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 on 10 th 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.
Watjana, also known as Tuii, has a degree of Business Administrative – Human Resource from Suan Dusit University in Thailand. She has more than 14 years of experience as a trainer in human resources development and after-sale services. She’s excited to support the team on business related operational projects and act as the focal point for Thailand Team. Watjana joins AIP Foundation on 4 of November, 2019. She is based in our Bangkok office and reports to our Thailand Country Manager.
Bohesa joined AIP Foundation in July 2019 as part of the Princeton in Asia Fellowship Program and is based in Ho Chi Minh City. She is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in International Politics. Bohesa’s experiences include policy research for the U.S. government and qualitative research and community outreach for a non-profit organization and a think tank while based in Asia. Most recently, she spent over a year interning with the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct research on foreign policy and national security issues. Her passion for promoting multi-stakeholder engagement to improve the well-being of communities stems from her experience working directly with migrant worker communities in Hong Kong. Bohesa is excited to promote issues of road safety on the global development agenda and to contribute to AIP Foundation’s mission of addressing the unique road safety needs of different communities.
Gabby is thrilled to join the AIP Foundation team as a Communications Coordinator through the Princeton in Asia Fellowship. Gabby graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2017, where she studied Social Sciences (Psychology Emphasis), with minors in English & Cinematic Arts. In 2016, Gabby also studied at the University of Cape Town, where she conducted narrative research on the medical anthropology of mental health inequities in South Africa. While at USC, she cofounded a creative agency, where she managed copywriting, design, and digital strategy for socially-conscious entertainment clients. Gabby’s professional work experience includes managing nonprofit programs, Oracle technology consulting & sales, and most recently, developing new business for a meditation app startup called Headspace. Gabby is excited to utilize strategic communications to drive greater urgency around the growing crisis of road crash injuries and engage the global community to take action.
Greg has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Canberra and a Bachelor’s Degree in Labor Relations from the University of South Australia. With over 35 years of leadership experience in the private and public sector and with a varied and successful career, including working in organizations across the Travel, Tourism, Health, Aviation, NGO, Education and Cultural sectors, Greg is well suited for his role as an Australian Volunteer. As a Senior Manager and HR professional he enjoys using his strategic partnering capability to work collaboratively with business leaders to facilitate change and innovation. Greg is proud to be supporting an organization with a strong history of multi-sector collaboration that heads initiatives which engage public, private and government road safety stakeholders and that has been successful in reducing road injuries and fatalities in the region. He is excited about supporting the development of AIP Foundation’s capacity to develop and implement strategic expansion into other geographic locations and into other key risk areas impacting on road injuries and fatalities as well as strengthening and standardizing program activities across Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Jimmy joined AIP Foundation in July 2018 as part of the Princeton in Asia Fellowship Program and is based in Ho Chi Minh City. He is a graduate of the American University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Minor in Communications. Jimmy’s experiences include work with organizations across the nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors. Most recently, he served as Field Representative & Community Liaison to an elected official in Los Angeles, CA. Jimmy’s experiences also include work with Southern California Grantmakers and internships with the U.S. Department of Education and various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Jimmy is passionate about promoting private-public partnerships to expand AIP’s mission towards preventing road fatalities and injuries across the region.
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 joined AIP Foundation as the Monitoring & Evaluation Senior Coordinator in August 2018. She graduated from the Hanoi University of Public Health before obtaining a Masters degree at Flinders University in Australia. Prior to pursuing her Masters degree, Linh worked for the Center for Injury Policy and Prevention Research at Hanoi University of Public Health. Her educational background and previous experience working as research coordinator for projects related to road safety will contribute to quality assurance for the organization’s road safety programs.
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.
My Dang joined AIP Foundation in September 2017 as a Business Development Manager. She has a Bachelors Degree in International Economics from the University of Economics and Law at Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City. Prior to joining AIP Foundation, she worked as a Senior Specialist in Portfolio Advisory & Product Development at Manulife Asset Management Vietnam (MAMV). In this role, she analyzed market demand, improved MAMV’s products from sale, and analyzed operational and investor perspectives through regular projects. My also previously worked at Vinafund (VFM). She has cultivated a strong network in the investment and banking industries, including corporates, funds and relevant authorities in the financial industry. My is excited to raise awareness in society about solutions to prevent finance burden and human loss caused by road crashes.
As an Australian qualified pharmacist with over seven years of professional experience, Nadera has a track record of accomplishments in health service delivery; public health management of both small and large projects; strategic communication; workforce development and health education; community health including with marginalised communities. Nadera has also completed a Masters of Public Health to deepen her knowledge in health system strengthening and international health, focusing on developing countries. As road crashes continue to be a growing public health problem across the globe, Nadera finds AIP Foundation’s ongoing leadership and commitment in establishing safer roads for all road users very inspiring. She is excited to contribute to AIP Foundation’s mission.
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).
Diep Dao joined AIP Foundation as an Executive Assistant to the President in August 2017. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (Financial Management) and a minor in English from Hanoi University. Before joining AIP Foundation, she worked as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Ericsson Vietnam and as the Personal Assistant to the standing Deputy General Director of Vingroup. Diep also resided in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 2014 to 2017. While there, she assisted Ericsson Sri Lanka in a wide range of events, including technology outreach as well as organizing sporting activities and building a partner network for IEA members. Diep is excited to join AIP Foundation and contribute to its mission of preventing road crashes, ensuring road safety, and promoting environmental protection.
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.
Huyen Nguyen joined AIP Foundation in June 2018 and is based out of the Hanoi office. Huyen had previously worked at AIP Foundation as a Program Coordinator and Executive Secretary before leaving to work at Maryknoll as a project officer. She has also worked in the for-profit sector in various roles, including a position with Growth Catalyst Vietnam as an account executive. Huyen graduated with a degree in Economic Law from Phuong Dong University. Huyen is excited to join AIP Foundation and contribute to its mission to provide life-saving road safety knowledge and skills.
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.
Sawai joined AIP Foundation as Thailand Country Manager in 2019. He is a professional educator and social developer with more than 14 years of experiences in leading diverse teams, mobilizing resources, managing and implementing development projects in different thematic issues, including child right and child protection, early childhood development, basic education, innovative education, community development, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), and humanitarianism. He has collaborated with different stakeholders to support Thailand’s most marginalized groups, such as children and youth, farmers, women, ethnic minority groups, refugees and internally displaced persons at the community, national, and international level. He has experience working with leading development organizations, such as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Plan International, Kenan Institute Asia, and the Education for Development Organization. By joining AIP Foundation, Sawai aims to tackle one of the most challenging social problems in Thailand, as the country ranks eighth in the world in terms of road fatalities.
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.