The Board of Directors is the governing body of the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia and is composed by 12 members: 5 members are nominated by the founding associations (CCIFC, ADW and BritCham) and the remaining 7 are elected for a term of two years, during the Annual General Meeting by EuroCham members with voting rights.
The Board of Directors is responsible for guiding and directing the activities of the Chamber and to oversee its financial transactions. It is also in charge of the implementation and promotion of the policies of the Chamber and ultimately the approval of new members.
Mr. Tassilo BRINZER
EuroCham ChairmanCompany: Globe Media Asia
Living in Cambodia since 2001, Tassilo co-founded Southeastern Globe Communications, a regional media company based in the Kingdom with publications such as Southeastasiaglobe.com, Discover Cambodia, Focus Cambodia and since 2020, Focus - Ready for Tomorrow (Khmer).
He is also the founder of Brains Communication, a PR & marketing consultancy, and Hops Craft Brewery, both in Phnom Penh.
Tassilo has been leading the German Business Group in Cambodia (ADW) since 2010, and is co-founder of the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, of which he became Chairman in 2020.Email:
Phone: +855 93 999 001
Mr. Thomas HUNDT
Vice-ChairmanCompany: Smart Axiata Co., Ltd
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Thomas has gained vast experience in telecommunication industry during his tenure in key management positions with Siemens AG’s Communication Division and Nokia Siemens Networks. Thomas was also a member of the Supervisory Board of Azerfon in Azerbaijan.
Since mid-2008, he has been CEO of the dynamically growing start-up mobile operator in Cambodia, Smart Mobile, which he grew from greenfield, number eight position in the market to number three position, including through the acquisition of Star-Cell in 2011. Since the completion of the merger between Hello Axiata and Smart Mobile in February 2013, Thomas serves as the CEO of Smart, now one of the leading mobile operators in Cambodia.Email:
Phone: +855 10 202 101
Mr. Martin MCCARTHY
Vice-ChairmanCompany: BritCham Cambodia
Martin McCarthy was born in December 1961; he was educated in the Marist and Jesuit catholic schools tradition. He went on to undertake his university degree education where he completed his double Masters and PhD in Architecture and Structural Engineering. He worked as an Architect in the UK for a number of years in different private practices before he set up his own in 1990. In 1994 he was asked to join ELF Oil UK Limited to create a Development and Construction department for them. This led to development of the Property Services Division of Elf and then on to creating a similar functions for ELF Aquitaine in Europe. After the merger with TOTAL in 2000 he moved to Paris to create a Purchasing function for Europe, then similar functions in the African and Asia Pacific Divisions of TOTAL. This was to lead to several assignments in Africa and then to his first post of Managing Director at TOTAL Zambia Ltd in late 2003. His following posting was that of CEO and Country manager for the two Total businesses in Pakistan, where he developed a network of 200 service stations and doubled the business over a 3 year period. He moved then to Paris for a major re-organization project for the HQ of the Sales and Marketing division for 18 months and then on to Cambodia as MD and Country Manager to bring the affiliate back to profitability. He moved then to the job of MD for Fiji, Tonga and PNG, with an overview of supply to the South Pacific Islands. He brought all the projects of investment for the islands to completion, restarted the businesses in Tonga, which had largely been abandoned due to difficulties in the country. He then launched the development of the network in Papua New Guinea where the first station was opened by the Total Group Chairman. He left Total after this and a short posting in Laos to become Chairman of LMMJM Investments LTD, which is the holding company for all of their family businesses in Cambodia. There are a number of service stations, Hotels and Resorts and various developments under way in Organic farming. He is very happily married to Leakhena, and looks forward to many more years together. Given their varied origins, it is truly an international affair.Email:
Phone: +855 96 292 6763
Mr. Antoine FONTAINE
Secretary GeneralCompany: Bun & Associates
Position: Member of Paris Bar, France
Antoine is one of the founding partners of Bun & Associates. He is the Practice Leader of the Tax, Labor, Insurance and Healthcare practice groups. Amongst others, in insurance, he is considered as Elite Lawyer by AsiaLaw, providing comprehensive and strategic advices on market entry and advising the government and institutional donors on insurance regulation and on the management of disaster risks. In Healthcare, he advises the Ministry of Health and the WHO on its regulation. In labor, he provides strategic advises on managing collective disputes and dealing with trade unions, and support the labor inspection department of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. He is advisor of the board of the Camfeba (federation of employers in Cambodia) in charge of the labor law reform. In tax, he is considered as “Market Leading Lawyer for Tax” by AsiaLaw, assisting and providing a broad range of services pertaining to companies’ restructuring and acquisition projects, tax ruling, tax protesting and tax refund. He created and chaired the tax committee of the Eurocham.
Antoine has worked in Cambodia for over two decades. He holds a Ph.D. in Insurance Law from France. He used to teach from 1999 to 2015 at the Royal University of Law and Economics a large range of topics from History of ASEAN Laws to Administrative Law and Corporate Law.
He chaired the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Cambodia, while he initiated the creation of the EuroCham. He chaired the French Foreign Trade Advisers’ committee, organizing the first ASEAN forum in Cambodia. He is currently sitting as Avocat-Conseil of the French Embassy.
He co-leaded many events in Cambodia: the Career Forum in 2009 and 2010, the Luxury Faire in 2010, the Campus of the Paris Bar in 2014, the ASEAN Forum of the French Trade Advisers in 2019, the International Classical Music Festival at Sofitel including two operas with full orchestra in 2018 and 2019.Email:
Phone: 095 555 123
Mr. CHHEAV Narath
EuroCham Board MemberCompany: ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF LAW AND ECONOMICS (RULE)
Position: Lecturer and Senior Advisor on Partnerships with the Private Sector
Graduated his Master degree in Business Management and Economics from Université Lumière Lyon 2 in France, he has been a Business & HR practitioner in promoting foreign investment, business expansion, job creation and human resources development in Cambodia. He has been working for several European companies and institutions including Total, Embassy of France and Decathlon. Currently, he also serves the roles as the Chairman of HR Committee at EuroCham, a Senior Advisor, and a Member of Council in the Business & HR sector in Cambodia.Email: