Pascal Khoo Thwe
| Sustainability and Environmental Consultant
Born into the tiny and remote Kayan Padaung tribe, famous for their long-necked women, Pascal Khoo Thwe has been a seminarian, a rebel fighter in Myanmar's eastern jungles and a refugee. He then graduated in English literature from Cambridge, the first member of his tribe ever to study at university, after which he pursued careers in finance, in journalism and in catering. His extraordinary story is told in his acclaimed autobiography, from the land of green ghosts, published by HarperCollins. Other books in the pipeline include indigo limbo, a description of Myanmar communities in exile, and a jungle cookbook. After a quarter century away Pascal has returned to his homeland, and is devoting himself to helping his people through various sustainability and environmental causes. He assists Expeditions Myanmar in guide training, in vetting the environmental practices of the company's suppliers and in reviewing the sustainability and environmental impact of the company's programmes.