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John is a founder and Managing Partner of Mekong Strategic
Partners (MSP). He brings to MSP two decades of experience
in banking and financial services, strategy, and the development
sector. As a long-term resident of Cambodia, John has a proven track record of successfully building high performing businesses across the Mekong Region.
Prior to establishing Mekong Strategic Partners, John served as the Head of Strategy & Business Development for ANZ (Australia & New Zealand) Bank for the Greater Mekong Region, with country responsibility for Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. During his seven years with ANZ based in Cambodia, John was responsible for developing and executing ANZ’s approach to market entry and expansion across the Greater Mekong Region.
John regularly provided key market and political insight, analysis and guidance to ANZ’s key corporate clients as they either entered into, or expanded their business operations within the Greater Mekong Region.
Resident in Cambodia since 2003, intially during a career sabbatical John co-founded a local NGO M’Lop Tapang (www.mloptapang.org), which provides access to education, health care services & skills training to over 3,500 impoverished children and their families every month.
John has a passion for combining finance and the private sector with positive development outcomes. He understands the transformative effect responsible financial institutions and corporations can have on a developing economy. He has spoken on topics such as; sustainability in banking and finance, agribusiness, as well as the economic and political outlook of the Greater Mekong region at several international conferences.
Prior to moving to Cambodia, John worked in investment banking and financial markets in London and The Netherlands as an equity derivatives trader.
John sits on the boards of several organisations, both private sector and civil society in Cambodia, and has a Masters of Science (MSc) in International Development from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia.