Search form

Youth of the week: Kim Sophanita

Youth of the week: Kim Sophanita


Ability, creativity and diligence are the reasons behind why I got my dream job,” said 25-year-old Kim Sophanita, the newly-appointed Executive of Market Data at the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).

Sophanita graduated Royal University of Law and Economics with a Bachelor’s in Banking, after earning a scholarship.

She said that while in university, it had always been her goal to work in the finance sector.

“I interned at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC). During this internship, I gained an adequate knowledge of the stock exchange,” Sophanita said.

Working at the CSX is no easy day-job for Sophanita and her colleagues, as it requires precise attention to detail around the clock.

“As an executive, I have to manage many things directly dealing with the market system, so I must be very careful and responsible in order to avoid any mistakes that would affect trading,” she explained.

Sophanita’s been an outstanding student since high school. She’s always demonstrated a special talent for math, and this piqued her interest in finance when she began university.

To succeed in studying the stock market, Sophanita noted, “Self-research is very important. Even if the CSX is new, there are many websites and resources available.”

As the quickly emerging stock market continues to raise curiosity across the Kingdom, more universities are adding Banking as a major to their curricula. Sophanita says this will prepare students for a highly competitive job market in the financial sector.

“Competition brings development, and I’m happy to welcome more Cambodian youth into the business who can become real experts,” she added.

Sophanita is optimistic about the future of the CSX.

She wants to make Cambodia’s stock market just as developed as other countries in the world, she reflected.

In Sophanita’s opinion, the stock market is a crucial component for the development of the Cambodian economy.

She hopes that many other young Cambodians will show a willingness to study or understand more knowledge when it comes to the stock market, and that one day Cambodia can compete as a viable contender within the international financial market.


  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all