Giang joins AIP Foundation in May 2021 with more than 16 years in community development, government affairs, and advocacy in the INGO and private sector.
Prior to AIP Foundation, she worked as a local public policy consultant for a corporate affairs consulting firm in Singapore. Giang also served as the Regional Corporate Sustainability Manager at Pernod Ricard Asia in Hong Kong managing alcohol abuse prevention programs including fighting against drink-driving. She served as the Program Manager for a number of health, education, and road safety programs at Handicap International, an international NGO focused on disabilities prevention and delivering support to vulnerable populations including people with disabilities.
Giang started her career as a Research Assistant at the Khanh Hoa Provincial Department of Health, implementing the very first public health project funded by the U.S. and Japanese Governments across the province. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and certificates in program management, M&E, and leadership.
As Program Manager, Giang manages program development, planning, implementation, M&E, networking, and policy advocacy in order to serve vulnerable communities.
Khe joined AIP Foundation in April 2021 as the Development Assistant. Before joining AIP Foundation, Khe has worked with various NGOs including Save the Children, Saigon Children’s Charity, and SOS Children Village. As a young professional in the development sector, she continues to seek learning opportunities and challenges to improve herself, both personally and professionally. She believes in the power of seeing things in different perspectives, while maintaining a positive attitude.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Peace Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, she supports development proposals and partner management systems. She looks forward to supporting and strengthening AIP Foundation’s partnerships to bring safer roads to vulnerable communities.
Phuong joined AIP Foundation in April 2021 as the FIA Coordinator. After a successful professional history working in the private sector on business development, market research, and relationship building and negotiation, she is looking forward to building her career in the public sector. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Banking Academy of Vietnam, she hopes to strengthen partnerships by supporting FIA projects to expand AIP Foundations efforts in road safety.
Jimmy Tang serves as Development and Strategic Partnerships Manager at AIP Foundation. In this capacity, Jimmy oversees the organization’s global partnership development initiatives to advance AIP Foundation’s mission and positioning among diverse stakeholder groups.
Jimmy previously served as Chief of Staff and Strategy/Operations Manager at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fulbright University – Vietnam’s first not-for-profit, liberal arts university. Jimmy also leverages his public sector experiences, including as a former public affairs representative for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors — the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world and the United States’ largest local government entity.
Jimmy earned his bachelor’s degree in international studies from the American University in Washington, D.C. He is also a recipient of the Princeton in Asia Fellowship.
Yanin joined AIP Foundation in February 2021 bringing over 10 years of professional experience as a facilitator and coordinator for government and international non-profit organizations such as the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Ministry of Education, Department of Juvenile observation and protection (Ministry of Justice), Ministry of Interior, NGOs and CBOs included. She graduated from Rangsit University, Master of Education in Bilingual Education. She is familiar with program implementing, monitoring and evaluation by encouraging and empowering women, girls and people with physical/mental challenges including participating in all activities. Prior to joining AIP Foundation, she focused on the urban education project of Jesuit Refugee Service Thailand. She is looking forward to taking her professional experience and strengthening the programs and relationships at AIP Foundation.
Socheata graduated with a double bachelor degree in Public Administration and Professional Communication from Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) and Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL). With a long-standing commitment in social development, she has extensive work experience with various organization, both governmental and non-governmental organization, including her most recent role as Partnership Building Specialist at United Nations Volunteer (UNV) where she worked on reducing poverty in Cambodia through the promotion of volunteerism and decent work among young people. She is excited to join AIP Foundation as a Program Coordinator to promote and increase road safety in Cambodia.
Thao joined AIP Foundation in January 2021 and is based in Hanoi office. She graduated from Anglo-American University in Prague with a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration. The vast majority of her career has been in the private sectors. Her work has been quite varied, ranging from marketing and campaigns, to administration to business development and a few other things in-between. With her experience, she is excited to contribute to the development and mission of AIP Foundation.
Thiratee joined AIP Foundation in April 2016. Prior to joining AIP Foundation, she has worked with non-governmental organizations both at the local and international levels. She has extensive experience working with inter-governmental offices, international corporations, NGOs, academia, local communities, local governments, and media. She is specialized in communications, coordination, facilitation, partnership cultivation, project management and implementation, project monitoring and evaluation, as well as, participation workshop training on research methodologies for qualitative and quantitative research.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature from Silpakorn University and a Bachelor of Political Science degree in International Relations from Ramkhamhaeng University. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Man and Environment Management from Chiang Mai University.
