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CGCC Participating in the 47th Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP)

Mr. Wong Keet Loong, CEO of CGCC, led the CGCC’s team to participate in the 47th ADFIAP Annual Meeting from 15 to 17 May 2024, at Sofitel Phnom Penh, hosted by the Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) of Cambodia.

The 47th ADFIAP Annual Meetings is attended by more than 400 participants from more than 40 countries who are ADFIAP members, representatives from developing partners, representatives from the private sector, and other relevant stakeholders to share experiences from the countries in the Asia Pacific under the topic “DFIs’ Role in Sustainable Finance Ecosystem: Cultivating a climate-smart and sustainable future”. CGCC also submitted an application to be a member of ADFIAP through this annual meeting as well.

 

Job Vacancy with CGCC – Head of Credit Management

Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia Plc. (CGCC) is a state-owned enterprise established under the Ministry of Economy and Finance. CGCC was recently set up to improve financial inclusion and develop the growth of SMEs in Cambodia. It plays an important role in the economic development of the country.

We are expanding our team! Join us, If you want to be part of the team, CGCC is urgently seeking qualified candidate for the following position:

Head of Credit Management

1. Job Overview

Will be responsible for overseeing on credit evaluation, credit administration, claim management, Non-Performing Loan and recovery management, management of reporting, and operational credit documentation, supporting the development and enhancement of GMS (Guarantee Management System), managing team, and building a good relationship with PFI.

2. Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Centralized Operations (DCOP) in managing all aspects of centralized operations, including branch operations (if any) credit evaluation and credit administration, loan monitoring and recovery management, claim management, customer satisfaction, feedback management etc.
  • Assist the DCOP to be accountable for all credit evaluation and credit administration related matters e.g., ensure loan is approved within the provided Turn Around Time (TAT), manage claim request and proceed with claim settlement upon all term and conditions are fulfilled and accurate etc. and authorize all core systems data input (data amendments etc.)
  • Support and assist the DCOP on implementing operational matters of all CGCC’s credit guarantee schemes and bond guarantee to ensure the sustainability of CGCC’s product and service.
  • Assist the DCOP in supporting the development & enhancement of GMS (Guarantee Management System) and derive greater productivity and cost efficiency across all operational processes, including the review for process automation.
  • Assist the DCOP in management of reporting and operational credit documentation and periodic review on Portfolio Guarantee scheme (PGS).
  • Assist the DCOP to develop all credit management and loan monitoring related policies, standard operating procedures and framework and ensure the quality of credit documentation, specifically facility offer letters in line with the approved credit application, credit policies and procedures, prudential guidelines, and other relevant legislation.
  • Support and assist the DCOP to build and supervise a team of appropriate skills to assist him/her in carrying out his/her duties and ensure that they are trained accordingly.
  • Responsible for dealing with issues related to centralized operational matters with proper timeframe and building good relationships with PFIs.
  • Responsible for providing training to existing or new PFIs related to Guarantee Application Form (GAF) filing process and/or monthly report submission to ensure speed up the turnaround time.
  • Carry out any other duties and ad-hoc assignments assigned to him/her by the DCOP or Managements of the CGCC as and when required for CGCC.

3. Qualification Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the financial industry or banking sector related credit evaluation, credit admin, non-performing Loan, and recovery management.
  • Experience of managing team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, or a related field
  • Proficiency in relevant software and systems.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet targets.

$30M Credit Guarantee Scheme for Rice Inked

The state-owned Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia (CGCC), Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) and participating financial institutions (PFIs) signed an agreement on the $30 million Rice Export Guarantee Scheme (REGS) to help millers stockpile rice for milling, processing, exporting and making local value-added products.

The signing ceremony was held last Friday in the presence of Ros Seilava, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Board of Directors of the CGCC and the management and members of CRF, PFIs and CGCC.

The official cooperation by the three parties on REGS is aimed at increasing the productivity and competitiveness of Cambodia’s rice industry and boosting rice exports in line with the Royal Government of Cambodia’s policy on agriculture.

CGCC launched REGS as a portfolio guarantee scheme, having seven financial institutions participating including AMK Microfinance Institution, Canadia Bank, Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia (FTB), Maybank (Cambodia), Prince Bank, Sathapana Bank, and Wing Bank (Cambodia).

The scheme will address the financing needs of rice exporters and millers having no collateral to avail of loans from financial institutions, especially during the harvest season.

