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 Ms Leng Thavy Mr Hong Reaksmey
Mr Try Piseth, Department Manager (Animal Health and Crop Protection), JJCB Ms Leng Thavy, Head of Human Resources, LOLC Microfinance Mr Hong Reaksmey, Head of Programme, ActionAid Cambodia
Mr Mey Vannak HE Eat Sophea Ms Aing Sophea
Mr Mey Vannak, Branch Manager, Vattanac Bank H.E. Eat Sophea, Under Secretary of State, MFAIC Ms Aing Sophea, Medical Affairs Manager for anti-infectives at GlaxoSmithKline (Cambodia)
 Mr Sok Sokunthea  Ms Touch Sopharath  Mrs So Phina
Mr Sok Sokunthea, Learning and Communications Manager, Winrock International H.E. Touch Sopharath, Cambodian Ambassador to Germany Mrs So Phina, Knowledge, Networks and Policy Program Manager, Cambodian Living Arts
 Mr Sot Kimson  Mr Ouk Navann  HE Ken Serey Rotha
Mr Sot Kimson, A graduate from the Crawford School, ANU Mr Ouk Navann, Ministry of Environment, MOE H.E. Ken Serey Rotha, Deputy Director General, MOE
 Mr Mey Sithin  Mr Youk Bunna  Mr Im Phalla
Mr Mey Sithin, Deputy Chief of Public Participation Office of Environmental Impact Assessment, MOE H.E. Youk Bunna, Secretary of State, Ministry of Civil Service Mr Im Phalla, Business & Investment Advisor, CBD Partner & Consultancy
 Mr Chreay Pom  Mrs Tum Sisopheareth  Mr Mak Ngoy
Mr Chreay Pom, Director of the Rural Health Care Department, Ministry of Rural Development Ms Tum Sisopheareth, Provincial Manager for “Room to Read” H.E. Mr Mak Ngoy, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport
Mr Chhim Sotheara    
Dr Chhim Sotheara, Director, Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation