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ESL has been providing consulting

research, and project

Our objective is to ensure that
natural resources
are managed sustainably and
with minimal impact
upon the environment
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Initiation and management

of community

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Sengpasith Houngaloune

Sengpasith Houngaloune

Managing Director

Sengpasith is ESL’s Managing Director with 10 years’ of experience he environment and social consulting. He graduated with a Ph.D. in sustainable resources engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan. He has extensive experience working in various fields such as electronic wastes and hazardous wastes management, environmental and social impacts assessment and management, toxic contaminations management (i.e., arsenic) in the mining industry, climate change - carbon credit, toxic waste issues (mercury) management in artisanal and small-scale gold mining, wastewater monitoring and treatment, preparation of feasibility study (FS) reports for several mining projects, etc.

Nanong Khotpathoum

Nanong Khotpathoum

Advisor Team

Nanong is an Executive Director of ESL. He has more than 25 years’ working experience in environmental and social impact assessment and management disciplines. His education background includes Post Graduate Degree in Water Resources Management from HUNGARY and Post Graduate Diploma in NGO Leadership and Management from the School for International Training, Vermont, USA.
Nanong has extensive working experiences for projects with international organizations including JICA, WB, ADB, UNIDO, PSI, AFD, etc. His experience has included project managing environmental and social impact assessments and preparing management plans for major projects in the mining, energy, health, water, and industrial sectors in Lao PDR. He also has strong understanding of community consultation on issues of impact assessment, compensation, resettlement, and livelihood development. He has been involved over 30 hydropower and mining projects acting as a project manager, director, and advisor including LXML, PBM, Norinco Company Limited, Sinohydro Corporation Ltd., NTPC, etc.