Starting first as a Youth Star volunteer in 2006, Chheng joined the office team as a Program Officer in 2007. He was progressively promoted to the position of Program Coordinator in 2014 following a secondment with the Ministry of Health from 2012 to 2014 where he was working as the Gender & Indigenous Population Expert on an Asia Development Bank supported, Regional Health Project. Chheng has demonstrated an unequivocal commitment to empowering youth so that they can contribute to the sustainable development of under-served communities in Cambodia. Chheng brings an in-depth knowledge of Youth Star, and a rich experience of management and networking with a broad range of partners. It was this experience that was harnessed by Youth Star when Chheng was asked to become Acting CEO for a period of ten months, from March to November 2014, a role he very ably delivered. In his present role as Program Coordinator Chheng has initiated a number of program activities that engage youth in helping their less fortunate peers to acquire functional literacy and life skills.
Chheng has a Bachelor degree in Law from the Royal University of Law and Economics, and he is currently pursuing a General English Program with the Australia Center for Education (ACE).