Credit Bureau Cambodia

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Management Team

Sothea Chrek
Head, Operational Risk and Compliance

Sothea is a senior executive with 10 years of varied experiences related to banking and data administration. He has been with CBC since its inception and was instrumental in the company formation process. Sothea started with CBC as a Business Development Executive.

Prior to joining CBC, Sothea was with the Association of Banks in Cambodia for 6 years. His contributions in the association have led to a remarkable improvement in the relationship level with all members. During his tenure at the association, Sothea was also in charge of 5 different working committees.

Sothea graduated with a Bachelor degree from Norton University and a Master degree from Build Bright University. He is born in Cambodia, married with 2 sons, and he speaks Khmer and English. He enjoys spending time with his family and kids, catching up with friends, and playing soccer and badminton.

Sothearoath Oeur
Head of Business Solution

Sothearoath is a business intelligence professional with extensive experience in banking and in the microfinance market. He has 10 years’ experience in the field of social and market research with both local and international organizations. Sothearoath joined CBC as Head of Business Development since September 2013.

Prior to joining CBC, Sothearoath was Chief of R&D of SATHAPANA Microfinance overseeing market research and product development function. Some of his achievements in Sathapana include the implementation of a comprehensive R&D team and the development of new markets by establishing more than 50 new branches nationwide. Sothearoath have also obtained significant achievements with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CARE International in Cambodia where he was working before.

Sothearoath graduated from Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in the field of Agricultural Economics and earned a Master’s degree in Management from Norton University. He is also a Certified Trainer of Microfinance from Tokyo Development Learning Centre, ADBI. Married with 1 daughter, he speaks Khmer and English fluently and basic Mandarin. He likes to spend his free time with his family, traveling, playing football and cycling.

James Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

James has a broad base of experience derived from a mixture of experience gained from consulting, business turnaround and working with clients across a broad spectrum of industry sectors to meet specific business challenges.

James is the Partner in Charge of Advisory Services for KPMG Cambodia, with almost 5 years of advisory experience specifically in Cambodia. As such, James is serving as a long standing consultant working with CBC to establish critical credit risk assessment infrastructure in Cambodia. Within this role James serves as Chief Financial Officer and has worked to build the bureau and develop its operational capacity since its inception.

James is a Chartered Accountant earned from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales ICAEW and has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Cambodia certification. He is from the UK, fluent in his mother tongue English and conversational Khmer. He is also is a rugby fan as James used to play at high level competitions.

Dary So
Head of HR

Dary has a diverse career with 13 years of experience and works with clients across numerous business functions to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations in Cambodia.

Dary oversees KPMG’s accounting services and manages the delivery of a range of business solutions to clients. As such Dary is serving as a long standing consultant working with CBC to strengthen the credit risk appraisal framework newly established in Cambodia and critical to the country’s continued development. Dary serves as Head of HR and is in charge of the human resource development aligned to the growth of CBC.

Dary holds a Bachelor in accounting from Norton University and is a holder of the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification. She is Khmer and speaks English in addition to her mother tongue Khmer. During her free time she enjoys the cinema, reading & traveling.

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