah has a BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Cape Town (UCT), an MSc in Water Science Policy and Management from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the UCT centred around the concept of shared water risks between the public and private sector.
Hannah spent 18 months in 2017 and 2018 with WWF in Myanmar coordinating the Rivers in the Economy Project. There she also supported the initial water stewardship efforts within the water team. Since returning back to South Africa, Hannah continues to support WWF Myanmar wherever possible.

Theint Haymar Maung (CSR and Sustainability Executive at Heineken Myanmar)

Theint Haymar Maung

CSR and Sustainability Executive at Heineken Myanmar

Theint Haymar Maung has been a CSR and Sustainability Executive at HEINEKEN Myanmar since 2018. She oversees local sustainability initiatives: Environment, Social, and Responsible. She led the "Making Myanmar Roads Safer" initiative as part of Road Safety. She organized a workshop on policy development with government agencies, international organizations, and the private sector for Road Safety. As part of the talent program, Haymar was assigned to Vietnam (the highest-performing market in APAC) for six months to enhance her knowledge of the Sustainable and Responsibly agenda. She graduated from Chaing Mai University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science in 2016

Isabel Meza (Water Risk Filter Officer at WWF)

Isabel Meza

Water Risk Filter Officer at WWF

Isabel Meza is the WWF Water Risk Filter Officer, responsible for managing and delivering corporate partnership risk assessments. She also provides technical support to day-to-day user requests and to WWF's Freshwater work. Isabel is a PhD candidate in agricultural sciences. She has experience working with NGOs, governments, corporates and academia performing risk assessments of different envir