At the ceremony, Ros Seilava said that the launch of the project is a reflection of the government’s strong commitment to support Cambodian rice production and rice exports through the public credit guarantee scheme, of which CGCC is the operator, by providing guarantee coverage of 80 percent with a maximum loan of up to $3 million.

“The REGS will support the financing needs of rice exporters and rice millers to purchase paddy from farmers to produce rice for exports in line with the government’s policy to increase rice production and exports,” he said.

Chan Sokheang, President of CRF said the rice credit guarantee package will help millers expand their businesses and use the by-products to other sectors such as aquaculture and livestock farming.

“The guarantee package is also an additional incentive for expanding exports to one million tonne per year as set by the rice production policy of the Royal Government, and we believe that this plan will be achieved by 2025,” he added.

Wong Keet Loong, CEO of CGCC, said that the scheme comes with special features – lower guarantee fees, higher guarantee covers and loan interest rate not exceeding 11 percent a year.

“We are supporting the aspirations of the government to export one million tonne of rice by 2025. This is our first tranche for the scheme and we can increase the scheme size if there is higher demand,” Wang said.

Cambodia exported more than 248,000 tonnes of milled rice in the first four months of 2024, earning a total revenue of $170 million, a CRF report showed.

The exported rice varieties included fragrant rice, white rice, parboiled rice and organic rice, among others.

Credit to: Khmer Times, Published on 13 May 2024

Rice Credit Guarantee Scheme Inked to Boost Rice Productivity and Export

The state-owned Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia (CGCC), Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), and Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) signed an agreement on the Rice Export Guarantee Scheme (REGS), which helps millers expand their scope to stockpile rice for milling, processing, exporting, and increasing local value-added products.

The signing ceremony was held on May 10 under the presidency of Ros Seilava, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, with the participation of more than 70 people who are members of the CGCC Board of Directors, the management and members of CRF, the management and staff of PFIs, and CGCC.

The ceremony was held to seal the official cooperation between CGCC, CRF, and PFIs on the Rice Export Guarantee Scheme (REGS). The scheme aims to increase the productivity and competitiveness of Cambodia’s rice industry and boost rice exports in line with the Royal Government of Cambodia’s policy on agriculture.

CGCC launched the $30 million REGS as a portfolio guarantee scheme, with seven financial institutions participating, including AMK Microfinance Institution, Canadia Bank, Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia (FTB), Maybank (Cambodia), Prince Bank, Sathapana Bank, and Wing Bank (Cambodia).

Speaking at the ceremony, Ros Seilava said that the launch of the $30 million REGS project reflects the Royal Government’s strong commitment to supporting Cambodian rice production and exports through the public credit guarantee scheme, of which CGCC is the operator. The scheme provides guarantee coverage of 80 percent on the maximum loan of up to $3 million.

“The REGS will support the financing need of rice exporters and rice millers to purchase paddy from farmers to produce rice for exports in line with the Royal Government of Cambodia’s policy to increase rice production and exports,” he said.

Chan Sokheang, President of CRF said the rice credit guarantee package will help millers expand their scope to stockpile rice for milling, processing, exporting, and increasing local value-added products derived from its by-products milling all rice to other sectors such as aquaculture, livestock farming.

According to Wong Keet Loong, CEO of CGCC, the scheme comes with special features – lower guarantee fees, higher guarantee covers and loan interest rate not exceeding 11 percent p.a.

“We are supporting the aspirations of the Royal Government of Cambodia to export 1 million tonnes of rice by 2025,” Wang said.

CGCC is a state-owned enterprise under the financial and technical guidance of the Ministry of Economy and Finance with a main mission to provide credit guarantees to improve financial inclusion and support the development of small and medium enterprises. AKP

Credit to: Khmer Times, Published on 11 May 2024

CGCC Provides $17M Credit Guarantees to MSMEs in Q1

The Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia (CGCC) provided credit guarantees of nearly $17 million in the first quarter of this year to 49 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) as their working capital for expansion.

“In the first quarter of January to March, we saw a positive trend in the issuance of guarantees. We recorded a 30 percent increase in guarantees issued from 166 (4th quarter of 2023) to 215 with the amount of guaranteed loans increasing by 8.5 percent to $ 16.8 million,” a CGCC report issued recently showed.

The first quarter figure brought total credit guarantees to $181 million as of the end of March, supporting 2,143 MSMEs since its service launched in 2021, read the report.

As of March, the outstanding guaranteed loan was US$121.32 million while the outstanding guaranteed amount was $87.63 million.

