Kengo was born in Osaka, Japan and spent his childhood years in California. After years of working in consumer loans he set up his own consumer loan company in 1996. After winding it up due to changes in regulations that made his business more challenging, he decided to explore global markets, finally deciding on Cambodia in 2008, investing into the agricultural market. After moving to Cambodia in 2009, on the strength of his experiences, he set up AGRIBUDDY, the global platform for distributed farming. His vision is that of millions of empowered, efficient and competitive small farmers in the developing world.
Originally from San Francisco, California, Brandon moved to Cambodia in 2003 and set out on his first farming experience. He had come to set up a hotel and tourism company, and soon afterwards co-founded JWOC, an NGO that specialised in micro-lending. Brandon’s love of agriculture continues to find expression on his organic farm. This is where he learned a great deal of what he knows about the struggles that farmers encounter on a daily basis. Once he heard about AGRIBUDDY, and how it can help to solve the problems that hold farmers back, he knew he had to be part of the team.
Born in Fukushima, Japan, in 1984, Keita is self proclaimed gadget otaku who loves to travel around the world in search of good food.
He loves all kinds of food but lately, he seems to have developed a particular liking for Indian cuisine with its fragrant curries and tandoori grilled meats.
Majoring in Computer Science, he graduated from the Tokyo University of Technology.
Keita started off his career as a Systems Engineer in 2007, and now 9 years later, he joined AGRIBUDDY as a Development Manager, leading a team of experienced engineers in design, test, and the development of the software.
Rajesh is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and has a degree in Computer Science and an abiding interest in too many things to list. His experience spans several sectors, ranging from Advertising and PR to Infrastructure Finance, Renewable Energy to Mining and of course, Information Technology. His role in AGRIBUDDY is to help develop the product and the organisation and work on its expansion into the entire Asian region.
Aki serves on the directors of AGRIBUDDY and brings to the company extensive knowledge in finance and business development. Aki is also the Managing Director of Scentan Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Tokyo / Singapore that invests in innovative technology companies worldwide. Before Scentan Aki was the Managing Director of IgnitionOne a global marketing technology company. Prior to iOne Aki was SVP of International business at livedoor overseeing the company's global M&A and investment strategies
Thaisan Ly grew up near the Bakong temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Since childhood he had loved the idea of working with a computer but it wasn’t until high school that he actually got to touch one. Thaisan went to study at Build Bright University in 2010 where he studied Information Technology and finally got a computer of his own. He is now the go-to man for any computer issues at AGRIBUDDY and tackles every challenge with the smile that comes from truly enjoying the work.
1991, born in Nghe An, Viet Nam. Long worked as a freelance developer on mobile application. Completed Post and Telecommunication Institute of Technology with Telecommunication bachelor's degree on 2014. He won several awards in Mobile Application Development Contest for student in Vietnam's University. Joined in HUGS since 2013, and started development of AGRIBUDDY application.
Tomas is a software engineer from Lithuania. He studied Computer science in University of Southampton and National University of Singapore and worked freelance before moving to Cambodia. Specializing in graphics and image processing, he worked in the area before joining Agribuddy to work on the web application.
Fiphon Phat was born in 1988 at Siem Reap, Cambodia. After finishing high school he started at CUS University where he graduated in 2006 with a degree in Hotel Hospitality. The next year he founded a free foreign language school and orphanage called CHRES VILLAGE SCHOOL & ORPHANAGE. Fiphon joined the AGRIBUDDY team in 2010. From the start Fiphon role was to talk to farmers around the country to figure out how AGRIBUDDY can help them, and helping people is something Fiphon loves to do. After six years Fiphon’s role has changed but his passion for improving the lives of the people hasn’t.
Born in Battambang, Cambodia to a farming family, Nary Thy attended high school there, learning English from the monks at the local pagoda. While her extended family said she should stay on the farm, her parents supported her desire to move to Siem Reap to learn accounting at Angkor University. In 2012 this country girl made her parents proud, as she became the first of her family to get a university degree. Now, she’s busy as Agribuddy’s accountant and continues to make her parents proud and to keep the books balanced.
Soheng was born in rural area in Siem Reap along the way to Tonle Sap lake and went to local school also volunteer as an English teacher in one small NGO school in her village at that time she met her sponsors name Lee & Merril provided a chance to improve her English at ACE and finished IELTS course. Now she is in final year at university of Economics & Finance skill in Build Bright University which is being supported by her sponsors. Soheng has found her job at Agribuddy really interesting to learn and do new thing and also has improved her self to work as accountant at Agribuddy, not only accountant also lots of skills in social skill with every people around her.
Barang born in 1995 in rural area in Siem Reap and moved to live in town of the same province in 2015 in CWASS NGO as her home to continue her study at university as Banking & Finance at Build Bright University. She started at Agribuddy as a call agent she found really exciting to make communication with farmer and help them better to know and use Agribuddy tool, she has improved her self to be a very attractive communicator. She is willing to do better in her life that can help her self and family to be better.