EAS Asia Managing Director Pushpanathan Sundram was last month awarded a medal from the Kingdom of Cambodia for his work within the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and for his contributions to Cambodia as a member of ASEAN.
Pushpanathan was awarded the class 3 Commander of the Sahakmétrey Order—one of the most distinguished decorations given to foreign dignitaries by the Kingdom of Cambodia—on Nov. 21 in Phnom Penh. He was the Deputy Secretary General for the ASEAN Economic Community from January 2009 to March 2011.
He received the medal alongside the Secretary-General of ASEAN who was conferred the Grand Cross of the Sahakmétrey Order.
The medal was presented by Senior Minister Cham Prasidh on behalf of the Prime Minister of Cambodia.
Pushpanathan, who joined the EAS Strategic Advice Asia office in August this year, said: “I am humbled by this honour and delighted that the services of the ASEAN Secretariat and mine are recognised. I am happy that I will still be able to contribute to the goal of ASEAN integration from my new role at EAS. EAS has been involved in many harmonisation initiatives across the world and I believe our collective experience as a company will bring significant benefits to ASEAN and other regions of the world engaged in regional integration.”
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