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.

MRS. Kim Tol Tan

TREASURER

Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Prudential Cambodia Life Assurance Plc.

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Mrs. Kim Tol Tan is the Chief Digital Strategy Officer for Prudential Cambodia Life Assurance Plc. She is leading the company’s strategic initiatives to making quality healthcare and insurance services more affordable and accessible to all Cambodians. Kim is responsible for delivering simple digital insurance products and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered healthcare services through Pulse by Prudential (Pulse), a health and wellness digital app. She will also drive digital partnerships to grow the company’s ecosystem of healthcare services to meet the evolving needs of the consumers in the country. Kim has extensive experiences in the insurance, banking and technology industries. Prior to joining Prudential Cambodia, Kim was the CEO of BIMA, the largest micro-insurer in Cambodia. She also held business consultative roles in Wells Fargo in the United States before she moved back to Cambodia in April 2019 to fulfil her passion in driving healthcare and protection in her mother country. Kim is passionate about serving the community by networking and connecting with other leaders to help support issues and causes important to the business community. Mrs. Kim Tan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The George L. Graziado School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University in California, USA. A Certification for Negotiation and Influence from Emeritus Institution of Management, Singapore in 2017.

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..

Mrs. Ing Rina

Governor

Country Manager, Kelvin Chia Partnership, Cambodia Office.
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Mrs. Ing Rina is the Founding Partner of Ing Law Office and presently Country Manager of Kelvin Chia Partnership, Cambodia Office. Further, she has also served as a member of the Legal and Justice Council of the Ministry of Justice since November 2020. Rina has over 12 years of experiences advising clients on a broad variety of investment, corporate and commercial matters including banking, real estate, telecom infrastructure, air transportation. She has advised and assisted major and leading multinational banks to establish their presences and obtain relevant banking licenses from the National Bank of Cambodia. She is also well vested in advising banks and off-shore lenders with regards to their complexed crossed border loan transactions. Rina also advises and assists real estate developers to structure their businesses and obtain relevant licenses and permits. She also drafts the relevant project documents implementing such advices. Rina holds a Master degree in real estate law from the Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 in France and is a part-time law lecturer at the Royal University of Law and Economic Science where she teaches in a master degree program related to land and property law. Rina is fluent in Khmer, English and French. She also speaks Thai with a limited professional proficiency level. Rina is passionate about contributing to improvement of the investment and businesses in the Kingdom of Cambodia in compliance with the Cambodian laws and plans and policies of the investors and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Matt Van Roosmalen

Governor

Country Manager, Emerging Markets Consulting
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Matt has lived and worked in Cambodia since 2011, and brings a great deal of knowledge on the country’s business environment. He has experience dealing with foreign as well as local investors across a wide range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, energy, agribusiness, and financial services. He also regularly advises development partners such as the World Bank and ADB, as well as the Royal Government of Cambodia, on private sector development issues including the investment climate, skills development, trade facilitation, and the startup ecosystem. As passionate lifelong learner, Matt has postgraduate degrees in technology, business, economics, and law. In his current role as Director and Country Manager for Cambodia's leading consulting firm, he is responsible for all engagements in Cambodia, as well as regional strategy. Whilst doing so, one of his great passions is coaching his Cambodian colleagues, who now make up the vast majority of the team. In his free time he also mentors promising entrepreneurs and volunteers in the social impact sector. Matt’s vision for the board of AmCham is to further develop its unique value proposition of business innovation and longstanding support to the development of the Kingdom of Cambodia. This means fostering a climate of learning and exchange between US and local institutions, building up the next generation of local talent, and showing international businesses what Cambodia has to offer.

Mr. Devin Barta

Governor

Senior Manager, AHF Products
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Devin Barta is a Senior Manager on a multi-year assignment for AHF Products overseeing the expansion of their manufacturing site near Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Devin started his career as an officer in the United States Army and has a extensive experience operating in multi-cultural settings. He then moved into the manufacturing sector culminating in multi-site manager roles in the United States as well as managing IoT and Industry 4.0 initiatives. Devin has experience serving on a couple of boards in Pennsylvania. As a general member on the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, Devin helped ensure that federal funds were being provided for training and development in targeted industries of the Central PA region. As a board member of The New school of Lancaster, Devin participated on the Committee on Trustees focusing on member development and recruitment, as well as the Advancement Committee promoting the school in the general community. Devin received his B.S. from Marquette University and MBAs from Columbia University and London Business School focusing on International Business and Finance. Devin is married and has two children aged 1 and 5 who are living in Phnom Penh. Devin enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.

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.