Executive Committee

MR. FUNG KAI​ JIN
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. FUNG Kai Jin has more than 30 years of banking experience with international and regional financial institutions. Prior to Sathapana Bank Plc., he was Head of SME Division/Deputy CEO of VPBank Vietnam. He was also Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking at Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad and General Manager, SME Banking at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad. Mr. Fung obtained his Master of Business Administration from Curtin University, Western Australia and Bachelor of Construction Economics from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

MR. KENJI KUROKI
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kenji KUROKI has over 30 years of commercial banking experience, since he started his career in 1989 at The Sumitomo Bank, Limited (subsequently changed to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, aka “SMBC”) in Japan. Most of his experience was centered in emerging markets within the Southeast Asia region.  In SMBC, he served as the Planning Manager of PT Bank Sumitomo Mitsui Indonesia from 1996 until 2003. He served as Deputy General Director of Vietnam Eximbank, an affiliate of SMBC in Vietnam, from 2008 until 2015. In May 2018, he left SMBC and joined MARUHAN Corporation, the ultimate shareholder of Sathapana Bank Plc. In December 2021, he assumed the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Sathapana Bank Plc. Mr. Kuroki received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Indochinese Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 1989.

MR. JEAN PIERRE GAGNON
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jean Pierre GAGNON, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sathapana Bank PIc., has more than 20 years' experience leading organizations in the fintech and payment industries. Before joining Sathapana Bank, he was the CEO of beFinancial, in Vietnam, and CEO of Eko-Pay. In his previous roles, he drove the development, integration, and implementation of proprietary solutions within various banks and card schemes such as Visa and Mastercard. Over the years, Mr. Gagnon had driven sales of POS systems, loyalty programs, co-branded cards, digital financial solutions, and digital banking products across the NA, EU, and APAC regions. His diverse background allows him to approach critical issues through consistently exceed product delivery goals. With a global lens, apply advanced analytical functions to resolve process flaws, and profound knowledge of business development activities, payment solutions, processing infrastructure, issuing, and acquiring, he oversees the global sales channel development, and strategic partnership development; while coaching and building high-performing teams in Sathapana Bank.

MS. JENNIFER LEE
Chief Transformation Officer

Ms. Jennifer LEE Cheau Lin, Chief Transformation Officer of Sathapana Bank Plc., has always been a digital geek at heart since her first exposure to a digital project in 1993. For 26 years, she has accumulated extensive experience in various technology-related industries. Jennifer has worked as a digital service provider, a technopreneur, helped to set up enforcement technology start-ups, and led digital and convergence project in telecommunication companies. She has recently led the IT and Digital divisions to set up a new bank and transformed it from an MFI to a full-fledged commercial bank. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Mass Communications (Hons) degree from the University of Science Malaysia.

MR. SVOEUY PONNAKRATH
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. SVOEUY Ponnakrath has over 17 years of work experience with various companies and financial institutions in Cambodia. Prior to Sathapana Bank Plc., he was the General Manager in charge of the Finance and IT Division of Toyota, Cambodia. He was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a Microfinance Institution in Cambodia before being promoted to CEO within the same institution. Mr. Ponnakrath has an extensive practice in dealing with various international financial institutions and has strong experience in managing various projects in areas like ERP, IT, IFRS, and Core Banking. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holder, certified by the US-based Project Management Institute. Moreover, he is a Chartered Banker (CB), jointly awarded by the Chartered Banker Institute in the UK and the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers in Malaysia. He is also a Fellow Member (FCCA) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK. Additionally, he obtained an International MBA from Audencia Business School, one of the top business schools globally and in France. On top of his MBA, he was awarded a Certificate of Management Excellence (CME) credential from Harvard Business School (HBS) in the United States. Mr. Ponnakrath joined Sathapana Bank as CFO in October 2017.

