OUR TEAM

Kengo Kitaura

Founder / CEO expand_more

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.

Noriaki Okubo

Board of Director expand_more

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

Naho Shigeta

Board of Director expand_more

Naho Shigeta spearheading our operations in India, one of the highest-growth markets in the world. She joins us with a wealth of experience in diverse fields combined with a flair for multi-national entrepreneurship. Since 2006, she has been the Founder and CEO of Infobridge Holdings Group Ltd., a Hong Kong based company that has set up several companies in India in order to bring about closer cooperation and relationships between Indian and Japanese companies, as well as expand markets for Japanese companies in India. Ms. Shigeta has also worked in China on setting up operations that grew an IT-based market research company from 3 to 400 employees over a six-year period. A graduate of Tokyo University she specializes in managing multi-cultural teams, and is happiest while setting up commercial relationships between companies from different countries.

Krishna Manda

Board of Director expand_more

Former Managing Director and Global Head of Operations of STANDARD AND POOR’S (S&P) GLOBAL with over 16 years of experience working in Japan with sound knowledge of Japanese culture and an articulate communicator with native bi-lingual skills in Japanese, English and Telugu.

Pakk Yourng

Managing Director - Cambodia expand_more

More than 10 year's experience deploying innovations at the base of the pyramid, providing financial inclusion solutions in key emerging markets in Cambodia, Afghanistan and Iraqi. Developed business models to scale initiatives to pursue real inclusion in the fintech sector across emerging markets. Deep experience in mobile money and mobile payments industry partnering key stakeholders like banks, regulators, MNOs, financial institutions, NGOs, international development firms, cooperatives, microfinance companies and global mobile money and financial inclusion organizations.

Vivek Radhakrishnan

Chief Technology Officer expand_more

Vivek has over 20 years of experience in managing ITprojects, for the Aditya Birla Group, and Publicis Sapient,leading teams of more than 300 engineers for a who’s who list of international brands. He also manages his family’s coffee plantation.

Raj Kancham

Managing Director - India expand_more

Raj Kancham serves as Managing Director of AGRIBUDDY India region and brings to the company an extensive knowledge of Business strategy, Business Development, Innovative applications of disruptive technologies, Business Transformation, Technology & Product Development and Nurturing Future Leaders. Raj was a business and an operational strategist leader, serial entrepreneur, founder of BigHaat.com and Carbon Farming India in India empowering the farming community. Prior to his agriprenuerial experience , Raj has worked for large IT giants like Nokia, Ness/Amadeus, Honeywell, GE, DBS etc in India and Singapore in developing and maintaining Global web environment.

Keisuke Honda

Head of Brand Ambassador expand_more

Coming from a sporting family, Keisuke Honda is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for Australian club Melbourne Victory and also general manager and coach of Cambodia national football team. He has earned over 90 international caps since 2008, Honda is the first Japanese player to score in three FIFA World Cups. Together with Rural Entrepreneurs (group leaders of smallholders), a.k.a. "BUDDYs", he will motivate smallholders in developing countries, many of whom face difficulties in improving their standard of living. He will strive to inspire smallholders to reach their full potential by never giving up and continuing to expand their horizons.

Tsuyoshi Nagashima

Admin & Finance expand_more

Tsuyoshi Nagashima, a Japanese Certified Public Accountant and Certified Tax Accountant. Having graduated from Waseda University, started its career at Deloitte Tohmatsu and worked for a financial industry auditing team. After Deloitte, joined an independent accounting office and engaged in financial and tax due diligence, valuation, tax consulting, financial advisory, etc. After the above career, started its own accounting firm in early 2012. While working as a professional, is a serial entrepreneur, founding an IT consulting company and a web app development company, several investment funds.

Miwa Iwasaki

UX/UI Designer expand_more

Miwa gained almost 20 years of experience in UX/UI design & web engineering. In Digital Garage, an incubation company in Japan, Miwa engaged in localization projects such as Twitter, Technorati. After that, jumped into a start-up company in Thailand as a Co-Founder & CTO, operated human resources matching service. Participated in AGRIBUDDY since 2017 to improve its UX. Also enjoying studying economics as a student in Keio University currently.

