Chum Bun Rong became ambassador of Cambodia to the United States on Aug. 3, 2015, with concurrent accreditation to Mexico. From 2008 to 2014, he was appointed advisor to the prime minister as well as secretary-general (with rank of senior minister) of the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and member of the Permanent Central Committee of the Cambodia Red Cross. From October 2014 to February 2015, he retained his appointment of advisor to the government of Cambodia (with rank of senior minister).
In addition, Ambassador Chum Bun Rong served as deputy secretary-general of the National Land Authority, helping to mitigate mounting land issues (2006-08), and as director-general of the Social Fund of the Kingdom of Cambodia, a government institution created to manage aid money contributed by World Bank for social matters primarily in rural development projects (1994-2006).
From 1991 to 1993, when the country changed its name to the State of Cambodia (SOC), Ambassador Chum Bun Rong served as a member of the Supreme National Council representing the Phnom Penh regime and was the main coordinator for the SOC dealing with the CGDK factions.
From 1979 to 1991, he served as director of the press for the Africa and Middle East Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Ambassador Chum Bun Rong earned a bachelor’s degree in law and human sciences and associate degrees in international law, political science and diplomacy from Potsdam Academy in Germany.
Upon returning to Cambodia in 1972 to 1975, he served as an officer of the military police in Cambodia and received military police training in Forth Gordon, Georgia, in the United States. Ambassador Chum Bun Rong, a devout Buddhist whose hobbies include table tennis, speaks English, French and Khmer.
Born April 3, 1950, he is married with four children.
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