Unparalleled knowledge of Myanmar.
Like the iconic fishermen using his distinctive rowing style to navigate the difficult waters of Inle Lake, Inle Advisory Group will utilize our unique knowhow and capabilities to steer our clients through the many investment challenges. The strength of Inle Advisory Group is unparalleled knowledge of Myanmar. This deep expertise equips us to provide clients looking to invest in the world’s newest emerging market with a tailored package of the best possible tools and strategies for long-term growth and desired results.
Inle Advisory Group’s goal is to help clients find creative solutions to emerging challenges and capitalize on opportunities in Myanmar. We work with our clients to connect them with the right people to ensure their projects and investment are protected and successful. Inle Advisory Group specializes in identifying challenges that could arise with client projects, including legislative policy changes, capacity issues, local community concerns, and potential sanctions violations. Inle Advisory Group has provided consulting services to clients across sectors, including health, infrastructure, and consumer product industries. We have successfully guided clients in mitigating reputational risks and adhering to U.S. sanctions and regulatory requirements. Inle Advisory Group’s principals are regularly solicited for their views and input by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Reuters, Associated Press, and Myanmar Times. They also have authored pieces published in The Huffington Post, Fletcher Forum, National Bureau for Asian Research, and Myanmar’s Crossroads.
Founder and Principal
Prior to founding the Inle Advisory Group, Erin served as the Special Assistant for the first ever Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar. In that position, she participated in the most significant U.S. policy shift on Myanmar in decades including joining Secretary Clinton on her historic trip to Myanmar in December 2011, overseeing the easing of economic sanctions, and advising and supporting the Office of the Special Representative during the unprecedented warming of U.S.-Myanmar ties.
Erin previously worked as an analyst on Asian political, foreign policy, and leadership issues at the Central Intelligence Agency where she provided tailored briefings and analytic products to senior U.S. policymakers. Erin also participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, where she discovered her passion for Asian history, politics, and regional ties.
Erin received her master’s degree in Japan Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies and her bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University.
Peter is a sanctions expert who focused on Myanmar for more than six years with the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) before joining Inle Advisory Group in March 2014. As a Senior Sanctions Policy Advisor at OFAC, he worked with senior officials from the Treasury Department and across the U.S. Government to develop and effectuate every major initiative involving Myanmar over that period. His extensive regulatory experience extends from drafting authorizations to assist humanitarian and NGO activities in Myanmar, to implementation of the more recent easings of financial, import, and investment restrictions. In September 2013, Peter was part of a joint State and Treasury Department delegation to Myanmar to assess the impact of these changes, explain current U.S. sanctions policy, and discuss the experiences of businesses entering the Myanmar market.
Peter and Erin closely collaborated throughout 2012 on the recalibration of U.S. sanctions, and have worked together on Myanmar issues since 2008.
While at OFAC, Peter also wrote the regulations implementing the President’s 2009 and 2010 policy changes to increase contact between the American and Cuban people by easing restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba. During the 2011 Libya conflict, he worked to impose highly effective sanctions against Muammar Qadhafi and his regime, and to then remove those sanctions once the new government was in place.
Prior to joining OFAC, Peter worked for Congressman Chris Van Hollen. He received his law degree from William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree in American Government from the University of Virginia.