Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of CVCD is the highest institution of the organization. The Board is responsible for approving policy change, the budget plan and resolving issues that are discussed by the Executive Committee. In 2011, CVCD’s respectful Board of Directors consisted of:

Mr. Chann Savoeung, Chairperson
Mr. Touch Nimith, Member
Mr. Sam Sokong, Member
Mr. Hok Lyda, Member


​Mr. Chann Savoeung
Board Chairman

Mr. Savoeung has served as the board chair of CVCD since 2010. Despite the long distance, as he is the current CEO of VisionFund Mongolia based in Mongolia, he is very committed and passionate about the social development and contribution to Cambodia. He has led CVCD voluntarily with tireless commitment and dedication. 

With more than 13 years, he has very extensive experience with NGOs, micro finance and other business sectors. His skill and competence are exceptional, especially the integration between business and social development works. He has helped a number of NGOs to become social enterprises by providing business transformation consulting and support.
                                                              Mr. Savoeung holds a Master of Entrepreneurship and Project Management from
                                                              University Lumière Lyon II in Lyon, France and a Bachelor of Accounting from the
                                                              University of Management and Economics in Battambang Province, Cambodia.

NimithMr. Touch Nimith
Board Member

Mr. Nimith started working with Human and Health in July 2014. He holds a bachelors degree in general management and a masters in in business and administration. Nimith has over 20 years of working experience in the fields of enviromental conservation and integrated rural development. In 2009 Nimith worked as a United Nations Volunteer. Additionaly he assisted the Yeak Laom community to manage their community based ecotourism site to benefit the Indigenious Tampuen community.




vdMr. Sam Sokung
Board Member

Mr. SAM Sokong is an Inspector Lawyer at the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) and a Civil Party Lawyer in the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

Currently, he is also Chairman of the Advocacy Team; on the board of several non-government organisations including, Cambodian Volunteers for Community Development and Humanitarian Accountability Partnership; and completing a master’s degree in public administration at Panha Chiet University in Phnom Penh.

Admitted to the BAKC in 2003, Mr. SAM Sokong went on to work with the Cambodia Defenders Project (CDP), the Legal Aid department of BAKC and Legal Aid of Cambodia. At the CDP from 2004-2006, he handled trafficking, domestic violence                                                                     and divorce cases in the Legal Support for Children and Women department. He                                                                       also was a Team Leader and a member of the Legal Awareness Program. From                                                                         2006 until 2010, Mr. SAM Sokong worked in the Legal Aid department of CDP, where                                                                 he was responsible for trafficking cases across the Khmer-Thailand border, as well                                                                      as political, human rights abuse, land dispute and serious criminal cases.

Resume WizardMr. Hok Lyda
Board Member

Dr. Hok Lyda is currently a Center Director of the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN) of the Royal University of Agriculture. He has a strong research focus on soil fertility and soil organic carbon dynamics in crop production systems. He has actively involved with various national and international research projects. He completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Systems (Environmental Soil Science) at North Carolina A&T State University in USA, MS in Agronomy (Crop Production) at Khon Kaen University in Thailand and BS in Agronomy at Royal University of Agriculture in Cambodia.