BOARD OF GOVERNORS

ABOUT THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS (BOG)

AmCham Cambodia’s elected Board of Governors is responsible for the management, oversight and vision of all aspects of the organization. There are nine AmCham Governors sitting on the board at all times. They are elected by the membership at the annual general meeting, then the selection committee selects two possible candidates for each available position, and finally a majority vote by the membership elects the new Governors.
Governors sit for a two-year term and may stand for re-election at the end of their term. Governor terms are staggered – one year 4 seats are up for election, and the following year, the other five seats become available. Following each annual election,the board elects officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer from among the sitting board members. Terms for these board positions are one year.
To recognize special long-term service to AmCham, the board established “emeritus” board positions, which are granted for life. To date, two have been granted:
– Chairman Emeritus position to Mr. Bretton G. Sciaroni.
– Member Emeritus position to Mr. Michael Hayes.
This honor forever places these individuals in the AmCham spirit and bestows on them the privileged of attending BoG meetings as non-voting consultants.

Mr. Anthony John Galliano

President

Chief Executive Officer, Cambodian Investment Management

 

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Anthony is Group CEO of CIM Holdings, Chief Executive Office of Cambodian Investment Management, and Chairman of Cambodian Investment Management Audit Services, Phnom Penh BG Serviced Office, Premium Human Resources, Cambodian Investment Management Insurance Agent, Dynamo Innovative Digital Advertising, and Jump Digital (Cambodia). In Laos, he is Chairmen of Star Insurance Broker Sole Co. Ltd. He is also President Director of the Indonesian parent company, Covenant International Management. The primary businesses of the group are Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, Accounting, Payroll, Tax, Human Resources, Insurance Agency, and Serviced Offices. Anthony was a career corporate banker with 27 years’ international experience with ANZ, Citibank, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of New York. Beginning his banking career in the United States, he has been stationed in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Bangkok with Citibank and Indonesia and Cambodia with ANZ.

Mr. Pily Wong

VICE PRESIDENT

Chief Executive Officer, Hung Hiep (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

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Pily, who lived in France (Paris) for over 20 years, is highly involved in the economic environment in Cambodia. He is the CEO of Hung Hiep (Cambodia) Co. Ltd, one of the longest history company in the Kingdom, specialized in distribution of Fast Moving Consumer Goods E&J Gallo Winery (World no.1 selling wines), Cafés Richard (no.1 coffee in France) Selleys (World no. 1 in Silicones and Glues) and Lee Kum Kee (World leading Asian cooking sauces), and in the export of Agriculture Products such as Rice (Awarded Cambodia Best Fragrant Rice in 2016), Pepper, Cashew Nuts and Dried Fruits. He is also the owner of MDP Co. Ltd., an independent system integrator, founded over 12 years ago, specialized in Fintech and Cybersecurity. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris VI and a Bachelor’s degree in International Commerce with Asia Specialization from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations. In 2017, he founded 2 other companies: Brand Protection Services Co., Ltd. and CMS, a property management company, and owner of Wayhome. He is a past President of the French-Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, past Vice-President of the ICT Federation of Cambodia, past Governor of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, past Vice President of the Cambodian Automotive Industry Federation. Now he supports youth and sports being the Vice-President of the Cambodia Motor Sport Federation and being Deputy Secretary General of the Cambodia Shooting Federation. In terms of charity, he has joined the Board of Directors of Khmer Sight Foundation.

Mr. Christopher McCarthy

SECRETARY

Chief Executive Officer, MangoTango Asia (Band of Mangoes Co., Ltd)

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I am the co-founder and CEO of MangoTango Asia, a marketing agency in Cambodia that uses creativity and digital media to build value for client like Google, Accenture, Heineken and PPCBank. Since 2014 I have participated in Chamber activities including working with the Royal Government of Cambodia on eCommerce and technology legislation. My career started in large corporations, and then to a series of technology start-ups in Silicon Valley and New York City. I live in Phnom Penh with my wife of 21 years, Nancy Jaffe.

Ms. Tean Ly

TREASURER

Managing Partner, Seeva Capital

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Prior to moving to Cambodia, Tean worked in investment banking at Citigroup in New York where she managed structured real estate project finance transactions via public and private partnerships funded with taxable and tax-exempt municipal bonds, derivates, private placements, and credit enhancements from government sponsored enterprises. Tean also worked in acquisitions at R4 Capital, a real estate private equity firm based in New York focusing on investing in real estate through tax credit syndications from institutional investors. Prior to founding Seeva Capital, Tean ran the Global Subsidiaries and Financial Institutions businesses at ANZ Royal, providing corporate banking clients with market and industry insights and building financial strategies to help her clients grow their company. Tean also works with local and international financial institutions providing solutions in debt financing, transaction banking, and rate and currency risk management. Tean has previously served on the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce serving as Vice Chairwoman in 2019 and Treasurer in 2018. She is also the co-Chair of the Board of Advisory of Population Services International, a US-based NGO, which provides health solutions to rural and low-income communities. Tean earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver Business School where she was also a Chancellor’s Scholar and Leader..

