Founder of Aziza's Place and the Aziza Ghori Charitable Foundation, Amjad lives in London in the UK with his wife and young daughter, Amina. He was previously managing director of Crédit Agricole's structured finance advisory group and an executive director of CMS Energy. He devotes a lot of his personal time to Aziza's Place and visits at least 3 times a year.
Vutha is our newest board member with a variety of experiences and skills in public relation through his working experience with NGOs and private sectors. Now, he runs his own business of trading, logistics, restaurants and retails, and he still involve with community through his CSR activities.
Bopha holds a Masters Degree in Administration and Finance Management and has seven years experience working with children's organisations in a variety of roles including finance manager and career counsellor. Vong was previously director of finance and career counsellor at AP and currently works for Helon, a small businesses. Bopha is a Cambodian national.
Board of Directors
Simonetta Tami Vice Chairperson
Simonetta has lived in Phnom Penh since 1993 and has been involved with a range of NGOs including Youth With A Mission and the Hagar Project. In 2014, she joined the Women's International Group, where she is in charge of the community fund.
Eugene Gomes Member
Gene Gomes has been an avid supporter of Aziza’s Place since its inception in 2007. Gene lives in Toronto, Canada and his background is in Finance. Since 2001, he has been a Managing Director at the Hillcore Group and previously spent fifteen years at JP Morgan Chase in New York and in Toronto. Gene has an MBA and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Meet The Team
Choeun Chanphoumy Executive Director
Chanphoumy was born in Battambang before moving to Phnom Penh with her family. She holds an MBA in accounting and finance and a BA in banking and finance, both from Build Bright University. She also has experience in education and holds a degree in primary school teaching. As part of the team at AP Chanphoumy is responsible for our accounting and auditing. Prior to joining AP, she worked as finance officer and treasurer at Cambodian NGO Life With Dignity and as the treasury officer at a local financial organisation.
Marady was born in Komreang Village in the Kampong Speu province of Cambodia. She holds a bachelors degree in social work and is responsible for AP's social and community outreach work. She visits the communities that we serve multiple times a week, ensuring a strong relationship between our children's parents and AP. She also assesses our children's home environments in order to make sure that they are safe and stable. Before joining us she worked in child care and with the Street Children Assistant Development Program.
Finance & Operation Assistant and Teacher
Sopheanut is a valuable member of our AP family since October 2020.
She teaches Math and Khmer right now, but also takes great care of the children. Every Wednesday, she takes the kids to Skateistan and makes sure everyone is staying safe while having fun.
Sopheanut studied English at the Sachak Asia Development Institute and used to teach at a private school.
Now she studies for her bachelor's degree at the Institute of Finance and Accounting.
With that degree she will support AP in even more aspects.
Social Work & Community Engagement Manager
Soy Kimseat Computer Teacher
Dek Phiyara Karate Teacher
Sun SamAt Driver
Khmer Dance Teacher
Volunteer English Tutor