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Sok Puthyvuth

Sok Puthyvuth
Position

Secretary of State

Company

Cambodia MPTC

Description

H.E. SOK Puthyvuth was born in 1980 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He went to school in the United States in 1993, where he attended high school in Richmond, Virginia. Then he went on to attend Virginia Military Institute (Lexington, VA) in 1998, and obtain a BA in Economics and Business with minor in Computer Science in 2002. After which he went on to do his Master Program at EUROMED (Marseille, France) in Management, then worked in London, UK in 2004 for BNP in the banking sector. In 2005,he came back to Cambodia and work in a local petroleum company, Kampuchea Tela Co., Ltd. And in 2007, he founded SOMA Group, which focuses on agriculture, education, and infrastructure, which include energy, water and construction. In May 2014, he was elected as the president of Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) which brought all rice related associations in Cambodia into one in order to push toward development of rice industry as well as to improve the living standard of Cambodian farmers. With the CRF leadership, he engages with rice stakeholders from government, private sector, development partners to strengthen cooperation and collaboration of all stakeholders to promote Cambodian rice sector. He is co-chairman of Working Group on Rice Sector of the Government and Private Sector Forum. In July 2016, he was re-elected as the president of Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). He is also a member technical working group to work on the draft of new rice policy (2017-2025) of Royal Government of Cambodia.

In July 2014, he was elected as the president of ICT Federation of Cambodia to unite all ICT related associations in Cambodia into one and to advance Cambodia into a digital age by using latest technologies.

August 2017 to September 2018, he was appointed as Under Secretary of state of Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC). In the new term of the Royal Government of Cambodia, he was appointed again as Under Secretary of state of MPTC.

In March 2018, he was appointed as the Chairman of Telecom Cambodia (TC) which is the state enterprise.

In September 2018, he was promoted as the Secretary of State of Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

In the past 11 years, he has been working hard in modernizing the way we run organization. He has learnt how to use technology to help us improve our productivity and all aspects of our lives. He is dedicated most of his time to support the rice and ICT sector and hopes to see Cambodia catching up with other advanced countries.