Erwin previously worked as strategic adviser for McKinsey & Company and is the founder of four global technology ventures funded by Rocket Internet. Erwin is based in South-East Asia since 2013 and has been operating in Myanmar for more than five years. After several years of consulting and building digital businesses for urban populations, Erwin decided to pursue his vision of developing a sustainable model for empowering millions of rural people. Through his engagements he has reached millions of users in frontier/emerging markets and has a strong network across the globe - in both the business and development sector.
Stephen John Daffern
Steve has had an extensive career for over 30 years within the IT industry implementing projects such as taxation systems in the UK, establishing the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Spain and a large scale 3 data center system in Belgium for a financial institution. He has moved around in Europe and in South East Asia during which time he has also actively encouraged children to empower themselves through sports by coaching skiing, cricket, football and rugby. Steve has been based in Myanmar for some time. Steve joins Impact Terra as the Managing Director for Myanmar to utilize his skills to ensure a long and prosperous future for the company with the aims to further develop the current application and solutions and broaden the current user base.
Senior Manager, Farmer Services
Jennifer has been working in rural livelihood and value chain development over the past four years in Myanmar and Indonesia. Jennifer has extensive field experience working with smallholder farmers. Prior to moving to Southeast Asia, Jennifer worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland on providing low- and middle- income countries with guidance on monitoring health inequalities, addressing social determinants of health and health impact assessments. Jennifer received her PhD in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Head of User Marketing
Sashidar handles all the user marketing related activities at Impact Terra. He studied engineering at SRM university and started his career with one of the technology heavyweights, Hewlett Packard. Passionate about entrepreneurship and solving problems, he has spent most of his career working with startups. He also holds an MBA from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Business Intelligence & Data Manager
Francesco is fortunate to be an engineer by formal education and a farmer by passion. Advocating the current digital revolution, he is developing his expertise at the intersection of the agriculture and the engineering sectors. At Impact Terra, Francesco is leveraging his genuine passion for farming to transform data into insights and knowledge for the company, with the ultimate goal of supporting smallholders farmers in Myanmar. Prior experiences in South East Asia include a Research Assistant position at SUTD (Singapore), where he worked on data acquisition systems, IoT infrastructures, and data-driven research topics. Ultimately, Francesco is interested in how companies can generate new value adopting and implementing digital solutions.
Kornkham Sengsawan (Sai Kwan Kham)
Kornkham Sengsawan (Sai Kwan Kham) is from Laihka, Southern Shan State. He is skillful in systematic research, analytical thinking and basic medical knowledge. Kornkham's parents are farmers and all his family and previous generations have traditionally been working in farming. Because of his background, coming from the farmer community, Kornkham knows how to approach to educate farmers with the best farming practices and improve their livelihoods.
Nyan San Kim
HR & Admin Manager
Kim is a professional HR & Admin Manager with strong experience on HR, Admin, and Finance fields in start up companies. She enjoys being a part of startup companies and helping them grow. She holds B.A (Business Studies) and B.A (English). She also completed ACCA knowledge module and was also selected as one of the participants of Global UGrad Program for 2013 - 2014 Academic Year.
Htin Shar Maung
Htin Shar Maung started his career in project management and system development in a local software development company. Later, He worked for DKSH , MPT and BRAC Myanmar. In DKSH he worked in Business Intelligence Team, report to senior management. In MPT he specialized in CVM campaign management. In BRAC Myanmar he worked in Product and Innovation. He graduated with Business Information Technology from University of Greenwich.
Business Development Executive
Having a background in Business Information Management Floris is able to bridge the gap between Business and IT. With knowledge ranging from big data management to user experience design, Floris knows the importance of making data driven decision while never forgetting who the end user is. As the Creative Director of the VeerStichting Foundation, he organised the 37th VeerStichting symposium 'On Hope'. This theme has stuck with him and lead him to Myanmar. Floris believes in a world in which flourishing and sustainable smallholder farms can provide for the food supply now and for the future.
Yu Tinzar Htet
Junior Content Associate
Yu Tin Zar Htet has graduated from Yezin Agricultural University, studying Plant Pathology, as well as entomology, soil and water science, plant breeding, agronomy, agricultural economics and horticulture. Yuyu likes to listen to music, read books, and she is a great chess player, having won the 'best player' prize at Yezin University.
Nan San Nyunt
Social Media Executive
Nan San Nyunt has graduated from Yezin Agricultural University, studying Agricultural Microbiology, as well as entomology, soil and water science, plant breeding, agronomy, agricultural economics and horticulture. She worked as an Agriculture Specialist for Shwe Kanbawza (SKBZ), Local NGO partnership with Mennonite Economic Development Associate (MEDA), IMOW Project. She had experienced in Soil Sampling, Seed Germination Testing (Rice, New Aye Yar), and Cropping Pattern of vegetables and Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) Cultivation by using A-Frame. Nyunt parents are peasants and she loves farming and keen to help farmers.
Shune Lei Wah
Shune Lei Wah has graduated from Yezin Agricultural University, studying Agricultural Biotechnology (Plant Tissue Culture), as well as entomology, soil and water science, plant breeding, agronomy, agricultural economics and horticulture. Shune learned Modern Agricultural Technology at China–ASEAN Education Training Center in China from 22 Oct, 2017 to 5 Nov, 2017. She worked as a Teaching Assistance at Department of Horticulture, Yezin Agricultural University from 11 Dec 2017 to 15 May 2018.
May Moe Thu
May is from Shwegyin, Bago Region. She has graduated from Yezin Agricultural University. She studied specialization in agri-business management. She studied agricultural science such as agronomy, plant physiology and ecology, soil and water science, plant pathology, entomology and zoology, horticulture, animal science, agricultural extension, agricultural economics, project planning and management. She likes to play badminton, swim, read books, listen to music and sing.