Cambodia Investment Review
The American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (AmCham) is set to hold its Annual General Meeting on February 23, 2023, with a record number of 20 candidates vying for 6 out of 11 board seats. The chamber currently has 235 members and is expecting to increase to around 250 before the AGM after renewals are completed.
The Annual General Meeting, which is normally held in the last quarter of the year, has been moved to the first quarter to allow for a full year’s review of financials and approval by the board and members. In 2021, 15 out of 19 candidates were approved eligible for the board after three were found to not be member company representatives and one withdrew.
“We are thrilled to see such a strong interest in the upcoming Annual General Meeting, with a record number of 20 candidates vying for 6 out of 11 board seats,” said Travis Mitchell, the Executive Director of AmCham. “This is a testament to the dedication and passion of the business community in Cambodia and the vital role that AmCham plays in supporting and promoting economic growth in the region.”
The AmCham 2023 board candidate list:
|Abbott||Anirban Basu||Country Manager-Cambodia & Myanmar|
|Biplan Global||Kirill Bratchenko||Chief Executive Officer|
|BNG Legal||Ruwan Hulugalle||Head of the Corporate and Banking Department|
|Cerevisia Craft Brewery||Henry Joseph||General Manager|
|DFDL (Cambodia)||Davy Kong||Co-Head of Real Estate and Construction|
|Ealytex (Cambodia) Garments||Chenggong Ma||President|
|G.A.S.G (Cambodia)||Scott Bolls||Founder|
|Grow4Growth Consultant||Kim Tol Tan||Chief Executive Officer|
|IAO Asia||Varabott Ho||Senior Advisor|
|ID Captial||Hor Sereyvath||Chairman|
|ISF Cambodia||Vicheka Chourp||Country Manager|
|Mango Tango Asia (Cambodia)||Christopher McCarthy||Chief Executive Officer|
|META||Pheakdey Heng||Public Policy Manager for Cambodia|
|Mekong Strategic Capital||Bora Kem||Partner|
|Realestate.com.kh||Thomas O’Sullivan||Chief Executive Officer|
|Sethalay Law Office||Djamel El Akra||Senior Counsel|
|Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh||Charles Wong||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Tilleke & Gibbins (Cambodia)||Jay Cohen||Partner & Director|
|Visa Worldwide (Cambodia)||Ivana Tranchini||Country Manager|
The candidates will be elected by an electronic voting system prior to the AGM. According to AmCham regulations, candidates are elected by members to the board of governors for a two-year term. This will be the last mandate current president Anthony Galliano will be serving as he completes his allotted term.
Anthony Galliano told Cambodia Investment Review, “As my term is shortly coming to an end, I am proud of what our Board has achieved during my tenure. We have almost doubled our membership in 2 years, we now have 8 active Advocacy committees, we have started annual events with the General Department of Taxation, Insurance Regulator, Trust Regulator, Ministry of Justice, and Securities Exchange, launched the AmCham Channel, and vastly broadened our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, among many other successes.”
“The foundation for further growth and progress is in place with one of our strongest Board’s ever. I am greatly inspired by the scale and quality of candidates running for the available board seats, which demonstrates the present importance and relevance of the Chamber, its strong market position, and the value our members place on our performance and product,” he added.
AmCham Cambodia was founded in 1996 and supports, advocates, and promotes forward-looking Public and Private Sector collaborations that contribute to the regional and global advancement of the Cambodian business environment, professional development and technological innovation in the overall achievement of meaningful, diversified economic growth.