Teuk Saat 1001 Board includes representatives of donors and partners, non-governmental organizations, the private sectors (including businesses and foundations) and affected communities.


The Board is the supreme governing body of Teuk Saat 1001 and exercises the following core functions: Strategy Development, Governance Oversight, Commitment of Financial Resources, Assessment of Organizational Performance, Risk Management, Partnership Engagement, Resource Mobilization and Advocacy. The Board meets at least twice annually.
The Board has also established the following committees:

  • Audit and Ethics Committee (AEC)
  • Finance and Operational Performance Committee (FOPC)
  • Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC)
The Operating Procedures apply to the Board and to the Committees of the Board. The Board has also established a Coordinating Group to provide a mechanism for coordination and collaboration between the Board and its Committees in regard to the Board’s governance, risk and administration functions.

Our Board

Mr. Chann Rithy

Former student graduated in 2003 in Food Engineering from Cambodian Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC). Rithy also hold master degree in Analytical Chemistry from Paris XII University (France) and Master degree in Entrepreneurship from French Institute for Entrepreneurship (IFE, Mauritius).

Rithy had several years’ experience in research Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Quality Assurance in Laboratory. He also worked as consultant to set up Microbiology lab for Teuk Saat 1001.

Now with his own business, he is Executive Director at X-Lab Co., Ltd who specializes in providing Chemical and Laboratory equipment solution.

Mr. Om Sengbora

The CEO of the Garuna Fund and Investment Representative of the HG Capital Partners and the Blue Energy Partners, Founder & Chairman of the CEO and Entrepreneur Development Center of Aplus School for Professionals & Aplus Consulting, and the Former CEO of Vision Fund Cambodia.

Ms. Long Leakhena

Leakhena has more than 10 years’ experience working in development that focus on the exploitation children, street families and young women who have mental health problems since 1998 with PTD org, as a school director at USAI (from 2003 to 2007), as IGA & Reintegration officer at KnK organization (from 2007 to 2011), as mentoring coordinator at Hagar organization (from 2011 to 2013) and so far Leakhena is a project manager at PSE organization. In 2010 she obtained BBA ( HRM ) and in 2012 she graduated MBA at UME Battambang. She got a numerously certificates which related to work with beneficiary.

Mr. Chay Lo

In June 2003, he graduated from ITC degree as a Rural Engineer and obtained a grant, which allowed him to pursue Master Degree in Water Management two years at at the “Ecole Nationale des Eaux et Forêts” in Paris. As part of his studies, Lo received a lot of training on projects setting up mini-networks for drinking water in rural area and small towns.

Lo returned to his country in November 2005, where he worked on developing the “1001 Fontaines pour demain” projects for the benefit of rural populations in Cambodia. On November 6th, 2007, during the Junior Chamber International World Congress, Chay Lo was recognized as one of the most remarkable young people worldwide. And he has also been awarded the title of “Social Entrepreneur of the year 2011 for Asia” by the Schwab Foundation.

Mr. François Jaquenoud

As a consultant and later Partner of Andersen Consulting (from 1975 to 1997), François Jaquenoud has carried out numerous missions in practically all areas of management and industry. As a member of the Management Committee of the French operations from 1992, he directly contributed to the management and strategic development of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in France.

From 1997 to 2003, he worked as an independent consultant in the area of Change Strategy and Management, while also being involved in the daily management of an SME (Small, medium-sized enterprise) in Lyon in the area of automatic drink dispensers. François Jaquenoud has been working full-time on the “1001 Fontaines pour demain" initiative since February 2004. A civil mining engineer, François Jaquenoud is married and has two children.

Ms. Phoung Leakhena

Leakhena is an engineering graduate in food processing and chemical at “Institute of Technology of Cambodia” in Phnom Penh. Just graduated from this school in 2009, Leakhena has since become a full-time employee of “Teuk Saat 1001” as Water quality Lab officer, then Technical and Quality Manager, Project Manager and now becomes Platform Manager in region of Phnom Penh.

Mr. Mao Savin

Savin is a well-rounded finance professional. He started his career in accounting and financial management with a multi-national manufacturing company and later increased the portfolios to include internal controls, risk management and taxation. He then joined Emerging Markets Group in 2007 as a Business Consultant. He then moved within the Group to its investment business as an Investment Officer and later promoted to be Investment Manager and a General Partner, the positions that he continues to hold today.

Savin holds a BBA (Accounting) from Maharishi Vedic University. He completed a Master of Business (Finance) from Charles Sturt University, Australia and Postgraduate Diploma in Business from the Economics and Finance Institute of Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance. Savin was a recipient of the Australian government’s Endeavour Executive Award in 2009 to undertake an Executive Development Program on Investment Management, with JP Morgan Asset Management and JF Capital Partners, Australia.

Savin is also a keen development practitioner involved in community development, social networking and enterprise. In 2001, he co-founded Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT), a local NGO working to improve livelihood of rural communities whilst conserving natural resources – an organization which he continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board. Savin also co-founded Conversation With Foreigners, a social enterprise school with a mission to provide volunteer opportunities for native English speakers around the globe to Cambodia, provide conversation-based English training to Cambodian students and professionals whilst generating profit to support the activities of CRDT.

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