About us

ABA Bank is Cambodia's leading private financial institution (not state-owned enterprise) founded in 1996 as the Advanced Bank of Asia Limited.

In more than 20 years of development and growth, ABA has significantly strengthened its position in the market and entered the Top 5 commercial banks of the country. Today, ABA offers the entire spectrum of services to customer segments covering SMEs, micro businesses, and individuals.

With more than 50 branches, 60 self-banking kiosks, and 190 ATMs across the country, ABA Bank reaches out to a large amount of customers with an array of modern financial services.

The shareholders structure of ABA Bank is represented as follows:



Mr. Damir


National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca) became ABA Bank shareholder in 2014. With USD 192 billion in assets as at July 31, 2017, National Bank of Canada forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. Headquartered in Montreal, it has branches in almost every Canadian province with 2.4 million personal clients. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Clients in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world are served through a network of representative offices, subsidiaries and partnerships.

Mr. Karassayev bears 20 years of managing experience in banking industry. Being a private equity principal and a financial professional, Damir has managed businesses in Southeast Asia since 2005.

The most famous financial publications of the globe recognized ABA's efforts to bring the very best to its clients:

  • The Banker magazine named ABA as Cambodia's Bank of the Year in 2014 and 2016. The award recognizes ABA's financial​ strength,​ continuous​ introduction​ of​ innovative​ products,​ and​ the​ best​ business​ practices.
  • Euromoney magazine bestowed ABA Bank as the Best Bank in Cambodia 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 for its service quality, innovations and efforts for bringing the banking in Cambodia to the next level.
  • Global Finance magazine awarded ABA as the Best Emerging Markets Bank in Cambodia 2015 and 2016. This award recognizes the commitment of ABA’s team to provide its clients with the tailor-made products and innovative financial solutions.

ABA Bank – a partnership you can trust!