Event Speakers

Isabel Weininger

Isabel Weininger is the Country Representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Cambodia. Prior to that, she was Policy Advisor for Southeast Asia in the foundation’s headquarters in Berlin, coordinating the KAS offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.  After joining KAS in 2017, Isabel was first posted to Ukraine as Project Assistant and later Deputy Head of the Kyiv office. Before KAS, she gained work experience mostly in the public sector – e.g. at the Munich Security Conference, the German Embassy in Paris and the Federal Environmental Ministry in Berlin. Isabel studied political science and international relations in Munich, Paris and Dresden. Her main fields of expertise are European integration and security policy. Furthermore, she is engaged in promoting women in politics.

Twitter: @IsabelWeininger
Linkedin: Isabel Weininger

Tassilo Brinzer

Living in Cambodia since 2001, Tassilo co-founded Southeastern Globe Communications, a regional media company based in the Kingdom with publications such as Southeastasiaglobe.com, Discover Cambodia, Focus Cambodia and since 2020, Focus – Ready for Tomorrow (Khmer).

Tassilo is also the founder of Brains Communication, a local PR & Marketing consultancy, and Hops Craft Brewery in Cambodia. Tassilo has been leading the German Business Group in Cambodia (ADW) since 2010, and is a co-founder of the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, of which he is Chairman today. 

Linkedin: Tassilo Brinzer

Frank Jattke

Frank Jattke is working for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH since 1997. Taking over the function as Team Leader ASEAN for Cambodia in January 2020, he is responsible for the implementation of the country activities of several German-ASEAN as well as other regional cooperation projects with focus on: Consumer Protection, Competitiveness, Support for Small and Medium Enterprises, Agricultural Value Chains, Regional Economic Cooperation and Trade, Sustainable Consumption and Production, as well as Solid Waste Management and Circular Economy.

Between 2008 and 2019, he was based in Jakarta/ Indonesia and coordinated as Portfolio Manager the implementation of the German Development Cooperation in Indonesia, Timor-Leste and with ASEAN. Before that, he contributed in different positions to the implementation of support projects for the German national Minorities in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine.

He graduated from Potsdam University, Germany in September 1994 with Diploma on Politic Science, majoring on International relations and administration.

Karsten Hirsch

Karsten is CEO and Co-Founder of Plastic Fischer and was born and raised in Cologne, Germany. After graduating from law-school and working in a law-firm for a while, Karsten travelled to Vietnam with two of his best friends in December 2018 and witnessed marine plastic pollution through the Mekong River. Together with his friends, he decided to found the world’s first company to effectively stop plastic already in rivers. In June 2019, Karsten moved to Indonesia together with his Co-Founder Moritz and they spent more than 6 months at one of the most polluted rivers in the world: The Citarum River. They developed the TrashBoom, a swimming barrier and passive plastic collection system. Two years later, Plastic Fischer is operating in India, Indonesia and soon Vietnam to collect plastic and prevent it from entering the oceans. By using locally built, low-tech and low-cost solutions, they offer an affordable and scalable end-to-end solution. 

Majel Kong

Majel Kong currently works at Fauna & Flora International (FFI), as a research specialist in the marine plastic project, which is part of the Cambodia Marine Conservation Program (CMCP). He has a number of years of experience working in the public health and WASH sectors in rural Cambodia, with (I)NGOs including WaterSHED – Asia and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Belgium.

Dr. Ing Caterina Picuno

After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor´s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bari, in Italy, in 2015 she moved to Germany, earning “with distinction” a Master´s degree in Environmental Engineering – specialization Waste and Energy – at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), in October 2017. In December 2020, she successfully earned a doctorate degree at the Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics of the TUHH, defending a thesis entitled “post-consumer plastic packaging sector and its path for sustainable development in Germany“, where she addressed the main burdens keeping the plastic packaging sector in Germany from a sustainable development, thereby suggesting possible implementation strategies to achieve it. Currently, her research focuses on diverse topics related to plastic waste management: i) the principles of Circular Economy applied to plastic packaging; ii) assessing the effects of co-collection of plastic and multi-material post-consumer packaging on the recycling efficiency by means of mathematical-modelling tools; iii) assessing the major technical obstacles hindering the development of a solid plastic recycling industry; iv) develop waste management strategies and international cooperation in with stakeholders in the Balkan and ASEAN Region.