There are 1,988 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and 155 large businesses in Cambodia, the report said, adding that 881 of the businesses were women-owned.

2024 marks the 4th year of operations for CGCC. CGCC is optimistic that the credit guarantee will continue its momentum to increase annually, its CEO KL Wang said.

“Our participating FIs are beginning to find importance in the guarantees as a form of risk sharing for supporting their loans to MSMEs. Also, with the recognition of guaranteed loans to be zero-risk weighted, it will improve the FIs capital adequacy ratios,” Wang said.

The CGCC scheme involves 28 participating financial institutions (PFIs) to extend credit as working capital investment and business expansion to SMEs.

Established in November 2020 with a state budget of $200 million, the CGCC is the preferred credit guarantee institution in Cambodia set up to improve financial inclusion and develop the growth of SMEs.

CGCC, operated under the technical and financial guidance of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, launched the first guarantee scheme on 29 March 2021.

CGCC’s credit guarantee is instrumental in aiding MSMEs to obtain sufficient financing, enabling the enterprises to capitalize on investment opportunities, boost employment and increase income.

In January this year, CGCC launched its guarantee for corporate bonds listed on the Cambodian Stock Exchange. This marks the diversification of our guarantees beyond bank loans to guarantee corporate bonds issued by larger-sized SMEs.

Credit to: Khmer Times, Published on 10 May 2024

Meeting between CGCC, Manulife and RHB Securities to explore investment opportunities in CGCC’s guaranteed bonds.

On 6th May, 2024, at CGCC Office, Mr. Wong Keet Loong, CEO of CGCC and Management and team, welcomed the management and team of Manulife and RHB Securities to discuss investment opportunities in CGCC’s guaranteed bonds.

The meeting also discussed the exchange of views between the three institutions on the study of cooperation to support the issuance of CGCC’s guaranteed bonds to support the implementation of the bond issuance of local companies as well as to support the development of the securities sector in Cambodia.

CGCC and Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Co-organized a Workshop on “Capacity Building and Improving Financial Literacy of SMEs” in Kampot

On 26th April 2024, Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia (CGCC) and Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) co-organized a workshop on “Capacity Building and Improving Financial Literacy of SMEs” in Kampot province in collaboration with Kampot-Kep Chamber of Commerce with around 70 participants from Management and staff of Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) and business owners in Kampot provincee.

The workshop was presided over by Oknha Dr. Hak Sovannarith, President of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, chapter based in Kampot-Kep, Mr. No Lida, Deputy CEO of CGCC, Mr. Tith Kamrong, Financial Literacy Expert and Founder of Rithipul Company, and the presentations by representatives from Acleda Bank and AMK MFI as well.

Through this workshop, business owners gained more understanding of the benefits of credit guarantee and especially understand the readiness to obtain loans from banks and microfinance institutions, as well as understanding how to use loans responsibly and correctly and have the opportunity to practice and get feedback Improved feedback from trainers / experts on loan readiness.

CGCC visits PFIs provincial branches in Takeo, Kep & Kampot to Enhance Collaboration on the Credit Guarantee

From 22 to 24 April 2024, CGCC team led by Ms. Pin Manika, Manager of Marketing and Business Development of CGCC, visited provincial branches of selected Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) to discuss with the management and staff of the selected PFIs regarding the implementation of CGCC’s credit guarantee schemes and to increase more awareness of the credit guarantee. The selected PFIs in 3 provinces include:

– Takeo province:  Philip, Maybank, and Prince Bank.

– Kep province: ACLEDA Bank, ABA Bank, and Sathapana Bank

– Kampot Province: Sathapana Bank  and Canadia Bank

The discussions with CGCC PFIs’ provincial branches in these 3 potential provinces provided opportunities for both CGCC and PFIs to enhance mutual understanding of credit guarantees and opportunities for PFIs to increase lending to potential borrowers that lack collateral when requesting loans.

Extension of Request for Proposal “Legal Counsel”

CGCC is a state-owned enterprise, established under the technical and financial guidance of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to provide credit guarantees based on international standards to improve financial inclusion and support the growth of SMEs in Cambodia. CGCC obtained the accreditation from the Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (“SERC”) to become the bond guarantor on 22 August 2023 (“Bond Guarantor” or “Guarantor”).

CGCC wishes to provide guarantee on bonds to be listed on the Cambodia Securities Exchange.

CGCC is seeking to engage a Cambodian legal counsel (“Legal Counsel”) to perform the services as described in the scope of work.