The Post introduces prominent industry leaders who have made an impact this year.


Committed to the vigorous development of the Kingdom’s securities market, he has introduced stringent regulatory measures that are rapidly building confidence among public investors.   HE Sou Socheat SECC director-general

Under his astute leadership, the Kingdom’s first securities market is maturing into an investor-friendly bourse, which currently boasts seven companies as having publicly listed and six having issued bonds, with a total market capitalisation of $2.45 billion.   HE Hong Sok Hour CSX CEO

Took Acleda Bank public this year, with the intention of positioning the bank as regional player, powered by a strong digital infrastructure. Acleda’s enterprising president and group managing director transformed the financial establishment into a powerful commercial bank from a microfinance institution in 2003.   Dr In Channy Acleda Bank president

Heads the Kingdom’s all-important state-owned SME Bank, the brainchild of Prime Minister Hun Sen, which launched full operations this year to provide financing to the small businesses that remain a pillar of the economy – providing jobs to millions of Cambodians – and support the private sector.   HE Dr Pan Palla SME Bank chairman

Steering Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank to new heights in the mobile banking space – making financial inclusion to the Kingdom’s unbanked and under-banked its top priority.   Manu Rajan Wing CEO

Overseeing the billion-dollar microfinance market that is redefining micro lending to nearly two million borrowers – from farmers to traders and SMEs, the majority of which are run by rural women.   Kea Borann CMA chairman

Accelerating the digitalisation of Credit Bureau Cambodia’s credit monitoring system so consumers can conduct financial health checks by easily accessing their credit reports.   Oeur Sothearoath CBC CEO

As chairman of the Insurance Association of Cambodia, leading a largely untapped but fast-growing sector, one that has substantial growth potential driven by better disposable incomes and improved health awareness among the younger generation.   Huy Vatharo IAC chairman

The veteran South Korean banker is accomplishing PPCBank’s mission of making banking as easy as possible. The bank has this year established new branches and significantly added to its number of ATMS, while creating services to reach an increasing number of local customers and better serve its Japanese, Korean and Chinese clientele.   Shin Chang Moo PPCB Bank president

An industrious junior credit officer who rose to helm one of Cambodia’s top commercial banks, one that by strictly adhering to its principles of ethical banking is successfully navigating the Covid-19-triggered financial storm.   Dr Morarith Soeung Chief Bank CEO