FLD-NGO Board of Directors

H.E Veasna Bunchhith


bunchhithveasna@online.com.kh veasna.adbjfpr@online.com.kh

H.E Veasna Bunchhith, Director of Economic Development Department of the Ministry of Women's Affairs, serves as chairperson of the FLD board of director. She has more than 18-year experiences in project and program management, project evaluation, community need assessments, macro-enterprise development, women economic empowerment, trainings, human resource management and partnership coordination. Academically, she graduated two bachelor degrees: Public Law & Science Economy and Administration & Management.


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.




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.


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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