About Me


Dr Vannarith Chheang is a public policy analyst, government relations strategist, partnership building specialist, and educator. Currently, he is serving as President of the Asian Vision Institute (AVI), where he leads projects on geopolitical risk analysis, leadership development, sustainable development, inclusive digital economy, and digital data governance. He is also a government relations strategist at Investincambodia, an adjunct lecturer at the School of Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, where he offers courses on Politics and Government in Southeast Asia and the International Politics of the Asia-Pacific, and a visiting fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, where he is researching on the impacts of COVID-19 on regional development.

He was a Southeast Asia Consultant at the Nippon Foundation, National Partnership Advisor at the United Nations Office for Project Services, International Consultant at the United Nations Capital Development Fund, National Consultant at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, research consultant at the Asian Development Bank, a lecturer at the University of Leeds, and executive director at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace.

He was honoured Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013 and Southeast Asian Young Leader by the IISS-Shangri-La Dialogue in 2016. He received his BA in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in 2002, MA in International Relations from the International University of Japan in 2006, and PhD in Asia Pacific Studies from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in 2009.

VC Resume

Feature in Radio France International (link)

Feature in China Daily (page-32-vannarith-chheang)

Top 10 Asia : An Inspiring Scholar Endeavour (Link)

Feature in Phnom Penh Post (link)


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