Covenant Consult is an international consulting firm committed to building trust and respect with the people we work with.We offer innovative solutions to international partners, government and non-government organisations, and the private sector. We have built a diverse team of leading experts that share their unique skills, talents, and experience.
Established in Yangon in 2011, Covenant Consult provides individual and innovative solutions for our clients and the people we work with. We work mainly in SE Asia. We are highly committed to delivering real results and change for our clients and others we work with every day. So far we have specialised in peace-building initiatives and implementing complex projects in conflict-affected areas. From our experience and cooperation with other experts in Myanmar over many years, we have built trusted networks and relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders – including NGOs, CSOs, government agencies, Ethnic Armed Organisations, as well as local communities and businesses. This gives us the ability to carry out projects in a conflict-sensitive way, adhering to international best practices of ‘do-no-harm’ and building mutual respect.
The senior management in Covenant Consult and all staff working with and for Covenant commit to work in accordance with the principles set out in our Code of Conduct and those expressed in the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.
Tim Paul Schroeder is Head of Program at Covenant, where he oversees program implementation and business development.
Prior to working at Covenant, Tim was a consultant for the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative, where he supported peace-building projects in conflict-affected areas of southeast Myanmar.
Tim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Pforzheim University of Applied Science. He has also obtained a Master of Arts degree in International Social Sciences from Friedensau Adventist University, Germany.
Matthias Rimarzik- Senior Development Advisor
Matthias is a development professional with 15 years of advisory, management and leadership roles in Southeast Asia. He conducted and contributed to a number of research activities with extensive field work in particular in the Education/Technical Vocational Education Training and Livelihoods sector with focus on vulnerability and inclusiveness in Myanmar. He holds a Master of Sciences (MSc Natural Resource Management) with post-graduate Certificate Development Studies.
Stefan Wetzel has over 12 years experience in management, leadership and advisory positions in the humanitarian and development cooperation context. With technical skills in WaSH, Disaster Risk Reduction and Drug Demand Reduction he has a proven track-record of achieving results in resource constrained, complex and dynamic settings. He also served as an INGO Country Representative in Myanmar and Iraq. Stefan obtained a Master degree in Political and Social Sciences from Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.
Saw Zarni Htway – Consultant
Saw Zar Ni Htway is a Consultant at Covenant, working on various development projects across Myanmar.
Zar Ni obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Spicer Memorial College, India. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in International Social Sciences from Friedensau Adventist University, Germany.
Nang Jar Mai – Communication Officer
Nang Jar Mai is a Communication Officer at Covenant, where she oversees all internal and external communications.
Prior to working at Covenant, Nang Jar was a teacher at Yangon Adventist Seminary for two years where she taught Science and Biology to the students of age of 10-18.
Nang Jar earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Bioscience from Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand.
Robert is a development advisor who has designed, managed and evaluated projects in more then 22 countries. His advisory focus is on capacity-building and learning: in policy and practice, both personal and institutional, to national and sub-national government, as well as to non-government organisations. He has a unique blend of practical skills, honed over years of experience with a capacity for strategic and innovative thinking. He has a Master of Policy (in international Development), a PhD in Business Innovation, as well as a number of vocational qualifications.
Dr. Ashley South has 15 years’ experience as an independent researcher, author and consultant. He has a PhD from the Australian National University, and is a Research Fellow at Chiang Mai University, Center for Ethnic Studies and Development. Main research interests: ethnic conflict and peace processes in Myanmar/Burma and Mindanao, politics of language and education, humanitarian protection and forced migration, and comparative philosophies of peace-building. For a list of Dr. South’s publications, see www.AshleySouth.co.uk
Naw Thazin Hpway – Liaison Officer
Naw Thazin Hpway is working as the Liaison Officer to form working relationships between the Covenant and Departments of Ministries and as Business Consultant of Covenant to improve business process to better serve our clients.
She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from Yangon University of Education. She’s also one of the alumni of YSEALI Academic Fellowship Program from the University of Connecticut under the theme of Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in United States.
Prior to working with Covenant, she was a marketing consultant for small businesses in Hpa-an, Kayin State with her own project named Biz Tory Myanmar. She was also an oversea stringer of international media, VOA Burmese News.
Theo Lian Pianga – Managing Director
Theo Lian Pianga is Managing Director and co-founder of Covenant Consult since the company was founded in 2011. He involves in Trading business, bridging Europe and Southeast Asia Agencies for business, distribution and consulting services. He also serves as Vice President for (SSD-ASI) Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries in Southern Asia Pacific Division since 2019.
Pianga was graduated from Friedensau Adventist University with Master of Arts in International Social Science. His dissertation was on “Perceptions of Youth on Economic Development in Burma.”
Axel Schroeder – Head of Finance/ Business Consultant
Axel Schroeder is a professional with advanced experiences in economic and financial sector development. He worked with a wide range of organizations in the development sector in Europe, Africa and Asia. Axel has been involved in several research studies and economical assessments for intergovernmental organizations in Asia. He holds corporate finance lectures at university level and has developed and implemented microfinance training workshops for local NGOs in Myanmar. He holds a Master Degree in International Strategic Management, as well as a Master Degree in International Social Sciences.
Thet Thet Zaw – Finance Manager
She obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dagon University, Myanmar and holds a Diploma of Accounting LCCI (Level 3) from London Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Yu Yu Phyo is a Finance Officer at Covenant Consult, where she is mainly responsible for project accounting. Prior to working with Covenant, Yu Yu worked as Finance / Admin Assistant for the Thailand-based Foundation for Local Development.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree from Dagon University, Myanmar and holds a Diploma of Accounting LCCI (Level 3) from London Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Saw Lwe Shee – Administrative/Finance Officer
Saw Lwe Shee is a Finance and Administrative officer at Covenant. Before joining Covenant, he worked as an accountant at several non-profit and faith-based organizations.
Lwe Shee obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary and a Master of Arts degree in Commerce from Tilak University, in India.
Naw Yadana Myint – Administrative/Human Resource Officer
Naw Yadana Myint is the Administrative/Human Resource Officer at Covenant, where she oversees human resource planning and development and provides administrative support to the management.
Before joining Covenant, Yadana worked as a part-time junior accountant at Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary and as a volunteer at Adventist University of the Philippines graduate business department.
She completed a Bachelor of Arts Business Administration at Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary and a Master in Business Administration from the Adventist University of the Philippines.
Niang Muan Lian – Finance Officer
Niang Muan lian is a finance Officer at covenant consult. She has years of work experiences as accounting and finance officer in the development aid sector and had worked with a number of international Non-Government Organizations. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary and holds a diploma of accounting from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Regine Rimarzik – Senior Advisor- Gender Mainstreaming and Child Protection
With a professional background in community health and intercultural (South East Asia) work experience in the area of Children at Risk, the development practitioner Regine Rimarzik works, teaches, and researches with a passion for ethnic minority people who suffer from abuse, trauma, and addiction in social dislocation. Her role in development consultancy is to strengthen organizations and individuals to adequately respond to recovery needs of vulnerable women and children.