FORWARD presents four more successful individuals in real estate, banking, movies and humanitarian activities as part of our 30 successful business entrepreneurs in Cambodia.
Oknha Pung Kheav Se (Real Estate, Banking, Hospitality)
As the Chairman of Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Cambodia as well as the Chairman of Cambodia Constructors Association, Oknha Pung has invested billions of dollars on banking, real estate, and in the entertainment industries. His more notable investments are Canadia Bank, the satellite cities in Koh Pich and Chroychongva, Beach Resort Hotel in Preah Sihanouk, Sorya Platinum, Ratana Plaza Platinum, Olympia City, and Borey Outhyean Basak, among many giant investment projects.
Oknha Sear Rithy (Real Estate, Logistic, Distribution)
Considered the most successful real estate developer in Cambodia, Oknha Sear Rithy is the Chairman of Worldbridge Group. Connected to many other companies investing in construction, real estate, and leisure centers around Phnom Penh, he has invested in the twin towers The Bridge, $560 million on commercial building The Peak, $110 million on joint property development project with a Singaporean company in The Palm, and $100 million on KERRY WORLD BRIDGE Special Economic Zone, which is located along national road 2, several km away from Takhmao town. Before becoming a prominent businessman, he worked as a logistic inspector during the UNTAC period.
Rithy Panh (Filmmaker)
Born in 1964 in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian documentary filmmaker and screenwriter is famous for his portrayals of Cambodia’s darkest history during the Khmer Rouge in a film. He earned a degree in cinematography from France in 1989 and went on to win many international awards such as Best Foreign Language Film, Prize of Un Certain Regard, and the European Film Academy Documentary Award-Prix Arte. His latest project was with Angelina Jolie in the Netflix production based on an autobiography in film, First They Killed My Father.
Oknha Sean Ngu (NGO)
Known for his active role in humanitarian activities, he is famous for supporting children. His activities on helping orphans, HIV positive children, children with eyes problems and the elderly in Cambodia, have been broadcasted by international media and he was even nominated for the CNN Hero program. He holds a master degree from Australia in Economic and is the founder of the Khmer Sight Foundation.