Board of Directors
Board of Directors
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H.E. Chea Serey
H.E. Chea SereyChairwoman
Madam Chea Serey is Director General at National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) in charge of the Economic, Research and International Cooperation Department, Foreign Reserve Management and Payment System Department, Statistic Department and Banking Operation Department since 2013. Before her current position she was Deputy Director General of Banking Supervision. She joined NBC in 1999 and held various positions in banking and microfinance Institutions supervision and regulation. She is a member of different policy‐driven national committees including the monetary policy committee, Investment committee, Financial Stability Committee and Banking Supervision Consultative Committee. In addition, Madam Serey is a member of the technical working group drafting the Cambodia Financial Sector Development Strategies 2011‐2020, member of the national sub‐committee on promoting trade facilitation and trade‐related investment and member of the national sub-committee on SME development.
Serey received MBA in Banking from University of London (UK), Post Graduate in Commerce and Administration Certificate from University of Sydney (Australia), BCA major in Finance and Accounting from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and Baccalaureate major in Science from Academie de Montpelier (France) with Mention Assez Bien. She speaks fluently French, English and Khmer as mother tongue, with basic knowledge in German, Thai and Chinese.
Mr. Charles Vann
Mr. Charles VannDirector
Mr. Charles Vann is Executive Vice President of CANADIA Bank Plc. and Chairman of the Credit Bureau Holding Cambodia (CBHC).
Mr. Charles commenced his banking career in Australia working as a Relationship Manager for the Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group Limited, of which he has observed and gained the highest quality of banking standard practices that eventually developed him to become an experienced, knowledgeable, distinguished and expert banker in Cambodia.
Charles is actively involve and takes the leadership in initiating the coordination between the Private Sector Working Group (PSWG) and the Cambodian Government to collectively work on maximizing the country's nationwide progress and economic development.
Mr. Nou Sotiara
Mr. Nou SotiaraDirector
Mr. Nou Sotiara is the Senior Vice President and Head of Credit of ACLEDA Bank Plc. He is also chairman of business support committee, a member of the management credit committee, a member of the management assets and liabilities committee, a secretary of board credit committee, and a trainer of ACLEDA Institute of Business School.
Sotiara has been working for ACLEDA over 17 years in different roles, and has held various positions including deputy head of Product Development, and a member of Electronic Banking System Steering Committee. Before joining ACLEDA, he worked across such different sectors as a supervisor at PPST & W, a researcher of Center for Advance Study, and the supervisor of FCC’s Café Asia at the Airport.
As the Head of Credit, Sotiara is responsible for oversight of day-to-day credit operations and loan portfolio quality and ensuring that the practices are within the set limits and complies with approved policy and relevant laws and regulations. These include taking appropriate and timely actions to stop loans disbursement in certain cases when the loan quality is in danger or is expected to be in danger.
He holds a BBA in marketing in 1999 from National Institute of Management, which study programs supported by Georgetown University and The University of San Fran Cisco; and post graduate in management in 2010 from Charles Sturt University (Australia).
Mr. Kea Borann
Mr. Kea BorannDirector
Mr. KEA Borann is the senior executive who have extensive experience in microfinance leadership. He is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer at AMK microfinance which is the number 1 microfinance with largest customer bases in Cambodia.
Borann has been with AMK over ten years since 2004 in different roles, and has held various leadership roles throughout the development of the organization, such as Finance Manager, CFO and Deputy CEO. Before working at AMK, he worked for World Relief Cambodia / CREDIT (Microcredit program) as the Finance Director.
He holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting. He received ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) accreditation and was accepted as an ACCA member in 2008.
Mr. CHARANIA Shahid
Mr. CHARANIA ShahidDirector
Mr. Shahid CHARANIA is Managing Director for Emerging Markets for Equifax Inc. He was appointed to this position in July 2008 and he leads the company’s efforts for emerging markets expansion, which includes Russia, China, India, Indonesia, Turkey, and other similar markets. He is responsible for creating strategic direction for expansion in these areas, for building and maintaining appropriate relationships within these markets, and for operating Equifax’s businesses in these countries.
Shahid has over 23 years of experience across operations, outsourcing and business development. He has held responsible positions in various companies overseeing various territories. He has also held Board level positions in companies/territories, including companies like Fidelity, E-funds, Equifax Russia, and Fortune BPO. Prior to joining Equifax, he has held executive level positions in Fidelity National Information Services.
Mr. Shahid holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
Mr. William Lim
Mr. William LimDirector
Mr. William LIM is the Executive Director of Credit Bureau Singapore (CBS). He was part of the team that established CBS and has been managing CBS since the commencement of its operations in 2002.
He has led the initiative to establish credit bureaus in ASEAN and has successfully obtained licenses and approval to operate credit bureaus in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia.
He sits on the board of Credit Bureau Singapore, Dun & Bradstreet Singapore, Dun & Bradstreet Malaysia (D&B), Infocredit Holdings, Credit Bureau Cambodia, PT. Kredit Biro Indonesia Jaya and Asia Credit Bureau.
William also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore. A lawyer by training, he was previously with the Singapore Legal Service serving as a Deputy Registrar, Magistrate and District Judge before leaving for private practice. His areas of legal practice included litigation, corporate law, law of property and criminal law. He left practice to join the company in 1999.
H.E Sok Siphana
H.E Sok SiphanaIndependent Director
H.E. Sok Siphanna is a practicing attorney and the Principal at SokSiphana&associates, a law and consulting firm specialized in international trade and corporate law in Phnom Penh.
H.E. Sok Siphanna has unique experiences and insights related to the development of the Cambodian legal system, the business environment and the intricacy of the commercial and investment law evolution in Cambodia. His vast hands on experiences as a former Commerce Secretary of State (Vice Minister) in the Cambodian Government, where he worked extensively on issues related to commercial and investment legal framework, trade promotion, trade policies, trade development, and economic intégration, gives him a unique perspective on both the macro and micro needs of businesses and foreign investors alike. In the area of policy formulation and policy mainstreaming he was responsible for leading a large multidisciplinary inter-agency task force to prepare complex action plans (including the National Legislative and Regulatory Agenda) and to negotiate successfully Cambodia’s accession to the WTO. He was also instrumental in initiating the development of the first ever trade Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) for Cambodia.
He received Juris Doctor from the Widener University, School of Law in Delaware, United States and Doctor of Philosophy from Bond University, School of Law in Queensland, Australia.