Sumalee joined AIP Foundation in October 2020. Prior to joining AIP Foundation, Sumalee has worked with government and non-government organizations and applied communication techniques and advocacy strategies to raise public awareness and promote action on issues related to the environment, public health, child protection, and road safety. Her professional expertise centers on public participation, corporate communication, media advocacy and project management.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Thammasat University.
Sumalee is driven by her belief that children have the right to a safe journey to any place they travel to.
Vannavy Men joins AIP Foundation as the Advocacy Manager in Cambodia. Prior to joining AIP, she served as the Project Coordinator for Cambodia country office of TdH Netherlands. Vannavy has nearly 15 years of professional advocacy experience in policy, research evidence-based roles in agriculture, environment, women empowerment, youth engagement, women in politics, road safety, and child protection and rights child rights. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the Royal University of Agriculture. She then earned a degree in Integrated Management Agriculture and Rural Development several years later from the same University.
Veasna Kheam joins AIP Foundation as Program Coordinator in Cambodia. He graduated from the Royal University of Phnom Penh with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Prior to joining in June 2020, Veasna worked in the NGO sector serving those in highly vulnerable communities as a social worker.
Sidet graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh. He joined AIP Foundation Cambodia in June 2020 as the Prevention and Participation (P&P) Program. Sidet assists the program manager in monitoring, evaluation, reporting and implementation of related programs. He has extensive work experience in the local NGO sector in his previous role as Acting Director at the Coalition for Road Safety (CRY).
Giang Tran joined AIP Foundation in July 2020 as the Finance, Administration and HR Director. She brings with her over 25 years of working experience in Finance, Administration and Human Resources and holds a Master’s in Business Management, emphasis in Finance. Prior to joining AIP Foundation, she worked as Financial Management Consultant for large health care projects funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Nhung joins AIP Foundation as the Monitoring &Evaluation coordinator, who supports monitoring and evaluation activities of programs, manages the database, and provides assistance to M&E manager in reporting, research, and publications. Prior to joining AIP Foundation, Nhung worked for government and non-governmental organizations in community development and public health. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from Hanoi University of Public Health.
Damon is a highly versatile communications specialist who has worked in government, crisis management and education. Much of his career has involved communicating with a vast array of stakeholders, developing relationships and using his writing and content creation abilities in advocacy work. Damon is passionate about working in the development and non-profit sector, and has had international experience in Vietnam and Nepal.
Damon was born and raised in New Zealand, where he developed an interest in politics and writing. After completing a multi-media journalism diploma, he decided to pursue his interest in politics and government academically. There he volunteered for various organizations, including as a researcher for the United Nations Association of New Zealand. He completed an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Public Policy. After this, he was selected as a Green Party candidate for the 2017 election. Following the election, Damon worked for the Labour Party Minister who he campaigned against after recognizing shared values on the campaign trail. Damon primarily dealt with local constituents and the communications of the office, giving him insight into the many issues people face in their lives.
While working for the Minister, Damon decided to continue his studies. He began his Master’s degree in International Development. His desire to work within the development field led him to accept a Research Fellowship in Nepal, working in crisis management. After completing his Fellowship, Damon decided to continue travelling and was a teacher in Vietnam before beginning work with AIP. Damon began working for the AIP Foundation in Phnom Penh in March 2020.
Giang Nguyen graduated from the Vietnam Academy of Diplomacy and holds a Master Degree in Public Management in 2016.
Giang has worked for more than fourteen years in development and humanitarian sector in Vietnam. She has got insightful knowledge and experience in the areas of education, capacity building and community development with INGOs including Norwegian Red Cross, American Red Cross and Save the Children. She is happy to once again join the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, at which she was part of the team for nearly six years.
Giang has a great passion for bringing humanity values to people in need and strongly believes that every person has the right to road safety. She is committed to the values and principles of integrity, diversity and transparency. And, she would endeavour her best to devote her experience and skills in contribution to the vision of AIPF for “a world with zero road injuries and fatalities”.
Quy Linh Nguyen graduated from University of Foreign Languages Teachers Training in 1993 and then received her Master of Science in Regional and Rural Development Planning from Asian Institute of Technology in 2007.
Linh joins AIP Foundation as National Program Director on January 02, 2020. She bases in our HCMC office and reports to our CEO. Together with colleagues and partners at local, national and regional levels, she takes overall management of programs and projects in Vietnam to address the pervasive and devastating rate of road traffic crush injuries. Linh has a passion and interest in community development. She works with project team from design, implementation to evaluation stages of project cycle, ensuring the achievement of committed objectives and long-term planning. Prior to AIP Foundation, Linh gained experiences with various organizations in the business and development sectors, including SUMA, Oxfam GB, and Marie Stopes International Vietnam
Oanh has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Auditing from Banking Academy. She has achieved CPA certificate in 2016. She worked as an auditor for 9 years and has lot of experiences in this field. She is excited to join AIP Foundation and to contribute to the development of AIP Foundation.
