H.E. Dr. Kan Channmeta

Dr. Kan Channmeta is currently the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation. He is assigned to be working on Technology transfer policy and regulation, SMEs Go Digital and Technology Adoption for SMEs Initiative and Tech Start ups.  

His previous position was the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications from September 2013 to August 2021. His tasks mainly were attributed as followed; (1) to prepare policy and regulation such as  the Telecommunications Law, the Telecommunications-ICT Development Policy 2020 and in ICT-related sectors (Digital Signature Sub-Decree and ICT business registration Sub Decree); (2) to develop  the Universal Service Obligation Fund and Capacity Building and R&D Fund since its establishment in 2017; (3) since 2015, through the National Institute of Post, Telecoms and ICT, to build a strong foundation of innovation infrastructure and ecosystem for youth, MSMEs and researchers, and to develop digital transformation initiatives for MSMEs toward Digital Economy and 4IR such as the Innovation Center, Technology Center, Tech Start-up Kingdom Report 2019, Digital  Skill Assessment 2021, Digital Cambodia 2019 (toward Industry 4.0), Digital Cambodia 2020 (Digital Talents), Women in Tech, Girls in ICT; digital literacy programs via Broadband to Schools and school labs in the rural area; University Development programs; incubation, accelerating, scale up and mentorship programs; and (4) to bring our Cambodian Tech Start-ups to Regional and Global competitions through ASEAN ICT Awards, Echelon 27, Global Entrepreneurship Network, Vivatech and Seedstars. 

From September 2008 to September 2013, he was Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce in charge of legal compliance and WTO; and ASEAN. 

He is also a Member of Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC) in charge of Science,  Technology and Innovation sector since 2012. 

In addition to his posts in the public sector, Dr. KAN Channmeta has been a lecturer at various  universities since 2002, including the Royal University of Law and Economics for Lyon 2 University,  Build Bright University, University of Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 (France), Ain sham University (Egypt),  French University in Erevan (Armenia), and National University of Lao (Lao PDR).