Chhay Lin Lim is a software developer and entrepreneur from the Netherlands who has earned a BBA in International Management (Amsterdam School of Economics and Management) and a MA in Philosophy & Public Affairs (University College Dublin). He also embarked on a BSc. Economics program (University of Amsterdam), but left the program to co-found the company AgroLim in Cambodia which cultivates such food commodities as corn, cassava, bananas, mangoes and papayas. His parents are of Cambodian origins (Kampot), but due to the civil war in the 70s they fled to a refugee camp in Thailand (Khao I Dang) where he was eventually born. One could therefore say that Chhay Lin has experienced first-hand the direct consequences of a failed communist experiment in Cambodia. Although he did not directly witness the Cambodian war, he was still exposed to the hardships in the camp and also to the traumatic effects of war that had deeply scarred Cambodians.
In his free time, when he is not playing football, reading, and learning more about computational logic and software development, he is probably dancing with ideas and the pen – writing articles on Philosophy, Economics and Politics. In addition, Chhay Lin attaches great value to creativity and self-development. Concerning his appreciation for such values, he is striving to become someone “who has organized the chaos of his passions, who has given style to his character, and who has become creative. Aware of life’s terrors, a sensitive person who affirms life without ressentiment.”
Selected Scholarly Publications
- A Philosophical Investigation into Seasteading as a Means to Discover Better Forms of Social Organization