Kao Kim Hourn

Kao Kim Hourn is currently Minister Delegate Attached to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, a Member of the Supreme National Economic Council, Senior Fellow at the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, a Member of the Global Council of The Asia Society, He has been involved in Cambodian public service and think tanks since he returned to Cambodia in 1993, after being educated in the United States. He played an integral role in Cambodia's entrance into ASEAN in 1999, and has continued to be a leader for international affairs within Cambodia, as Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2001-2003) and as Secretary of State for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2004-2013). He founded The University of Cambodia (UC) in 2003, which has become a top ranking Cambodian university under his tenure as President. He has since helped to found two think tanks: the Asia Economic Forum, and the Asian Faiths Development Dialogue. In addition, he also helped to found the South East Asia Television network and radio station, known as SEATV and Radio. In 2014, he founded the Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations at The University of Cambodia, intended to provide high-class training for administrators, policy makers, and young leaders. And in 2015, he founded the College of Media and Communications at The University of Cambodia to promote quality journalism and communications education and provide students with hands on training at Southeast Asia Television (SEATV) and Radio (FM 106). Seeing the need for high quality language education, he founded the School of Foreign Languages in 2018 which offers full degrees in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and French and provides short courses in Thai and German. Additionally, he established the School of Creative Arts, aimed to preserve and celebrate Cambodia's rich history of art, song, and dance. In July 2019, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that he nominated Kao to become the Secretary-General of ASEAN for 2023-2027. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1997
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