Since June 2023, Jason Chumtong is the Country Director of KAS Cambodia which is based in Phnom Penh. Previously, he worked as a Policy Advisor for Artificial Intelligence and also contributed to the supervision of the KAS Fellowship. Jason Chumtong's previous post for the Foundation was at the KAS office in Riga for the Regional Programme Nordic Countries. He completed his bachelor studies in politics and sociology at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn. After a stay abroad in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, Jason Chumtong completed his Master of Science at the University of Edinburgh. His final thesis in the course "Science and Technology in Society" examined the use of artificial intelligence for autonomous driving.