Mr. Ashley Irving

Governor

Principal, Australian Centre for Education
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Ashley joined the Australian Centre for Education in June 2012 as Principal. A native Australian from Melbourne, Ashley holds degrees in mathematics, business and linguistics. After a twenty-year career in corporate banking culminating in a position as Associate Director at Rothschild Bank, Ashley decided to seek a new direction. Since then he has worked in the English Language Teaching industry for eighteen years, including time in Brazil, Argentina and Australia. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Since joining ACE, Ashley has seen the number of students increase from 6,000 in 2012 to over 18,000 today, reflecting the strong desire amongst Cambodians to keep upgrading their education. Ashley is also part of a joint public-private committee which is which is working with the Cambodian Government on STEM Education..

Ms. Pauline Teoh

Governor

CEO, AIA Cambodia Life Insurance
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Pauline is the CEO of AIA Cambodia, managing the business operating in Cambodia. With over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, she has held senior roles in banks and insurance companies with experience in sales and distribution, marketing and strategy, financial risk management, M&A and IPOs. Among previous positions, Pauline held the positions of Chief Partnership Distribution Officer for AIA Hong Kong, Head of Insurance Development for HSBC Global Wealth Insurance, Head of Insurance for Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong, CFO and Board of Director for CIGNA, etc. Pauline is a qualified actuary with FSA designation from Society of Actuaries and a graduate from University of Waterloo, Canada. She is passionate about the economic development of Cambodia. She is currently the Vice Chairperson of International Business Chamber of Cambodia (IBC).

Mr. Steven Path

Governor

Founder and CEO, Pathmazing
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Steven Path, who is the chairman, founder and CEO of Pathmazing, has 25 years of technology and leadership experience under his belt in the United States. Mr. Path was CTO of the technology startup eBenX, which had a $1 billion USD IPO on the US stock market.In the following years, he co-founded a series of IT companies which provided IT leadership and consulting services to Fortune 100 companies, including UnitedHealth Group, Prudential and Wells Fargo. He co-founded the company EmergingSoft which was acquired by a leading international event and meeting management company. Mr. Path returned to Cambodia in 2008 to set up Pathmazing to focus on building disruptive mobile apps.Mr. Path is currently on the Board of Directors of three other technology startups in Malaysia, US and Cambodia, and he's also the current President of ICT Federation of Cambodia.

Mr. Sophea Ros

Governor

Legal and Public Affairs Director, Cambodia Beverage Company
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Sophea joined Coca-Cola Cambodia in 2008 as HR Service Manager. From 2010 to 2015 he has held various positions in the company including Training and Development Manager, Legal & Compliance Manager and since 2015 he is in charge of Legal and PAC Function. Within this role, Sophea has built strong and transparent cooperation with the government and secured both legal and social (CSR) licenses for the company. In addition, the first ever MoU with Anti-Corruption Unit has been initiated and signed since 2013 and set a very good example for other companies and business associations to follow. Sophea has also brought the company to be part of the government consultants regarding economic development and government policy implementation. Within his capacity as a board member (2017-2019), Sophea has actively involved in reshuffling the executive office and brought AmCham to another level of engagement with the public sectors and he has been assigned to be a co-chair of the Government Relation and Tax Committee. Sophea holds a Bachelor of Law and Master Degree of Law from Cambodian Royal University of Law & Economics & Lyon II University from France respectively.LA CAMBODIA.

Mr. Michael Berg
GOVERNOR
General Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

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Michael Berg joined RMA Cambodia as the General Manager for the Special Products Division in May 2017, where he was responsible for a number of subdivisions and brands, as well as incubating new products. He was in charge of the Material & Handling Division (with JLG aerial/boom lifts from the U.S., TCM Forklifts from Japan, and MS Pallets and Starke racking from Malaysia); Cleaning Equipment (Powerboss and Minuteman from the U.S. and Hako from Germany); and Electrical Testing Equipment (Megger Group from Germany and the U.S.). In December of 2019 he was promoted to Business Development Manager for RMA Cambodia. Mr. Berg has extensive experience in supporting senior leaders in business and the U.S. government while managing several projects, including supporting the Missile Defense Agency (MDA)’s Asia/Pacific International Affairs Division and the multibillion dollar SM-3 development project. Notably, he received various awards such as MDA Contractor of the Year Nominee; MDA Policy Planning Team Award; and DAU Corporate Recognition Award. Mr. Berg has a Master’s in Strategic Security Studies (MA), a Master’s in International Business Law (Llm), and a BA in International Studies with a Minor in Business Studies and a Concentration in Management. He has a distinguished background in international affairs and management, business administration, and law, while providing best-in-class customer service to a broad range of clients. With experience spanning Austria, Armenia, the U.S., and Cambodia, Mr. Berg, a U.S. national, is conversational in French, German, Armenian, and Khmer.