SEARCA Governing Board

The SEARCA Governing Board (GB) is SEARCA's highest policymaking body. The GB is composed of representatives from each SEAMEO Member Country who are nominated by their respective Ministers/Secretaries of Education and appointed by the SEAMEO Council. The SEAMEO Secretariat (SEAMES) Director and SEARCA Director serve as ex-officio members of the Board.

The GB defines the general policy guidelines of the Center. They also conduct an annual review and evaluation of SEARCA's programs, financial resources, and operations.

Brunei Darussalam

Dr. Suhaimi bin Haji Abdul Wahab
Principal of IBTE Satellite Campuses
Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE)
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Term: 31 August 2021 to 30 August 2024

Cambodia

Mr. Ty Channa
Director
Department of Personnel and Human Resource Development
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Term: 16 June 2020 to 15 June 2023

Indonesia

Prof. Dra. Tjitjik Sri Tjahjandarie
Acting Secretary of Directorate General for Higher Education
Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology
Jakarta, Indonesia
Term: 22 March 2022 to 21 March 2025

Lao PDR

Dr. Somphong Chanthavong
Acting Dean
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
Savannakhet University
Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR
Term: 26 July 2022 to 25 July 2025

Malaysia

Prof. Dato' Dr. Zulkifli Idrus
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Selangor, Malaysia
Term: 26 August 2020 to 25 August 2023

Myanmar

Dr. Ye Tint Tun
Director General
Department of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation
Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Term: 2 February 2021 to 1 February 2024

Philippines

Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr.
SEARCA Governing Board Chair, and
Chancellor
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Laguna, Philippines
Term: 3 July 2021 to 2 July 2024

Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chew Fook Tim
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, and
Vice Dean, Undergraduate Education and Student Life
Faculty of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Term: 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025

Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sutkhet Nakasathien
Vice President for Research and Creation
Kasetsart University
Bangkok, Thailand
Term: 6 March 2022 to 5 March 2025

Timor-Leste

Dr. Acacio Cardoso Amaral
President
Institute of Polytechnic of Betano
Dili, Timor-Leste
Term: 11 September 2019 to 10 September 2022

Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen The Hung
Chancellor
Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry
Thai Nguyen City, Vietnam
Term: 21 September 2020 to 20 September 2023

SEAMEO Secretariat

Dr. Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela
Director
SEAMEO Secretariat
Bangkok, Thailand
Term: 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2023

SEAMEO SEARCA

Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio
Director
SEAMEO SEARCA
Laguna, Philippines
Term: 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025