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Mekong Strategic Partners was founded in 2014 with the aim of building Cambodia’s leading Investment and Advisory Firm.
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About Us

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A focus on growth

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Founded by two former bankers, John McGinley and Stephen Higgins, both with deep experience in the region, Mekong Strategic Partners is now an experienced firm that helps clients invest in growth.

Early success working on some of the largest transactions in Cambodia’s history resulted in the business moving beyond Cambodia to take on clients and transactions in Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.

A passion for the environment and sustainable business practices led to a growing volume of engagements associated with climate finance. This resulted in the establishment of a dedicated Climate Finance division in 2019 to join the existing Corporate Advisory and Investment Management business units.

 
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Our Corporate Values

Integrity

Respect

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Always, in everything we do.

For each other, our community, our clients, and all those we do business with.

Excellence

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Innovation

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Clients First

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For our clients.

Essential in developing markets.

The interests of our clients come first.

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Our Team

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John McGinley

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

An experienced banking and development finance executive, John possesses dual expertise across financial services, as well as 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.

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John McGinley

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Stephen Higgins

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Stephen has more than two decades of experience in banking and financial services, communications, leadership, and strategy. At Mekong Strategic Partners he specialises in financial services and renewable energy, and has advised on some the largest transactions in Cambodia in recent years.

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Stephen Higgins

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Bora Kem

Partner

Bora is an American Cambodian with 10 years professional experience in the United States working in investment management, private equity and technology start-ups. He was born and raised in Phnom Penh and joined Mekong Strategic Partners in 2016.

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Bora Kem

Partner

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Nick Boerema

Investment Manager Private Equity & Infrastructure

 

Dr Nick Boerema joined Mekong Strategic Partners in 2017 as the lead on renewable energy and water. Nick has a PhD in solar energy engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and experience developing commercial solar projects.

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Nick Boerema

Investment Manager
Private Equity & Infrastructure

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Bophana Chap

Head of Finance

 

With 10 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Controlling and Tax, Bophana joined Mekong Strategic Partners in 2017 as the Finance Manager. Prior to joining us Bophana was Head of Accounting and Finance at the German multinational firm Bayer.

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Bophana Chap

Head of Finance

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Tola Chea

Senior Manager, Financial Services

 

Tola is an experienced senior banking and financial services executive with over 10 years’ experience working within the Australian banking sector.  Raised and educated in Melbourne and Canberra, Tola returned to Cambodia in 2015 and joined Mekong Strategic Partners in 2017.

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Tola Chea

Senior Manager, Financial Services

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Linh Dinh Kieu

Senior Finance Advisor, Vietnam

With more than 18 years of experience in banking and finance in Vietnam, Linh joined Mekong Strategic Partners in 2020. Linh was previously Head of Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking and Deputy Head of Corporate Banking at the Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank – Vietnam.

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Linh Dinh Kieu

Senior Finance Advisor, Vietnam

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Rotha Khiev

Office Manager

As Office Manager Rotha performs clerical duties and administrative tasks in support of the team and clients. She has over 10 years of experience in business administration and secretarial roles and previously worked as an Executive Assistant and HR Admin & Compliance Officer at NGOs and professional firms.

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Rotha Khiev

Office Manager

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Paphon Mangkhalathanakun

Senior Finance Advisor

Paphon works with MSP as it senior finance advisor for Thailand. With over 18 years of finance and banking experience in corporate finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring Paphon is considered a leading expert on the Thai finance sector.

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Paphon Mangkhalathanakun

Senior Finance Advisor

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Bun Meng LENG

Senior Investment Analyst

Meng joined in 2019, bringing a diverse range of investment banking skills and corporate advisory experience. Meng is a Fulbright scholar and has a Master's degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Royal University of Law and Economics.

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Bun Meng LENG

Senior Investment Analyst

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Channaren Ny

Senior Investment Analyst

Naren joined Mekong Strategic Partners in 2017 with more than 10 years of experience in commercial banking. Prior to joining MSP, Naren spent 8 years at ANZ Royal Cambodia, most recently as its Senior Finance Analyst.

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Channaren Ny

Senior Investment Analyst

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Mark Selby, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

Mark Selby, CFA, joined Mekong Strategic Partners in 2018 as a Senior Investment Analyst. Mark is an investment professional with over ten years of experience analysing investment strategies and advising institutional clients.

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Mark Selby, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

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David Shelters

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

David Shelters joined MSP in 2020 as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. David brings 25 years of entrepreneurial experience as a founder, CFO and board advisor to numerous tech start-ups in both America and Asia. Prior to his recent move to Cambodia David spent more than a decade in Thailand as a community-builder and board advisor to startups.

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David Shelters

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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Olivia Snow

Senior Financial Analyst

Joining in February 2021, Olivia has experience in banking and management consulting in developing and developed country contexts having worked in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. She holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Statistics) degrees from the University of Auckland.

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Olivia Snow

Senior Financial Analyst

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Lychou Sok

Investment Associate

Before joining in early 2021, Lychou was a project management consultant for GroundSearch International and completed marketing and finance internships at Amret Microfinance Institution. She recently graduated from Bangkok University School of Entrepreneurship and Management.

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Lychou Sok

Investment Associate

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Careers With Us

 

Mekong Strategic Partners offers an inclusive workplace that values excellence, respect, autonomy, and integrity. We operate in agile teams that change depending on the project needs, and each day brings new challenges or something to learn. We’re passionate about what we do and like to have fun along the way.

We generally don’t advertise for roles. Instead, when we find a high-quality candidate, we either take them on straight away, or put their CV on file so that when an opening comes up, we can consider them then.

So if you’re smart, energetic, have unquestionable integrity, and think you might fit our culture, please email us.

Mekong Strategic Partners is currently recruiting for the following roles:

  • Sustainable Finance Advisor
    Location:  Cambodia, Phnom Penh 
    Deadline to apply:  16 October 2020

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  • Senior Finance Coordinator
    Location:  Vietnam, Hanoi or HCMC 
    Deadline to apply:  16 October 2020

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