Executive Committee

The Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA), the organization of employers in Cambodia recognized nationally and internationally, has the pride to announce her Executive Committee members for the new mandate (2018-2020) elected during the Annual General Meeting on August 23nd, 2018 at The Great Duke Hotel, Phnom Penh as in the following:

Mr. Van Sou Ieng, President

 

Mr. Van Sou Ieng          
   
Mr. Van Sou Ieng
President   
 
         
He is the President of Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA) which represents all sectors of businesses including garment, shoes, hotel, construction, property developers and other business associations.    

He is also Chairman of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) since its inception in 1995. Garment and shoes exports account for around 75% of Cambodia’s total export, and the sector contributes close to 20% of the country’s GDP. 

Mr. Van is also a Member of ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC), and Member of ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX).

Mr. Van also works closely with the government, representing the voices of the private sector in several committees. He is the Vice Chairman of National Training Board (NTB); Co-chair of the Government-Private Sector Working Group: the 7th Working Group dealing with Export Processing and Trade Facilitation; a Member of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Board; a member of the Committee on the Review of Cambodia’s Implementation of the UN Convention on Anti-Corruption Law; a member of the Inception Committee of the National Commercial Arbitration NAC.

As a businessman, his business portfolio includes insurance, garment, retails, country club, hotel, to restaurant businesses. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Oknha Dr. Nang Sothy, Vice President

 

Oknha Dr. Nang Sothy          
   
Oknha Dr.Nang Sothy
Vice President    
 
         
Oknha Sothy is one of the prominent and most advocated businessmen in Cambodia since the 1990s when the country started embracing free market and held its first democratic election in many decades.

In an impressive resume, Oknha Sothy currently is the co-chair of Industrial Relations working group, one of the most active government-private sector joint working groups under the well-known Government-Private Sector Forum. His advocacy for healthy, productive and friendly labor relations, particular in Cambodia’s export-dominated garment sector, has been             tenacious since his election to lead this working group in 2008.

He is also the Secretary General of the executive committee of Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce (PPCC) since 2006, in addition to his prolific run as Director-General of the PPCC from 2001 to 2006.

On the business side, he heads a number of local and joint venture companies including Malaysian Royal Phosphate Limited and Thy holding Group among other.

Oknha Nang Sothy speaks Khmer, French, and English and has communicable knowledge of Thai and Vietnamese.


 

  


Ms. Sandra DÁMICO, Vice President

 

Ms. Sandra D'Amico          
   
Ms. Sandra D'Amico
Vice President  
 
         
Ms. Sandra D’Amico is the Founder and Managing Director of HRINC (Cambodia) Co., Ltd              (www.hrinc.com.kh) and BDLINK (Cambodia) Co., Ltd (www.bdlink.com.kh).  She has served on the board of CAMFEBA in various positions since 2005.

Sandra set up HRINC (Cambodia) in 2005 and later set up BDLINK Cambodia, a consulting and market research services firm.  In her professional life, she has worked across a range of topics  including economic development, financial services, de-dollarization, SME, employment and labour market. In 2008, Sandra was awarded the prestigious ASEAN Women Entrepreneur of the Year award under the Women’s Global Summit and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (VCCI) and in 2010 HRINC received a prestigious HR Leadership Award in Singapore under Employer      Branding Awards.  In 2016, HRINC has been awarded a prestigious recognition of outstanding recruitment awards at the Asian Recruitment Awards. Her offices are today also represented in Myanmar with the aim of helping other Cambodian companies follow suit.

Sandra has contributed significantly to policy and labour affairs in Cambodia as well as at a          regional and global level representing Cambodia and ASEAN employers in the region as well as a regular speaker and representative at the annual International Labour Conference.  Some of her recent achievements include

1.  Conceptualized the Employer Youth Employment Program

2.  Led negotiations for the Trade Union Law in Cambodia

3.  Led negotiations for Minimum Wages in Cambodia

4.  Employers spokesperson for Wages and Working Time Tripartite dialogue in Geneva

5.  Member of the global Industrial Relations Working group

6.  Member of the global employers ILO supervisory mechanism review


 

  

Mr. Sok Lor, Vice President

 

Mr. Sok Lor          
   
Mr. Sok Lor 
Vice President   
 
         
Mr. Sok Lor serves a Member / Vice President of the Executive Board of Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA).

