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ChairmanBretton Sciaroni

Senior Partner, Sciaroni & 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-chairmanPierre Tami

Chief Executive Officer, Shift360 Foundation

Pierre Tami is one of the current IBC Executive committee members. Originally 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-owner 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 grandchildren.

TreasurerBrendan James Lalor

Director, Tax & Advisory Services, Ernst & Young (Cambodia) Ltd.

Brendan is a Director with Ernst & Young (EY) and leads the EY tax team in Cambodia. Prior to relocating to Cambodia in May 2016, Brendan was based in Vietnam also with EY. Brendan has worked in international tax for over 15 years across a number of developed and developing economies including Australia, Belgium, South Africa and the UK. Brendan has many years of international tax advisory experience and has advised numerous large multinational clients across a range of industries and sectors. Brendan’s area of focus and specialization is in the field of transfer pricing, which is the current hot topic in tax in Cambodia. Brendan started his career in tax with the Australian government’s tax authority. Brendan holds a Masters of International tax degree from the University of New South Wales Australia and a Bachelor of Economics Honours degree from the University of Newcastle.

Executive MemberRichard Stanger

Managing Director, Magnus Mining International Co., Ltd.

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 MemberPeter Beynon

Country Chairman Cambodia, Jardine Matheson Limited

After graduating from Bristol University, Peter joined PwC’s London office and qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in 1981 and subsequently embarked on a career in commerce that has focused on family businesses. Post qualification he spent over 25 years with the Jardine Matheson group working in a number of senior finance and management roles in Asia and the Middle East, including significant periods in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. He worked as the Finance Director of several listed and private companies during which time he led a number of major corporate acquisitions and the development of joint venture business initiatives in emerging markets. Peter then embarked on a career in consultancy, leveraging his diverse chartered accountancy skills in international and emerging market environments. He became the first non-family Managing Director of the esteemed Al Fahim Group based in Abu Dhabi in 2005, before joining as a partner of HBG a private equity firm based in Dubai in 2008. In 2012 Peter was engaged and successfully led the expansion and development of the ICAEW Middle East operations in the Middle East. In 2014 Peter was re-engaged by Jardine Matheson to head the group’s development of its business portfolio in South East Asia focusing on Cambodia.

Executive MemberYogo Kanda

General Manager, Mitsubishi Corporation Phnom Penh Representative Office


to be announced soon.

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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