AGM 2021

2021

Annual General Meeting

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!

Board of Governors' Applicants

Applicants

The Board of Goveners applicants for 2022
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Annual Report

Report

The AmCham 2021 Annual Report
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Elected Board of Governors 2022

Mrs. Kim Tol Tan
Vice President
Leadership Coach and Trainer

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.

Mrs. Ing Rina
Governor
Legal Director, Cambrew LTD

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. Casey Barnett
Treasurer
President, CamEd Business School

Casey is the president and founder of CamEd Business School (also known as CamEd Institute), Cambodia’s leading institute of higher education in the fields of accounting and finance. CamEd is the first Association of Chartered Certified Accountants accredited institute of higher education in mainland Southeast Asia. CamEd has proudly educated the majority of the Cambodian professional accountants and auditors in practice today. Casey is known for his Khmer language skills and is the only foreigner to ever pass the Cambodian National Tax Agent exam which is in Khmer language. He is an advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance on issues related to financial reporting, working closely with the Accounting and Auditing Regular of Cambodia (ACAR). Previously, he was a World Bank consultant in the area of public sector financial reporting, working closely with the General Department of the National Treasury. He is a CFA charterholder, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Mr. Devin Barta
Governor
Country Manager, AHF Products

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
Business Development Manager, RMA Cambodia

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.

Mr. Zhiger Atchabarov
Governor
Chief International Operations Officer, ABA Bank

Graduated from the Kazakh-British Technical University (Almaty, Kazakhstan).

Started his carrier in 2007 at International Relations and Trade Finance Department of JSC Bank TuranAlem (BTA Bank), Almaty, Kazakhstan. From 2010 headed the Export-Import Operations Desk and from 2011 – the Regional Trade Finance Sales Desk of the bank.

In 2011 joined JSC Temirbank, Almaty, Kazakhstan as Head of Financial Institutions and Trade Finance Department and worked at the bank till 2014.

Started to work in ABA in May 2014 as a Head of International Relations Department. Has been promoted to C-level officer in 2015. Covering payments and remittances, trade finance, interbank relations, correspondent banking, securities and investment portfolio, borrowings and placements, etc.

Mr. Joseph Telfer
Governor
Managing Partner and Founder, DataU Academy

Joseph is Managing Partner of DataU Academy and Mekong Big Data, two leading organisations in Cambodia in the Big Data and Applied Artificial Intelligence sectors. Trained at University College London in Urban Planning and Business and later a Masters in Marketing Joseph then turned his passions to the technology and education sectors. With eyes fixed on the near future Joseph aims to bring high quality training and opportunities to youth across SE Asia and drive the Big Data and AI adoption in the region through services, tools and people. Joseph works with large scale customers both in Cambodia and abroad to deliver complex, mission critical and contemporary data technology projects that leverage data and information in the organization to positively impact bottom line. Through the DataU Academy 100s of new talents are being created to join this exciting industry and to solve the deep and problematic human resource challenges in the Data sector, both in Cambodia and more broadly in the world. Joseph is a Scrum Agile practitioner and enthusiast and is always seeking new ways to apply Scrum to more business areas to drive efficiency, innovation and team effectiveness. Understanding how DevOps, Scrum and Agile will interface to drive huge economic uplift in SE Asia is what wakes Joseph up in the morning and sends him flying out the door to work with customers.

Ms. Moniveark Sou
Governor
Managing Director, ChemDry Cambodia

Moniveark is currently an entrepreneur who has owned few businesses in Cambodia including international franchises such as MoneyTree Financial Literacy Program from Singapore and ChemDry Carpet and Upholstery cleaning company from US. She has also been involving in real estate business together with her husband developing Borey Sovanaphum in the emerging area of Phnom Penh City.

Before exploring her path in running her own business, she has been working as a professional in senior leadership roles in banking industry for over 15 years as well as other international manufacturing company for more than 5 years across different function in sales & marketing, Operations, Human Resources and Business Management.

Mr. Anthony John Galliano
President
Chief Executive Officer, Cambodian Investment Management

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.

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