Nara Chea

Legal team of AGRIBUDDY Cambodia expand_more

A lawyer. He has a diversified practice, with special emphasis on Corporate, Conveyancing, Property and Labor law. His expert who focuses his litigation practice on defending employers and employees in labor and employment litigation, class action wage and hour litigation, commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. He provides advice to employers on business organization and operation in the manufacturing process, developing various policies for operation in business activity and including developing various policies. He further defends businesses and individuals involved in civil, administrative or criminal government investigations or proceedings.

Tim Huon

Legal team of AGRIBUDDY Cambodia expand_more

A lawyer, the Cambodia commercial and labor law expert who focuses his litigation practice on defending employers and employees in labor and employment litigation, class action wage and hour litigation, commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. He provides advice to employers on various wage and hour and employment-related issues, including internal and external investigations. He further defends businesses and individuals involved in civil, administrative or criminal government investigations or proceedings.

Thaisan Ly

Software Engineer expand_more

Thaisan 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.

Phi Long Nguyễn Khắc

Android App Engineer expand_more

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.

Veasna Thou

Acting Head of Field Operation expand_more

In December 2017, Veasna started working with AGRIBUDDY CAMBODIA as Provincial Head based in Siemreap province. Six months later, Veasna has promoted to Acting of Field Operation Head. He works to support of all Agribuddy operation and provide technical support to Provincial head as planning, Leading, and monitoring. Born in Takeo province, 13 years old Veasna has moved to live in Northeast of Cambodia and his work life started there. With a bachelor’s in General Management and nearly 14 years of experience in supporting community protected areas, participatory land use planning and forestry, sustainable livelihoods, species conservation, and Natural resources management.

Sokchan Ban

Finance Director of Cambodia expand_more

Sokchan responsible for leading the company’s finance organization and representing the company to management, top management, investors and auditors. He has more than 25 years of experience in accounting/finance/admin/auditing at private sector such as MALAWAR Academic Group in Malaysia, Hotels, NGOs, and International Companies. He has responsibility for other key governance areas specification by providing services to operations department, digital credit, commercial, product development and sale operations supported in each areas of financial services, associate services and supplier services. He holds a BBA and MBA degrees from oversea at UNITAR International University

Sophal KIM

Product Development Head expand_more

Sophal was born in Kandal province, Combodia. He moved to Phnom Penh for perusing bachelor degree of Agricultural Economic and Rural Development at Royal University of Agriculture in 2006 and finished master degree of Business Administration at Norton University in 2015. Before joining with AGRIBUDDY in 2018, he had solid experiences in microfinance sector, especially in the field of market research and product development.

Sompoah Um

Trading head expand_more

Sompoah was born in Battambang. She had spent her first 5 earlier years as a country side girls and moved to the city. She finished high school at 2008 and finished her degree in health science 4 years after that. She joined Agribuddy in April 2018. It is her dream to our country become a better country and people have enough to eat where every kid can go to school. She hope being part of Agribuddy will allow her to make a better change for her people and her family.

IV Samnang

HR Head expand_more

Samnang was born on May 1987 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He got Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Norton University. He has work worked with Agribuddy since 04 June 2018, As Head of and Human Resource Department and Administrative. He has experiences as a Head of Human Resource and Admin Department for over eight years within Microfinance sector. His personl life, he like swiming, listening to music, and going to aventure.

Seng Eung

Research Head expand_more

Experienced in researching over 12 years in development fields in, Agriculture; rural development; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); capacity building; organizational development; capacity needs assessment; community organizing and community development; building and strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and research. Lead researching and training for civil society organizations on project evaluation, feasibility study, need assessment, fact finding, training need assessment (TNA), research methodology, project appraisal, research training, baseline study, project monitoring, agricultural cooperatives training and Agricultural Cooperatives assessment and Project documentaries.

Barang Yean

Digital Credit Head expand_more

Barang was 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 o continue her study at university as Banking & Finance at Build Bright University. She started at Agribuddy as a sales supporter she found really exciting to make communication with farmer and help them better to know and use Agribuddy , she has improved herself to be a very attractive communicator. She is willing to do better in her life to help her family.

Sinorn Thang

Project Management Officer expand_more

Sinorn finished high school in 2016 and starting her year zero in International Public Relation at Panhasatra University. She started at AGRIBUDDY as a call agent in January 2017. And now she is holding the Project Management Officer.

