Board of Directors of National Bank of Canada endorses ABA’s growth during visit to Cambodia
On 18-20 January 2023, the members of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the National Bank of Canada paid their familiarization visit to Cambodia, witnessing and expressing strong endorsement of the ongoing growth of ABA Bank in Cambodia.
The delegation consisted of four independent BOD members: Maryse Bertrand, Yvon Charest, Patricia Curadeau-Grou, and Robert Pare, and was led by Ghislain Parent, Executive Vice-President: International at National Bank of Canada.
On the first day of their visit, the BOD members participated in the official opening of the relocated main Siem Reap branch and ran an office tour of the new premise. The relocated branch is a few hundred meters away from the previous location. It is designed with a larger self-banking area, more comfortable seating arrangements, and ample parking space.
On the same day, the delegation met several ABA customers who had received loans from ABA to expand their businesses. The directors witnessed the operations of ABA business customers and expressed gratitude to them for selecting ABA as their banking partner. During the discussions, they noted how local people could quickly adopt digital payment methods, using QR code transactions and mobile banking applications in their daily operations.
In the following days, the BOD members visited ABA Head Office in Phnom Penh and held meetings with the management of ABA Bank.
The delegates confirmed their satisfaction with the outstanding performance of ABA over the years, witnessing over USD 9 billion in total assets and over 2.5 million customers as of the end of 2022. With the great commitment of ABA’s professional staff and execution of the Bank’s business strategy, they believe that the Bank would keep taking the lead in the market and providing the best banking solutions to Cambodians.
Before completing the visit and returning to Canada, the delegation visited the beautiful SOSORO – PREAH SREY ICANAVRMAN Museum, where they were introduced to the 2,000 years of Cambodia’s monetary history.