Silas Everett, Country Representative, Cambodia, The Asia Foundation; and Chheang Vannarith, Consultant for Southeast Asia Program, The Nippon Foundation; and Steven Westervelt, Senior Consultant, Control Risks Group (Moderator)
Venue : VISA Boardroom (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Road, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : August 24, 2016
Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Price : $25.00
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DescriptionConnectivity has long held sway as a marker for the health of emerging markets, but for Cambodia connectivity is not only changing the way outside investors assess opportunity in the Kingdom but also how changing how Cambodians view themselves. Beyond the youth bulge, rise of the smartphone in Cambodia, and prospects for rapid change in the transport sector, it is clear that Cambodia’s future increasingly rests on its ICT and transport networks.
Silas has a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in English and Philosophy.
The Nippon Foundation
Consultant for Southeast Asia Program (Social Innovation and People-Centered East Asian Community)
Cambodian Institute for Strategic Studies
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Vannarith Chheang has more than six years of working experiences as researcher, consultant, educator, and director of a think tank. Prior to being a Consultant for Southeast Asia Program at the Nippon Foundation, he was a full-time lecturer of Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Leeds in UK, and served as executive director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace in Cambodia. He also was a consultant for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and technical advisor to the National Assembly of Cambodia. He has been awarded various fellowship and leadership programs. He has published academic and policy papers, and commentaries on regional issues in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific.
About the Moderator
Control Risks Group
Steven works for Control Risks, a consulting firm that helps clients succeed in complex and hostile environments. He specializes in helping companies understand and mitigate business risks across southeast Asia, with a specific focus on Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia. He previously worked in Iraq and Afghanistan, latterly with AECOM, on various US government contracts in support of counterinsurgency operations. Steven is a native of Los Angeles and has a Masters degree in International Relations from Leiden University. He is also a member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.