Board of Directors
DR. HAN CHANG-WOO | Director and Chairman
Dr. HAN Chang-Woo is the founder, Chairman and CEO of MARUHAN Corporation of Japan, which operates and manages a variety of entertainment/amusement facilities such as golf courses, driving ranges, bowling alleys, game centers, restaurants and pachinko parlors (Japanese pinball). He founded MARUHAN Corporation in 1957 and made its business grow rapidly to earn over US$ 25 billion of annual sales. MARUHAN Corporation is known as the leading company of the industry in Japan. The success in the company’s business growth comes from his strong energy towards pursuing customer satisfaction and high challenging spirit. Currently, he has been actively participating in several associations and working as Administrative Director of Han Chang-Woo Tetsu Cultural Foundation, Director of the Kyoto UNESCO Association, Administrative Officer of the Kyoto Chapter United Nations Association of Japan, and Director of Tokyo Philharmonic. He obtained his Bachelor of Political Economics degree from Hosei University in 1953.
MR. HAN YU | Director
Mr. HAN Yu is President/COO of MARUHAN Corporation, leading 15,000 employees, and keeps MARUHAN Corporation as the leading company in the entertainment industry in Japan, and sharing the vision of making MARUHAN Corporation as a world-class entertainment service company. He joined MARUHAN Corporation in 1990, working at several important posts such as Business Executive Chief and Managing Director. He was appointed as Vice President in 2006 and President in 2008. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Hosei University in 1988. MR. HAN
MR. HAN KEN | Director
Mr. HAN Ken joined MARUHAN Corporation in 2000. Since he was appointed as Director of MARUHAN Corporation in 2007 and then Managing Director in 2014, he has been responsible as Chief Finance Officer looking after Finance and Accounting of MARUHAN Corporation where its business is expanding globally. He also serves for the group’s ASEAN business activities as Director and CEO/President of MARUHAN Investment Asia Pte. Ltd., which is a Singapore-based financial headquarters of MARUHAN Japan ASEAN Financial Group, Managing Director of Sathapana Limited Myanmar, and Director of MARUHAN Japan Bank Lao. He obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from DOSHISHA University in 1997.
MR. SHINOHARA KATSUHIRO | Independent Director
Mr. SHINOHARA Katsuhiro has a history with Cambodia that spans for more than 40 years. He first arrived in Cambodia in 1967 as Japanese Diplomat and spent his first 2 years in Wat Ounalom Pagoda in Phnom Penh, 7 months of which he spent as a monk, studying the Khmer language and culture, before taking up a position as Secretary Officer at the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia. After returning to Cambodia for 2 more 3-year postings as a Senior Consular Official at the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia (from 1991-1994 and 2001-2004 respectively), he eventually cemented his relationship with Cambodia by serving as the Japanese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 2007 to 2009. He served as an Independent Director and Committee Member at Sathapana Limited, and is currently the Deputy Chairman of the NGO CIESF (Cambodia International Education Support Foundation) of Japan and serves as the Chief Representative of its Cambodia Office in Phnom Penh.
MR. KATO NORIHIKO | Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. KATO Norihiko has extensive banking experiences over 30 years. He started his career at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) and took positions in Tokyo, New York, Amsterdam and Bahrain in corporate banking, HR, planning and management. He left BTMU in 2009 and worked for Khan Bank LLC in Mongolia as Senior Advisor. Then he joined the M&A team of Minebea Co., Ltd. in 2010. Mr. Kato returned to Mongolia and ran Khan Bank, Mongolia’s top commercial bank strong in retail and SME banking, as Acting CEO in 2011 and then as CEO from 2012 to 2016. Prior to being appointed as CEO of Sathapana Bank Plc., he was Head of Overseas Financial Business of MARUHAN Corporation. He got his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of Tokyo and MBA from Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
MR. HUN MONIVANN | Independent Director
Mr. HUN Monivann has more than 21 years of professional business experiences. He began his career as an Auditor of Ernst & Young Phnom Penh for 3 years, after graduating his Bachelor’s Degree in Management specializing in Accounting from Maharishi Vedic University (MVU), Cambodia in 1997. He was working as Finance Director & Board of Director of Sepakor Angkor Co., Ltd for 8 years before joining Sathapana Limited (SPN) as Indepependent Director & Chairman of Audit Committee in 2006. He also served as Chairman of the Board of SPN for last 2 mandates, from 2009-2012, before it was acquired by Maruhan Japan Bank. Now, Mr. HUN is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Chairman of Mega Leasing Plc. and Aplus Consulting Co; Ltd., Vice Charman of CIC Investment Plc. and Vice President of Siem Reap Oddor Meanchey Chamber of Commerce (SROCC).
MR. KIM VADA | Independent Director
Mr. KIM Vada has over 37 years of working experience at National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), starting as Head of NBC’s Kandal Provincial Branch up to Director General of Banking Supervision Directorate. During his time at the central bank, he held several senior positions in the banking field such as risk management (market, credit, liquidity, operational risks, etc.), corporate governance, and business strategy. He played a key role in restructuring the banking system successfully in Cambodia during the 2000s - developing a competitive, safe and sound banking system which has been well regulated and supervised. He has also effectively mobilized savings for financing to stimulate the growth of the Cambodian economy. Mr. Kim obtained a Bachelor of Law degree in 1975, a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking in 1985 and an MBA majoring in Finance from Charles Sturt University of Australia in 2003. He has been a lecturer and a guest speaker at some of the well-known universities in Cambodia. Moreover, for the last 10 years, he has been actively participating as a prominent speaker in various conferences and seminars pertaining to the regulatory and supervisory framework, banking and microfinance supervision, mobile banking, as well as financial inclusion both locally and internationally. At the international level, he held the position as the Chairman of Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) from July 2012 to June 2014, and as an executive member of Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) from January 2015 to June 2017.