Dina Uy

Pursat Province Provincial head expand_more

Dina was born in Phnao Village, Rumlech Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province. After he worked in ORO Finance Plc and Aeon Microfinance Co.,LTD, he joined agribuddy from 2018 as a provincial head of Pursant Province. He likes his job now since he likes to learn new things.

Oun Chhan

Pailin Provincial Head expand_more

My name is Oun Chhan, born on February 9, 1966, born in Sdok Village,Sdok Commune, Angkor Chey District, Kampot Province. Currently, I live in Tumnum village, Stung Trang Commune, Sala Krao District, Pailin Province. And my passion is agriculture. I have known Agribuddy since April 2016 and got a job at Agribuddy in early 2017.

Chettra Touch

Battambang Provincial Head expand_more

Chettra gradudated from RULE in 2016, and started with Agribuddy in early 2017 as Mentor. Through his well-recognized performance, Chettra now is managing Agribuddy Operation in Battambang.

Chakriya Saing

KTH Provincial Head expand_more

My name is Saing Chakriya, Currently living in Slakhet Village, Prey Ta Hu commune, Steung Sen district, Kampong Thom Province, I have been pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at Angkor City Institution (Kampong Thom). I was an Out-of-School Educator, World Relief Cambodia Staff, as a Military Police Chief, A small credit line employee will now be an employee of Agribuddy Company as a Provincial Head of KompongThom. All the work became a great experience for me when I joined with Agribuddy, making me aware of what is the life of the community. I became involved with farmers, especially I love Agribuddy, who has a wonderful mission to ease the burden of solving the problem of farmers' debt in the form of how to use technology and how to maintain it. Rice farmers are expected to get a lot of profits and will use targeted funds to earn a lot of money He will repay debt and improve their families' lives. Thank you Agribuddy.

Krishna Ambatipudi

Regional Manager-Andhra Pradesh (India) expand_more

Krishna is Launching Andhra Pradesh Operations in India. He has a PG Diploma in Agri Business Management from RIAM, New Delhi and have work experience in rural markets of developing countries like India, Srilanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia, etc in energy and agriculture sectors....Worked with BP Solar, Merloni Termosanitari, Shell Renewables, SELCO, Duron Energy etc

Nary Thy

Financial Operation Manager expand_more

Nary was 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.

Chanthet Kun

Account Payable Officer expand_more

Chanthet was born in BTB Province, Kingdom of Cambodia. She’s responsible for account payable and update all transaction in Quick-books for the company. She have around 5 years of experience in accounting and customer services at private sector such as Hotels, Restaurant, and Companies. She has responsibility for key supported to operations department in AGRIBUDDY of financial services and suppliers. She holds a BBA degree from Build Bright University in Siem Reap.

Sida Puy

Account Receivable Officer expand_more

Sida was born in Siem Reap Province, Kingdom of Cambodia. She’s responsible for account receivable and update all transaction in Quick-books for the company. Sida have more than 2 years of experience in accounting and customer services at private sector such as Hotels, Restaurant and Companies. Sida has responsibility for key supported to operations, digital credit, and sale supported in Agribuddy of financial services and suppliers. She holds a BBA degree from Build Bright University in Siem Reap.

Soheng Nhov

Training Head expand_more

Soheng was born in rural area in Siem Reap and went to local school also volunteer as an English teacher in one small NGO school in her village at that time. Now she is in final year at university of Economics & Finance skill in Build Bright University which is being supported by her sponsors. She has found her job is really interesting to learn and do new thing and also she is eager to improve herself at AGRIBUDDY.

Sophy Din

Digital Credit Officer expand_more

Sophy was born in 1992, in Siem Reap province. She gratuated bachelor english at Meanchey University in 2016. She work in AGRIBUDDY as Digital Credit Officer. She start to work in this company in June,2018. She is happy to work this company.

Sona Soeung

Sales Support Head expand_more

Sona was born in 1994 at Takeo Province and moved to live in Siem Reap in 2000. She graduated from high school in 2012 and worked in the Hotel industry in Siem Reap for supported her study. She graduated from Tourism and Hospitality at Build Bright University in 2016 in Siem Reap. She has worked at Agribuddy as a Sale Supporter in April, 2017. She really like her job because she can upgrade her communication skill, handle the problem and learning experience from her colleague .

