During his fact-finding mission to Cambodia, John Humphreys had discussions with Willem Paling, Hong Keasar and Kong Pov about various aspects of the project. All three agreed to becoming members of the Advisory Board.
Willem Paling is an Australian who has lived (on and off) in Cambodia for the past five years. He has experience working in the non-profit sector in Cambodia, managing the volunteer lecturer program for the Maharishi Vedic University (MVU).
Hong Keasar is the MVU international relations officer and worked closely with Willem and other international volunteers over many years.
Kong Pov is a senior administrator at the University of Management and Economics. He was educated at MVU and previously worked as an administrator with MVU before helping to establish UME.