Our Advisory Group Anjali has a number of professionals lending their skills and experience on a voluntary basis. Each member of the group is actively promoting the work and development of the organisation. From skills investment, networking and direct public engagement to program funding and program development all of the people who constitute our advisory group, make invaluable contributions to the work at Anjali House.
H.E. Roland Eng
Roland Eng served as Cambodian Ambassador to the United States from 1999–2004. Prior to his posting in Washington, Ambassador Eng resided in Bangkok from 1994–1999. During that time, he re-established Cambodia’s diplomatic relations with Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
Ambassador Eng’s career in the public service has taken place amid some of the most turbulent times in the country’s history. In 1979, he served as Private Secretary to His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia. He enlisted the non-communist resistance from 1981–1990, operating primarily along the Thai-Cambodia border. Eng also participated actively in the Paris Peace Agreement which established the United Nations Operation in Cambodia in 1992 and was appointed Ambassador of the Supreme National Council of Cambodia to the United Nations in New York. With a return of democracy in Cambodia, he ran for election and served as a Member of Parliament and concurrently became the first member of Tourism of Cambodia in 1993.
Eng graduated from the University of Law and Political Science with a degree in public administration from Aix en Provence, France. He is actively involved in various foundations and NGOs, including Sobbhana Women Foundation, and he is President of the Angkor Photo Festival, Global Fairness and Vice-President of Friends of Khmer Culture Inc. (FOKCI). Eng is currently advisor to the Cambodian government and Ambassador at Large.
H.E. Sothirak Pou
H.E. Sothirak Pou was born in Phnom Penh in 1957 and left Cambodia to the US in 1975. He returned to post-war Cambodia serving as Humanitarian Co-ordinator at one of the refugee camps on the border between Thailand and Cambodia where over 60,000 displaced Cambodians resided. He also worked as part of the education and community development program for the Cambodian refugees. He was elected as Member of Parliament twice, has served as Minister of Industry Mines and Energy of the Royal Government of Cambodia, and was appointed as Cambodian Ambassador to Japan. In January, 2009, he joined the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore as Visiting Senior Research Fellow.
Jean-Yves Navel was one of the founding members of the Angkor Photo Association. He has lived in Cambodia with his wife and adopted daughter for 10 years.
Francoise Callier was born in Belgium and has been living in Paris since 1983. She has worked as a photographer's agent for Helmut Newton, Jean-Paul Goude, Max Vadukul and others. Having worked for the 2e Bureau in Paris, for Visa pour l'Image and as the French correspondent for Corbis, she has long years of work experience in the fields of promotion and public relations.
She has published a series of children's books and since 2006 she has been a Program Co-ordinator at the Angkor Photo Festival completing regular photo workshops with students during her visits to Cambodia and acting as a mentor to a number of older students. She is a long time benefactor of Anjali House having supported the centre in various guises since its inception.
Rhonda Jackson is an English and Creative Writing teacher at Ogilvie High School in Tasmania. She has more than 30 years experience teaching and advises on curriculum development, teaching methodology and teacher training. She has assisted Anjali in networking with a number of Tasmanian schools and actively supports and promotes fundraising activities in Australia for the education program at Anjali.
Remko Vochteloo was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1972 and lives in India with his family. He has over 17 years of experience in the professional services industry having fulfilled different roles within Andersen and Deloitte and is currently working out of Hyderbad in India as Program Director of Global Business Services for Deloitte.
Besides this role, Remko is involved in development work. As project manager, he was involved in the field of sustainable forest management in Indonesia as part of my Executive MBA education, he has worked as an English teacher in Cambodia and started Friends of Anjali.nl to support under-privileged children in Cambodia.
Boris T. Van
Boris is the third generation of a Cambodian-Chinese family who have been in Cambodia since the early 20th century.
He grew up in Hong Kong, the UK and the US and graduated from Harvard University in the US. He is now working in strategic development for a major UK financial institution in London. His work with Anjali House has in part been a way to connect with his Cambodian heritage.
Boris has spearheaded Anjali House's international fund raising effort, setting up Friends of Anjali House as the overseas organisation and community for Anjali House to fundraise, raise awareness, recruit new volunteers and implement various strategic initiatives.