Matt Viner brings experience in business consulting, development and analysis to EME. Prior to joining EME, Matt managed the development and launch of a new pay-as-you-go business in SE Asia, working closely with hardware and software R&D teams while guiding corporate strategy and managing sales and marketing. Matt was previously employed by EMGH at Emerging Markets Consulting (EMC), working as Regional Business Development Manager across Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. During his time at EMC time he contracted more than $2m in consultancy projects and consulted for private businesses seeking to enter, exit or expand in the Cambodian market.
Matt has a background in economics and “green” business, working in the UK for London’s largest environmental waste and recycling company, holding previous seats on corporate social responsibility committees in the UK and SE Asia, and recently working in clean energy sectors, especially off-grid solar and biogas. During his undergraduate studies, Matt led a team in the IBM undergraduate business challenge and has since remained interested in supporting young people’s engagement with business theory – in Cambodia he was a business mentor at Impact Hub and EnergyLab. Matt mentored the two most successful companies in the SmartStart challenge, including the challenge / incubation winner.
Matt believes most problems boil down to incentives. In terms of sustainable development, that means discovering profitable means of bringing change. He’s well versed in helping people understand their business models and how they create value, and enjoys developing financial models for all types of businesses – believing less in forecasts and more in being able to clearly view how businesses are operating in numbers.
Matt has a BSc in Economics from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Energy and Climate from the University of Edinburgh, both in the UK. He’s also a tutor on the Edinburgh Energy and Climate MSc course and a business mentor. Matt is a British Citizen living in Yangon.