Charles Cheo is Group Executive Chairman of Forte. Charles has been serving and advancing the insurance industry for more than 20 years upon establishing Forte in Cambodia in 1999. He covered multiple roles at Forte, most recently as Group CEO, where he was instrumental in growing Forte into the largest insurance company in Cambodia and initiating the expansion into South East Asia.
Charles holds a BA in Communication from Boston University and is a Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK.
Guido Meyerhans is Group Vice Chairman of Forte.
Guido is a key strategic advisor to Forte’s regional business and has over 25 years of corporate experience in finance, management consulting and IT industries. Starting his career journey in Goldman Sachs and McKinsey, he has successfully established and sold an insurtech business and currently holds board and advisory positions in the finance and IT sector.
Guido holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School, France and an MSc in Electrical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).
Youk Chamroeunrith is a Group CEO of Forte and CEO of Forte General Insurance. Rith began his career at Forte in 1999 as Head of Operations and swiftly progressed through various underwriting and strategic roles. He served as General Manager from 2001 to 2014 and then Managing Director from 2015 to 2020 where he was responsible for operations and overseeing the successful growth of the business. He has also served as a Board Member of Forte since 2001.
Rith has over 30 years of professional experience in Insurance and Risk Management. He is a graduate of the Economic Science Institute and holds a Bachelor’s in Economics. He is also an Associate of the Malaysian Insurance Institute.
Nirorn Pin is Group Chief Financial Officer of Forte. Nirorn is leading and managing all Finance functions under Forte Group. Leading up to his appointment, he has gained experience across multiple functions at Forte for the past 12 years as Assistant General Manager and Corporate Secretary, Assistant Vice President of Finance, and Senior Officer of the Specialist Lines Unit.
Nirorn holds a Master of Finance from Australian National University, Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors (Finance Major with Minors in Economics and Real Estate) from National University of Singapore, Advanced Diploma In Insurance from Chartered Insurance Institute of UK (Charted Insurer) as well as a CFA Level III candidate from Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.
Suy Channtharong (Tharong) is Group Chief Underwriting Officer at Forte Group and also Head of Micro Insurance & Agriculture business unit.
Tharong has over 17 years’ professional experience in the insurance industry. He started his career with Forte in 2005 and rose up the ranks in the Underwriting department, gaining expertise in sales, underwriting, reinsurance management, channel distribution management such as agents, brokers and banks, as well as other related tasks on risk control, loss control and more.
Tharong plays a key role in spearheading Forte’s work in agriculture insurance and mitigating the effects of climate change. He has collaborated with both public and private sectors to bring innovation through pilot tests on crop insurance such as Weather Index Crop Insurance (WICI), Soil Moisture Index and Area Yield Index. He also actively engages the agricultural community in Cambodia by presenting provincial dissemination workshops under the Climate Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program (Rice-SDP). He is a member of the Agricultural Insurance Working Group under ASEAN Natural Disaster Research Works Sharing Committee (ANDREWS).
Tharong holds a Master of Finance (MBA) from Charles Sturt University, Australia. He also has an Associateship (AMII) by Malaysian Insurance Institute and an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) from the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK. He was also awarded Winner – Young ASEAN Insurance Manager Award in 2021 and recently appointed Chairman of the 13th ASEAN Insurance Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jeremy Ng is Chief Technology Officer of Forte Group. Jeremy is responsible for the strategy and execution of technological roadmaps as well as overseeing the management of physical and personnel technology infrastructure. Spearheading IT leadership and innovation, Jeremy is dedicated to diversifying the technology portfolio to deliver optimal business value to the organization.
Jeremy joined Forte in 2017 and previously served as Head of Innovation.
Sharliza Rahman is Chief Brand and Digital Officer of Forte. Sharliza leads the Group Brand, Marketing and Communications department since joining Forte in Jan 2022. She is a strategist and marketer with over 15+ years international experience in insurance, real estate, banking, e-commerce, higher education, think-tank and hospitality sectors within the UK, EMEA, Singaporean, Cambodian, Malaysian and Laotian markets. Inspired from her time at DBS Bank, she aims to transform Forte into a digital and customer-centric financial regional leader in the insurance industry.
Sharliza holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Digital Marketing from The IDM (London); User Experience and Service Design qualification from General Assembly, as well as certificates in Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Investment-Linked Policies from Singapore College of Insurance. She was also awarded a full scholarship to complete her International Baccalaureate at United World College of the Atlantic.
Chenda Keo is Group Head of Human Resources of Forte. Chenda has been leading and managing all HR functions under Forte Group since joining Forte in April 2022. She has gained a wealth of experience in the banking and insurance industry for more than 15 years. She has worked in various senior management roles in Hong Leong Bank, including Deputy CEO, as well as leading recruitment and sales at ANZ Royal Bank and HR in Maybank.
Chenda holds a Bachelor’s in International Business from the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL), as well as a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC), Cambodia.
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