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Board of Directors

Mr. Chhay Soeun, Chairman

Board Committees: Assets and Liabilities, Audit and Compliance, Credit.

Cambodian. Born April 10, 1954. He joined ACLEDA Bank Plc. Board in September 2014. He obtained his Executive Master's of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Preston University, California, USA. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He joined ACLEDA in January 1993 until his retirement on April 10, 2014. His last job in ACLEDA Bank Plc. was as Executive Vice President & Group Chief Financial Officer. From 1980 to 1992, he was an accountant and deputy chief accountant of the Kampot Provincial Department of Commerce.

At present, he is chairman of the Board of Directors of ACLEDA Bank Plc., Cambodia, a Board member of ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd., and a Board member of ACLEDA MFI Myanmar Co., Ltd.


Dr. In Channy, Director

Board Committees: Assets and Liabilities.

Cambodian. Born June 1960. Dr. In Channy is the President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc., a position he has held since it was established as a bank in 2000. He became a member of the Board of Directors of ACLEDA Bank Plc. in August 2014. He was one of the founders of Association of Cambodian Local Economic Development Agencies (ACLEDA) in January 1993. As President of the Executive Committee he leads the Executive Management Team which is responsible for overall strategic planning and running the day-to-day business of ACLEDA Bank Plc. and its group as well as implementation of its business plan. He is directly accountable to the Board of Directors.

His other responsibilities within the group include Chairman of ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd. and ACLEDA MFI Myanmar Co. Ltd., Shareholder Representative for ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd., ACLEDA Securities Plc., ACLEDA Institute of Business, and ACLEDA MFI Myanmar Co., Ltd. He is also the Chairman of ACLEDA Financial Trust.

He also represents ACLEDA Bank Plc. as one of the Members of the World Economic Forum.

He completed Executive Course on Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development (FIPED) at Harvard University, USA in 1998. He holds a Doctorate of Business Administration and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).


Mr. Rath Yumeng, Director

Cambodian. Born in 1962. Mr. Rath Yumeng joined ACLEDA Bank Plc. in January 1999. From January 1999 to August 2008 he held various positions in the Bank including as Chief Accountant/Deputy Head of Finance (January 1999 - May 2007), Head of Finance Division (June 2007 - August 2008), Head of Treasury Division (September 2008 - May 2015) and Executive Vice President and Group Chief Treasury Officer (June 2015 till the present).

He is responsible for leading a group of treasury management and control functions, which consists of the Financial Institution Division, Foreign Exchange and Reserve Department, Treasury Department and Treasury Dealing Centre. He also provides technical support to the Bank's subsidiaries in terms of fund management.

In addition, he holds positions as chair and member of the Bank's various management committees: Assets and Liabilities Committee (ALM), Interest & Price Setting Committee (IPSC), Public Bond Issuance Committee (BICO) and member of Management Credit Committee (MCC).

From 2001 until September 2014, he was the Shareholder Representative of ASA, Plc., one of the local shareholders of the Bank. In August 2014, he became a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank.

He holds a Master's Degree in Finance and Banking from Western University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).


Drs. Pieter Kooi, Director

Board Committees: Risk Management (Chair), Audit and Compliance (Chair), Assets and Liabilities.

Dutch. Born in 1958. Drs. Kooi joined the Board in October 2000. He obtained his Master's degree with distinction in corporate finance and sociology from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Starting in 1993, he advised ACLEDA as a microfinance consultant over a period of seven years in its course from a development program into a commercial bank. From 1999, he worked as a short-term microfinance consultant on projects in 15 countries located mainly in Africa and Asia. From September 2002 until December 2005, he was Director of the Microfinance Unit of UNCDF in New York. From March 2006 till May 2011, Drs. Kooi supported ACLEDA Bank Plc. as a part-time consultant in the establishment of ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd., ACLEDA Training Center Ltd. (Currently ACLEDA Institute of Business) and ACLEDA Securities Plc. At present Drs. Kooi serves on several Boards of financial institutions in Asia. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mr. Cornelius Reinhart Gunter Obert, Director

Board Committees: Assets and Liabilities (Chair), Credit, Risk Management, Information Technology.

German. Born in 1950. Mr. Obert joined the Board in August 2015. He graduated in 1976 with a Degree in Economics and management from the University of Hamburg. He previously worked as Managing Director/Executive Member of the Board of Directors for Commerzbank International SA Luxembourg and before that as General Manager of Commerzbank AG, Johannesburg Branch. His areas of responsibility included Corporate Business, Treasury Activities, Precious Metal Business and Trade Finance.


Mr. Ian Samuel Lydall, Director

Board Committees: ​Remuneration and Nomination (Chair), Information Technology (Chair), Audit and Compliance, Risk Management.

British. Born in 1955. He joined the Board in August 2015. Mr. Lydall was the CEO and then Chairman of PwC Vietnam, retiring from the firm on June 30, 2015. He wishes to contribute to the Bank by drawing on his experience of financial reporting, corporate governance, risk management, strategy and related areas. Mr. Lydall has extensive and in-depth experience in financial services.


Mr. Marc Robert, Director

Board Committees: Remuneration and Nomination.

French. Born in 1973. Mr. Robert joined the Board in August 2015. He graduated from ESSEC and Science Po Paris and obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of California Davis and the University of Toulouse in 2003. He started his carrier with the International Monetary Fund and then held positions on the boards of several European banks. Currently, he works for BRED Banque Populaire as a member of the Management board, head of the international section, in charge of monitoring a dozen subsidiaries around the world.


Mr. Ryoji Nishimura, Director

Board Committees: Remuneration and Nomination.

Japanese. Born on February 26, 1974. Mr. Ryoji Nishimura joined the Board since April 2018.

He is currently Managing Director, Global Business Development and Investment Group Investment and Operation Headquarters with the ORIX Corporation. He is Director and IC member of United Orient Capital fund and a director of the DI Asian Industrial Fund which acts as a private equity investment fund in Singapore and Vietnam, engaged in managing investment projects in Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia. He is also a Non-Executive Director of TenGer Financial Group, a Mongolian financial services group providing a range of banking and financial services.

He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the Ritsumeikan University, Japan. He joined the ORIX Corporation in April 1996, starting his career in the firm's Nagoya Branch. From 2005 to 2008, he was the project leader for the establishment of a reinsurance company in Ireland, conducting written and verbal negotiations with the local government and law offices. From 2009 to 2014, he worked at ORIX Taiwan Corporation in Taiwan engaged in NPL investment business.


Mr. Kenichiro Mori, Director

Board Committees: Risk Management.

Japanese. Born in 1973. Mr. Kenichiro Mori joined the Board in October 2019. He graduated from Tokyo University with a Bachelor of Engineering in April 1996. He began his career with Sumitomo Bank (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)) as a Marketing officer at the Ikebukuro Branch in Tokyo and later held various positions in credit portfolio management and corporate planning at the Bank. In December 2009, Mr. Mori was appointed to the Office of Special Staff to Chairman at the Japanese Bankers Association, where he led efforts to expand sound practices in the Japanese banking sector, through the adoption of international standards and best practices. In April 2014, Mr. Mori was assigned as Senior Vice President of Planning Dept., International Banking Unit. In April 2016, he was promoted to the Head of Strategic Planning Group. Mr. Mori is currently the Joint General Manager of Planning Department, Asia Pacific Division at SMBC, a position he has held since April 2019.

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