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AHC’s Board of Directors

AHC’s Board of Directors – including the founder of Angkor Hospital for Children, Kenro Izu – takes an active supervisory role in the management of the hospital through various committees. These committees include directors, members of management and outside experts where appropriate. International board members receive no remuneration for their work.

Members of our Board

Kenro Izu

Kenro Izu, Founder of Angkor Hospital for Children

Japanese-born Kenro Izu studied photography at the Nihon University College of Arts in Tokyo. He moved to New York and in 1974 established the Kenro Izu Studio. Specialising in a platinum-palladium print method, today Kenro travels the world, photographing sacred architecture.

Kenro made frequent trips to Cambodia between 1993-1996 to photograph the Angkor temples, and was ultimately so moved by the ill and malnourished children he encountered that he began his journey to open Angkor Hospital for Children. 

Robert Gazzi

Robert Gazzi, Chairman

Robert is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and also of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years, and he remains a Senior Advisor in Hong Kong, where he has lived for 27 years.

He is a Trustee of Indochina Starfish Foundation, which supports children in Cambodia through education and sporting projects. He is an Independent Governor of the English Schools Foundation, providing education to children in Hong Kong, and an Independent Director of QBE General Insurance Hong Kong.

Stuart Davy

Stuart Davy, Chair of REMUNERATION Committee

Stuart graduated in Economics from Bristol University and qualified as a Chartered accountant in 1981. He worked with Price Waterhouse from 1982 -86 in the Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Hong Kong offices before joining the First Pacific group as Treasurer.

He has over 25 years of corporate financial management experience in Asia, the majority of which time he was based in Bangkok. He was CFO of Berli Jucker (First Pacific Group) and DKSH in Thailand from 2005 -2011, and Group CFO of DKSH Holding.

Stuart is a Non-executive director of DKSH Holding (Malaysia). He lives in Bangkok with his wife Susan and has three grown children in the UK.

Lindsay William Cooper

Lindsay William Cooper

A graduate of Edinburgh University, Lindsay qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 with Ernst & Young in Edinburgh. Between 1990-1992 he worked in the Audit and Business Services Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong. He joined Crosby Securities in 1992, where he headed the Regional Small Companies Research Unit.

In 1996 he left Crosby to found Arisaig Partners, a boutique investment management company. He is married to Sherry and has four young children

Lisa Genasci

Lisa GenascI

Lisa is the founder and CEO of ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF), an innovative philanthropic vehicle to support critical research and impact-driven approaches to promoting environmental conservation in Asia. ADMCF has held a long partnership with AHC, helping to set up systems that would strengthen the organisation in accounting, development, HR and governance. Through ADMCF, Lisa also helped AHC secure funding for infrastructure needs.

Before working in the non-profit sector, Lisa reported for the Associated Press from New York and Brazil. Lisa holds a BA(Hons) from Smith College and an LLM in Human Rights Law from Hong Kong University.

Nick Day

Nick Day

Nick is an infectious diseases physician and Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford. He has worked in Southeast Asia for several decades, and currently is director of the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit based in Bangkok, Thailand. Over the past ten years he has collaborated with AHC on finding the causes of illness in Cambodian children coming to AHC with fever and other infections, so that the treatment they are given can be optimized.

Lawrence Tang


Lawrence is Chief Financial Officer of Grosvenor Asia. He has close to 30 years of broad-based and global experience in financial management, business administration and corporate development. Lawrence is a graduate from Cambridge University and has volunteered at various NGOs, predominantly in Hong Kong.

Lawrence brings adaptive leadership to AHC, from his years of experience in creating and implementing change within organisations.

“At AHC, we need to constantly evaluate the changing environment, both on the heathcare scene and in Cambodia generally,” says Lawrence. “Sometimes we drive the change. Sometimes, we are the change.”

Shunmay Yeung


Shunmay is a paediatrician and senior lecturer with a background in health economics and operational research. She is the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine lead investigator for the Tracking Resistance to Artemisinin Collaboration (TRAC) and Deputy Director and a core scientist for the Artemisinin Combination Therapy Consortium (ACTc). She also co-leads the Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health – Child Theme and is active clinically as an honorary consultant in Paediatric Infectious Disease at St Mary’s Imperial College Hospital, London.

Shumay has a wealth of international experience, ranging from working as a government medical officer in a district hospital in rural Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa to working as one of the first Ebola Crisis volunteers in Sierra Leone.

Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons

Dan is a partner of OCP Asia, an Asian-focused credit fund with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to this role, Dan was a Managing Director at Stark Investments in Asia. Dan joined Merrill Lynch in 2005 from the Equity-Linked and Derivative Capital Markets Group at JPMorgan (Hong Kong) where he was involved in the structuring of a number of high profile CB, GDR and Exchangeable transactions.

Dan holds a combined Bachelor of Laws(1st Class Honors) and Bachelor of Business with Distinction from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is married to Mandy and has 3 young children who have been actively involved in raising funds for AHC.

Lina Saem Stoy

Lina Saem Støy

Lina’s talent for languages has played a pivotal role in allowing her to work closely with AHC staff, particularly by assisting in the development and publication of research. Lina and Hospital Director Dr Ngoun Chanpheaktra co-founded the Cambodian Development Milestone Assesment Tool (cDMAT), which is the culmination of a decade of work.

Born in Phnom Penh, Lina grew up in California and now lives in Copenhagen with her husband and two children. Lina is a registered nurse with a Masters in Public Health, and currently works as a trial manager and medical writer at a government institute in Denmark.

Soum Sambath

Mr Soum Sambath has been an active contributor to AHC for over 20 years. He is the CEO of Cam-Paint Ltd, a business he started in 2004 that has grown into the largest paint manufacturer in Cambodia.

Born in Cambodia, Sambath was orphaned at a young age and lived in a Thai refugee camp, only completing primary school before joining the workforce. Despite these challenges, he rose through professional ranks, entering top management positions within only ten years.

Today, he is a successful business executive and philanthropist in Cambodia. Sambath also serves as a board member and advisor for many Cambodian organisations, and is recognised as a Leadership Ambassador in Cambodia. He has been featured and interviewed in television programmes, periodicals, and conferences on business, entrepreneurship and leadership topics.

 “My knowledge of the Cambodian market provides local insights to help AHC make more informed strategic decisions,” says Sambath. “I have always supported AHC and the important care given to Cambodia’s children.”

Board Committees

Medical Education, Ethics & Oversight Committee (MEEOC)

The MEEOC is chaired by Shunmay Yeung, and has delegated authority to ensure that the correct structure, systems and processes are in place at AHC to manage clinical quality and safety matters and that these are monitored appropriately, in addition to overseeing AHCs education activities.

Remuneration Committee (RC)

The Remuneration Committee is chaired by Stuart Davy, and has responsibility for reviewing the pay and benefits structure for the whole of AHC and the terms and conditions of office for the Executive Committee.

AHC Advisory Council

Chhour Y Meang

Sub-Secretary of the Ministry of Health

Jay Cohen

Partner, Tilleke and Gibbons, Phnom Penh

Doctor Tia Phalla

Director of the Cambodian National Aids Authority

Former Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh; Director, Psychiatric Hospital, Phnom Penh

H.E. Seang Nam

Governor of Siem Reap Province

Professor Ka Sunbaunat

Former Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh; Director, Psychiatric Hospital, Phnom Penh

Soun Sambath

Executive Director, Cam-Paint

Lim Kuy

Office Managing Partner, Assurance, PWC Phnom Penh

Hun Socheat

Managing Director, Cambodia Cycling Co., Ltd.