Mr. Sok is Managing Director of Sok Xing and Hwang law and policy firm. He has over 10 years of legal and executive experience in the private and public sectors. A recognized leader in labor and employment laws, he is called on by government to provide counsel on legal and policy issues at the intersection of labor market governance, economic legislations, and national investment promotion. He has mediated and helped enterprises and their employees settle some of the most complex and high-profile industrial conflicts in addition to having managed a broad range of M and A and project financing deals.

Before founding Sok Xing and Hwang, Mr. Sok was executive director of the Arbitration Council Foundation. As executive director, he designed and executed a diversity of international development law programs and private-public partnership projects, including with Sida, SDC, USAID and World Bank.

A member of the Cambodian bar association, Mr. Sok holds an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School, USA and an LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia.


Ms. Sopheap Eng, Secretary General

 

Ms. Eng Sopheap          
   
Ms. Eng Sopheap 
Secretary General  
 
         
Sopheap is a young, inspiring and engaging leader who has proven leadership records with international company, locally and internationally recognized by her colleagues and top management of British American Tobacco for her leadership style contributing to the effective employee engagement strategy of the company. 

She is currently a Managing Director of ODI Asia Co., Ltd; a leading consulting firm specialized in Human Resources Management. She has been servicing many companies, NGOs and government institutions on HR issues covering wide range of HR aspects including set up HR Department, develop Policy and Procedures, Talent Management, Succession Planning, Employee Engagement Framework, Strategic HR Business Partnering, Job Evaluation, Pension Fund Development, Reward Strategy, Performance Management, Industrial Relations and many other HR related matters. She has also assisted her clients on various issues involving leadership and management including organization development, organizational performance and alignment, strategic planning, team works, staff motivation, coaching and mentoring.

Sopheap has extensive experience working with overseas countries in charges  overseas projects in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Bangladesh, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.


 

  


Mr. Matthew Rendall, Deputy Secretary General

  

Mr. Matthew Rendall          
   
Mr. Matthew Rendall
Deputy Secretary General    
 
         

Matthew Rendall is a Board Member of the Cambodian Federation of Employers (CAMFEBA) and the current Secretary General of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE).  He has worked with     IOE-EMP on the ASEAN regional FOW program representing the view of the ASEAN Employers. He is also a Senior Partner in SokSiphana & Associates, a member firm of the ZICOLaw network of commercial law firms with offices in all 10 ASEAN countries, where his main areas of practice are labor and property law.  He has been working fulltime in the legal sector in Cambodia since 1994 and was part of the organizing committee which established the national Labor Arbitration Council and was its first appointed Arbitrator.  He has also authored and co-authored several legal texts on Cambodian laws including the 1997 Labor Code.

He currently serves as Vice Chair of Britcham and Eurocham. 

 

 

 


 

  


Mr. Sar Kinal, Treasurer

  

Mr. Matthew Rendall          
   
Mr. Sar Kinal
Treasurer     
 
         

Mr. Sar Kinal is a Board Member of the Cambodian Federation of Employers (CAMFEBA) and the Managing Director of Aplus Consulting Co., Ltd, arguably the largest manpower  outsourcing company in Cambodia. He is also a Board of Director of YoungEntrepreneurs Association of Cambodia (YEAC). He is also a co-founder and a Board of Director for Cambodia-Japan Association for Business and Investment (CJBI). Due to his passion for people development, he is also a part-time lecturer at leading Universities in Cambodia. Prior to joining Aplus, After winning the provincial first-place outstanding award for Khmer Literature of all high school graduates at Kratie Province, he was well recognized and offered an opportunity to work as a trainee and assistant under the direct supervision of His Excellency Chairman of the National Accounting Council from October 2003.

