Dr. Somboune Manolom (Lao)

Senior Vice President of the AIF Group

Dr. Somboune Manolom , is Senior Vice President of the AIF Group. He holds Ph.D Degree in electrical sciences from Moscow Power Engineering Institute since 1989 and had been working in Electric Power Sector for almost 38 years starting from 1980. His experience covers wide range of works such as power sector development planning and policy, master plan studies and feasibility studies of potential hydropower projects, constructions of hydropower and thermal power projects, operation and maintenance of power plants in Lao PDR. Dr. Somboune Manolom actively involved in implementation of power projects, particularly the IPP projects of large-scale for export to Thailand and Vietnam. He had built up capacity, skill and experiences in negotiations for MOU, PDA, shareholder agreements, CA, PPA, financing agreements of 4 projects with loan amount of 5,040.25 million USD for projects’ debt financing and GOL equity financing for the 4 projects with combine equity loan of 536.64 million USD.

Dr. Somboune Manolom was appointed to many important positions with Government agencies such as CEO of Hydropower Office (HPO) for 7 years, Deputy Director General of the Department of Electricity (DOE) for 6 years, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts (MIH) for 5 years and General Manager of Lao Holding State Enterprise (LHSE) for almost 13 years, during which he directly involved in developing Nam Theun 2, Hongsa Lignite, Xepian-Xenamnoy and Nam Ngiep 1 power projects with combine installed capacity of 3658 MW, annual energy generation of 21551 GWh and project costs of 6933 million USD, financing of which were provided by more than 30 regional banks, international banks, ECAs and IFIs, including WB, ADB and EIB.