Run Bun Savy

Sales support expand_more

Savy was born in Kompong Cham province, Cambodia. She moved to Siem Reap in 2000. She finished high school in 2017, and continue to study at universtiy in 2018. She have been working as a sales supporter. She have been working as a sales supporter since september, 2017. She really exciting to make communicate with farmers to know about Agribuddy. Being a sales supporter she have improved herself to be a good communicator, and learn social skill from my team work and people around her.

Chem Saroeun

Sales support expand_more

I was born in Svay Rieng Province. I got a 9th grage diploma in 2014. I moved tot Siem Reap in 2014. I was away from my family when I was 14 years old. I Finished high school in 2017. And Continue at Universitty in 2018. I started with Agribuddy since September 11th, 2017.

Sophea Sor

Sales Support expand_more

Sophea was born in 1994 at Banteay Meanchey Province and moved to live in Siem Reap town in 2012. She was graduated for Tourism and Hospitality skill at Build Bright University in 2016. Sophea started at Agribuddy in April, 2017 as a Call Agent. Sophea really likes her job as a Call Agent because she can make a conversation with farmer to support and handle problem that Cambodian farmers facing, she also has improved a lot of communication skill from Agribuddy.

Neourn Teourn

Sales support expand_more

I was born in 1998 ,in kompong cham Province. now I live in Siem reap province.I'm a student.I study in VANN DA institute in field of Accounting beside studying, I work as a sale supporter.I work in the morning time and study in the evening time.At the work place ,the team work have good relationship,friendly . I'm future want to be Accountant.

Sreung Laksa

Procurement and Logistic Officer expand_more

I was born in Bonteay Meanchey Province, Kingdom of Cambodia. I’m responsible in procurement (PO) for customers and suppliers than update all PO information for the company. I have more than 3 months of experience in cashier at Super market. I have responsibility for key supported to operations department in Agribuddy of financial services such as customers and suppliers. I holds a Bachelor degree at Build Bright University in Siem Reap.

Kimla Sina

Sales Support expand_more

Kimla was born in rural country, In Kampong Thom Province in 1992. She started school when She was 11 years old. She stopped studied for one year. She entered organization in Siem Reap to continued to study. She works at AGRIBUDDY as a sale supporter. She feels satisfied with her work since AGRIBUDDY can help and change our community through creating their income.

Kimheang Hea

Sales Support expand_more

I was born in 1994 in Bakong Village Ampil Commune Siem Reap province. I graduated from high school in 2012. In 2015 i worked at Angkor Cycling tour position sale and receptionist. I graduated at University of South East Asia in 2017 in Siem Reap. I started to work in AGRIBUDDY in April 2018. At work place the team work have good relation, friendship, friendly and help each other. To work here it really help me to get a lot of work experience.

Samkhann Khoem

Mentor Assistant expand_more

My name is Kheum Samkhan, was born in 1982, in Sutr Nikhum, Siem Reap Cambodia. I am an Assistant Mentor in Agribuddy , what I am doing is a desire for Cambodian farmers to be prosperous. I have graduated from high school in 2005, My favorite is listen traditional music. I worked with Indo China Reserch. My preference was to help the community, I am very happy to join with Agribuddy to help farmers in my community.

Moan Pak

Mentor Assistant expand_more

My name is Pak Moan, is an assistant mentor that works to support farmers. My current address is in Roluoshen village, Russey Lok Commune, Chikreng District, Siem Reap Province. I am a contract teacher for 18 in public school. I work as a staff of Agribuddy because I see the company helped farmers who did not have enough capital to do farming and provided technical support to farmers, but also helped farmers to match their farming time for selling and funding.

Hongseng Soy

Mentor expand_more

Hongseng Soy was born in 1974 at Khorm pongcham, Combodia .Hong Seng moved to Siem Reap on 2012. He stopped studying in 7th grade at Cherng Chnork secondary. In 1990 Hong Seng worked as a driver in a private company in the city PP until 2010. In 2011 he began farming in Siem Reap. In July 2014,Hong Seng joined the company in Hugs Co. Ltd. September 2016 joined the Agribuddy until now. He have a good relationship with farmer in his area.

