Marina Pok

Chairwoman, Anicca Foundation

Marina Pok was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia during the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge that happened in April 1975, her family was forced to flee Cambodia for France. She studied International Relations at the Institute of Oriental Studies & Sustainable Development at the University Paris Dauphine. A strong advocate for Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights, she was a former Under Secretary of State of Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, established the Asia center at the institute of Political Sciences in Paris, co-founded the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, created the international module “Gender in Asia” and the summer School for young Asaian professionals. She also served as a diplomatic advisor to Kem Sokha, 1st vice president of the National Assembly,  the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). After the dissolution of the opposition party in Cambodia in 2017, she has served as the founder of Annica Foundation, the goal of which is to promote the voices of Cambodian Contemporary Artists: .