Skills Training Program

Mr. Seang Sopagna


Sopagna is a well-respected interpreter in Cambodia. He has been engaged as an interpreter in various high profile settings such as the judicial training in The Hague, 2nd ASEAN-EU Business Summit, a high-level lecture by British Foreign Minister and Town hall discussion with Madam Hilary R. Clinton. He is now a senior interpreter at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

His specialties include Translation and Interpretation, Strategic Writing, Presentation and Public Speaking and Business Management. He has delivered public presentation and speaking to many seminars and conferences at both local and international levels.

Sopagna is also a research fellow at the International Relations Institute. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Australia and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Royal Academy of Cambodia.

Mr. Robert V. Longo


Robert V. Longo, J.D. is an American citizen with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Juris Doctorate in Law. He practiced as a criminal trial lawyer with the U.S. military in Germany where he honed his advocacy skills before entering the financial sector working in sales and client development with multinational insurers and banking institutions. Recently, Robert has entered the teaching profession and has lectured throughout Asia teaching business, finance, law and his most favorite area of interest, communication and presentation.

Over the past 30 years and in connection with his professional activities, Robert has successfully conducted numerous seminars throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia and been asked to publicly speak at a variety of both professional and social events making him a sought-after trainer in the field of communication.

Terry Rogocki

sTerry Rogocki is a Canadian citizen with a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Training, a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, and Certificates in Intercultural Studies and International Development. He currently runs Global Outlook Consulting, a small-business with a focus on intercultural and skills training.

Before moving to Cambodia in December 2013, Terry was a lecturer at the University of British Columbia (Canada) focusing on Intercultural Communication, Global Leadership, and Organizational Behavior. He also conducted business seminars for the private sector, and was an on-going soft-skills trainer for SAP software. Terry has built-up 25 years of experience through his work as an English teacher and researcher in Japan, the Director of a Canadian-based private language school, the Livelihoods Advisor for an NGO in Sri Lanka, and through work, study programs, and travel in over 85 countries.

Seang Soleak

Mr. Seang Soleak is a former Fullbright scholar with a Master of Science in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Kansas, United States, Bachelor of Arts in Media Management and Bachelor of Business Administration, Diploma in marketing and communications, as well as translation and interpreting.

From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Soleak used to be a Regional Communications Officer at Oxfam America, East Asia Regional Office. Later on, from 2014 to 2015, he roles as a Vice-President and Head of Marketing and Communications at CIMB Bank PLC. He currently is a General Manager at Bridge International Translation.


Mathias Claessen

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Richard Sterling

Richard Sterling has been a practicing journalist for 24 years. Richard is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied English with a focus on creative writing and journalism.

He has written for newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle; magazines as diverse as Asia Life and Delta Sky; and for on-line media including He is the author of more than a dozen books and the editor of several others. He has been honored by seven literary and journalism awards. In addition to writing about current events and business, he is a recognized reporter on cultural matters such as music, food, fashion and travel.

Sam Kiers

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Stuart Edworthy

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Pauline Ninet

Pauline Soubie Ninet has a Master’s degree in Public Law and Political Science in a trilingual program from the University of Bordeaux. Previously, Pauline obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in International Law from City University in London, majoring in Human Rights and International Law. Fascinated by new media technologies, she decided to take a year off from her legal studies to travel the world to produce a documentary on the impact of the internet in developing countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia or Brazil.

To gain experience, Pauline has interned with various Law firms and Media production companies in order to gain strong communication and juridical skills. Recently, she worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to assist the Royal Government of Cambodia in its fight against transnational organised crimes. As a research fellow, she also conducted surveys and reports on various topics such as the trafficking of opiates in the Golden Triangle, the illicit wildlife trade in Cambodia, the prison system in Cambodia, and the cooperation against trafficking in persons in the Great Mekong Area.

John Money

John D. Money (J.D.) is an American citizen with a Bachelor of Arts in History. In his undergrad, John excelled academically, receiving two scholarships, one in which allowed him to study in Spain, and five awards for excellence. As a student leader, John was voted Student Government and Honors Program President for two consecutive years where he served on numerous committees and was selected as the college’s first student MVP and student ambassador.

Since college, John has visited over 20 countries, worked in Eastern Europe, Thailand, and Cambodia. As a human rights activist, John has spent the last five years researching about the development of third world countries and how to improve the social and economic dialogue between cultures. He has given numerous speeches in both the academic and public setting dealing with cross-cultural and global issues. Most recently, John has started his own organization in Cambodia which aims to promote respect and understanding among world cultures.

Imen Ben Youcef

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Tim Walsh

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Debbie Walsh

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Jack Horowitz

Jack Horowitz is a United States citizen with a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Finance. His experience includes: investment consulting at The Chicago Board of Trade; project and system design for a major pharmaceutical company; product development for a multi-national telecommunications company; and international consulting on projects to build and develop stock exchanges in Russia, Ukraine, and Egypt.

Over the past 22 years, Jack has lectured and taught workshops in Europe, South America, and Asia. He has lived in Cambodia for more than eight years during which time he has conducted courses at Pannasastra and Limkokwing Universities.