Dr. Hang Chuon Naron
Dr. Hang Chuon Naron currently serves as a deputy head of the Senior National Economic Council and as the Minister of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport since 2013.
He received a Master’s Degree (1988) and a PhD (1991) in International Economics from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and a Degree in Insurance from Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) of England and Malaysian Institute of Insurance (MII). In 2012, he received a Master’s Degree in International Law from Royal University of Law and Economics of Cambodia and University of Lyon II of the Republic of France. He also received a diploma in Oceans Law from Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy. In 2018, he achieved a PhD in Education Administration from Chulalongkorn University.
Dr. Hang Chuon Naron used to serve in a diplomatic mission as a researcher in many major research institutes and as a political and economic analyst. In 1999, he started working for the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and took charge of important positions including research coordinator of the Economic Council and the first deputy head of the Department of Budget and Finance.
Later he was appointed as deputy Secretary-General of the MEF in charge of policy including economic policy, inventory finance, ASEAN affairs, financial industry, economic analysis and coordinating with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
From 2004 to 2010, Dr. Hang Chuon Naron was appointed the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He used to join the ASEAN + 3 Summits of Finance Deputy Ministers and Central Bank Governors from 2000 to 2010 and serve as Cambodia’s representative in the G20 Summits of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors when Cambodia served as the ASEAN chair in 2012. He also worked as a coordinator of policy discussions between the Ministry of Economy and Finance with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
In the position as a deputy Chairman of the Supreme National Economic Council, which is the think tank of the economic policy of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Dr. Hang Chuon Naron wrote many policy documents and accompanied Samdech Moha Sena Paddei Techo Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Royal Kingdom of Cambodia, to join international conferences such as United Nations General Assembly, Non-Aligned Movement, ASEAN Summits, East-Asia Summits and many other international forums.
Dr. Hang Chuon Naron has authored many books in Khmer, English and French about economic development in Cambodia and public finance and the latest book in khmer, entitled “A Contribution to the Studies of Khmer Literature in Reading Promotion in Cambodia”.