Bridge Bank

Welcome to Bridge Bank

Brand Vision

To be your preferred financial partner of today and generations to come

Brand Mission

To provide financial service you can trust through our global service standards, making banking simple and secure

Core Values

Best in Class

We are committed to serving our customers with world class products and services supported by our skilled and highly trained staff.

Relationship

We value relationship with our customer in order to strengthen our loyalty and service.

Integrity

We uphold the traits of honesty and strong morals to ensure that our customers can trust us and consider us as the right partner for them.

Dedicated

We are devoted to our purpose, and we will ensure that we will be here for the long haul. Our commitment would be to serve not just Cambodians of today but also the generations to come.

Gracious

We are what we are because of our customers. We are their partners, and we will always show our gratitude towards our customers in every aspect of our business.

Excellence

We are a customer-centric institution that will always aim to understand the feelings and predicaments of our customers to ensure that we give them the service that is exactly what they are looking for.

Board of Directors
Neak Oknha Sear Rithy

Chairman

Neak Oknha is a local Cambodian who returned after the Paris Peace Accord to assist the United Nations with logistics. He has built a group of companies, including industry leaders in sectors like logistics and transportation, food and beverage, media and digital, healthcare, financial services, property development, and industry.

Neak Oknha Sear Rithy is a member of the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, has earned a Master of Business Administration. He is fluent in Khmer, English, Thai and Chinese

At a young age, he was awarded the high honor of receiving the Dignitary Medal of Mohasereywat by His Majesty King Norodom Sihmoni of Cambodia.

Art Sovannra

Director

Mr. Sovannra has been longtime business associate of Neak Oknha Sear Rithy. He has logistic and other business interests in Thailand.

Mr. Sovannra joined the Board of Directors in April of 2020 and has complimentary views for future expansion of the bank.

Management Team
Richard Liew

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Bridge Bank, Mr. Richard Liew served in various senior management positions with regional and international banks across Southeast Asian countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Singapore, with short stints in Vietnam and Myanmar.

Mr. Richard Liew has over 31 years of banking experience covering all aspects of corporate, commercial and consumer banking. He started his banking career as a marketing executive and over the years has progressed towards different roles covering business development, branches operations, sales & marketing of financial services and products, retail banking, wealth management, syndications, corporate finance, and global financial banking.

He holds a bachelor’s of science in Marketing from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark, U.S.A.

Ith Buntha

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Buntha has more than 18 years of banking experiences with several local and regional commercial banks in Cambodia and has since gained expertise in the areas of sales, credit, and operations.

Mr. Buntha joined Bridge Bank as Chief Business Officer in 2022. Prior to his current position, he was a Chief Operating Officer (COO) at a prominent commercial bank in Cambodia.

Mr. Buntha also held various positions at a well-known international bank as Head of Preferred Banking, Head of Sales & Distribution, and Branch Manager from April 2010 to April 2016. In 2013, he was a Finalist for Emerald Award as Best Middle Manager, aside from successfully completing the bank’s program for middle manager, namely, Accelerated Universal Banker (AUB) conducted at the Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Mr. Buntha started his early banking career in 2004 as a Senior Officer and working in various fields at a Cambodian owned bank, and in 2009 he was appointed as a Branch Manager at one of the top performing banks in the country.

Mr. Buntha has an MBA from Norton University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in Economics, major in Banking and Finance in 2002.

Anthony Perkins

Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Anthony Perkins has over 25 years of experience working in various financial institutions in the United Kingdom, and Cambodia, with a wealth of expertise in Fintech and a track record for driving digital innovation.

Mr. Perkins was appointed as Chief Operations Officer at Bridge Bank in January 2024. Before joining Bridge Bank, he was the Chief Digital Officer for the leading mobile operator in Cambodia since 2016. His first role in Cambodia in 2008 was with the first and largest fintech company where he was Chief Executive Officer for several years, having previously held Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles. Prior to Cambodia he was employed in the City of London from 1997 to 2008 for various multinational FTSE100 listed investment banking, retail banking, insurance, and stockbroking institutions.

Mr. Perkins holds a bachelor’s degree in computing from the University of Greenwich, London.

Kosal Deno

Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Deno has over 20 years of experiences in all areas of Banking including Credit, Operations, Compliance and Accounting.

Mr. Deno is appointed as Chief Credit Officer of Bridge Bank in June 2022, managing credit operations of the bank. Mr. Deno joined the bank in 2014 as Operations Manager and has been appointed as General Manager of Bridge Specialized Bank since 2018 to oversee the daily operations of business segments, sales & marketing, and strategic development.

Mr. Deno holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from National Institute of Management of Cambodia.

Min Sopheak

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sopheak has more than 15 years of banking experience with local and regional commercial banks in Cambodia and Laos, and has since gained expertise in finance, treasury, and operations.

Mr. Sopheak was appointed as Chief Financial Officer at Bridge Bank in mid-2022. Prior to his current position, he was a Chief Operations Officer of a new startup delivery company, and Chief Financial Officer at a first leading fintech company in Cambodia. Mr. Sopheak had several years of experience across well-known local and international banks and fintech companies.

Mr. Sopheak holds bachelor’s degree in Accounting from National University of Management (NUM). He also received a scholarship from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia to continue his professional accounting and finance education for Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at CamEd Institute.

Pov Sopheak

Chief People Officer

Sopheak is a business-oriented human resources leader with over 20 years’ experience in the banking, law firm, global accounting firm, public and private organizations.

She has years of experience managing HR for both large corporations and high-growth start-ups. As a business partner, she motivates and advises executives, fostering organizational development and building high-performance culture.

She is a strategic thinker and thought leader. Sopheak obtained both a teaching degree from Phnom Penh Pedagogy Center and a bachelor’s degree in tourism management from the National University of Management

Phan Vandeth

Chief Retail Officer

Mr. Phan Vandeth joined Bridge Bank as Chief Retail Officer in June 2023. Prior to joining the bank, He held the position of vice president and was charged with creating and carrying out technical and strategic operations policies.

Mr. Vandeth has over 15 years of aggressive, goal-driven, individual professional experience in banking, having worked in various international and regional banks. Vandeth is well-versed in retail business banking. Between 2007 and 2022, he had been working in a various position, ranging from branch manager to vice president, where he was responsible for supporting the consumer banking strategy and driving the company’s next stage of growth as the bank carried out its strategy to become the top bank in Cambodia.

Mr. Vandeth received his education in Taiwan and Cambodia. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Business Administration from Taiwan’s Southern Taiwan University.

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