Our Team

Julian Köb


Executive Director

Julian is a 27-year-old doctor from Vienna, Austria. He is currently in his first year of residency. Before enrolling in MedSchool, he spent a gap year abroad, which brought him to Cambodia in early 2014. Volunteering in Cambodia for several months sparked his passion for working with and supporting young Cambodians. In 2021 he founded Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support.

Johanna Köb


Deputy Director

Johanna is based in Zurich, Switzerland. She is a sustainability professional, passionate about co-creating a sustainable and equitable future for us all. In her day-job as responsible investment lead for a Fortune 500 company, she focuses on using the force of business to do good, and has been especially active in the field of climate action and impact investing. She is very proud of the work that her brother Julian does in Cambodia, where she had a chance to visit him in 2015, which led her to co-found Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support.

Allison Rivera

Content Consultant



Allison is a consulting professional from Washington, D.C. Allison thrives when connecting clients with solutions that will strengthen our global community. She has brought years of experience in cross-cultural communication to strengthen our marketing and content materials. Allison and Julian have been leading a close friendship for more than a decade, and the stories from his volunteer trips to Cambodia have inspired her to join Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support’s team. 


Matthias Thym

Site Administrator

Matthias is a 27-year-old student from Vienna, Austria. In 2015 he moved to Graz, where he studies at the University of Technology Graz and works as System Adminstrator/Analyst. He too spent a year volunteering as an English and Computer teacher at an Austrian orphanage in Cambodia alongside co-founder Julian, and he is still passionate about serving this community. He joined Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support and maintains this website.
Read more about him on his website.

Daniel Schmidt

Graphic Designer

Daniel is a 28-year-old passionate graphic designer who currently studies Creative media Design in Bangkok, Thailand. Born in Innsbruck, Austria, he grew up in a children’s village in Dornbirn. After he graduated from the Higher Institute of Tourism & Commercial College in 2017, he decided to volunteer at an Austrian orphanage in Cambodia, where he crossed paths with co-founder Julian. Knowing first-hand how much guidance and support young children and adolescents need when growing up without a traditional familial structure, Daniel is passionate about continuing his service for this community and therefore joined Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support.

Miriam Faber

Data Protection and Legal Advisor

Miriam is a legal expert and works for the Austrian umbrella association of fundraising organizations. Her responsibilities include the handling of fundraising, NGO law and data-protection related tasks. Before enrolling in law school, she spent a year volunteering in Cambodia. That’s when she met some of the students that are now included in CYS’ program and got to see the difficulties that Cambodian youth face first hand. Therefore, she gladly joined CYS’ team and handles the organization’s website protection and legal matters.

Image Attribution

Unless specifically stated otherwise, all images on this website were provided by Julian Köb, Leonie Seemann, Martin Katzensteiner, Daniel Schmidt, Matthias Thym and Ludwig Rusch.