Board of Directors & Committee Members
2017-Jul-25 17:06 [Viewed : 8098]

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, and Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of Audit Committee

Tanmay Chetan is the co-founder of the Agora Group, wherein he manages the group’s equity investments across Asia and Africa. Tanmay’s previous experience includes microfinance ratings, consulting and operations, and as the CEO of AMK from 2003 to 2007.

Tanmay holds an MBA from IIFM, India and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.



ADRIAN GRAHAM | Director, Chairperson of Audit and 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. Borann 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 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 and Finance Committee

Pete is currently Head of Strategy and Business Development at the newly merged Irish NGO Gorta-Self Help Africa (GSHA). GSHA focuses on agriculture and enterprise development in Africa. Prior to the merger, Pete served as the CEO of Gorta, Ireland’s oldest NGO. Pete has a long history of involvement with AMK, having served on the Board of Directors since 2006 and served as CEO from 2010 to 2012.

Pete began his career as an accountant and then management consultant working for Arthur Andersen in the US and China. He then led a successful technology start-up in the US before switching to the development sector in 2005. Pete earned a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Philosophy from University of Scranton (USA), followed by an MA in European Integration from the University of Limerick (Ireland), and a 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 and Coporate Governance Committee

Dr. Tip Janvibol is senior managing partner of Tip & Partners. He is a licensed attorney and authorized to practice law in Cambodia. He obtained a Doctor Degree (PhD) from California Coast University, Master Degree from University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Bachelor degree from University Maine at Preque Isle. He has acted in both small and large-scale transactions involving both individual and corporate clients. Dr. Tip 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.



DINA PONS | Director, Chairperson of Board Risk Committee, Chairperson of Social Performance Committee, and Member of Board Asset and Liability Committee

Dina is Incofin East Asia Regional Director and Social Performance Manager, based in Phnom Penh Cambodia. She also sits at the BOD of the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) and co-chairs the Social Investors Working group. Dina manages a portfolio of USD 80 million, serving more than a dozen of financial service-providers across East Asia. Previous to joining Incofin, Dina lived in the Philippines, where she worked as a senior analyst for the microfinance specialized rating agency Planet Rating.

Dina also lived in China, she was part of the team which set up MicroCred Nanchong in Sichuan. She also led capacity building projects.



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, Member of Board Asset and Liability Committee

Michael’s corporate career with financial institutions spans over 20 years. He was in charge of Governance ERM, Credit Approval and Risk Management Operations for Asia Pacific Region. His executive positions were: Chief Risk Officer-AIG Group, CRO- Standard Chartered Bank’s global JV in payment solutions, Senior Regional Risk Head-CAI Investment Bank, Chief Credit & Risk Head-commercial banks in Hong Kong. He co-owned PE Investment business including entities sold and listed in Singapore. His company also provides Risk Advisory and Specialized Training services. 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 was designated Master-Trainer Consultant for HSBC Global Compliance Risk Project and a certified corporate trainer-vendor for global rating agencies in Asia.


FRANCES SINHA | Member of Social Performance Committee

Frances Sinha is 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 25 years. She has in-depth experience of microfinance and livelihoods, and has contributed to the global work pioneering social performance in microfinance – through the development of social rating and social performance reporting.

Currently she is leading teams for impact research, social performance management and client protection assessments in India and the region.


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 10 years of experience in auditing and financial management. Her expertise is in the fields of accounting, auditing (both external & internal), review and setting up internal control structure, policies and procedure. She is currently the Managing Partner of Fii & Associates, an accounting firm.

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 8 years investment experience at two venture capital funds. He has served on the Board of Directors in over 10 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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