Mr. KAO Thach, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Development Bank of Cambodia
His Excellency Mr. KAO Thach is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Rural Development Bank of Cambodia and Advisor to Supreme National Economic Council (Prime Minister’s Office). He served as a Deputy Director General of Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia with the rank of Under-Secretary of State. Before, holding this pose, he was the Head of Financial Market Division, Financial Industry Department, Ministry of Economy and Finance. He was one of the key persons working toward establishment of Securities and Exchange Commission and Securities Exchange in Cambodia. He has undertaken numerous assignments related to financial development sector in Cambodia. These assignments include member of working groups responsible for drafting Law on Government Securities and Law on Issuance and Trading of Non-government Securities, and member of working group responsible for developing Financial Development Strategy 2006-2015. Besides this, he has been involved in various ASEAN working groups in relation to capital market development such ABMI, ACMF, and he is also a member of Financial Services Liberalization committee. Presently, he is also working as a volunteer Labor Arbitrator and act as Legal Official of the Financial Industry Department at Ministry of Economy and Finance. Working in law field, he used to be a legal officer in the Ministry of Justice and also in court.
He completed Master of Laws from Bond University (Australia) in 2002, with an emphasis of International Trade Law System, WTO Legal Framework, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Dispute System Design. He earned his Bachelor of Law at Faculty of Law and Economics, with Principle subject of Law, Law on Administrative Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Procedure and Law and Commercial Law in 1998.