Sothie Keo

Sothie Keo

Secretary of State, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Cambodia

Mr Keo Sothie serves as Secretary of State of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. In his role, he oversees the legal work of the Ministry including legislation drafting, arbitration and litigation, and contracts. He has recently helped spearhead the drafting of key laws and regulations including the draft cybersecurity law, draft personal data protection law, draft postal sector law, and draft amendment of the law on telecommunications.
He is also responsible for the Ministry’s International Cooperation Department. In this capacity, he advises the Department on major international engagements, both at the bilateral and multilateral levels.

Mr Sothie is a member of the Secretariat of the National Digital Economic and Social Council, whose role is to promote digital economic and social development. With the adption of the Digital Economy and Society Policy Framework 2021-2035 and Digital Government Policy 2022-2035, the Royal Government of Cambodia is on a rapid path toward digital transformation.

Mr Sothie is a licensed lawyer both in the Kingdom of Cambodia and the State of Colorado. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws from Northwestern University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington. During his spare time, he teaches law at the American University of Phnom Penh as an Adjunct Law Professor

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