Board of Directors & Committee Members
2017-Apr-21 10:22 [Viewed : 5035]

AMK’s shareholders appoint the Board of Directors who is responsible for the overall governance and strategic guidance of the institution. The 9-member Board of Directors have broad expertise in areas such as auditing, Cambodian law, management, financial systems, human resource development, microfinance, and extensive experience in commercial banking. At present, AMK’s governance consists of eight non-executive Directors in addition to the CEO, who is the management representative on the Board.

There are also four committees that report to the Board. Each is composed of board members and external experts. These committees are:

  1. Remuneration, Nominations and Coporate Governance Committee (RNCG)

This committee is responsible for overseeing the remuneration of employees of the company and making sure that they are fairly rewarded for their contribution to the company’s performance. This committee is also responsible for the selection of Board members, senior managers and non-executive directors. It is entrusted to oversee the induction of new members, arranges briefings to keep the Board up-to-date on developments in corporate governance, and update Board members about the role of the board and their responsibilities (for example legal obligations).

In regards to corporate governance, the committee is expected to ensure that the Board works according to the best practice, ensures the overall effectiveness of the Board, and to undertake or facilitate periodic self and peer evaluations of the Board.

  1. Social Performance Committee (SPC)

This committee is responsible for advising the Board on the social implications of AMK's work, analytical and reporting methods and assessments regarding social performance. It is also tasked with updating the Board and senior management on social performance issues and global developments, and determining whether the results obtained from client research are accurately presented.

  1. Audit and Finance Committee (AFC)

This committee is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the company’s financial statements, reporting and disclosure practices and that information provided to the public and the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is clear, accurate and reliable. The committee also performs the following tasks on a regular basis:

  • Monitors the integrity of the financial statements of the company
  • Makes recommendations to the Board for shareholders’ approval on the appointment of the external auditors
  • Reviews and recommends audited financial statements for the Board’s approval
  • Reviews the company's internal control systems
  • Monitors and reviews the effectiveness of the company’s internal audit function (the Internal Audit department)
  • Monitors and reviews the external auditor’s independence, objectivity and effectiveness.
  1. Board Risk Committee (BRC)

AMK board and management strong believe that sound risk management is crucial to the success of AMK’s business activities as a Deposit Taking Microfinance Institution. Our philosophy is to ensure that the risks that we take help us achieve our business strategy and corporate goals while remaining in line with risk appetite, allowing us to protect AMK’s capital and striking the right balance between risks and returns.

The Board Risk Committee (BRC) has the responsibility to oversee the enterprise risk management including internal and external risks, such as operations, finance, credit, compliance, reputation, etc.

  1. Board Asset and Liability Committee (Board ALCO)

This committee provides the Board strategic oversight of the Company's balance sheet management. It gives strategic input and ideas to the ALM process, and serves as the approving body for ALM policies, risks and resources.

The assets and liabilities of AMK are managed by the Committee in order to maximize shareholder value, to enhance sustainable growth and profitability, optimize capital management and protect the company from any excessive financial risks arising from changes in the market environment.

The Board ALCO is particularly concerned with the management of liquidity, funding and capital, foreign exchange rate and counter party risks, changes in products and annual budgeting.



TANMAY CHETAN | Director, Board Chairman, Chairperson of Remuneration, Nominations & Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of Audit & Finance Committee

Tanmay is a co-founder of the Agora Group and Managing Partner at Agora Microfinance Partners LLP, and has worked in multiple roles in microfinance for over 18 years. Over the years, Tanmay has worked in operations (CEO of AMK), microfinance credit ratings and consulting in a number of countries.

Tanmay holds a master's degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Forest Management.



ADRIAN GRAHAM | Director, Chairperson of Audit & Finance Committee, and Member of Board Risk Committee

Adrian, raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, brings 19 years of finance experience to the AMK board. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and advisory services. He has worked in the NGO sector for the last eight years, including five years as the Financial Controller and then Finance Director of Concern Worldwide.

Adrian is currently the Chief Financial Officer of UNICEF Australia.



KEA BORANN | Director and Chief Executive Officer

Borann was appointed as CEO of AMK in 2012. He has been with AMK for over 10 years since 2004 and has held various leadership roles throughout the development of the organization, such as Finance Manager, CFO, and Deputy CEO. Before joining AMK, he worked for another MFI as Finance Director.

He holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting. He received ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) accreditation and was accepted as an ACCA member in 2008.



PETER POWER | Director, Member of Social Performance Committee and Audit & Finance Committee

Pete is currently Head of Strategy and Business Development at the newly merged Gorta Self-Help Africa (GSHA). Prior to the merger, Pete served as the CEO of Gorta and served as the CEO of AMK from 2010 to 2012. He has been on the Board of Directors since 2006 and has been involved with AMK since its early days. Pete began his career as an accountant and has worked as a management consultant in the US and China. He led a successful technology start-up in the US before switching to the development sector.

Pete earned a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Philosophy from the University of Scranton (USA), followed by an MA in European Integration from the University of Limerick (Ireland), and an MBA from Tulane University (USA).



REBECCA MCKENZIE | Director, Chairperson of Board Asset and Liability Committee, Member of Remuneration, Nominations and Coporate Governance Committee

Rebecca is the co-founder and Managing Director of Agora Microfinance N.V., and Director of Operations of Agora Microfinance Partners LLP. Rebecca has over 15 years of experience in banking, capital markets and microfinance. In her banking experience, she has held different positions with Depfa Bank Plc., Credit Suisse First Boston, Paribas, and UBS.