Oanh started to work for AIP Foundation on 4 of November, 2019, based in our Hanoi office and reports to our Finance, Admin and HR Manager.
Uyen holds two Bachelors of Art in Social Work at University of Social Science and Human and English Language at University of Language and International Studies.
She has extensive knowledge in implementing development projects. Having a perennial dream to help children from all walks of life, Uyen has worked for Childfund and Save the Children as a programme team member. She hopes her work at AIP Foundation can contribute to promote child protection.
She started to work for AIP Foundation on 4 of November, 2019, based in our Hanoi office and reports to our Program Managers.
Zody was born and raised in California, USA. She studied at UC Irvine with a dual degree Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science, with a minor in Business Management. In between her studies, she dedicated her time to learning about and working for different industries whilst volunteering for local NGOs in California. She then went on to earn her Masters in Sociology and Global Change at University of Edinburgh several years later where she focused her research on refugees and displaced groups. Having built a strong, well-balanced background in law, advocacy, and marketing, she is eager to make a positive impact at AIP Foundation and continue to uphold and carry on the legacies and accomplishments of those before her.
Lan joined AIP Foundation as the Chief Accountant in March 2012. She graduated from the Hanoi Academy of Finance with a Bachelor of Accounting and has extensive experience in both accounting and auditing across sectors, from manufacturing and trading to education and NGO work. Prior to joining AIP Foundation, Lan worked for an international school in Hanoi and for other international organizations.
Le Nguyen joined AIP Foundation in May 2018 and is based out of our Hanoi office. Prior to joining AIP Foundation, she worked as a research and project officer for the Hanoi University of Public Health for four years and also has experience working with FHI 360 as a research assistant. Le graduated from Hanoi University of Public Health with a Masters of Public Health.
Linh Nguyen joined AIP Foundation in March 2015 as a Graphic and Web Designer. Previously, Linh has worked at Trung Nguyen Corporation, BHD Media, and ISBVietnam and brings with her plenty of design experience. She graduated from Hanoi Technology with certificates in design. With Linh’s background and interest in design, she provides AIP Foundation with valuable creative, technical, and professional skills.
Minh Vo joined AIP Foundation as an intern in the Vietnam Program Department after graduating from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. She then worked as a Program Assistant and has since joined our Monitoring and Evaluation team as a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant, working on important road safety issues in low-and middle income countries. In her free time, she actively participates in different extracurricular activities.
Qiufeng Lu joined AIP Foundation as a Program Assistant in July 2016. She graduated from Chongqing City Management College in June 2016 with a college certificate in civil administration with a focus on community service and management. During her education, Qiufeng completed various internships with local community service and safety related NGOs. Qiufeng is excited to work with AIP Foundation because she feels safety is very important for children and families and helping people makes her happy.
Police Major General Kriangdej Juntrawong serves as AIP Foundation’s Special Advisor for Thailand He graduated from the Police Cadet Academy in 1981. He received a Masters Degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 1984. He has worked at several agencies of the Royal Thai Police, including Muang Samutsongkram Police Station, the Police Cadet Academy, and the Criminal Records Division, and Narcotics Suppression Bureau. He started working on traffic management and road safety in 2001 when he was involved in the development of a road safety master plan and helmet action plan for Thailand. He attended the ASEAN road safety seminars organized by GRSP and the first global ministerial conference on road safety in Moscow organized by the World Health Organization as a delegate of the Royal Thai Police. He was also a member of the working group set up by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation to revise traffic laws in the country.
Ratanawadee (Ratana) Winther is the Chairperson of AIP Foundation Denmark and Chairperson of AIP Foundation Thailand. Ratana has been a dedicated advocate for fatality and injury prevention from road traffic crashes in particular vulnerable road users. She has been working strategically with partners in local and global communities to raise public awareness and political commitment from decision makers at all levels. She is currently leads an effort of a civil society group in Denmark to gather technical and financial support for projects addressing unsafe mobility and road safety equity in developing countries.
Ratana’s career in the field of road safety began 20 years ago at the Danish National Road Directorate, where she contributed to build road safety capacity for road engineers and technicians from low to low middle income countries. Since then, she had worked as a consultant on several international development assistance programs helping to reduce road traffic crashes in countries throughout Asia.
