Bunthon Thay serves as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Cambodia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international organizations related to economy and trade in Geneva, including UNIDO, since June 2018. Before this, he served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Cambodia to the United Nations Office, the WTO and other international organizations in Geneva, appointed in 2015. He was Commercial Counselor during Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2012, and between 2006 and 2011, served as the First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Cambodia in Geneva, responsible for the WTO, the World Intellectual Property Organization and other negotiations. Bunthon Thay has held various positions with the Government of Cambodia since first joining in 1996, including as the Deputy Chief of the Service Office at the Ministry of Commerce responsible for preparations of ASEAN-India trade negotiations between 2003 and 2006, among others. He holds a Master of Business Administration in international business strategy from the Hitosubashi University of Japan and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the Faculty of Business in Cambodia.
Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization