Mr Hanco Halbertsma is a strategy advisor to banks, finance companies, and microsfinance institutions in emerging markets and to (potential) investors in financial institutions. For 25 years he worked on many projects as an expert in retail and business banking, micro finance, SME finance, credit risk management, corporate governance, and receivable finance. As Chairperson of First Finance, Hanco is supporting the company in areas such as strategy, funding, credit risk management, financial management, and capacity building. Previous experience in Cambodia included a six-year board directorship at PRASAC MFI, the country’s largest microfinance company. He was a board director of several other companies in Hong Kong, India, and Sri Lanka. He is the founder of Priority Project Limited (PPL), a specialist financial-sector consulting group with a focus on strategic and operational advice to financial services companies and investors in Asia. This followed a 16-year career at ING Group of which nearly 8 years with ING-IGA, an emerging market consulting group. He is based in Hong Kong and holds a Master of Business Administration degree.
Mr. Sou Vanthan has a Master of Public Administration degree and a Diploma in Banking from 1988. He is a certified TOT on Principles of MFIs and Delinquency Management as certified by CGAP & EDA Rural Systems Pty Ltd. Since 1982 he has attended several training courses related to banking operations management, microfinance operations management, and human resource management.
He has more than 30 years of experience in various positions with PRASAC MFI, NBC, and other MFIs in the roles of credit officer, accountant, micro banker and teller, internal auditor and field supervisor, district bank manager, provincial credit coordinator, vice-credit manager, branch manager, area manager, and regional manager. He rejoined PRASAC in 2009 as the Human Resource Manager. He was promoted to Senior Vice-President and Chief Human Resource Management in 2010 and retired in 2017.
He currently holds the position of Independent Director at First Finance.
Mr. Oum Sophan holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor degree in Economics, specializing in Banking and Finance. Before joining PRASAC’s team, Sophan had many years of experience in the field of accounting management, banking and finance management and CFO positions in other MFIs, Commercial Banks, NBC, as well as private companies.
He joined PRASAC MFI as Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer in 2007 until early 2022.
He currently holds the position of Director at First Finance.
Mr. Sim Senacheert holds both a Master’s and a Bachelor degree of Business Administration and obtained a Diploma in Accounting and Finance in 1994. Since 1995, he has attended several training courses related to microfinance operations and management. He is also accredited under the Microfinance Training of Trainers course certified by ADBI, TDLC of the WB, and UNCDF .
He previously worked in the banking sector and started working with PRASAC MFI in 1995 as a Credit Officer and was promoted to various positions such as Accountant, Branch Manager, MB Trainer and Supervisor, and Finance Manager. Since mid-2002, he has held the positions of Branch Manager, Operations Manager and Deputy CEO with another MFI before re-joining PRASAC as President and Chief Executive Officer in late 2003 to early 2022.
He currently holds the position of Director and Chief Executive Officer at First Finance.
Mr. Chea Hang holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance.
He has many years of experience in the field of finance, accounting, procurement, human resource management, credit, banking services, organization methodology, legal, corporate governance, corporate strategy, business planning, and project management.He held various positions such as Finance and Administration Manager, Senior Finance Procurement and Administration Adviser, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PRASAC MFI, Vice-President and Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy and Business Planning Departments and was promoted to Executive Vice-President and Chief Corporate Strategy and Business Planning Officer. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of PRASAC Staff Company (PSCo) and Chairman of PRASAC Financial Trust.
He currently holds the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director at First Finance.