AmCham held its Annual General Meeting at Raffles Hotel Le Royal. We welcomed H.E. Hun Many, the Chairman of Commission on Education, Youth, Sport, Cult, Religious Affairs, Culture and Tourism of the National Assembly (Commission 7), H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Ministry at Ministry of Public Works and Transport – MPWT, H.E. Dr. Or Vandine, Secretary of State and Spokesperson at Ministry of Health, and H.E. Ly Thuch, First Vice-President of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority, as our honorable guests. Mr. Anthony Galliano, President of AmCham, welcomed the 150 participants, and stated that AmCham commemorated its 25th Anniversary in 2021 with one of its strongest years in its history – a 45% increase in membership, over 50 engaging events, the reactivation of 5 committees, and much more.
H.E. Hun Many and H.E. Sun Chanthol both provided inspiring remarks, and they both praised American business in Cambodia and encouraged even more American investment in the country. AmCham provided them tokens of appreciation, as well as to H.E. Dr. Or Vandine.
Mr. Travis Mitchell, AmCham Executive Director, provided a summary of the past year, while Mr. Devin Barta, AmCham Governor, underscored how the Chamber is engaging its Members and offering more value to them. We played a video of updates from our advocacy committees, and a financial update from AmCham Treasurer, Ms. Kim Am.
We then recognized the Board Members who finished their terms: Mr. Ashley Irving, Mr. Matt van Roosmalen, and Mr. Devin Barta. Finally, we announced the results of the 2022 Board election, with the five openings going to Mr. Casey Barnett, President of CamEd Business School; Mr. Zhiger Atchabarov, Chief International Operations Officer at ABA Bank; Ms. Moniveark Sou, Owner and Managing Director of ChemDry Cambodia; Mr. Devin Barta, Country Manager of AHF Products, who was reelected; and Mr. Joseph Telfer, Managing Partner and Founder of DataU Academy.
We would like to thank our sponsors, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Auskhmer Import & Export, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola, and Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh. We would also like to thank our wonderful Members for all their support in 2021, and we look forward to an even more dynamic 2022!