Chairman of the Board
KENG BunChhoeuth was born in 1969 in Battambang province, Cambodia and grew up in Site 2 south, where he lived with his mother, sister and brothers from 1980 to 1992. While living at Site 2, BunChhoeuth completed his primary school and high school studies, and from November 1991 to September 1992, he also worked with United Nations Border Relief Operation (UNBRO) as the Assistant to Camp Officer.
BunChhoeuth first became involved in development work through Cord, an international organization working to build lasting peace in partnership with people living and working in conflict, or post-conflict situations. From 1994 to 1998, BunChhoeuth worked with communities and local government to learn about effective community development approaches including animation skills and facilitated learning among community people. When the program was localized to PNKS in late 1998, he became the Executive Director of the organization until the end of 2002.
Proceeding to gather vast experience at different international NGOs, BunChhoeuth worked as a Consultant for Tearfund-UK based in Cambodia from November 2002 to December 2003 and later held the position of Partnership Program Manager at Church World Services from January 2004 – November 2005. He also worked at donor agency Forum Syd as the Senior Program Officer from late 2005 to 2007, before eventually coming back to Cord in 2008 where he is currently the Country Director for Cambodia.
Through his work experience with different NGOs, as well as public sector and academic study, BunChhoeuth has developed extensive skills and understanding for organizational and staff development through promoting and inspiring an effective learning culture, transformational and sustainable development approaches, good governance, solid program management, and working in partnership with NGOs and local governments with a focus on capacity development.
BunChhoeuth holds a Master Degree in Business and Administration and completed an additional two-year Project Management study course. He is married and has three children, two sons and one daughter.
Member of the Board
Jocelyn Medallo is a Filipino-American environment and human rights lawyer. She is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at International Accountability Project, an international human rights organization that supports community-led development. Before joining International Accountability Project, Jocelyn worked with the Center for International Environmental Law, in Washington, DC, where she led their policy advocacy work to ensure that development finance is rights-respecting, protects the environment, and provides recourse for communities harmed by development projects. Jocelyn has worked with Equitable Cambodia as Legal Advisor to the Development Watch Program and on "urban refugee" issues in Thailand.
Member of the Board
Kol is the Executive Director of Transparency International Cambodia. A founder of the organisation, Mr. Kol has been integral to the development of its legal framework, strategic plan as well as the fund raising aspects for the organization. Kol has also been serving as the regional coordinator of the UNCAC Coalition (UNCAC: United Nations Convention Against Corruption) in the Asia Pacific region since June 2012.
Having worked with several international organizations and development agencies over the last 15 years, Kol brings extensive experiences and knowledge on the topics of governance, social accountability and anti-corruption. He used to serve as Cambodia Operations Director for AngkorOne, an American social business; as a Program Advisor at the World Bank in Phnom Penh; as a Senior Program Manager at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Cambodia; as well as working for the European Election Mission to Cambodia. Mr. Kol has a Master's degree in Political Science from a Cambodia university, a Diploma in English from the Australian Center for Education, a Certificate from The Global Leadership Center of OHIO University, USA and Governance and Social Accountability Certificate from Ateneo School of Government, The Philippines. Mr. Kol was a certified trainer of the Oxford Centre for Leadership of the United Kingdom. He was also appointed as Ambassador for Peace of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), in June 2010 for his remarkable contribution to promoting ethical values, morals and peace.
Member of the Board
Christina Ingmire works for the Salesforce.com Foundation in London, UK and is responsible for supporting charities working in the Human Services and Animal Charity sectors. Through her work at the Foundation, Christina is actively involved in promoting the use of technology and pro-bono resources within the nonprofit sector and to help organizations achieve their missions to make a real and measurable impact on social change.
Christina previously held the position of Deputy Director for Equitable Cambodia's predecessor Bridges Across Borders Cambodia from 2009 - 2011, and was an Advisor to Equitable Cambodia's Community Development Program for six months in 2012. Graduating from the University of Michigan in 1993 with a double major in Communications and History, Christina spent 13 years working for global telecommunications provider Verizon Business (formerly MCI / WorldCom) in a variety of departments including Training, Marketing & Communications, and for seven years in the Global Sales Division where she was the European Account Director for several leading financial institutions. Christina also held the position of Head of Development for the Tennis Federation of Cambodia and was involved in promoting the development of Cambodian youth through sport.
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Meas Kim Seng is an architect and urban planner with more than three decades' experience in community development and urban poverty alleviation. He is a lecturer at Cambodia's Norton University and the managing director of the Community Development Foundation, a national NGO dedicated to development of both urban and rural areas of Cambodia. His previous experience includes expert consultancy work on environmental, regional planning, and community strengthening projects across Cambodia. He holds a bachelor's degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, and served as a faculty member at RUFA from 1991-1998.