After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, Travis Mitchell initiated his career working at an international public health NGO for several years. He then pursued his Master’s degree in Lund, Sweden and conducted research in Cambodia at a local think tank in 2011.
Realizing the dynamism that Cambodia was experiencing, Travis relocated back to Cambodia in 2013, where he worked as a Research Fellow at The University of Cambodia. He was later promoted as the Director of the Council for Research and Creativity, where he helped create and foster a culture of research throughout the Institution. He simultaneously served as the National Coordinator of the Contemporary Teaching Methods for South Asia (CONTESSA) research project financed by the European Commission.
After spending almost seven years developing human resources in Cambodia, Travis has served as the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce since 2020, where he connects with members of the private sector, creates opportunities for growth and investment, and cultivates ties between American and Cambodian business people.
He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Overseas Security Advisory Council and Secretary of the AmChams of Asia-Pacific (AAP). He also is a senior advisor to H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).