Co-Founder and Chairman, Cambodian Institute for Strategic Studies


Day 2 – 14 Nov 2017

PARALLEL WORKING / SESSIONS - WCES Young Entrepreneurs Roundtable | 9.15 am - 12.00 pm

Vannarith Chheang is the Vice-Chairman of the Cambodian Institute for Strategic Studies and Chairman of the Mekong Connect. He is also a Board Member and Senior Fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace where he previously served as the Executive Director from 2009 to 2013. He was a Lecturer of Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Leeds from 2013 to 2016 and was also Visiting Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore), China’s Institute for International Studies (Beijing, China), Nippon Foundation’s Asian Public Intellectuals (Tokyo, Japan), the Institute for Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) (Chiba, Japan), and East-West Center (Washington DC, USA). Chheang also served as a technical adviser to the Cambodian National Assembly in 2011 and assistant to Cambodia’s Defense Minister from 2011 to 2012. He was honoured Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013.