Kinal was in charge of direct support for daily office work to the Chairman and was also appointed to support the World Bank consultants in supporting the project funded called “Report on the Observance of  Standards and Codes (ROSC)”. He is a co-founder and president of the Association of Kratie Students supporting hundreds of poor students from his hometown to pursue their undergraduate studies in Phnom Penh. Kinal holds a Master of Business  Administration from South Korea, and Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.

 

 

 

 


 

  


Mr. Teh Sing, Deputy Treasurer

 

 

Mr. Teh Sing          
   
Mr. Teh Sing
Deputy Treasurer  
 
         
I am the founding member of Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA). Have been with CAMFEBA Executive Board since 2000 until now. Help started CAMFEBA with only 1 staff to the current 22 staff. My current position is Deputy Treasurer of CAMFEBA.

I am also the founding member of Malaysian Business Council of Cambodia since 1993 and is re elected the President again for 2016.

Was head hunted to come to Cambodia in November 1992 to join Cambrew Limited (Manufacturer and Distributor of Angkor Beer and Pepsi products) as Sales Director. In 1997 was promoted to Chief Operating Officer until my retirement in June 2006.

After my retirement I started my own company, Gangga Private Limited in July 2006. Main businesses are advertising, promotion and consultancy.

In November 2010 was persuaded to join Phnom Penh Beer Co., Limited (Manufacturer and Distributor of Phnom Penh Beer and Special Beer) as General Manager until now. At the same time I am allowed to run my own company.

Graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Malaysia with Diploma in Management.


 

  


Mr. Trevor Swarn, Board Member

 

Ms. Chea Panharothiya          
   
Mr. Trevor Swarn
Board Member 
 
         

Mr. Trevor Swarn is a Board Member of the Cambodian Federation of Employers (CAMFEBA) and Originally from England, Trevor has lived in Cambodia for over 19 years. He has been on the board of the British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham) for 5 years and is currently in the position of Chair for the second year.He is also completing his Master’s degree in International Business Management, with a  dissertation on Industry 4.0 and the implications on human resources and economic competitiveness for Cambodia.From 2001-2011 he was the Founder and Executive Director of Yejj Group, with businesses in solar energy, software development, restaurants, Cisco IT training, as well as an NGO training disadvantaged youth.

From 2011 to the present time, Trevor is the Director at Enduring Consultancy, specializing in business development, education, migration, and employment, providing research,evaluations and organizational development to both the private and public sectors.  

 

 

 


 

  


Oknha Sok Piseth, Board Member
 
H.E. Bretton G. Sciaroni          
   
Oknha Sok Piseth
Board Member    
 
         

Piseth Sok is the CEO & Founder of G Gear Co .. , Ltd and the Vice Chairman of Cambodia Chamber of            Commerce. Piseth is also the immediate past president of Young Entrepreneurs Association of Cambodia (YEAC). With his experience as the president of YEAC for 4 years, He is once among the active young entrepreneurs in Cambodian business community to support the building of entrepreneurship ecosystem. He is also active in the dialogue with government policies and join a lot of international conferences. Piseth has founded Toys & Me in 2007 after he has wined the bronze medal from McKinsey Business Plan competition which organized by the National University of Management. He served as the Managing Director by himself to operate this retail toys business for 4 years before he has founded Biz Solution Co., Ltd and G Gear Co., Ltd in 2011. 

Currently, Piseth serves as the CEO of the G Gear Co., Ltd which is the distributor of LG Electronics and he has expanse business to mechanical and electrical for the commercial air conditions and elevators. Currently, G Gear have 6 branches across the big city of Cambodia. With his endeavor, he has been awarded the ASEAN Business Award in 2015 in Malaysia. 

