Country Chair For Cambodia
Serey Chea is an Assistant Governor at National Bank of Cambodia. She was awarded Gender Advocacy Champion Award 2018 by AFI in recognition of her work in bridging the financial inclusion gender gap and also awarded as honorees of ZICO ASEAN 40 Under 40 in recognition of her progressive leadership in the banking industry in Cambodia. Serey is a strong proponent for women economic empowerment and financial inclusion through her involvement with the UNCDF Shift Program, served as Alliance for Financial Inclusion’s (AFI’s) high level Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee (GWFIC), currently a member of the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women World Banking, and through her participation of in other policy makers and public forums. She has been an Asia 21 Young Leader, Class of 2017, a member of young societal leader, Class of 2018, and also a member of Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, Class of 2019.
Serey is actively involved in many charity works, including being a board member of Smile Cambodia that provides free surgery to cleft and burn children, Khmer Sight Foundation that provides cataract surgery for underprivileged people. She is a co-founder and chairwoman of Raksa Koma Foundation that focuses on the welfare of underprivileged Cambodian children and raises awareness on mental and physical disability. In 2018, she has been catalogued amongst 25 impactful philanthropists in ASEAN by the Asia Philanthropy Circle.