MR. MENG VEASNA
Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Meng Veasna has over 16 years of professional experience in the banking industry and an international audit firm. He was an Audit Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers (Cambodia) before joining MARUHAN Japan Bank in April 2012, as Head of Internal Audit and later, held other positions such as Head of Corporate Risk Management and then Head of Credit; before the merger in April 2016 between MARUHAN Japan Bank and Sathapana Limited to create a new commercial bank. He continued to serve as Head of Commercial Credit in the newly formed Sathapana Bank until appointed as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) in April 2020.

Mr. Veasna obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the National University of Management in 2002. He passed the exam and became a member of ACCA in 2009, and FCCA in 2014. In September 2019, he obtained his Certified Expert in Risk Management certification from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany.

MR. HONG LUNDY
Chief Audit Officer

Mr. HONG Lundy has more than 15 years of working experience in the banking industry and in one of Cambodia's big four accounting firms. Before joining Sathapana Bank Plc., he was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cambodia, for assurance and advisory services. He served various clients, mainly in the telecom and banking industry. In 2013, Mr. Lundy joined MARUHAN Japan Bank as Head of Internal Audit until its merger in 2016, with Sathapana Limited that formed Sathapana Bank. Since 2016, he led various control sessions for the Bank, including Risk and Compliance, Operational and Market Risk, and Internal Audit. Mr. Lundy obtained his BBA degree from the Institute of Technology and Management, CAT and ACCA qualifications from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Certified Expert in Risk Management (CERM) certification from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany. He is an FCCA, IIAP and KICPAA member.

MR. NAK PECHKORSA
Chief Technology and Information Officer

Mr. NAK Pechkorsa has over 18 years of technology experience with international companies and financial institutions. Before joining Sathapana Bank Plc., he was the Head of Information Technology at J Trust Royal Bank. He has worked in ANZ Royal Bank and J Trust Royal Bank for over eight years. Mr. Korsa obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Norton University, and a Bachelor of Economics Informatics degree from the Royal University of Law and Economics. He also holds international certifications in ITIL, COBIT, CPISI, ISO 27001:2013 ISMS Lead Implementer, and ISO 9001:2015 QMS Requirement.

MR. KOY CHAMROEUNVICHEA
Chief Credit Officer

Mr. KOY Chamroeunvichea has over 15 years of working experience in the banking industry. Before joining Sathapana Bank, he worked as a Branch Manager at Vattanac Bank for over 8 years. In September 2015, he joined Sathapana Bank as Deputy Head of Credit. He was then promoted to Head of Credit Operations in April 2018, managing a range of units such as retail and commercial credit analysis, credit administration, and collateral valuation.
Over the years, he has led credit functions to deliver remarkable results. He successfully led the Merger Project team in setting up the parameter for credit products and modules in the core banking system. He also developed standard operating procedures and policies, as well as conducted process reengineering and automation. Additionally, he has led the Credit Admin team to improve data quality in the core banking system, which resulted in the Bank obtaining the Data Quality Award from the CBC in October, 2017.
Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Credit Officer of Sathapana Bank. In 2007, Mr. Vichea received his Bachelor's Degree in Management. In 2010, he obtained his Master of Business Administration, majoring in Management, at Norton University, Cambodia.

 

MR. RYAN KONG
Chief Retail Banking Officer

Mr. Ryan KONG has 15 years of experience in consumer and retail banking, particularly in consumer lending, payments products and cards business (issuing & acquiring). He started his career with HSBC Bank in consumer financing business and continued his career progression with CIMB Bank Malaysia. Prior to coming to Cambodia, Mr. Kong were attached with UOB Bank and OCBC Bank, two regional banks based in Singapore, heading Cards and Payment business for the bank. Mr. Kong has deep knowledge in payments and lending verticals and has seen successful turnarounds for lending and cards payment businesses.

He holds a bachelor’s degree (hon) in Business Finance from University of Western Australia and was an alumnus of INSEAD Business Schools back in 2019.