Prou Sythan is the Chief Executive Officer of Forte Life Assurance
Mr Sythan is among the few Cambodian senior leaders who pioneered life insurance in 2012 when he joined Manulife Cambodia as the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and later becoming the Chief Partnership Distribution Officer. He is a familiar face in the financial services community for his active involvement in giving sensible input to new regulations and bringing public awareness towards insurance. He has been steadfastly committed to the growth of the insurance industry, serving as Chairman of the Education Committee for the Insurance Association of Cambodia.
Mr Sythan holds an Executive Master of Laws (Executive LLM) from King’s College London, UK. He also holds a Master of International and Business Law from Yokohama National University, Japan. He was awarded the Young Leader of the Year award from Asia Insurance Review and 40 Under 40 for Asia’s Outstanding Legal Professionals from Asian Legal Business. In 2020, he received a Royal Order of the Kingdom (Mohasena – Grand Officer) from the King of Cambodia.
Ny Lyhoung is currently a Chief Operating Officer of Forte Life Assurance where he joined as core team in setting up and establishing Forte Life Assurance.
Lyhoung has 16 years of experience in insurance since he joined Forte Insurance in 2006 as an Executive Trainee, and has flourished in various management roles from Assistant Manager for the Specialist Lines Department, Portfolio Manager for Accident & Health as well as Micro Insurance and Agriculture Insurance, he help setting up Forte Microinsurance Plc and becomes a General Manager for the Company.
He was also awarded a full scholarship to complete his BBA in Finance & Banking in 2002 from National University of Management, Cambodia. Lyhoung holds a Master of Business in Finance from Charles Sturt University, Australia, and an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) with Chartered Insurer status and Associateship of Malaysian Insurance Institute (AMII). He has recently gained a Fellow Certification with the Life Office Management Association (LOMA), USA.
Bunhour Hong is Chief Finance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Forte Life Assurance.
With over 16 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Bunhour currently oversees Finance & Accounting, HR & Admin, IT & Management Information Systems and Actuary & Investment areas of the business. His career with Forte started in 2006, where he rose up the ranks from Admin Assistant to being promoted in various management positions in Finance & Accounting, before joining the core team in setting up Forte Micro Insurance, as Head of Finance, HR & Admin. Bunhour played a key role in setting up Forte Life Assurance when it was upgraded from the Micro Insurance business in 2019.
Bunhour holds an Master degree in business administration from Norton University, and Bachelor degree in Accounting from National University of Management (NUM), as well as diplomas in Cambodian Business Law and Cambodian Tax from CamEd Business School. He is currently pursuing ACCA Qualification.
Sopheak Cheab is Chief Distribution Officer of Forte Life Assurance. Sopheak has played an instrumental role in the life insurance industry in Cambodia since its inception in 2012. He joined Forte in 2019 and is responsible for driving the business by formulating and building solid distribution channels matched to local needs, including, individual, families, companies, NGOs, employee, management through types of distribution channels, agency sales, group term life, bancassurance, digital as well as other sources of potential partners.
Prior to joining Forte, Sopheak led group business distribution and agency sales at Manulife. Sopheak has had over 15 years’ senior management experience across insurance, financial services, education, consultancy and real estate industries. He holds an MBA degree and also currently a Country Partner with FasterCapital, an online incubator and start-up accelerator.
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