Chun Sothany

Chief Executive Officer 

Ms. Sothany Chun started her career with World Vision Cambodia in 2002 as an internal auditor. From there Sothany quickly progressed through a number of roles, where she managed project design, proposal development, progress reviews and building connections with donors. In 2007 Sothany became Business Development Manager for VisionFund where she worked in fund acquisition, marketing, communication and product development. In 2008 she moved to WING, an ANZ (Australia) Bank startup mobile money transfer business, where she developed strategy and managed sales, including motivating and empowering over 900 WING commissioned-based agents. In April 2011 Sothany joined First Finance as a Chief Financial Officer and in August 2014 she was appointed CEO. Sothany has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management – Accounting, and a Masters in Organizational Development – MFI Management.

Heng Sakada

Head of Credit

Mr. Sakada Heng is the longest standing First Finance team member, starting as the Senior Credit Admin Officer and progressing through a number of roles to becoming the Head of Retail Operations of First Finance in 2015. He has an in-depth understanding of the Cambodian financial and property markets through his 10 years of experience in the field and training both locally and overseas. Sakada holds two master’s degrees – a Master’s of Art in Finance, Banking and Insurance for Southeast Asia from the University of Nantes (France) and another Master’s Degree in Risk Management in Insurance, Banking and Finance from the Royal University of Law and Economics.

Chheng Bunhieng

Head of Sales

Mr. Bunhieng Chheng joined First Finance in November 2018 as Head of Retail Sales. He started his career with Amret MFI in 2003, where he has been involved in management roles for more than ten years. His work has significantly evolved from the ground level to management levels which include Driver, Teller, Credit Offer, Deputy Branch Manager, Branch Manager, Deputy Head of Province, Head of Province, and Deputy Head of Credit Product Development.
Bunhieng obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance in 2007 from Build Bright University and a Diploma of English from the Pannasastra University of Cambodia.

Saing Vandy

Head of Marketing

Mr. Vandy Saing obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information System from the National University of Management in 2002. Prior to joining First Finance he served as a Marketing and Communication Coordinator for two years and then as a Creative Service Manager for seven years at VisionFund Cambodia. There, he managed and developed branding strategy and marketing communication strategy. Vandy also has many years’ experience working with advertising agencies and NGOs. He joined First Finance as a Marketing Manager in March 2016.

Chrek Sineth

Head of IT

Mr. Sineth Chrek has more than 10 years of experience in infrastructure design and implementation, IT security implementation, MIS administration, IT strategy and project implementation in the field of microfinance and banking. He joined First Finance in April 2016 as an IT Manager. Prior to that, he served a in key role to engage IT and business people as a manager at Amret. He has also worked at VisionFund as a Technology and Application Support Manager. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from a university in Phnom Penh.

Veth Voleak

Head of Finance

Ms. Voleak Veth has more than seven years of experience in accounting and finance, working at an accounting firm, an insurance company and in business. She joined First Finance in 2012. Voleak has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Banking, and a Master’s in Business Administration, and is currently pursuing her ACCA qualification.

Hour Namkea

Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Namkea Hour joined First Finance as an Internal Audit Manager in June 2018. He has over ten years of experience in audit and finance within the microfinance and banking industry, with consulting firm, and international companies. His expertise is related to review, evaluation, and advice on risk management, internal control, governance and fraud investigation in the institution. Before joining First Finance, he held various positions including Audit Manager, Deputy Financial Controller, and other management roles.
Namkea holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) and he is currently pursuing his auditing qualification.

SEAN MengSe

Head of Human Resource

Mengse is a dynamic and well progression in his career life. He has worked for over 10 years from entry to management level in Learning & Development, and Human Resources Management including Recruitment, HR Policy Development, Personnel Admin, HR Business Partner, Compensation and Benefits. He is good at personal quality and highly patient and committed individual.

He won a Bachelor degree scholarship from National University of Management in 2000 and graduated his bachelor in 2004 and Master in the field of Management in 2009.