FLD-NGO Board of Directors

Mr. Chhum Sovanny

Mr. Chhum Sovanny joined FLD Board of Directors for almost ten years. He is a Programme Analyst on Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Management, Environment and Energy Cluster in UNDP Cambodia. He has extensive working experience in the implementation of programme strategies and quality control through oversight functions to all projects under biodiversity and land/forestry portfolio, and creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy

 

Mr. Sothirak

Currently, Mr. Sok Sothirak is Executive Director of Bandos Komar Association with a master degree in social development and Doctoral Candidate of Business Administration. He has expertise on research, planning, monitoring and evaluation. He has over 18 years’ work experiences with social development, management and program integration on child right, child participation and protection, education, water and sanitation, health, micro-finance, agriculture, disaster risk reduction/Climate Change Adaptation, strategic plan development for NGOs and International NGO, Development Plan and Investment Plan of Province, District, Commune, decentralization reform, right based approach to development. He used to work with Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, lecturer in many universities in Cambodia, UNDP project, Plan International Cambodia, and Planning Policy Advisor to Ministry of Interior.

 

Mr. Vannara

Mr. Vannara is a program management specialist with a law and political science background, and over 18 years of experience working with human rights development organizations including World Vision International, EveryChild, Plan International, and UNICEF. Currently, he is serving as Deputy Executive Director with NGO Forum on Cambodia. He has got a proven experience of supporting government counterparts in relation to social services planning and management including Child Protection, Early Childhood Development, and Child Friendly Schools. He is highly skilled in budget analysis, advocacy, providing strategic direction and hands-on management of designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating long term program, and operational plans including program human resource, administration, finance, and donors relation service units.

 

Mr. Men Nimmith

Mr. Men Nimmith has more than 15 years of experience in industrial relations, labour law, and alternative dispute resolution in Cambodia. In his current role, Mr. Men is responsible for administering the Arbitration Council – Cambodia’s premier national labour tribunal. He has extensive experience in formulating and advising on labour policy; managing and facilitating negotiations among government, industry, and trade unions on a variety of labour matters; arbitrating labour dispute cases and published numerous arbitration decisions; and negotiating large development grant projects with international development agencies such as the World Bank, USAID, and the International Labour Organization. Prior to his current position, Nimmith held a number of senior positions with Arbitration Council Foundation, United Nations, European Union, international development aid agencies, and a number of prominent universities in Cambodia. Nimmith holds Master of Science in Law and Policy from Northeastern University, USA; Bachelor of Law from National University of Management, Cambodia; and Bachelor of Public Administration from Institute of Public Administration, Thailand.

 

FLD-NGO International Advisor Board

The role of the Advisory Board is to support staff and the Board of Directors with their work in Cambodia and strengthen their relationships with external partners around the world. With an international perspective they will be available to review and provide feedback on policies and procedures and international grant application plus offer expertise, recommendations and contacts for FLD-NGO growth and development.

Diane Berthel

Diane Berthel is a retired business woman from the USA. She has more than 30 years of experience in business and risk management. Diane was a volunteer with FLD-NGO for the month of December 2015.

 

Jenny Soh

Jenny Soh is a business woman from Singapore. She brings a wide variety of business and planning expertise to her role on the Advisory Board. Jenny is also an active volunteer with Touch Sala Bai, a FLD-NGO partner.

 

John Gordon

New Zealander, John Gordon, has an extensive background in both agriculture – temperate and tropical - and communications – broadcast and written. The author or editor of nine books he has both prepared material for and advised his country’s major producer boards and many other organisations and corporates. Gordon has a strong interest in aid and development. He led two refugee welfare teams for the Red Cross in Vietnam, 1970/71, and has completed assignments for New Zealand’s Volunteer Service Abroad organisation in Bougainville (PNG), 2003/04 and in Cambodia, 2009/11 with FLD. He has maintained a close and practical association with the NGO since his return to New Zealand.

 
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