City: Phenom Penh
GDP (nominal) 2012
- Total US$14,2B
- Per capita US$931
- Total US$36B
- Per capita US$2.4K
Perceptions Index (2012): 22
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Cambodia has had a history of greatness and tragedy. The Angkor Empire extended over much of the Southeast Asia
region reaching its high point between the 10th and 13th centuries.
Today, most ethnic Cambodians refer to themselves as Khmer
The country experienced a long period of decline and eventually came under control of
1863 and helped the country to progress. After Japanese invasion
during the Second World Ward, Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953.
The Khmer Rouge seized control of the country in 1975 and implemented
fanatical control of the population that resulted in the death of upwards of 2
million Cambodians (about 25% of the population) through various horrific means. With much
difficulty, the Khmer Rouge was eventually displaced and UN-sponsored
elections began in 1993. Today, the country has become a major tourist
destination and seems on its way toward strong economic and political
of Management Talent
is a newly emerging country and has not yet attracted many
international companies to setup operations. As a result,
experienced managers with international company experience are in short supply and expatriate
managers are usually required.
is a small supply of managers with international schooling.
are few organizations in Cambodia that have served as training
grounds for local managers to develop internationally recognized skills.
There are a small number of returnees who some say are worth their
weight in gold but not enough to meet demand. Most international companies need to
relocate expatriate managers in order to participate effectively
in this country.
its remarkable recent progress, Cambodia is still a small market with
few job opportunities. As a result, career stability is
relatively good compared to (say) Vietnam which is a larger market and
further ahead in development. International managers who can find
suitable local managers can usually expect to retain them. This
happy situation could change in the not-too-distant future as Cambodia
are a small number of people who speak French and English in
that there are few management talent available capable of
performing at international standards, the cost of the few who are
available is higher than would be expected. Most
organizations relocate expatriates to Cambodia for management
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CEO Forum presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise is the largest
regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the
most important in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a
hub for the spreading of ideas that help executive managers
overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are both expatriate and Asian management personnel
overseeing multinational and regional organizations. Held in
Philippines, presenters are leaders in their industries and
engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the entire
CEO Forum is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social
Responsibility) activity of Chalre Associates, one of Southeast
Asia's most prominent senior management executive search firms, to
promote Philippines as a premier business destination in the Asia
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CEO Awards presented by Aseana City represents the
grandest alliance of local and international business people ever
created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the
largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is
considered a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards give
away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams
and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region.
The awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated
outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions
As one of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's
business leaders have their eyes on Philippines like never before.
The annual gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia
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throughout the world call upon the Principals of Chalre Associates for thought leadership.
Below are some examples of published material written by our
consultants or international journalists who refer to them. For a complete list of published work,
Getting Ready For The
Deluge: Outsourcing in Philippines
Chalre Associates senior staff
Economist Intelligence Unit of the Economist magazine
asked Chalre Associates' Chairman, Richard Mills,
to write a chapter about the Philippine outsourcing sector
in its annual Business Guide Book. The material
provides a Executive Briefing on the progress and major
issues facing this industry that is certainly one of most
significant growth stories in the world.
Asia Pacific Mining
Conference 2007 - Report
Chalre Associates senior staff
The 7th Asia Pacific Mining Conference put on by the Asean
Federation of Mining Associations was perhaps the largest
such event in the region. Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates
gave this report on what was said by the prominent mining
people who presented.
State of BPO in Philippines: Dan Reyes Speaks
Chalre Associates senior staff
Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates,
interviewed Dan Reyes of Sitel for ComputerWorld (US) recently to get
his views on the state of the BPO industry in Philippines. Dan
presented US readers with compelling information to support his view
that Philippines is currently seen as the "Number 1" option by global
companies sending BPO work to offshore destinations.
Dan Reyes is easily one of most experienced Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO) managers in the Asia Pacific region and the world. He
is head of the extremely successful Philippine operations of Sitel, the
world's largest call center organization. Among other things, he is a
founder and former president of the Business Processing Association of
the Philippines. more