H.E. Serey CHEA is an Assistant Governor at National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). Since Cambodia is a highly dollarized economy, she as a central banker is a vocal proponent for greater use of the local currency to promote the country’s greater independence on economic and monetary policy. Under her guidance, innovative policy instruments were introduced to develop the interbank markets and promote the use of local currency. She is also a member of different policy-driven committees within the bank and on a national level. As a chairwoman of Clearing House Operation Committee, she has been leading the Bakong Project, an acclaimed initiative of the NBC in exploring and introducing a new generation of payment system using Blockchain technology.
Serey serves as an International Council Member of the Global FinTech Institute and member of the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women World Banking. She is a member of Young Global Leaders, Class of 2019, of World Economic Forum (WEF). Also, she is a member of the WEF’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium and the Advisory Committee of the Digital Payments for Trade and Commerce project.
H.E. Serey was a senior fellow of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and is currently pursuing her PhD degree with the University of Adelaide (Australia).
Mr. KEA Borann is a senior executive with extensive experience in microfinance leadership. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at AMK Microfinance, a leading institution with the largest customer bases in Cambodia.
Mr. KEA Borann has been with AMK for more than a decade, serving in various positions since 2004 and holding numerous leadership roles throughout his time, including Finance Manager, CFO and Deputy CEO. Prior to AMK, he was a Finance Director for World Relief Cambodia /CREDIT (a microcredit program).
Mr. KEA Borann holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) accreditation. He has been an ACCA member since 2008.
Mr. RAYMOND Sia currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Board Director of Canadia Bank.
Prior to Canadia Bank, Mr. RAYMOND Sia served in various senior management and leadership roles with international and regional banks in Malaysia and Vietnam, namely Public Bank, Standard Chartered Bank (Malaysia & Vietname), and Hong Leong Bank (Vietnam) where he was the Chief Executive Officer/General Director.
Mr. RAYMOND Sia started his banking career as Graduate Trainee with Public Bank in Malaysia where he spent 11 years in different roles such as Head of Syndication & Capital Markets and Head of Credit Processing.
At Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. RAYMOND Sia held various leadership roles from Director of Local Corporates to Head of Global Corporates, with his last position as Head of SME Banking & General Director/CEO of Hanoi Branch, Standard Chartered Bank.
Mr. RAYMOND Sia has more than 25 years of Banking, Treasury and Financial Services experience across multiple senior management roles in Cambodia, Malaysia & Vietnam.
Mr. SOENG Phorn is a Senior Vice President and a Head of Credit Division as well as a Chairman of the Management Credit Committee of ACLEDA Bank Plc. In ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd, he is a Member of Board Risk Management Committee and Board Audit Committee. He is also a Trainer at the ACLEDA Institute of Business.
Mr. SOENG Phorn has been with ACLEDA Bank Plc for more than 22 years since 1998, with the various leadership roles, audit credit, and trade finance such as an Assistant Vice President and a Manager of Internal Auditor, a Team Leader, a Credit Department Manager, a Deputy Head of Credit and Trade Finance Services Division, a Deputy Head of Credit Division and a Credit Consultant in Cambodia, Myanmar and Lao PDR.
He received BBA in Accounting and MBA in Business Management.
Mr. Shahid CHARANIA is the Managing Director for Emerging Markets of Equifax Inc., appointed in July 2008. He leads the company’s efforts to expand emerging markets, which includes international markets in Russia, China, India, Indonesia, Turkey and beyond. He is responsible for creating a strategic direction for business expansion, building and maintaining relationships within these markets and operating Equifax’s businesses in these countries.
Mr. CHARANIA Shahid has more than 25 years of experience in operations, outsourcing and business development, where he held various positions in several companies and oversaw various territories. He has held board-level positions in several companies and territories, including companies like Fidelity, E-funds, Equifax Russia and Fortune BPO. Prior to Equifax, he held an executive-level position in Fidelity’s National Information Services.
Mr. CHARANIA Shahid holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
Mr. William LIM is the Executive Director of Credit Bureau Singapore. He was part of the team that established CBS, and has been managing CBS since it commenced operations in 2002. He has led the initiative to establish ASEAN credit bureaus and has obtained licenses and approval to operate credit bureaus in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia.
Mr. William LIM sits on the board of Credit Bureau Singapore, Dun & Bradstreet Singapore, Dun & Bradstreet Malaysia, Infocredit Holdings, Credit Bureau Cambodia and Credit Bureau Myanmar. He also serves on the advisory board of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore.
A lawyer by training, Mr. William LIM graduated from the National University Law School and commenced his career with the Singapore Legal Service in the judiciary, where he served as a Deputy Registrar, Magistrate and District Judge before leaving for private practice. His areas of legal practice included litigation, corporate law, property law and criminal law. He left practice in 1999 to join the company.
H.E. SOK Siphanna is a practicing attorney and the Principal at SokSiphana & Associates, a law and consulting firm in Phnom Penh specializing in international trade and corporate law.
H.E. SOK Siphanna has had unique experiences and developed insights related to the development of the Cambodian legal system, the business environment and the intricacies of commercial and investment law evolution in Cambodia over the course of a long career. As a former Commerce Secretary of State (Vice Minister) in the Cambodian Government, he worked extensively on issues related to commercial and investment legal framework, trade promotion, trade policies, trade development and economic integration, which gave him a unique perspective on both the macro and micro needs of businesses and foreign investors. In the area of policy formulation, he was responsible for leading a large, multidisciplinary interagency task force to prepare complex action plans (including the National Legislative and Regulatory Agenda) and successfully negotiated Cambodia’s accession to the WTO. He was also instrumental in initiating the development of the very first trade “Sector Wide Approach” (SWAp) in Cambodia.
He received his Juris Doctorate from the Widener School of Law in Delaware, United States and his Doctorate of Philosophy from Bond School of Law in Queensland, Australia.
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