Keo Puth Rasmey, elected as the president of Cambodia's co-ruling Funcinpec Party on Wednesday��will be appointed by the government as Deputy Prime Minister soon, Funcinpec's Secretary General Nhiek Bun Chhay told reporters at the party headquarters on Saturday.
Rasmey was born in Kompong Cham province on Oct. 1, 1952. He was married to Princess Arun Rasmey, the youngest daughter of former king Norodom Sihanouk and has two children, one daughter and one son.
He started his education at the Sisowath High School in Phnom Penh and went to study in the Sorbonne University, France in 1975 and obtained master's degree of economy and finance.
1982, he held the diploma of accounting at the Montreal University, Canada.
His political experience is wide-ranging.
From 1999 to 2006, he worked as ambassadors to Malaysia, Germany, Slovenia, Malta and Cyprus.
In 1992, he headed a delegation of the Supreme National Council of Cambodia to attend the consultative meeting of donors in Tokyo, Japan.
From 1985 to 1991, he was head of office of policy, administrative and foreign affairs of Prince Norodom Ranariddh and representative of King Norodom Sihanouk to Asia.
In 1991, he was an active member of the Funcinpec Party in helping Cambodia hammer out the Paris Agreement in meetings held in Indonesia, Japan, China and Thailand.
He also worked as a member of delegation of the coalition government of Kampuchea Democratic to the United Nations General Assembly.
He was awarded with Medal Mahasena of Cambodia and a medal from France named as "Commandeur de la Legion d'Honeur".