MR. LIM AUN
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lim Aun has over 20 years working experiences with leading financial institutions and an international audit firm. Prior to joining Sathapana Limited in 2012, he previously served as Senior Auditor at KPMG from 1997 to 2002 which gave him wide auditing exposure including a year’s stint in Malaysia. In 2002, he joined Vattanac Bank, a local commercial bank, holding various managerial positions such as Senior Manager of Head Office Main Branch, Head of Finance, Head of Operations, and finally, as Deputy General Manager until his resignation from the bank in November 2012. He joined Sathapana Limited as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in December 2012, and was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) in August 2014, in addition to his COO role. After the merger of Sathapana Limited and MARUHAN Japan Bank in April 2016, he continued as DCEO and COO of Sathapana Bank until January 2019. In February 2019, Mr. Lim Aun was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Sathapana Bank. He got his Bachelor Degree of Accounting from the National University of Management in 1998.
MR. NAKAGAWA TAKAHIRO
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mr. NAKAGAWA Takahiro has worked for over 20 years with leading global financial institutions. He was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Sathapana Bank on 19 August 2019. He started his career in 2001 with Mizuho Financial Group in Tokyo. He then moved to HSBC in 2003 working in London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo in various capacities including M&A Advisory, Sector Coverage, Strategic Financing Advisory, and then later moved to HSBC Holding’s Group Strategy. He moved to JPMorgan in 2011 as the Investment Banking Business Manager in Tokyo, and in 2015 moved to Singapore as the Global CFO of CIB Global Trade and Loan business, and coordinated JP Morgan’s APAC Balance Sheet Committee. He holds an Executive MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Economics from KEIO University. He is also a “Financial Risk Manager” of Global Association of Risk Professionals and a “”Certified Expert in Microfinance” from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
MR. SVOEUY PONNAKRATH
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Svoeuy Ponnakrath has more than 16 years of work experiences with international companies and financial institutions. Prior to joining Sathapana Bank, he was a General Manager in charge of the Finance and IT Division of Toyota (Cambodia). He was also a CFO of one MFI in Cambodia before being promoted to CEO at the same institution. Mr. Svoeuy Ponnakrath has an extensive practice in dealing with various international financial institutions and strong experiences in managing various projects such as ERP, IT, IFRS and Core Banking, he was certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the US-based Project Management Institute in 2017. Mr. Svoeuy Ponnakrath has a Certified Professional Banker qualification from the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) based in Malaysia and he is also a member of the UK-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and. He obtained an International MBA degree from Audencia Business School (France) in 2011. Mr. Svoeuy Ponnakrath joined Sathapana Bank as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in October 2017.
MR. ROS SOKHA
Chief Digital Officer
Mr. Ros Sokha has over 17 years of banking experiences before accepting a new role at Sathapana Bank as Senior Head Product Development and later as Chief Digital Banking Officer (CDO). He started his first career at Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce and later took a management position at Union Commercial Bank running Visa Card Center implementing the first EMV (Europay, Master Card and Visa) Visa Platinum Card in the country. He continued to drive the card business until he joined ANZ Royal in 2005 where he worked with the regional project team to rollout electronic banking regional agenda transforming and modernizing the banking landscape. He was later seconded to ANZ Laos for cards and electronic banking transformation. His experiences were also extended to operational excellence, contact center, and customer relationship management. Prior to joining Sathapana Bank, he led and drove cards and digital banking at Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia as Senior Manager Cards and eBanking. He was a speaker at various digital financial services forums and received recognitions and awards from IDG for his contributions. He got a BBA from Royal University of Laws and Economics and MBA from Asian Institute of Technology in partnership with EcoleSupérieure De Commerce Nantes Atlantique (ESCNA).
MR. ITH BUNTHA
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Ith Buntha has more than fifteen-year experiences with several local and regional commercial banks in Cambodia of various areas including Sales, Credit, and Operations. Before holding current position as Chief Operating Officer, Sathapana Bank, in February 2019, he served as Head of Business Development at Sathapana Bank Plc. from May 2016 to January 2019, and at CIMB Bank as Head of Preferred Banking, Head of Sales & Distribution, and Branch Manager for 5 years, starting from April 2010 to April 2016. From 2004 to 2009, he joined Vattanac Bank as a Senior Officer working in various areas and moved to ABA Bank later in 2009 as a Branch Manager. Mr. Ith Buntha is currently an MBA graduate from Norton University, Cambodia, and gained Bachelor's Degree in Economics, majoring Banking and Finance from the same university in 2002. In 2013, he was a Finalist for CIMB’s Emerald Award as Best Middle Manager and also successfully completed a CIMB Program for Middle Manager, namely, Accelerated Universal Banker, AUB, at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.
MR. DEN DAVUTH
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Den Davuth has more than 14 years of work experiences with leading financial institutions. He joined Sathapana Bank as Chief Information Officer on 01 November 2019. He started his first career back in 2005 at a local bank. In 2010, he headed CIMB Cambodia’s IT & Operations Division where held key decision making roles and was a member of both its local and regional operational and strategic committees. His recent successful track record was with a local greenfield digital-centric bank, where he spent 14 months leading its banking operations, IT and digital application teams. He helped set-up business processes, system infrastructure, core systems, ATM, digital experience system, wallet & loyalty system, and payment system designed to build a strong financial ecosystem. Mr. Den Davuth holds two bachelor’s degrees - one from the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) in Computer Science and Engineering, and another from the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) in Professional Communication. In 2013, he completed CIMB’s Accelerated Universal Bankers (AUB) Program in Leadership & Management conducted at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
MR. MENG VEASNA
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Meng Veasna has over 14 years of professional experience in the banking industry and an international audit firm. He was appointed as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of Sathapana Bank in April 2020.
He started his career in 2005 as an auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers (Cambodia) and served various clients especially in the telecom and banking industries. He rose from being Auditor to Audit Manager highlighted by a four-month secondment to PricewaterhouseCoopers in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In April 2012, Mr. Veasna joined then MARUHAN Japan Bank as Head of Internal Audit and later on held other positions such as Head of Corporate Risk Management and then Head of Credit before the merger between MARUHAN Japan Bank and SATHAPANA Limited in April 2016 as a new commercial bank. He continued to serve as Head of Commercial Credit in the newly-formed SATHAPANA Bank.
In February 2019, he became in charge of the bank’s risk management practices until he was appointed CRO.
Mr. Veasna obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the National University of Management in 2002. He qualified and became a member of the London-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2009 and subsequently became an ACCA Fellow after 5-year membership. In September 2019, he obtained his “Certified Expert in Risk Management” certification from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany.