OUR BOARD DIRECTORS

Mr. CHAY Lo is Executive Chairman of WE Venture Co., Ltd.,  a Co-Founder and Board of Directors of Cambodian Water Association and  Founder of TEUK SAAT 1001. Mr. Lo graduated a Master’s Degree in Engineering of Water Management from l’Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts (ENGREF) in France and Water engineering from Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC).

Mr. Lo has more than 12 year experiences water sectors.  In 2011 he was awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia by The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship for his work in the 1001fontaines and TEUK SAAT 1001 initiative “that has transformative implications both locally and globally”.

Mr. UNG Pola, Vice-chairman and Board member of WE Venture Co., Ltd

Mr. Ung Pola is a co-founder and vice-chairman of WE Venture Co., Ltd. He is a social business and rural development professional with more than 15 years of experience in leadership role. He has worked for several local, international NGOs and social enterprises to help individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. He used to serve as the Cambodia Country Director for Action on Poverty http://actiononpoverty.org, a Sydney-based Organization, as the Executive Director of Cambodian Organization for Children and Development (COCD)–www.cocd-cambodia.org and as the Organizational Development Coordinator with Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance (KHANA) etc.

Mr. Ung Pola has an extensive experience in managing development projects and social enterprises. He is also running social businesses and is a qualified member of Cambodia Investor Club. Mr. Pola graduated a bachelor and master degree in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Study from the Royal University of Agriculture in Cambodia. Due to his remarkable contribution to the development of Cambodia, he has been awarded Gold Medal from the Royal Government and the King of Cambodia in 2015.

Mr. CHAN Savoeurth, Board member of WE Venture Co., Ltd. He graduated from Institute Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in Civil Engineering. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Perfect Design & Construction Engineering Co., Ltd, a company who has many experiences and service in general construction, civil engineering work, architecture/structure design and other services.  

Mr. KRUY Chanrith, Board Member.

He earned his Master degree in International Master in Rural Economics and Sociology (IMARES) from cooperation program between Hanoi University of Agriculture (Vietnam) and The University of Liege (Belgium). Chanrith worked at Teuk Saat 1001 since 2010 as a social marketing project manager. His main work was to support the team in developing the social marketing strategy, making the awareness and education campaigns on water and sanitation in the villages and schools to make the behavior change on the water consumption of Cambodian.

He also joined with team to do market research in order to understand about the perception of the customer and their expectation. In 2016, Chanrith worked on the project deployment to identify the potential commune to setup the project of 20L bottle in 16 provinces in Cambodia. By December 2017, he was appointed as Communication Manager and work closely with other donors and development partners of Teuk Saat 1001 such as UNICEF, USAID, Japanese Embassy in Cambodia for KUSANONE Grant.   In November 2017, he joined with the team to establish WE Venture Co., Ltd. Currently, he is the General Manager.

Mr. TANN Kila : Graduated on Energy and Electrical Engineer in 2013, he has several work experience during 2 years on electrical installation and maintenance on both building and street lighting system. After 2015, he started to work with Schneider Electric company, which is the global leading company on energy management and automation and focus on renewable energy mainly on the Solar System which start from the small Solar Home System (SHS) to solar rooftop building, solar pumping system and designing the first 10MW Solar Power Plant system in Bavet city in Cambodia. Kila has completed the specialist training on solar energy system from India on small solar home system (SHS), solar pumping and also training in France of the concept design and operation of the solar rooftop building and big solar power plant to run and operate this first 10MW power plant and new project coming in Cambodia around 100MW for next short future. Currently, Kila is working at Total Cambodge in Phnom Penh as Business Developers & Sales Manager.

Mr. PEH Samnang, Board member of WE Venture Co., Ltd

He has been working in water sector for nearly a decade with NGO and private sector. Samnang earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Food engineering from Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC, Cambodia) and later earned his Master's in Entrepreneurship from the Institute of Francophonie for Entrepreneurship (IFE, Mauritius).

After graduated his engineer in 2009, he worked in private company as a quality supervisor for palm products. In 2011, he was invited by Teuk Saat 1001 to response as a technical engineering specialist, and then promoted to be an Academy manager. With academy works, he has developed with team an academy training path. Also, he has recruited and conducted many training to local social entrepreneurs from target communes. Then, he was promoted to be a WASH Project Manager to lead team for set up water station, partnership engagement and deal with donors. Samnang has strong commitment to achieve performance with good quality; he has led to set up more than 100 water stations already

Mr. HAM Nguon, Board member of WE Venture Co., Ltd

He is the business owner of Kampong Chomlong Water Supply. He has more than 15 year experiences in pipe water supply in Cambodia. He has the deep knowledge and practical experiences in water treatment. He is one of the successful water operator in Cambodia and he is also the board member of Cambodian Water Supply Association (CWA).