Mao Chhil

Mentor expand_more

Mao was born in 1972 in Bakan District, Pursat province. Mao used to bring laborers to work in Malaysia in 2003 until 2010 he work in a community produced cleaned water for the villagers. And now he is working for Agibuddy as a mentors for supporting the buddies in his area.

Seong Saran

Mentor expand_more

My name is Seng Saran, 36, born on December 11, 1982, was born in Mongkul Borei District, Banteay Meanchey Province. Presently living in Prey Khmang Village, Srei Noy Commune, Varin District, Siem Reap Province. I am working in agriculture is to help farmers in the village have a sense of technological advancement and do not want the farmers to move to neighboring countries.

Sophea Kol

Mentor expand_more

My name is Kol Sophea, living in Preak Ni Village, Prey Touch Commune, Moung Russey District, Battambang Province. I was a farmer, a poor farmer, a poor harvest, and decided to work in Thailand in 2008. In 2014, I returned to my farmhouse then I knew Agribuddy in 2017 and enrolled as Buddy until 2018, then I was selected as a Mentor. My income is from agriculture.

Savorn Chin

Mentor expand_more

My name is Chen Savon, I am 63-year-old, was born in Krosaing village, Khachei commune, Toukmeas district, Kampot province, Currently living in Toul Kpous Village, Steung Trang Commune, SalaKrav District, Pailin Province. From 1972 to 1989 I joined a military service until 1996, and later in 2017 I joined Agribuddy Co., Ltd. I had joined the Royal Government of Agriculture in Pailin province because I love agriculture.

Peng Sreang Nit

Mentor expand_more

My favorite is to play soccer, work with poor farmers, to work in agriculture, and to improve the quality of life for poor farmers through agricultural work, I studied computer skills and experience in agriculture and development.

Phat Phann

Mentor expand_more

My name is Phat Phanny and currently living in Kondseng Lueor Village Chansor Commune Sonikum District Siem Reap Province. I am working at Agribuddy as a mentor at Sonikum District. I loving working in the field.

Hong Hav

Mentor expand_more

My name is Hong Hao, 47 year old male living in Chub Rumdeng village, Kantuot commune, Svay Leu district, Siem Reap province. I love to live in the same village and farm. I start work with AGRIBADI on Feb. 27, 2018, I want to see how people can learn about farming in order to have a better living Sustainability in the future.

Chinda Meich

Mentor assistant expand_more

My name is Miech Chenda, was born on August 22, 1982 in Stung Khombort Village, Trapeang Chong Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province.I studied in grade 10 of Culturally Education in Pursat, I joined Agribuddy on 6th August 2018. I am an Assistant Mentor for farmers in the rice farming. I hobbies in working everyday are coordination with farmers.

Han Hon

Mentor Assistant expand_more

My name is Hon Han 35 years old, was born in Steung Khombort Village, Trapeang Chorng Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province. Currently I am living in Steung Khombort Village, Trapeang Chong Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province. Graduated from upper secondary school. Join Agribuddy on 5th March, 2018 as an Assistant Mentor to assist farmers in in their farming.

Barang Sok

Mentor Assistant expand_more

Being farmer's family, some thinks that is not good. But for me, I think it is very proud of being farmers 's family and live with my family. I don't like to work outside of the country as immigrant. And I am very furtunated that I have been chosen working with Agribuddy because this company is working to help the farmers in my community.

Veng Yoeurn

Mentor Assistant expand_more

My name is Yoeun Veng, was born on 27 September, 1986 in Steung Khombort village, Trapeang Chong commune, Bakan district, Pursat province. I went to high school in Tieu village and now I am working as an agricultural officer, Assistant Mentor in my community , I like farming.

Bunsy Ty

Mentor Assisrant expand_more

My Name is Ty Bunsy , 35 years old was born in Steung Khombort village, Trapeang Chong commune, Bakan district, Pursat Province. Present address is in Borsronge Village, Trapeang Chong Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province. Graduated from upper secondary school. Joined Agribuddy on 6th August 2018 as an Assistant Mentor to assist farmers in agricultural. I am interested in farming agriculture.

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