Prior to her career in road safety, Ratana managed continuing education programs for the Toronto Board of Education. Ratanawadee obtained an M.A. in Education from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. For 9 years, she has led AIP Foundation Thailand. Ratana lives in Copenhagen with her husband Ambassador Mikael H. Winther. She spends her time between Denmark and Thailand, and is a member of the UNRSC (UN Road Safety Collaboration).
Ha Phan joined AIP Foundation in June 2005 as an Administrative Assistant and currently serves as the IT & Office Coordinator. She has three years of experience as a travel agent and a receptionist at a hotel. Ha studied Hotel and Tourism Management at Phuong Dong University in Hanoi from 1997 – 2001. While at university, she participated in a six-month English course in New Zealand where she greatly improved her English skills. She has also completed a short-term course of General Accountant at National Economy University.
Hong started to work for AIP Foundation in the Ho Chi Minh City office in April 2008 as Program Assistant, and was promoted to Program Coordinator, and became Program Manager in January 2013. Hong currently manages AIP Foundation’s Pedestrian safety and Speeding programs across Vietnam, focusing on various fields including education, environmental improvements, research and advocacy to promote pedestrian safety and speed reduction at school zones. She also manages the Government Relations in the South. She holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Nha Trang University, and completed an Event Manager course at University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City. She has also completed the Global Road Safety Leadership Course organized by Global Road Safety Partnership, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. Hong believes every child has a right to walk to school safely and is committed to implementing life-saving initiatives to protect our future generations.
My joined AIP Foundation as a Program Assistant in May 2019. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Can Tho University. Before coming to AIP Foundation, she kept herself active with various community programs. She is excited to work towards AIP Foundation’s mission to protect everyone, especially children, from road injuries and fatalities.
Quyen graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. She has taken part in a number of community projects, gaining experiences in social projects and serving the community. Her interests include urban infrastructure research. Joining AIP Foundation is a great opportunity for Quyen to contribute to the mission of saving lives from road crashes by building a safe infrastructure system.
Thuy Anh joined AIP Foundation as Program Coordinator. She brings more than nine years of work experience with different organizations, including international NGOs. Previously, she worked as the assistant to the Chief Representative of an export company, a project officer at AIFO, a senior retail consultant at 2REK Group Vietnam, and as an outpost coordinator with Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV). In her most recent position, Thuy Anh was in charge of managing and coordinating all activities under ENV’s public outreach program, such as public exhibits, presentations and training sessions and overseeing the successful engagement and expansion of ENV’s volunteer network. Thuy Anh graduated from Hanoi University focusing on Italian-English Linguistics.
Trang Truong started working for AIP Foundation as a Program Coordinator in 2010 and was promoted to Program Manager in January 2013. She currently manages AIP Foundation’s helmet safety programs across Vietnam, which includes targeted education, communications for change, and helmet accessibility. Prior to working at AIP Foundation, Trang gained experience with several INGOs including the Danish Red Cross, Care International in Vietnam, World Vision, and Save the Children. Trang has enormous passion and interest in community development which gained her a certificate of appreciation from AIP Foundation’s CEO for providing technical support to AIP Foundation’s Thailand team in 2014. She is well-versed in all stages of program management and focuses on delivering quality projects, using her professional knowledge and skills to help improve Vietnam’s road safety. Trang received her Executive Masters in Development Policies and Practices in Geneva in 2016. She holds a Bachelors of Public Health from Ho Chi Minh Medicine and Pharmacy University (2003).
Chanpha Khun started working with AIP Foundation Cambodia in 2014 as the Behavior Change Campaign Manager. She is responsible for public awareness campaigns, research, monitoring and evaluation, and works closely with the team on advocacy and fundraising activities. She has extensive work experience in the NGO sector, including her most recent role as Health Communication Team Leader at the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (RACHA). She has an MBA degree and Diploma of Medicine.
Xiaoyan Xu joined AIP Foundation in May 2012. She is originally from Chengdu, China and has worked in the field of social development for several years. Her experience includes working with Heifer International China for five years in project management, with a focus on community development and government relations. Prior to joining AIP Foundation, she served in the Beijing Office of Greenpeace as a campaigner for one year. Xiaoyan graduated from Southwest University with a Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Sciences. In 2008, Xiaoyan was awarded a scholarship by the Ford International Fellowship Program and went to study in the United States. She received her Masters of Science Degree in Agriculture Education from Oklahoma State University in 2011.
