Meet the ICEM Team
Nick is an economic and environmental policy analyst with interests in natural resource management, environmental economics and international trade. He has extensive work experience in the Asia-Pacific region, having delivered research projects for the United Nations Development Programme, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the Center for International Forestry Research.
Jonathan is an Environmental Engineer with a background in hydrology, primarily through working in environmental research for the University of Melbourne. He has international experience in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and most recently in Vietnam with AusAID.
Duc is a water resources engineer and researcher with more than 12 years’ experience in water, including storm and water quality modelling, sediment transport, waterway design, and water resources management in Vietnam, Laos, Japan, and USA. Duc earned a Ph.D. in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2012.
Jorma has a Doctorate in Systems Analysis and Information Technology. He is a specialist in hydrology, land use suitability, flood plain dynamics, river channel erosion, saline intrusion and climate downcaling. Jorma has been the principal developer of the IWRM Model since the 1970s. He has worked in the Mekong region since 2001 and as a World Bank and ADB Climate Change Modeling Consultant.
Vinh is a senior Geographical Information System and remote sensing specialist with more than 17 years experience working in South East Asia. He has worked in remote sensing and GIS for forest inventory and planning, forest monitoring and assessment, land use planning, biodiversity and conservation, watershed classification, and marine conservation.
Peter-John is a freshwater biologist with more than 30 years of experience in dealing with environmental and development issues in South East Asia, South Asia and Southern and Central Africa.
Ninh is an agricultural engineer and water resources specialist, working with ICEM as Deputy team leader on the project Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam. Vinh graduated from Hanoi Water Resourses University in 1969. He studied for his Doctorate in Bulgaria from 1981-1985.
Thuy graduated as a hydrological and environmental engineer from Hanoi Water Resources University. With over five years’ experience, she has participated in several projects in Asian countries, taking responsibility for conducting GIS and remote sensing analysis, spatial data collection, preparation and digitization, mapping, GIS database management and hydrological modeling.
James is an environmental professional with qualifications in geography, agricultural engineering and forestry. Over the last 35 years he has worked in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
John is a social and environmental economist with wide experience of development projects, particularly in Vietnam and SE Asia.
Felix has worked as a water professional for the past 40 years. He has extensive expertise in Southeast Asia focusing on hydrology, disaster risk management in rural and urban areas, as well as on food security under climate change.
Luke is a specialist in natural resources management, water and energy efficiency, and in conducting environmental assessments and management planning.
Simon has experience in hydrological modelling and analysis, hydraulic modelling and analysis, water quality modelling, waterway rehabilitation and erosion control design.
Lawrie Wilson has over 40 years’ experience in urban planning and development management in Australia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. He is a recognised expert in urban planning and management in Vietnam.
Rens has worked on international river and water management assessments in Myanmar, India, USA, Colombia and Nigeria. He is a specialist in water resources and hydraulic modelling. Rens holds a Masters degree from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
Taylor conducts research on the effects of climate change on ecohydrologic and precipitation processes. He is a specialist in water resources and snow hydrology modelling and holds a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA.
Minh has over ten years’ experience in hydrology and water resources modeling. His career includes experience in the environmental field and as GIS specialist across river deltas and coastal zones. He specializes in programming, data management and web design.
Thu graduated from Vietnam National University, with a major in Environmental Science. Before joining ICEM as junior GIS officer to support GIS database management, mapping and digitization, she was an intern at the GIZ Ecosystem-based Adaptation Project.
Hung is a young professional with experience at Greenpeace USA and IUCN Vietnam. Hung conducts research on climate change, energy, and waste management issues. He recently graduated with a Masters degree in Public Policy from University of Maryland, specializing in Environmental Policy and Energy Policy.
Penny has eight years experience working in communications in Canada, India, and Vietnam. She has developed dynamic web-based maps on the Indus and Mekong Rivers for the WLE and World Bank. Penny has an MES from York University in Toronto, Canada.
Petro is a project manager, editor and photojournalist who specialises in environmental communications. She has over a decade of experience with a focus on science, the environment, protected areas and freshwater issues, mostly in southern Africa. She holds a Marketing Communications (Hons) degree from the University of Johannesburg.
Nga has expertise in project management and organisational management. She has a background in the transport sector and in community development and environmental management in underdeveloped provinces. She is a qualified teacher and accountant.
Mai has more than ten years experience as administrator and coordinator, accountant, and operations and finance manager on projects funded by the ADB and USAID.
Chi has extensive experience in finance and accounting. She has worked in the field for over 15 years, on numerous projects funded by multilateral and bilateral donors that include the World Bank, ADB, USAID, JICA and UNDP. Chi has a Masters degree in Finance and Banking from the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Ngoc is a Program Manager with about ten years experience as a member of multiple development project teams funded by the World Bank, ADB and other bilateral donors.
