Phloeun Prim is CEO of Season of Cambodia, a living arts festival, and executive director of Cambodian Living Arts. Born in Cambodia, Prim immigrated to Canada with his family when he was a toddler. He returned to Cambodia in 1998 and joined a European Union program with 50 traditional Cambodian artisans. Prim helped transform the program into a self-sustainable company, Artisans d’Angkor. Now employing over a 1,000 artisans and staff, Artisans d’Angkor distributes high-quality traditional handmade crafts throughout Cambodia and around the world. Phloeun is a popular keynote speaker in the region, and many have known the story of his journey as a young social entrepreneur, leveraging the art and culture media to help transform a nation.
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