Linkedin: Ing Caterina Picuno

Sophal Laska

Sophal Laska currently serves as  Director of Hazardous Substance Management, General Directorate of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Environment. He graduated from Royal University of Agriculture, with bachelor degree in Forest Science, in 2001. In 2006 he graduated from World Maritime University, Sweden, with master’s degree in Integrated Coastal and Oceans Management.  In 2016, he graduated from Royal University  of Law and Economics with master degree in international public law. He has been working for Ministry of Environment more than a decade and involving in working with chemical and waste international agreements.  He feels strongly about chemical and hazardous waste management. Today, He will talk about battery waste management.

Linkedin: Sophal Laska

Dr. Keo Piseth

Dr. KEO is currently the Vice President and Director of Centre of Sustainable Development Studies at Asian Vision Institute. Dr. KEO is a policy advisor, researcher, and practitioner in the field of development and environmental management. For more than 15 years of his professional careers, Dr. KEO has been driven by his inspiration and passion to contribute towards sustainable environmental management, and inclusive development in Cambodia and ASEAN region. Over this period, he has engaged in diverse career paths from being a public servant at the Cambodian Ministry of Environment to a researcher, lecturer, project manager, project chief technical advisor, and freelance consultant. Dr. KEO has extensive experiences working with government agencies, world-class universities, international financial institutions, international Non-Government Organisations, private sectors, and rural communities. Dr. KEO received his doctoral degree from the Joint-Doctoral Programme between National University of Singapore and Harvard-Yenching Institute in 2018, and his master degree from the Australian National University in 2010.

Sarah Kolbenstetter

Sarah Kolbenstetter is the founder of Little Green Spark, an environmental consulting company based in Phnom Penh which specializes in waste reduction and improved waste management. The objective of Little Green Spark is to contribute to the reduction and better waste management by businesses and organizations working in Cambodia.

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations & Politics from the University of Sussex (UK) and a Master’s degree in International Development from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). Before moving to Cambodia in 2020, she worked in the development sector in Europe, Latin America and Africa.

The idea of Little Green Spark came to her when she first got acquainted with the Zero waste movement in early 2018, when she was still living and working in Senegal. Having observed the critical waste situation in Cambodia, she decided to do something about it by founding Little Green Spark.

Borey Chum

Borey Chum currently is the founder and CEO of LUMA System, working on innovative solutions and apply technology to solve social challenging & problems. Main objective is to do something that impacts the everyday life of lots of people across Cambodia.”
 
We are developing a Solid Waste Management Platform for Ministry of Environment. Using a mobile app, the system will provide real-time data about collection schedules, bill payments, and allow citizens to report on collection performance and illegal dumping of waste in Phnom Penh. One of LUMA projects is using AI/Big Data and Computer Automation to addressed Cambodia’s growing traffic problem by analyzing information about specific vehicle types, speed, and congestion at monitored locations.
 
Linkedin: Borey Chum

Norman Stankewitz

Norman Stankewitz is the founder and owner of Sunsai Nature, operating since January 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He has more than 16 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, having managed hotels, guesthouses, and tour operations in Cambodia, Australia, and Europe. His experiences in Cambodia highlighted the issue of plastic waste generated by the tourism industry and inspired him to find ways to reduce the impact of the properties he managed at the time. Due to a lack of resources and solutions, he embarked on his mission to turn tourism businesses into more sustainable and responsible operations, which lead to the founding of Sunsai Nature in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Offering both sustainable products and consultation services, Sunsai Nature has acquired over 80 clients who have replaced much of the single-use plastics in their hotels, restaurants, and cafes. At present, Sunsai Nature has replaced over half a million plastic straws in Siem Reap alone with sustainable alternatives. In July 2021 Norman launched Sunsai Nature in Germany, offering their services and products to the European market.

Linkedin: Norman Stankewitz

Dr. Jerome Fakhry

Dr. Jerome Fakhry works in the field of waste management in Cambodia’s Green Development Institute. He steers GGGI’s regulatory and investment advice on waste management in Kep, Battambang and Phnom Penh. GGGI’s objective in Cambodia is to support green city planning by raising awareness of green growth concepts and instruments as well as to assist in the development of bankable green city projects that result in climate change resilience and improved livelihoods for Cambodia’s urban poor. Dr. Jerome Fakhry started out his career as a process development chemist in the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland. After relocating to Australia he joined the EPA as a Project Manager implementing funding programs and setting up partnerships to support environmental compliance, hazardous waste minimisation and capacity building. He is currently based in Phnom Penh to support the sustainable development of cities in Cambodia and Mekong region, focusing on solid waste and wastewater management.

