IIC Partners firms Harris Search Associates and RGC Executive Search, Thailand have collaborated on an international recruitment to appoint Dr. Ian Findlay as President of The University of Puthisastra (UP), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The University of Puthisastra (UP) http://www.puthisastra.edu.kh/is a private university in Phnom Penh Cambodia that focuses on health sciences and technology.  UP is committed to developing higher education in Cambodia and enabling its students to become the future leaders of Cambodia in healthcare and technology.  UP was fully recognized by the Royal Government of Cambodia in 2007 with a belief that education is at the forefront of the development of any country; and the ability for a country to connect to other countries is even more vital to a country's development, as well the world's development. 

Reporting to the Board Steering Committee, Dr. Findlay will oversee overall strategic and operational responsibility for UP faculty and staff, programs, physical plant and facilities, performance, and execution of the mission.  He will assume the Presidency on August 20, 2018 and begin immediately providing day-to-day management of institutional priorities to ensure leadership, financial guidance, operational excellence, and growth of the institution while ensuring quality operations designed to meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students.

Dr. Findlay is a seasoned academician who has served a number of increasing leadership role including Pro Vice-Chancellor at CQ University Australia, University of the Sunshine Coast, Griffith University, and the University of Queensland.  Dr. Findlay holds a PhD in Genetics from the University of Leeds.

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 50 offices in 35 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers, hospitals, and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

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