ACEF Speaker

Victor Jona

Under Secretary Of State,
Ministry of Mines And Energy, Cambodia

H.E. Victor Jona, equipped with a 1989 Electrical Engineering degree from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, embarked on a remarkable career in Cambodian energy. Starting in the Department of Energy Development (pre-2001), he rose through the ranks, becoming Deputy Director General (2006-2014) and championing renewable energy and rural electrification. His leadership culminated in his appointment as Director General (2014-2021) and then Under Secretary of State (2021-present) at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. He oversees vital energy planning departments, such as the Department of Energy Development and Thermal Energy, while assisting the Permanent Secretary. Beyond Cambodia's power sector development, he fosters regional collaboration, mainly as a senior officer (SOE) for energy leaders under the ASEAN Energy Cooperation framework, and heads the Energy Transition Task Force (formerly GMS Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee). He also chairs Electricite du Cambodge's board, leveraging his expertise for the national energy provider.


  • Regional Session: ASEAN Power Grid (APG): Powering ASEAN’s Green Future