Sandy Kotan

Sandy Kotan is originally from Arizona, but calls Cambodia her second home. She has been on a mission to reduce plastic waste by providing environmentally friendly alternatives since 2015 in Cambodia. She founded Only One Planet Cambodia in 2017 as a social enterprise that imports and distributes biodegradable food packaging and eco-products in Cambodia. It uses its profits to support the community, environmental projects and awareness campaigns. Only One Planet is a social business to provide alternative and educate about single-use plastic, thereby reduce reliance.

Dr. Irina Chakraborty

Dr. Irina Chakraborty is a Russian-Finnish-Indian scientist and an environmental engineer. She has lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia since 2011. She was selected as one of BBC’S 100 Women in 2013 for her work with sanitation for floating villages. She is the owner and manager of YK Art House & Bong Bonlai. She is managing and conducting business development and operations for the boutique guesthouse and vegan restaurant with a strong community and environmental focus. Prior she worked as a senior technical program manager at the Wetlands Work! Ltd Cambodia where she developed  and tested wastewater treatment systems for floating communities, designed and supervised construction of artificial wetland for wastewater treatment; and conducted quantitative and qualitative data analysis among other tasks. She holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of California – Davis.

Mr. Kazuya Kubota

Kazuya Kubota was born in Japan and graduated from Nihon university, his major is architecture. After working as manager in Tokyo and Singapore, he moved to Vietnam and joined Pizza4P’s. In Vietnam, he was in charge as a Business Development manager, opened around 10 Pizza4P’s in Vietnam, and started new business branches of Pizza4P’s (Cafe / Bar / Kids Playground business) as a project manager. From 2021, in order to open the first oversea store in Pizza4P’s, he moved to Cambodia and then opened the first oversea Pizza4P’s with new “Zero Waste Concept” in Phnom Penh at 20th JULY.

Clemens Beckers

Clemens Beckers is attaché for natural resources and climate change at the delegation of the European Union in Cambodia since 2016, where he also covers environmental issues and “green economy”. Before coming to Cambodia, he has been coordinating development cooperation with Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania at the European Commission in Brussels,  worked at the OECD in Paris as policy advisor on environmental policies, and with GIZ at headquarters and in Tanzania on poverty reduction and growth strategies.

 He graduated from the Technical University of Berlin with a Master degree in economics and a focus on environmental economics and international trade, and completed postgraduate studies on development policy at the German Development Institute.

Linkedin: Clemens Beckers

H.E Dr. Ngin Lina

H.E. Dr. Ngin Lina is currently the Deputy Secretary General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Environment. Prior to this, she was the Director General of the General Directorate of Environmental Knowledge and Information. For her educational background, she received a Diploma of Chemistry Food at University Technology in Prague, Czechoslovakia Republic and also graduated division on principle epidemiology and research at UCLA in the United States. Later in 2011, she pursued her Master Degree of Public Health and International Development at Flinders University in South Australia. 

Dr. Moeko Saito-Jensen

Dr. Moeko Saito-Jensen is an environmental policy specialist of UNDP Cambodia. She has been working with UNDP Cambodia for more than 7 years and is a focal point for environmental initiatives including “circular economy”, “plastic waste management” and “natural resources management” in Cambodia.  

Before joining UNDP, she worked at the World Bank, JICA, and Copenhagen University. She holds a PhD degree of natural resource management from Copenhagen University, Denmark and a master’s degree of environmental economics and policy from Duke University, U.S.

Linkedin: Dr. Moeko Saito-Jensen

Dr. Kathrin Eitel

Dr. Kathrin Eitel is a cultural anthropologist and currently works as a research associate at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany). After studying at Istanbul Technique University in Istanbul (Turkey) and at Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, she worked as a research associate in the “Metropolitan Cultures” program at HafenCity University in Hamburg before coming to Frankfurt.

As part of her PhD, she conducted extensive field research on the recycling economy in Cambodia and particularly in Phnom Penh between 2017 and 2019. Here, she worked with various waste-picker groups and explored issues of urban citizenship, gender inequality, and urban planning. In this context, Eitel has also extended existing circular economy models by a local sensitive and inclusive approach.

Her further research interest pivots around waste management and so called informal economies in Southeast Asian countries, waste and water technology projects, and climate change. Her geographic expertise lies in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, and Eastern Europe. She is author of the forthcoming book ‘Recycling Infrastructures in Cambodia. Circularity, Waste, and Platform Politics in the Urbans of Phnom Penh’ (published by Routledge) and has written several articles on waste, sustainability and climate change.

