Board of Directors & Committee Members
2018-Nov-05 09:34 [Viewed : 11770]

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.


JOHN CON-SING YUNG | Director​ and Chairperson of SPC, Member of AFC, RNCG and B.ALCO

JOHN CON-SING YUNG is currently Board member, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Ltd, in charge of IT, Oversea expansion, Mainland China Business and Three Shanghai Bank cooperation. He also holds several key positions on behalf of the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank subsidiaries and affiliated companies.

John started his career at Chase Manhattan Bank in Hong Kong as a management trainee, ending his time there as a manager in the Credit Card Risk Management Department. After Chase, John spent time starting up Shenzhen Concord, a JV investment company between Canadian Eastern Finance and the Shenzhen Government. For next decade John focused on building IT and Telecommunication business in Asia Pacific Region before joining the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Ltd.

He received his AB and MBA degree from University of Chicago



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).



HENG SEIDA| Director & Chairperson of AFC and member of BRC

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.



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.



RU-HUNG WEI | Director​ and Member of B.ALCO

RU-HUNG WEI is currently Deputy Executive Vice President, Overseas Regional Manager and General Manager of Hong Kong Branch of the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Ltd, in charge of Overseas Branches including Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong. He served the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Ltd over 27 years with various position including Import, Export, Foreign Exchange and Credit Investigation.

He received his BBA degree from Soochow University and MBA degree from University of New Haven.



CHIN-KANG LIU | Director​​ and Chairperson  of BRC

CHIN-KANG LIU is currently Head of Risk Management Department and Executive Vice President of the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Ltd, mainly responsible for FATCA, CRS, Basel III and whole bank risk management including Credit, Market, Operational, Liquidity Country and Financial Derivatives. Before this, he also served International Department, Auditing Department, Treasury Department and Headquarter of the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank Ltd.

He earned his Bachelor of Economics degree from National Taiwan University.


PI-FEN HSIEH | Director and Member SPC

PI-FEN HSIEH is currently Head of Digital Banking Department and Deputy Executive Vice President of the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Ltd. Prior to this, she also in charge project management and oversea branch setup. Her team successfully built branches in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore and representative office in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia. Before the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Ltd, she was in HSBC Taipei Branch covering Bills, Loan, Financial Analysis and System conversion.

She earned her BBA degree from Fu Jen Catholic University and Master of Information Management from Kainan University.


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.



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.


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