Beside from what he is doing above, he is also the member of ASEAN Business Advisory Member (ABAC) which has been nominated by Cambodia's ASEAN Economics Minister in December 2014. Piseth has graduated his Master of Business from Charles Sturt University in 2016, Australia.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ms. Chrea Dalya, Board Member

 

Ms. Moniveark Sou          
   
Ms. Chrea Dalya
Board Member    
 
         

Ms. CHREA Dalya is the Lawyer, member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia and she is the managing director at JURISTOWER LAW GROP. She was thelawyer/the legal manager attached to the Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA) for 5 years. As the   Attorney-at-Law/Legal Manager, she is responsible not only for providing the training on labor-related courses, but also the legal consultation to our members on matters relating to Labor Law, Commercial Law, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), and Taxation Law and so on. Furthermore, she is responsible to manage the Legal Department. Prior to attaching herself to CAMFEBA, Ms. Dalya has worked for 8 years with many local and international organizations, where she also provided legal consultation and represented many clients at the courts and Arbitration Council.

Furthermore, she used to work for the Community Legal Education Center-CLEC and a few Law Firms, where she was responsible to provide the legal consultation, legal representation and training on Labour Law. Ms. Dalya obtained the Master’s Degree of Law from the University of Law and Economic Sciences (Cambodia). She speaks Khmer and    English very well and fair in French.



 

  


Mr. Tam Raymond, Advisor

 

Mr. Tam Raymond          
   
Mr. Tam Raymond
Advisor    
 
         
Mr. TAM RAYMOND ∣ Jie Wei (Cambodia) GarmentFactory Ltd.

Education: Graduate in Hong Kong polytechnic 1972 (Now Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Present Business: Managing director of JIE WEI (Cambodia) Garment Factory LTD.

Managing director of CHANG ZHOU (JIE WEI) Garment Factory LTD.

Director / Partner : HENAN JUSTIN ALLEN YUZHONG SPINNING,WEAVING & APPAREL LTD.

Extra-Curriculum: Executive member – GMAC(Cambodia)

Executive member –CAMFEBA (Cambodia)

Executive member –China Hong Kong Macau Business Association (Cambodia)

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Hay Lyaun, Advisor

 

Mr. Hay lyaun          
   
   Mr. Hay Lyaun
Advisor    
 
      

Mr. Hay Lyaun | Senior Consultant, INVESTCO HOLDING Co.,Ltd. (PPM)

Seasoned professional from Canada, trilingual (English, French, Khmer), holds two bachelor's degrees incomputer science and economics (from French universities) and also holds an MBA degree (from Canadianuniversity), I have accumulated more than 25 years of experience in various senior positions in severalCanadian world-class companies (Domtar, Bombardier,..). My professional career and my versatilebackground allow me to work in a variety of business sectors including pulp & paper manufacturing,construction, aerospace, pharmaceutical, distribution of beverages, food and agricultural products, publicadministration, international development consultancy whether in Canada, United States, Europe, Africa,Asia Pacific, Caribbean islands and last but not the least in Cambodia.

In Cambodia, I have been acting occasionally as an internal auditor and project manager (manufacturingplant construction) for a Pharmaceutical Company, Distribution and agri-business at Phnom-Penh since1996 and couple years later I was promoted to General Manager, CFO and advisers on a contractual basisbetween 2004 to 2008. Actually, back from Canada to Cambodia since 2015, I’m acting as Senior Adviserto the President of PPM and Confirel, and also providing Public training to intermediate and upper levelmanagement customers come from various business sectors in Cambodia.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Pech Bolen, Advisor

 

Mr. Pech Bolen          
   
  Mr. Pech Bolen
Advisor    
 
      

Mr. Pech Bolen | chief executive officer, Westline Education Group Co., Ltd.

Mr. Pech Bolen is the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the Westline Education Group Co., Ltd. which iscurrently managing the Westline Schools, the Northline School, Educational Development Institute, Appletree InternationalSchool, and Forest Hill International School.

His other businesses include Hotels, library café, media and public relations, and trading of education supplies.He is also 2016 National President of Junior Chamber International, and used to serve as a Vice President of YoungEntrepreneurs Association of Cambodia, and 2017 Chapter President of BNI-CEO.He is one of the founders of the firstever angel group in Cambodia – Cambodia Investor Club.

He won the ASEA-China Young Entrepreneur Award in 2011 and SME Overseas Enterprise Award from Singapore in 2012.

He is holding bachelor degree in Education and Journalism, master of HRM and Executive MBA.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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