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Team

Dyan Barutzki Dyan Barutzki

Dyan Barutzki

Programme Associate - Communications & MIGIP Marketing Advisor
Dyan Barutzki
Tai Chandavong Tai Chandavong

Tai Chandavong

Provincial Technical Coordinator (PTHAS)
Tai Chandavong
Bounhom Chansavarth Bounhom Chansavarth

Bounhom Chansavarth

Provincial Technical officer (MIGIP)
Bounhom Chansavarth
Manfred Egger Manfred Egger

Manfred Egger

VTESS Team Leader
Manfred Egger
Vannida Hubxaythong Vannida Hubxaythong

Vannida Hubxaythong

Provincial Technical Coordinator (PTHAS Project)
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Vannida Hubxaythong has 11 years experiences working with INGOs in fields related to education, community development and human trafficking. After her graduation from the faculty of law in 2006, she started her career as a social worker for AFESIP Lao PDR, working for reintegration of trafficking victims. Later, she continued this work with Village Focus International and stayed for 5 years. In 2014, she continued her career in education as a literacy program officer with Room to Read Lao. 

Vannida's strength is to provide capacity building in particular for young people. She continuously works in the fields of TVET, skills development and life skills with a strong focus to bring young people into employment. 

In March 2018, she joined Swisscontact as Provincial Technical officer for the Pheun Than Heng A Sip (PTHAS) training programme.

Vannida Hubxaythong
Phetsamai Keopanya Phetsamai Keopanya

Phetsamai Keopanya

Junior Technical Officer (MIGIP & PTHAS)
Phetsamai Keopanya
Peter Leibacher Peter Leibacher

Peter Leibacher

Manager MRM & Skills Enabling Environment (VTESS)
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Peter Leibacher joined Swisscontact in February 2017 as a Programme Associate to support destination management functions, services and products for the Mekong Inclusive Growth and Innovation Programme (MIGIP) in tourism development.

Previously based in Kampot/Cambodia, Peter now works in the country office in Vientiane/Lao PDR for technical support and initiatives in market development and is the SEC Programme Coordinator for Lao PDR.

Prior to his engagement in development cooperation, Peter worked in the private sector and co-founded an architecture company in Zurich/Switzerland.

He holds a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) degree in Development & Cooperation and a M.Sc. in Architecture, both from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

Peter Leibacher
Houmphanh Lithavong Houmphanh Lithavong

Houmphanh Lithavong

Finance and Administration Manager
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Houmphanh Lithavong brings more than 15 years of experiences in finance, accounting and administration with senior level managing teams. Prior to taking up the position of Finance and Administration Manager with Swisscontact, he has been working with the ADB, the World Bank, the Hollows Foundation, Save the Children and Room to Read.

He holds a degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Khonkaen University in Thailand and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lao-Japan Human Resource Development Institute under the National University of Laos.

Houmphanh Lithavong is the Finance and Administration Manager for Swisscontact in Lao PDR since December 2018.

Houmphanh Lithavong
Rita Louanglath Rita Louanglath

Rita Louanglath

Admin and HR Officer
Rita Louanglath
Ning Mixayboua Ning Mixayboua

Ning Mixayboua

Administration Officer
Ning Mixayboua
Rosemary Murphy Rosemary Murphy

Rosemary Murphy

Programme Associate (MIGIP)
Rosemary Murphy
P. Phangphongphakdy P. Phangphongphakdy

P. Phangphongphakdy

Manager IVET Training Pathway (VTESS)
P. Phangphongphakdy
Sommith Punyathone Sommith Punyathone

Sommith Punyathone

Junior Technical Officer (MIGIP)
Sommith Punyathone
Joël Riedo Joël Riedo

Joël Riedo

Programme Associate (MIGIP)
Joël Riedo
Richard Rose Richard Rose

Richard Rose

Country Director
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Richard is Country Director for Swisscontact in LaoPDR. He has 11 years' experience working in business membership organisations and international non-government organisations. In LaoPDR, Richard is responsible for Swisscontact’s project portfolio in skills and tourism destination development. He is an Inclusive Markets (IM) senior mentor for Swisscontact globally.

Previously Richard has been Deputy Country Director for Swisscontact in Cambodia, Programs Director for International Development Enterprises (iDE) in Bangladesh, and Deputy Managing Director for the British Urban Regeneration Association in the UK. Richard has expertise in private sector development, pro-poor technology commercialisation, and monitoring and results measurement (MRM).

Richard has working experience across Asia and Africa, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Tanzania, Myanmar, Nepal, and Zimbabwe. He holds an MSc (Distinction) in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a First Class MA (Honours) degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Richard Rose
Sengsone Simmavong Sengsone Simmavong

Sengsone Simmavong

Finance and Admin Officer
Sengsone Simmavong
Jonney Thanonxay Jonney Thanonxay

Jonney Thanonxay

Project Accountant
Jonney Thanonxay
Vi Vilavongsa Vi Vilavongsa

Vi Vilavongsa

Coordinator MRM & Skills Enabling Environment
Vi Vilavongsa
Tick Vongkhamheng Tick Vongkhamheng

Tick Vongkhamheng

National Technical Coordinator - Tourism (MIGIP)
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Latdaphone Vongkhamheng has 4 years experiences in the tourism industry. After her graduation in 2009, she started her career in the tourism industry as Travel Consultant, Reservation Manager and Product Specialist for a well-known travel agency in Vientiane. In 2014, she had the opportunity to continue her education and completed her degree as Master of Business Administration in New Zealand. Since 2017, she continued her career in project development as Public Relation and Project Coordinator for the Trade Facility Development II by the World Bank and as a short-term consultant for E-commerce Readiness Assessment Project implemented by UNCTAD. In September 2018, she joined Swisscontact as Tourism Technical Officer.

Tick Vongkhamheng
Chansamai Xong Chansamai Xong

Chansamai Xong

Finance and Admin Officer
Chansamai Xong
Todd Yeadon Todd Yeadon

Todd Yeadon

Programme Associate (MIGIP)
Todd Yeadon
Thanend Zaetern Thanend Zaetern

Thanend Zaetern

Programme Associate (PTHAS & MIGIP)
Thanend Zaetern

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