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A Historic Appointment: Chea Serey Becomes the First Woman to Lead the National Bank of Cambodia

by Surya Narayan
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In a groundbreaking move for Cambodia, Chea Serey has been appointed as the Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), becoming the first woman to hold this prestigious position in the country’s history. This appointment not only signifies a step forward for gender equality, but also recognizes Serey’s exceptional qualifications and contributions to the banking sector.

Serey’s journey to this historic appointment has been paved with remarkable achievements. As the former deputy governor and central banking director-general, Serey has been instrumental in championing the independence of Cambodia’s economic and monetary policies. Her unwavering dedication to financial literacy has empowered individuals to understand the intricacies of the financial world.

Moreover, Serey’s commitment to promoting the use of the local currency and developing interbank markets has been unwavering. Her visionary leadership has driven the implementation of the NBC’s Bakong interbank transaction system, which has revolutionised banking, payment institutions, and microfinance operations at both local and global levels.

Serey’s knowledge and expertise in the field of banking are not only rooted in her vast experience but also in her academic background. With her remarkable achievements in both central and private banking, she has earned the respect and admiration of her peers and industry experts.

It is important to note that Serey’s appointment is not solely based on her gender, but rather on her unparalleled achievements, qualifications, and leadership skills. She has proven herself capable of steering both the central bank and private banking sectors towards a brighter future. Her international perspective and global communication skills further strengthen her ability to propel Cambodia’s banking industry onto the global stage.

Serey’s appointment as governor comes with immense opportunities and responsibilities. It symbolises a significant milestone towards gender equality in Cambodia, inspiring and empowering women throughout the country. As a trailblazer, Serey will pave the way for more women to occupy top leadership positions across various sectors in Cambodia, opening doors for limitless possibilities.

With Serey at the helm, there is no doubt that the country’s banking sector will reach new heights. Her strategic vision, combined with her experience, knowledge, and skills, make her the ideal candidate to lead NBC into the future. She has already displayed her ability to create effective banking disciplines through the establishment of the Credit Bureau (Cambodia) Co Ltd.

Cambodia’s financial landscape will be forever transformed under Serey’s guidance. It is our belief that she will elevate the industry to unprecedented levels, embracing innovation and technological advancements. Her appointment is a testament to her brilliance and vision, taking Cambodia’s financial sector from strength to strength.

Chea Serey’s appointment as the first female governor of the National Bank of Cambodia is a historic moment that deserves celebration and recognition. It showcases the progress Cambodia is making towards inclusivity and equality. Serey’s appointment is not just a milestone for gender representation; it is a testament to the power of meritocracy, highlighting the importance of qualifications and achievements.

This historic appointment serves as a reminder to all women that they too can break barriers, shatter glass ceilings, and leave a lasting impact on industries traditionally dominated by men. Serey’s journey serves as an inspiration to future generations, proving that with determination, hard work, and expertise, women can lead and succeed in any field.

As we congratulate Chea Serey on this momentous achievement, let us also celebrate the progress towards gender equality in Cambodia. May her appointment ignite a wave of change and inspire countless other women to pursue their ambitions fearlessly.

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