Twitter: @KathrinEitel

Linkedin: Kathrin Eitel

Academia.edu: Kathrin Eitel

Carina Koop

Carina Koop is a researcher in the Circular Economy unit at the Wuppertal Institute. She has a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Geography and already worked as a research assistant at the Wuppertal Institute in the units Energy, Transport and Climate Policy and Circular Economy during her studies. Her research focuses on the analysis and development of waste prevention measures and instruments to increase resource efficiency as well as the potentials of the circular economy for the municipal level with a focus on the Zero Waste approach. She coordinated the Zero Waste Kiel project, in which the first Zero Waste concept for a German city was developed, and is currently coordinating the Zero Waste Munich project on behalf of the Munich Waste Management Company (AWM). She also works on projects with a focus on remanufacturing and climate-adapted urban development.

Linkedin: Carina Koop

Christine Ruiz Duran

Christine Ruiz Duran works at the Research and Development department of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and is the contact person for Circular Economy at DGNB. As a project manager for research projects with a focus on Circular Economy, she was strongly involved in the development of the DGNB report “Circular Economy – Closing loops means being fit for the future” and in the development of the DGNB System for the Deconstruction of buildings. She studied architecture at the msa – Münster School of Architecture and “Culture and Economy” at the University of Mannheim, majoring in Romance Studies/Spanish and Business Administration. After her studies, she was able to gain experience in the automotive sector and in the field of e-mobility as a project consultant in the area of strategy development and project management.

Florian Werthmann

Florian Werthmann is founder and CEO of ECOLOGICON GmbH – a think tank and external compliance as well as recycling & technology solutions department for circular economy & environmental projects. As a thoroughbred entrepreneur he started his activities in the waste and recycling sector in the early 2000s. He has been working under the slogan „Circular Economy and Consulting”, as a service provider and operator, consultant, and entrepreneur in the sectors of WEEE, EPR schemes and systems as well as batteries in the private and public sector in numerous countries worldwide. He is skilled on expert level in the WEEE / E-Scrap’s sector and is fostering circular economy projects with a focus on reuse, optimized collection, and treatment solutions. Besides of his operative activities he is not only participating in numerous international industry federations and NGO working groups in the international WEEE / E-Scrap sector but as well member of the WEEE and scrap metals section board of the bvse, “Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V.” Germany (Federal Association of secondary raw materials and disposal) which is representing the interests of 900+ member companies from the waste sector in Germany.

Linkedin: Florian Werthmann

Josef Schweiger

Josef Schweiger is a project manager at HAWE Hydraulik SE in Aschheim/Munich, Germany. After graduating from secondary school, Josef decided to begin an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at HAWE Hydraulik. During his apprenticeship, he had the opportunity to work in many different departments and get to know them. There, he was able to get involved in a number of environmental topics. For example, in an apprentice project team as well as in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) department. In February 2021 Josef completed his apprenticeship. Since then he has been working as a project manager in the EHS department. Among other things, he is currently managing a Zero Waste project, where HAWE Hydraulik tries to reduce, re-use and recycle their waste.

Linkedin: Josef Schweiger

Massimiliano Tropeano

Massimiliano Tropeano began his career in Italy biggest garment retailer OVS back in the year 2000. Already in 2001 he moved to India heading a newly established buying office with responsibilities in buying, sourcing, production, quality, merchandising, CSR, etc.  passing through hard goods and children care items. Here he successfully headed 3 buying offices. After a career in the Indian Sub-continent that gave him a deep understanding of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka markets as well, in 2016 he decided to move to SEA, precisely in Cambodia to work for a major German retail chain, being responsible for the operations and compliance in the country first, and for the sourcing in the region after. With more than 20 years’ experience in the private sector, Massimiliano recently joined the forces of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), FABRIC project, where he is trying to bridge the gap between private enterprises and development world, bringing them together to a further level of cooperation and sustainability.

He graduated from the University of Florence in Political Science with Major in Economics and an MBA following it. His main areas of interest and expertise in the garment sector are: Fabric Recycling & Circularity, Lean Production, Energy Efficiency, Purchasing Practices, ERP and EHS.

Linkedin: Massimiliano Tropeano

Katherine Chan

Katherine Chan is Director of Business Development at the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA). She has extensive experiences in the full supply chain of textile and apparel industry globally. Her knowledge covers textile chemicals, yarn spinning and textile manufacturing and was in roles overseeing design to garment productions to retail in the USA, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Ms Chan has worked with textile factories in Asia and the Americas in product development as well as manufacturing. She was involved in R&D, marketing, operations and quality assurance. Before joining HKRITA, Ms Chan was with BASF as global product manager as well as global marketing, strategic projects and regional product managements for different chemical segments. During the years, she has worked with global teams and management for chemical manufacturing around the world including Europe, the USA, Asia and Middle East.