Thanh is a linguistics specialist, and has expertise in translation and editing, developing publications, press releases and reports as well as translating project documents, legal documents, workshop and training materials.
Lan is an experienced and professional administrator. She has over five years experience working as an administrator and procurement specialist for international and Vietnamese consultancies.
Ly has 5 years of experience working for the US-based NGO Management Sciences for Health, Inc. Ly holds Bachelor and Master degrees of Accounting and Finance from National Economic University
Thu Hoang has worked with Vietnamese not-for-profit organizations such as Craft Link, and the Canadian not-for-profit One Common Language Foundation.
Huong is an accountant with over eight years experience and extensive training in general accounting and financial management.
Thao has six years experience in project coordination and management for teams on World Bank, KfW and UNDP funded projects. She worked for Grontmij Vietnam (formerly Carl Bro Vietnam) prior to joining the ICEM Program Development Team. Her expertise continue to develop in the fields of climate change, energy, water and sanitation.
Nguyen Thu Trang has four years of international experience in finance auditing. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she spent three years working as a senior auditor for large international corporations across a range of sectors.
Huong has over a decade of professional experience, predominantly in project coordination and management for a number of international organizations. She has worked with KOICA, UNIS, GEF/UNDP and IIG Vietnam. She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Southern Columbia University.
Luyen has extensive experience in program coordination with international organizations. She previously worked with World Vision, Save the Children, and CONEMUND. She holds a Masters degree in Natural Resources Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Luyen has a keen interest in environmental management.
Gyanesh is a graduate Civil Engineer. He holds an MSc in Sanitary Engineering from the Netherlands and a Masters in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management. Gyanesh has more than 30 years experience working in the field of water supply and sanitation. He was CEO and Deputy General Manager of KUKL (Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited) and Deputy General Manager of Nepal Water Supply Corporation. He also has extensive experience working on ADB and World Bank funded projects.
Nabina has an MBA and is an experienced project manager and climate change specialist. She has previously been involved in projects funded by JICA, IUCN and the World Bank. She has also worked for ActionAid Nepal, the Mountain Institute, the Canadian Cooperation Nepal and local NGOs.
Mohan Prasad Wagley has a Ph.D in Watershed Management. He worked for 32 years in the Nepal Government Forestry Service. He has also worked as Director General, Chief of the Environment Division and Executive Chairman of the board of the of the Department of Soil Conservation /Watershed Management in the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation.
Stuti is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration. She has several years of experience working in finance and audit in private and non-governmental sectors.
Sanju has a degree in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University of Nepal. Before joining ICEM, she worked as a coordinator on several international programs.
Labita’s career spans over 15 years, during which time she has been employed as teacher, social mobilizer and counselor as well as holding various administrative positions.
Merina holds a Master degree in Environmental Science specializing in mountain resources. She has worked at Small Earth Nepal and completed an internship at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development. In addition, she has been involved in projects related to soil and water quality assessments, ecology, climate change, solid waste and recycling.
Sophat has extensive experience in natural and water resources management, biodiversity conservation (in particular, participatory biodiversity monitoring linking to management intervention) and climate change adaptation. He has worked in the Mekong region for nearly 20 years. Sophat holds a Doctoral degree in Natural Resource Management.
Vathara is a Civil Engineer with more than 20 years’ experience working in the public and private sectors for a number of international organizations. During his career, he has dealt with road and bridge construction in Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Sudan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. His qualifications include a Masters degree in Technology and Science in Civil Engineering.
Porny has a decade of experience in media management, communications and public relations. She specializes in climate change, the environment, education, food security, health and trade.
Sophearith has over 17 years’ experience working in research areas such as fisheries, agriculture, natural resource management and socioeconomics. He has worked on wetland and risk assessments, fisheries valuation and the role of fish in food security, monitoring and evaluation of development projects in relation to health, resettlement and entitlement, media development and institutional and livelihood development, for a number of national and international institutions. He holds a Masters degree in agricultural systems specializing in integrated watershed management and development.
Rory is managing and providing technical inputs to a wide portfolio of projects throughout Myanmar and the Mekong region. He is a senior water resources expert specialising in climate change, water governance, impact assessment and risk mitigation. Rory has over nine years’ experience in Australia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand Vietnam and the Pacific region; implementing projects with World Bank, Mekong River Commission (MRC), Australia Aid, private sector and NGOs. He holds a Masters degree in Integrated Water Management.
Yinn Mar works in the field of environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) in Myanmar. She has been involved in many local and international ESIA studies, and has taken the lead in a number of socio-economic surveys and stakeholder engagements. She has extensive work experience as project leader on water quality and social economic survey projects in the central dry zone of Myanmar. Recently, she has worked as resettlement (social) specialist on the upgrading of the Yangon Circular Railway Line Project.