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About Us

The Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (SADIF) is a venture capital fund created by Smart Axiata, and co-invested by Forte Insurance and Mekong Strategic Partners (MSP). SADIF invests in Cambodian-based digital and disruptive companies and startups involved in B2B/B2C businesses, intermediary services, and digital platforms. The fund is managed by MSP who has deep knowledge in investment and the technology sector with unparalleled networks in Cambodia.

Smart Axiata Co., Ltd.

Smart Axiata Co., Ltd., Cambodia’s leading mobile telecommunications operator, currently serves 8 million subscribers under the 'Smart' brand. Smart is part of Axiata Group Berhad, one of Asia’s largest telecommunications groups. The company continues to be at the forefront of mobile technology advancement and is also rapidly transforming itself into a digital lifestyle brand, having introduced many innovative offerings and lifestyle entertainment value propositions, while playing a key role in developing the Kingdom’s digital startup ecosystem.

Mekong Strategic Partners

Mekong Strategic Partners (MSP) is an investment management and advisory services firm, specializing in the Greater Mekong Region with focus on high growth markets of the Mekong region. Our team consists of professionals and entrepreneurs that have built, scaled, and invested in numerous successful companies. We offer our portfolio companies a deep global knowledge in the technology sectors and unparalleled networks in Cambodia.​​

Forte Insurance

Established in 1999, Forte Insurance is the kingdom’s largest and leading insurance company for the past 18 years, providing the most comprehensive range of commercial and private insurance services in Cambodia. With a dedicated team of insurance professionals, Forte today commands 46.8% market share and is rated A+ for Financial Strength and continues to achieve double-digit percentage growth.

The Team

The Fund is governed by an Investment Committee, consisting of representatives from Smart Axiata, Mekong Strategic Partners, Forte and two independent members.

Investment Committee

Thomas Hundt

Chief Executive Officer

Smart Axiata Co., Ltd.

Feiruz Ikhwan

Chief Financial Officer

Smart Axiata Co., Ltd.

MERVYN CHEO

Director

Forte Investment Holdings

DAVID SOK DARA MARSHALL

Group CFO

ISI Group

ZOË NG

Managing Director

Raintree Development

JOHN MCGINLEY

Managing Partner

Mekong Strategic Partners

Investment Team

STEPHEN HIGGINS

Managing Partner

Mekong Strategic Partners

BORA KEM

Partner

Mekong Strategic Partners

Bun Meng Leng

Senior Investment Analyst

Mekong Strategic Partners

Jolyda Sou

Investment Analyst

Mekong Strategic Partners

Mark Selby

Senior Investment Analyst

Mekong Strategic Partners

Nick Boerema

Investment Manager

Mekong Strategic Partners

Bophana Chap

Finance Manager

Mekong Strategic Partners

Mark Ilott

Entrepreneur-in-residence

Mekong Strategic Partners

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+855 10 646 891

bk@mekongstrategic.com

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