Ms Chan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of Wisconsin, Madison, an AAS degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from Fashion Institute of Technology, both in the USA and MBA from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Linkedin: Katherine Chan

Dr. Sajith Edirisuriya

Dr. Sajith Edirisuriya is the General Manager of Chip Mong Ecocycle which is the waste management arm of the Chip Mong Insee Cement Company, and has been a part of the organisation since early 2017. Prior to joining Chip Mong Insee, he has worked on various Multinational companies in Cement, Waste Management and Insurance sector in Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Dr. Sajith has more than 15 years experience in the area of Waste Management, Strategic Planning and Execution, Project Management, Corporate Finance, Business Development in various organizations and he has extensive experience in Lecturing in various Universities and Business Institutes as a part time lecturer.

Twitter: @sajithedirisoo1
Linkedin: Sajith Edirisooriya 

Rolf Keil 

Rolf is a commercially astute, visionary and creative Senior Manager with an extensive background of more than 20 years in the industrial manufacturing, mining, water, power, waste, utilities, environmental infrastructure and asset management sectors. Throughout his international career, Rolf was covering Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America, where he is recognised as a strong and knowledgeable leader, able to manage multicultural teams and diverse stakeholders from both public and private sectors, to deliver strategic organizational objectives. Awards and repeated features in Forbes and alike are some of the acknowledgments, Rolf received in return for his relentless push to realize his vision for an advanced and integrated, truly sustainable, circular environmental resources management around the globe.

Linkedin: Rolf Keil 

Sebastian Frisch

Sebastian Frisch, one of the managing directors of BlackForest Solutions Gmbh (BFS), holds responsibility of leading an international waste management consultancy team of 26 staff. Mr. Frisch has 18 years of waste management experience in more than 60 countries, with 12 years of practical experience in EPR for SWM and the circular economy sector.

Linkedin: Sebastian Frisch

Mr. Sam Phalla

Phalla Sam is a Deputy Director of Cambodian Education and Waste Management Organization (COMPED). He supervises Waste Management Project Groups and manages a composting project in Battambang province, Cambodia. Over the last twenty years, Phalla has coordinated and implemented several projects, for example, capacity building, public awareness raising, and waste, energy and climate change, and conducted studies such as analysis of institutional and legal framework on solid waste management and of waste characteristics for composting and energy. Phalla holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Chamroeun University of Polytechnology, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and is a diploma engineer in Mechanical Engineering at Rostock University in Germany.

Dr. Günter Riethmacher

Dr. Günter Riethmacher joined GIZ in 1987 as a research fellow in the Philippines, working on Biological Pest Control in Asian cabbage production. During his whole working life, he changed between positions abroad and in Germany.

Before starting his current position as GIZ Country Director of GIZ in Cambodia in 2018, he was Director of Global Financial Services in GIZ HQ, Germany for six years, supporting field projects in co-financing and financial reporting. From 2005 to 2010 he was the GIZ Country Director in Vietnam, after being Regional Director for India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Timor-Leste in GIZ HQ.

As a trained environmentalist, he gained a broad insight in the international ODA system during his time as Senior Environmental Specialist in The World Bank, in Washington DC from 1997-2001. From 1992 to 1997 he managed a GIZ environment research facility, financing long term scientific research linked to GIZ projects in the field.

He holds a PhD in Biology/Tropical Ecology from the Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany and a BA in Business Administration from the University Uetrecht, the Netherlands. Beside this he is a certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher from different schools in the USA and Germany.

Likhedy Touch

 Likhedy Touch is the Program Manager at Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in Cambodia. She responsible for projects in the areas of environment and climate change, sustainable development, energy security, and women’s empowerment. 

Likhedy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with a concentration on International Relations and another Bachelor of Arts degree in Law with a concentration on International Criminal and Human Rights Law. 

Twitter: @likhedy
Linkedin: Likhedy Touch

Isabel Weininger

Isabel Weininger is the Country Representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Cambodia. Prior to that, she was Policy Advisor for Southeast Asia in the foundation’s headquarters in Berlin, coordinating the KAS offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.  After joining KAS in 2017, Isabel was first posted to Ukraine as Project Assistant and later Deputy Head of the Kyiv office. Before KAS, she gained work experience mostly in the public sector – e.g. at the Munich Security Conference, the German Embassy in Paris and the Federal Environmental Ministry in Berlin. Isabel studied political science and international relations in Munich, Paris and Dresden. Her main fields of expertise are European integration and security policy. Furthermore, she is engaged in promoting women in politics.

