Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Cambodia at the heart of Southeast Asia – Prospect for the future

Guest Speaker: H.E. Dr Sok Siphana
Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia

Event Date: Wednesday 9th May 2012
Event Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Event Location: Bell Gully
Level 21, HP Tower, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington, 6011.

Please note no building access after 6pm.

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Sok SiphanaAfter spending his adolescent life in the Killing Fields of Cambodia, His Excellency Dr. Sok Siphana went to the U.S. in 1980. There he worked in the private sector as a Consultant for small businesses until the advent of the Paris Peace Accord in 1993, when he decided to return home to Cambodia.

H.E. Dr. Sok received his Bachelor of Sciences, in Business Administration from George Mason University, in Virginia, in the U.S., his Master of Business Administration from Century University, in New Mexico, in the U.S., his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law, in Delaware, in the U.S., and his Doctor of Philosophy from Bond University School of Law, in Australia. H.E. Dr. Sok is admitted to the Bar of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Pennsylvania.

In May 1999, H.E. Dr. Sok was appointed as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce. He worked extensively on issues related to trade promotion, policies, and development, and was a key player in Cambodia’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2003. Past professional experience includes; Director of International Trade Center and Consultant to international and financial institutions like the World Bank and UNDP.

Currently, H.E. Dr. Sok is an Attorney-at-Law and Consultant for Sok Siphana & Associates, and Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia. He has written books, publications, and manuals on trade and development, legal and investment issues, and has received numerous awards, medals, and recognitions by His Royal Highness, former King, King Father Norodom Sihanouk, and Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen. In 2004, Dr. Sok was named as one of the “Movers and Shakers under 50s” by Asia Inc.

Bell Gully

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