Ly Panharith

Permanent Secretariat

Ly Panharith

Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) assumed his position in October 2017. He completed a master degree of finance at Charles Sturt University in 2009.

During his early career, he worked in the areas of finance and procurement. He started in 2013 with a local NGO and then an international NGO focusing on the Cambodian basic education programme. Later, he moved to undertake an advisory position for various Asian Development Bank projects, expanding his project management knowledge. His career in mine action began when he was employed by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), first as an advisor and later as a deputy secretary general. His main responsibilities assigned by CMAA were:

  1. Project manager of Clearing for Results Project Phase 3 (a mine action project funded by Australia, Switzerland, Canada and UNDP);
  2. Deputy leader of the task force on the development of Cambodia’s National Mine Action Strategy 2018-2025
  3. Deputy leader of the inter-ministerial working group to support the operationalisation of ARMAC.