Meet Our Team

CLPD Administration Team

Guido Gianasso

Dr. Guido Gianasso

President, CLPD

Dr. Guido Gianasso is Associate Dean (Corporate Engagement and Relations) and Professor (Practice) in Global Leadership at Nanyang Business School, in charge of the Alumni and Career Development (Graduate and Undergraduate) Departments. He has been an Adjunct Professor with NBS from 2011 to 2017.

A leading expert in human resources and global leadership, Dr. Gianasso has over thirty years of management and teaching experience in the Education, Security, Aviation and Banking sectors as well as with the World Bank and United Nations. He was the INSEAD Global Director, Career Development Centre; worked as CHRO and Executive Committee member in the Aviation and Security sectors, helping CEOs driving major change programs; was the VP, Human Capital and Executive Committee member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from 2003 to 2013, as well as the Managing Director of the IATA Training and Development Institute.

Dr. Gianasso is the Honorary Consul of Romania in Geneva and a regular speaker at International HR conferences and corporate programs. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

A Swiss-Italian national, Dr. Gianasso holds a PhD in management and a DES in Law from the University of Geneva. He speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and Romanian.

Alan Wark

Dr. Alan Wark

Executive Director, CLPD

Dr. Alan Wark is a graduate of Appalachian State University (ASU).  His areas of expertise include leadership, program management, and aviation project management.  He has over 20 years of global consulting experience with government, military, and private enterprises.  Dr. Alan is an Associate Professor of Business at the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP).  He previously served as a leadership consultant for US Congressional committees, foreign military aviation training centers, and private businesses in the USA, Asia, and the Middle East.  Today he provides businesses and entrepreneurs assistance in successfully scaling their operations.

Ismail Albaidhani

Dr. Ismail Albaidhani

Senior Advisor, CLPD

Ismail Albaidhani is an international expert in the human and organizational performance area. He served as the Director of ISO Academy responsible for global capacity building, technical assistance, learning and research as part of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) head office in Geneva, Switzerland. He was also part of the ISO Senior Management Team, participating in a wide range of strategic initiatives. Prior to ISO, he headed the IATA Development Institute as part of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and led its global partnerships & innovation portfolios in Montreal, Canada. He is currently a member of the board of directors in an International Education Network in Canada leading its Project Management Office with 100 education technology and capacity building projects in the private, public and educational sectors within North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Mr. Albaidhani is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and served as a member of boards and international expert in the Project Management Institute (PMI), the United Nations, and served as a scientific committee member of University of Geneva. He holds higher education degrees (MBA & Ph.D.) in Economics and International Business Management from the University of Geneva and University of Quebec.


Axel Thizon

Sousdey Yann

Digital Marketing Specialist Manager , CLPD

2009 Prime Minister Samdech HunSen – Handa National Award Scholarships:University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Bachelor of Information Technology(IT); 2009​ Asian HRDI Award Scholarship:Asian Human Resource Development Institute (Cambodia), Degree of Website Development and Multi Media.2015 Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Award Scholarship 2015:Surindra  Rajabhat  University, Thailand,  Master of Information and Communication Technology in Education. Ms. Sousdey has experienced for many years as Website Master and Designer, Digital Marketing for Business Development, E- Business, E-Commerce, Branding design and Multimedia with bank, education sector and organization. Currently; I am a digital marketing specialist manager at CLPD- AUPP (American University of Phnom Penh), Digital Marketing instructor at CLPD – AUPP,   and so a lecture at University of Cambodia (UC), Royal University of Law and Economics (RUPP), and University of South- East Asia. I provide lecturing on E -commerce, digital marketing, branding, advertising and marketing on technology.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


CLPD Board of Directors

Kenneth Dunn

Kenneth Dunn, JD

President Kenneth Dunn brings to AUPP a long history of experience as a professor, administrator, Fulbright scholar and educational strategic planner. President Dunn is a co-founder of the American University of Phnom Penh, a culmination of over 20 years of experience in higher education in Cambodia. While he has been working in higher education in the U.S. for the majority of his professional career, he has focused much of his efforts in higher education development in Cambodia with support from several Fulbright awards and grants. Kenneth Dunn has dedicated the last five years to establishing a high quality university that serves Cambodia and all of Southeast Asia. Through countless trips between the US and Cambodia, he has worked tirelessly to help bring U.S. accredited dual degree programs to AUPP.

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