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ChairmanBretton Sciaroni

Sciaroni and Associates

American/Cambodian. Born in 1951, he is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. He has lived and worked in Cambodia since 1993, making him the longest serving foreign lawyer in the country.

He is Senior Partner in Sciaroni & Associates, and also has served as Legal Adviser to the Royal Government of Cambodia since 1996, a position which holds the rank of Minister. Mr Sciaroni is also the Private Sector Co-chair of Working Group ‘D’ on Law, Tax and Good Governance of the Government-Private Sector Forum and is currently Chairman of the American Cambodian Business Council.

Mr. Sciaroni joined the IBC’s Executive Committee in 2000, and has served as Chairman since 2001.

Vice-chairmanJun Arii

Mitsubishi Corporation Phnom Penh Representative Office

A Japanese national born in 1959, Mr. Jun Arii is the General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation Phnom Penh Representative Office and has been residing in Cambodia since 2014. He graduated from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, majoring in Economics. Since joining Mitsubishi Corporation in 1982, Mr. Arii has gained over 35 years’ experiences in the field of Living Essentials, having previously held senior management positions in Japan, Australia and Singapore before coming to Cambodia. Mr. Arii is currently the Chairman of the Japanese Association for Promotion of Education and Culture Business in Cambodia (JACAM), as well as Board Director of the Japanese Business Association of Cambodia (JBAC) and the Cambodia-Japan Association for Business and Investment (CJBI)

TreasurerJames Roberts

KPMG Cambodia Ltd.


Executive MemberRichard Stanger

IBC Board Member

Richard Stanger graduated in Business from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Mr. Stanger is a Managing Director of Minetech Consulting, Magnus Mining International, Libminco Holdings Ltd, Libminco Mining Co., Ltd and VP Asia for Jamieson Consulting.

His current resident is in Cambodia, and he is also founding President of CAMEC, the Cambodian Association for Mining and Exploration Companies.

Mr. Stanger has 30 year experiences in international mineral exploration, mining and management consulting. This experience spans from project acquisition, exploration, development and through to mining.  He has done International Management consulting including analysis and project delivery. Also, he has corporate experience includes directorship of Australian listed and unlisted companies as well as consulting and promotion and listing of IPO’s on the Australian and Canadian Stock exchanges.

Executive MemberVinojit Ambalavaner

Petrochemicals (Cambodia) Refinery Ltd.

Mr. Vinojit Ambalavaner is a Managing Director of Petrochemicals (Cambodia) Refinery Ltd. He graduated Bachelor of Science (Hons) Industrial Chemistry City from University in London UK; Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering from University College in Swansea Wales UK and Master of Business Administration from Deakin University in Victoria Australia. Previously he was responsible for all commercial and contractual matters relating to Yara Pilbara, Australia a 2200 tpd liquid Ammonia plant. (6% of world Ammonia Production)

Initially he has been responsible for the profit and loss and Project Management of Paramount. Mr. Ambalavaner has mineral processing experience included Business Development Basic and Detail Design Engineering. He has worked for Anglo American, BHP, Mt Isa, Fluor, Aker Kvaerner and SNC-Lavalin that are large western listed companies.

Also, he has worked in Africa, Canada, USA, Australia and SE ASIA both in oil gas, chemical and Minerals projects. He has experiences in Operations, design, project management, commercial and project development roles.

Executive MemberLeonie Lethbridge

The replacement of Leonie Lethbridge to be communicated soon

Executive MemberPierre Tami

Shift 360

PierreT_ID ExcomProfileOriginally from Switzerland, Pierre is a social entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in Asia; since early 90′ Pierre has worked in Cambodia, launched Hagar in Cambodia, consisting of social rehabilitation programs and commercial businesses for victims of abuse, violence and trafficking. Now, Pierre is leading Shif360 which facilitates fair and sustainable economic opportunities to the youth of Cambodia, is also the founder of the Academy Of Culinary Arts Cambodia and co-onwer of a number of F&B businesses in Phnom Penh. Pierre is an active member of IBC since 2002, heading the Investment Conference Subcommittee for several editions. He also serves as Personal Adviser to the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Member of the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation as a social entrepreneur since 2004. Pierre is the recipient of awards: from former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Officer of the Royal Order of Sahametrei by the Cambodian King and Brandenberger Prize from Switzerland. Pierre is married and has three daughters and three grand children.

H.E. Mr David Reader (UK)

Special Envoy to G4S Group and former British Ambassador to Cambodia

Born 1947, he was a career British diplomat until retirement in 2008. His last position was as UK Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia Jan 2005 – Aug 2008; he was previously British High Commissioner to Swaziland 2001-2004, and UK Director of Trade and Investment Egypt 1998-2001. He is currently Special Envoy for G4S plc (North Africa, Middle East and South Asia) and Director of G4S (Cambodia); he is also a Special Representative (Protocol) for the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

He joined IBC as Honorary International Advisor in September 2010.

Denise Lauwens (Vietnam)

Region Manager, Central Vietnam and formerly Country Manager, Coca-Cola Sabco

Ambassador Verghese Mathews

High Commissioner to Fiji and concurrently Ambassador to the Pacific Islands Forum

Owen Perry (NZ)

Former member of EXCOM and Social Sub-committee

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