Twitter: @IsabelWeininger
Linkedin: Isabel Weininger

Robert Hör

Robert is program manager since 2016 and has been in charge of our international relations and digital transformation programs. As of 2021, his focus and attention concentrate on the digital transformation in Asia and Cambodia. Over the course of time, he organized countless conferences, study trips, and training programs as well as publications in close partnership with local, regional, and international partners of KAS. Being passionate and committed to social and pro-human transformation, his professional interests include psychology, the digital transformation of societies and businesses, as well as entrepreneurship and startups.

Linkedin: Robert Hör

Dr. Moeko Saito-Jensen

Dr. Moeko Saito-Jensen is an environmental policy specialist of UNDP Cambodia. She has been working with UNDP Cambodia for more than 7 years and is a focal point for environmental initiatives including “circular economy”, “plastic waste management” and “natural resources management” in Cambodia.  

Before joining UNDP, she worked at the World Bank, JICA, and Copenhagen University. She holds a PhD degree of natural resource management from Copenhagen University, Denmark and a master’s degree of environmental economics and policy from Duke University, U.S.

Linkedin: Dr. Moeko Saito-Jensen

Dr. Martin Krummeck

Dr. Martin Krummeck is the Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Myanmar. His mandate also comprises the Cambodian and Laotian markets. The Delegation supports German companies seeking information and advice on market entry and works in close co-operation with local institutions, especially the national chambers and fosters contacts with local companies. Prior to joining the Delegation in Myanmar, he worked in the German-Indonesian chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jakarta, Indonesia for 12 years. He was the deputy managing director and the executive director of the EU-Indonesia Business Network, a trade and business support program initiated by the European Commission. He holds a PhD degree on the topic of sustainable economic development in the tourism sector.

Christoph Janensch

Christoph Janensch is currently the coordinator of the Business & Cooperation Desk of the GIZ Business Scouts for Development Programme (BSfD) within the German chapter of EuroCham Cambodia. He provides information, advice and guidance to support local, German and other European businesses and institutions in engaging in development cooperation. He is convinced that the Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved once the private sector is actively involved.

Prior to joining GIZ Cambodia and EuroCham, Christoph worked as a project manager at GIZ Düsseldorf, Germany. He has been working for German development cooperation for the last 7 years. Christoph is German and received his higher education degrees in East Asian studies and public management from universities in Berlin, Beijing and Copenhagen.

Linkedin: Christoph Janensch

Alfred Mayr

Alfred Mayr is Managing Director of Umweltcluster Bayern e.V. in Augsburg, Germany. He is a Dynamic Management Professional with advanced knowledge in general management disciplines based on international standards; many years of experience on C-Level in defining und realizing strategies and projects in the field of industry, service organizations and ngos/npos. Profound knowledge, knowhow and proven ability to combine strategy with organizational change and people; strong record of increasing profitability and improving operational efficiencies based on an integrated quality management, familiar with managing (international) networks, highly interested in environmental technologies and sustainable business models, certified business coach, innovation manager and csr manager, fundamental expertise in project management and moderation.

Linkedin: Alfred Mayr

 

Dr. Eva Kristin Schichl

Dr. Eva Kristin Schichl (née Dehnert) has been a Project Manager at Umweltcluster Bayern (Cluster of Environmental Technologies in Bavaria) since 2020, focusing on international projects on circular economy, digitalization and environmental technologies in hospitality. In 2021, she successfully completed further training in innovation management. From 2012-2018 she was a research associate and programme coordinator at the University of Augsburg. Her research focused on the influencing factors on Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting and its ability to attract high potential employees. Eva Schichl studied Business Administration and International Business at the University of Augsburg and Macquarie University Sydney and received her PhD in Business & Economics from the University of Augsburg.

Linkedin: Dr. Eva Dehnert

 

Sebastian Frisch

Sebastian Frisch, one of the managing directors of BlackForest Solutions Gmbh (BFS), holds responsibility of leading an international waste management consultancy team of 26 staff. Mr. Frisch has 18 years of waste management experience in more than 60 countries, with 12 years of practical experience in EPR for SWM and the circular economy sector.

Linkedin: Sebastian Frisch