Rebecca holds a Diploma in Corporate Finance from the London Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies from Scripps College, California.



TIP JANVIBOL | Director, Member of Remuneration, Nominations & Coporate Governance Committee

Dr. Tip is a managing partner of Tip & Partners, an independent law firm in Cambodia and a member of Cambodian Bar Association. He was elected from 1999 to 2002 to serve as a Board Member of the Cambodian Bar Association and re-elected again in 2010 until 2012. He has acted in both small and large-scale transactions involving both individual and corporate clients. He has served as consultant and legal adviser to numerous national and international institutions, including United Nations, World Bank, ADB, and other major corporations in Cambodia.

Dr. Tip is an active member of both legal and business community in Cambodia.



BLANDINE CLAUDIA MAIRE PONS | Director, Chairperson of Board Risk Committee, Chairperson of Social Performance Committee, and member of Board Asset & Liability Committee

Dina is an Incofin East Asia Regional Director and Social Performance Manager based in Phnom Penh and a member of the board of the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF). Dina is in charge of all debt activities in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia and the Philippines, managing a portfolio of USD 60M serving 18 MFIs. Before joining Incofin, Dina was a Senior Analyst for Southeast Asia at the microfinance specialized rating agency - Planet Rating.

Prior to that time, Dina worked in microfinance as an Operations Consultant at PlaNet Finance and its sister company MicroCred in China. She was part of the team which set up MicroCred Nanchong in Sichuan. She also led capacity building projects for several Chinese rural microfinance institutions. Dina speaks French, English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Dina holds master's degrees from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics (LSE) in Development Studies and International Relations respectively.



JOSHUA MORRIS | Director, Member of Remuneration, Nominations, and Corporate Governance Committee

Joshua Morris is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Emerging Markets Investments (EMI), a Singapore-registered, Cambodian-based Investment Advisory business. He is a co-founder of EMI’s parent company, Emerging Markets Group Holding and its first operating business, Emerging Markets Consulting. Joshua is a member of the board of the group’s holding company which oversees EMC and EMI. Before relocating to Cambodia, Joshua held senior management positions in marketing and corporate development for technology start-ups and a NASDAQ-listed e-commerce business.

Prior to these management roles, Joshua spent five years in management consulting in the health care and insurance industries in the United States.

Joshua holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (1998) and a BA cum laude from Harvard University (1992).



MICHAEL GOH | Director, Member of Board Risk Committee

Michael’s corporate career was with financial institutions spanning over twenty years. He was in charge of Governance, Enterprise Risk Management, Credit and Risk Management Operations for Asia Pacific Region. His executive positions were: Chief Risk Officer for AIG Group, CRO-Standard Chartered Bank’s global JV in payment solutions, Regional Risk Head-CAI Investment Bank, Chief Credit & Risk Officer-Asian Hong Kong wholesale and retail banks. His commercial businesses include Private Equity Investments, Risk Advisory Services and Specialized Training for banking institutions and associations.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in Finance from New York. He is a Member of Institute of Directors and Board Member of Risk Management Association. Prior to his service with AMK, he was an Independent Director/Chairman of Board Risk Committee as well as Board Risk Advisor for two MFIs in Cambodia. He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer for Risk Management with UOL-LSE and the Master Trainer for HSBC-Global Compliance Risk Project in Asia.


FRANCES SINHA | Member of Social Performance Committee

Frances Sinha is a Co-Founder of the development consultancy EDA Rural Systems and the specialist rating agency M-CRIL. A graduate from Oxford University and the London School of Economics, UK, she has lived in India for over twenty five years. Her experience includes social performance management and training with the Imp-Act consortium and with EDA, social performance assessments and ratings with M-CRIL and social performance reporting with country networks, the MIX, and the Social Performance Task Force.

Currently, Frances is a leading consultant to the Microcredit Summit Campaign for developing a Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence in microfinance.

OLGA TORRES| Member of Social Performance Committee

Olga is the Head of Research at Agora Microfinance Partners LLP and is currently working full-time at Agora Microfinance Zambia. She has over twelve years of experience in microfinance as a manager, consultant and researcher. From 2003 to 2009, Olga was a manager and advisor at AMK, where she led the work on analyzing client-level data and linking results to decision-making.

Olga holds a PhD in Applied Economics from Universidad Complutense and a Master's degree of International Affairs from Columbia University.

HENG SEIDA| Member of Audit and Finance Committee

Seida is a certified public accountant, a fellow member of Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), UK, and a certified internal auditor from USA. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Seida has over ten years of experience in auditing and financial management. She is the Managing Partner of Fii & Associates, responsible for the overall operations of the firm, acts as the signing partner and ensures the high quality of services provided with due professionalism.

Prior to this, Seida was a financial management specialist with the World Bank for a period of five years and was Audit Manager with one of the big four auditing firms for a period of six years in the audit and advisory services in Cambodia and Malaysia.

EDWIN ZIMMERMANN | Member of Remuneration, Nominations, and Corporate Governance Committee

Edwin works as a Private Equity Manager at Incofin Investment Management and previously gained over eight years investment experience at two venture capital funds. He has served on the Board of Directors in over ten companies in various sectors including financial services, life sciences, and information and communications technology.

Edwin holds a M.Sc. in Management (Commercial Engineer), supplemented with a M.Sc. in Applied Economics from KU Leuven, Belgium.


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