Serey Chea is an Assistant Governor at National Bank of Cambodia. Since Cambodia is a highly dollarized economy, she as a central banker is a vocal proponent for greater use of the local currency to promote the country's greater independence on economic and monetary policy. Under her guidance, innovative policy instruments were introduced to develop the interbank markets and promote the use of local currency. Serey is also a member of different policy-driven committees within the bank and nationally. She is chairwoman of the Credit Bureau Cambodia Ltd., the first and only privately-run credit sharing system in Cambodia. As achairwoman of Clearing House Operation Committee, she has been leading the Bakong Project, an acclaimed initiative of the National Bank of Cambodia in exploring and introducinga new generation of payment system using Blockchain technology.
Currently, she serves as an International Council Member of the Global FinTech Institute. She is a member of the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women World Banking, and is a member of Young Global Leaders, Class of 2019, a forum of Young Global Leaders created by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Also, she is a member of the WEF’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium and the Advisory Committee of the Digital Payments for Trade and Commerce project. She is a strong advocate for women economic empowerment and financial inclusion and served as Alliance for Financial Inclusion’s (AFI’s) high level Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee (GWFIC). Serey was a senior fellow of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and is currently pursuing her PhD degree with the University of Adelaide (Australia).■