Louise joined AIP Foundation in May 2016 as part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program, an Australian Government initiative. Prior to joining the team, she worked in Australia for the Transport Accident Commission and Work Safe Victoria, developing and implementing programs focused on injury prevention and behavior change. In 2014, Louise was awarded for “Innovation in Personal Injury Management” by the Personal Injury Education Foundation in Australia for her work in developing and implementing a state-wide education and awareness program for General Practitioners about their role in supporting patients to return to work following a transport or work-related injury.
Louise completed a Graduate Certificate of Management (majoring in Personal Injury insurance scheme management) at Deakin University, Australia in 2012 and is currently completing a Masters of International Development through RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. Louise is pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to AIP Foundation’s important work to reduce the impact of road trauma in Cambodia and hopes to see more and more helmets on heads during her time there.
Na Huong is AIP Foundation’s Deputy Executive Director. She began working with the AIP Foundation as the Government Relations Advisor in 2008. She is also the Deputy General Director for Protec Tropical Helmets, AIP Foundation’s non-profit helmet factory. As Deputy Executive Director, she continues her government relations work and is involved in finance and operations management activities. Na Huong graduated from the Foreign Trade University with a Bachelors degree in Business and earned her Masters degree at the Asia Institute of Technology in Business Management.
Mirjam Sidik joined AIP Foundation in 2005 and has acted as its CEO since 2013. For more than 10 years, she has used her expertise and experience to build AIP Foundation into a renowned implementer of global road safety solutions. She has cultivated strong working relationships with governments, research institutes, and private stakeholders in Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Tanzania, and Uganda. In December 2014, Mirjam was presented the Royal Order of Sahametrei Medal by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng for her contributions to road safety efforts. She is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and was a participant in the Clinton Global Initiative. Mirjam graduated from Justus-Liebig University in Germany and holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Sciences.
Concerned by the growing crisis and impact of road crashes on poor economies, Greig Craft established AIP Foundation to improve road traffic safety in the developing world in 1999.
His innovative solutions have already had an impact in reducing road crash fatalities and injuries in Asia and Africa. AIP Foundation’s creation of a lightweight ‘tropical’ helmet has been hailed as a milestone in child injury prevention. Its signature Helmets for Kids program was officially launched by former US President Bill Clinton in 2000.
Setting up the world’s first non profit helmet factory in Vietnam, Mr. Craft created a new model of social enterprise demonstrating self-sustainability. Protec has become a recognized leader in producing quality, yet affordable, helmets. Protec puts all ‘profits’ back into local communities for road safety education and public awareness campaigns, and employs the physically disabled as assembly line workers.
Mr. Craft is a member of the United Nations Commission on Global Road Safety. He was awarded the Prince Michael Award for International Road Safety in 2006, and Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet bestowed an award on Mr. Craft for his contributions to Road Safety Education in 2007.
Piseth Im returned to AIP Foundation in July 2017 in his new role as a School-based Program Manager. He first started working with AIP Foundation’s Cambodia team in 2011 as an Operations Officer. Given Piseth’s background in Education and his Masters Degree in TESOL, he was promoted to the position of School-based Program Coordinator, a role which he held until 2015. Piseth was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award in 2016 and attended a training program in management and leadership in the USA. He has a strong interest in road safety and wishes to see safety on Cambodia’s roads.
Pagna Kim joined AIP Foundation in 2011, leading the public awareness education, school-based, and advocacy programs in Cambodia. He is native to Cambodia, with a strong interest in global road safety. His involvement in road safety began in 2005 when he served as Executive Director of a local NGO, Coalition for Road Safety, and also as Road Safety Project Manager with the Cambodian Red Cross. Between 2010 and 2014, Pagna was awarded three Cambodia Gold Medals by the Royal Government of Cambodia for his contributions to national development. In 2012, Pagna Kim graduated from the Chamreun University of Poly-Technology with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2002.
Youde Tang joined AIP Foundation’s China Office as a Field Coordinator in 2013. Prior to joining AIP, he worked as a consultant for Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science on community development programs. Youde began his work in the NGO sector while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture at Southwest University in Chongqing, China. While there, he volunteered in rural communities helping the local famers organize economic cooperatives. After graduating, he served for five years as an assistant project director with a focus on monitoring and evaluation at Partnerships for Community Development in Hong Kong. Youde also worked at Heifer International as a program officer before being selected as a Ford International Fellow in 2011 and traveling to United States to pursue a graduate degree. Youde holds a B.A. in agriculture from Southwest University, China and a M.A. in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, United States.