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Board of Directors

Dr. SO Phonnary, Chairwoman

Cambodian. Born November, 1963. Dr. So Phonnary holds a Doctorate of Business Administration and she has worked with ACLEDA since August 18, 1993. As Executive Vice President & Group Chief Operations Officer, she is a member of the Bank's Executive Committee and responsible for leading a group of operations which consists of seven heads of divisions including Operations Division, Trade Finance Division, Marketing Division, Product Development Division, Credit Division, Corporate Division, and Financial Services Division. She is responsible for strategic planning and day-to-day business of the Bank, and preparing and implementing all existing and new bank products/services planning. She is responsible for leading, monitoring, controlling and evaluating the daily business operations. In addition, she is a member of Bank's Assets & Liabilities Committee, Interest & Price Setting Committee, and Credit Committee. She is directly accountable to the President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc..

Her other responsibilities within the group include being the Board Chairwoman of ACLEDA Institute of Business.


Mr. PROM Visoth, Director

Khmer. Born January 11, 1975. He holds a Master of Business Administration majoring in Finance from the Charles Sturt University, Australia. He started working for ACLEDA Bank Plc. since June 1998 in various positions such as Accountant, Head of Credit Control Unit, Branch Manager, Legal Team Leader and Company Secretary, Senior Vice President & Head of Legal Division and Company Secretary and last position as Executive Vice President & Group Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary. His other responsibilities within the group include being a member of the Board of Directors of ACLEDA Securities Plc., Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACLEDA Properties Ltd., and President & CEO of ACLEDA Securities Plc.


Dr. Pieter KOOI, Director

Drs. Pieter KOOI, Dutch citizen, born in 1958, obtained his master degree with distinction in corporate finance and sociology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. From 1993, he advised the NGO ACLEDA as a microfinance consultant over a period of seven years in its course from a development program into a commercial bank. From 1999, Pieter KOOI worked as a short-term microfinance consultant on projects in fifteen countries located mainly in Africa and Asia. From September 2002 until December 2005, Pieter was Director of the Microfinance Unit of UNCDF in New York. From 2006 Pieter worked as a Resident Director of the Board of ACLEDA Bank Plc. and helped ACLEDA Bank with the establishment of ACLEDA Bank Lao, ACLEDA Securities, ACLEDA Myanmar MFI and ACLEDA Institute of Business.

Between December 2012 and June 2013, he advised management and staff of ACLEDA Training Center (ATC) on its institutional and strategic development which was funded by KfW. At present Pieter works as an independent senior expert in Corporate Governance & Strategy. He is a member of the Board of ACLEDA Bank Plc., ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd., ACLEDA MFI Myanmar, LOMC in Sri Lanka, Khushhali Bank in Pakistan, IMON MFI in Tajikistan and Alter Modus MFI in Montenegro. He chairs Board committees such as Audit and Compliance, Risk management and Remuneration. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Dr. LOEUNG Sopheap, Director

Cambodian. Born in March 1967. Dr. Loeung Sopheap obtained his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Preston University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2012 and he has worked for ACLEDA since December 1997 an accountant. Since then he held several positions, and currently as Executive Vice President & Group Chief Risk Office of ACLEDA Bank Plc., he is responsible for credit risk and other risks of the whole ACLEDA's group. He was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of ACLEDA Securities Plc. and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the ACLEDA INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS since July 2017.


Dr. PHON Narin, Director

Born in 1969, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration, Build Bright University, in 2016. He obtained Master of Business at Chamroeun University of Poly-Technology, in 2004, Diploma of Public Administrative Science, Institute of Public Administration (IPA) 1992, Thailand, Certificate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) from Sidney city in 2012, and Graduated Professor of First Cycle of Secondary Education, in 1990, Thailand.

Dr. Narin, Specialized as Professor in high school for 07 years, 1988-1995, and from 1996 onwards, he attended numerous courses and workshops on Microfinance, SMEs, Human Resource Management, and banking in Cambodia and overseas including Thailand, Laos PDR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Netherland, Australia, Philippine, Paris City France, and Brunei Darussalam, Starting in 1996, he worked with ACLEDA NGO as a Rural Financial Services Program Coordinator, Small Enterprise Promotion Officer (SEPO), Non Collateralized Credit Assistant, Collateralized Credit Assistant, Chief Credit Officer, District Team Leader, Vice President & Branch Manager Takeo province, and Vice President & Deputy Head of Credit Division of ACLEDA Bank Plc., Headquarters, Phnom Penh. From December 2008 he was promoted to Managing Director & CEO and the Board of Director of ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd., As Chief of the Executive Committee, he led the Executive Management Team, which was responsible for overall strategic planning and running the day-to-day business of the organization as well as implementation of the business plan. He was directly accountable to the Board of Directors. His other responsibilities within the Group include being a member of the Board of Directors, Representative for ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd., a member of the Board Credit Committee. Outside ACLEDA he was a member of American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Laos), a member of the Lao Bankers' Association, and a member of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He finished his duties as MD & CEO and a Board member of ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd., for over 9years on December 31, 2017, and became the Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors of ACLEDA INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS since January 1, 2018.

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