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Souksaveuy Keotiamchanh

2023 Mentee

Founder, Zero Waste Laos


Souksaveuy Keotiamchanh is the founder of Zero Waste Laos and a national consultant and environmental advisor to the government on plastic waste assessment and other environmental issues.  Souksaveuy founded Zero Waste Laos, a youth-led environmental protection advocacy and action group, in 2019.  She is a leader in Laos, and increasingly throughout the region, on environmental initiatives, regularly advising government policy and consulting with international firms on their environmental programs and corporate social responsibility projects in Laos.  Souksaveuy did her master’s degree at the Asian Institute of Technology in Environmental Engineering and Management.  She graduated from the National University of Laos with degrees in English Pedagogy and Environmental Science.  Out of the office, Souksaveuy spends time in her garden, growing plants to give away to neighbors and friends.

Souksaveuy was selected to be part of the 2023 Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’ s Mentoring Program.

Mentor: Elena Kvochko, Chief Trust Officer, SAP Global Security