Australia Awards – Cambodia

Alumni Profiles

Since the reopening of the Australia Awards to Cambodia in 1994, over 700 Cambodians have been awarded a scholarship to study at a tertiary institution in Australia. Over 500 have returned home to contribute to Cambodia’s social and economic development, with many progressing to senior roles in government and the private sector. Below are stories of alumni who have made impacts to the development of Cambodia.

Mr Try Piseth

Mr Try Piseth, Department Manager (Animal Health and Crop Protection), JJCB

Ms Leng Thavy

Ms Leng Thavy, Head of Human Resources, LOLC Microfinance

Mr Hong Reaksmey

Mr Hong Reaksmey, Head of Programme, ActionAid Cambodia

Mr Mey Vannak

Mr Mey Vannak, Branch Manager, Vattanac Bank

HE Eat Sophea

HE Eat Sophea, Under Secretary of State, MFAIC

Ms Aing Sophea

Ms Aing Sophea, Medical Affairs Manager for anti-infectives at GlaxoSmithKline (Cambodia)

Mr Sok Sokunthea

Mr Sok Sokunthea, Learning and Communications Manager, Winrock International

Ms Touch Sopharath

HE Touch Sopharath, Cambodian Ambassador to Germany

Mrs So Phina

Mrs So Phina, Knowledge, Networks and Policy Program Manager, Cambodian Living Arts

Mr Sot Kimson

Mr Sot Kimson, A graduate from the Crawford School, ANU

Mr Ouk Navann

Mr Ouk Navann, Ministry of Environment, MOE

HE Ken Serey Rotha

HE Ken Serey Rotha, Deputy Director General, MOE

Mr Mey Sithin

Mr Mey Sithin, Deputy Chief of Public Participation Office of Environmental Impact Assessment, MOE

Mr Youk Bunna

Mr Youk Bunna, Secretary of State, Ministry of Civil Service

Mr Im Phalla

Mr Im Phalla, Business & Investment Advisor, CBD Partner & Consultancy

Mr Chreay Pom

Mr Chreay Pom, Director of the Rural Health Care Department, Ministry of Rural Development

Mrs Tum Sisopheareth

Ms Tum Sisopheareth, Provincial Manager for “Room to Read”

Mr Mak Ngoy

HE Mr Mak Ngoy, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

Mr Chhim Sotheara

Dr Chhim Sotheara, Director, Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation