Our team is composed of diverse backgrounds with deep, local access to our focus countries, bringing a breadth of experience and expertise.
Chief Executive Officer
Joshua founded EMIA with Trent. Prior to launching EMIA, Joshua was focused on driving strategic client relationships, firm-wide project delivery and regional expansion for EMC, EMIA’s predecessor business consulting firm. Joshua also oversees Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs, EMGH’s VC fund based in Myanmar. Before moving to Cambodia in 2002, Joshua spent over a decade in senior corporate development and marketing roles in start-ups and publicly-listed firms in the USA. Joshua has a BA from Harvard University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Together with Joshua, Trent founded EMGH and EMIA’s sister company, EMC, in 2004. Prior to launching EMIA, Trent was involved in driving the strategy of the consulting business and supporting the overall development of EMGH – the latter role he continues to play today. Before moving to Cambodia in 2000, Trent was a consultant at Bain & Company in Australia, South Africa and the UK. He has an MA from Cambridge and an MSc from LSE.
Chief Investment Officer
Savin joined EMIA’s sister firm, EMC, directly from university in 2003 and aside from several years at British American Tobacco within their finance and risk management divisions, has been with EMGH for his entire career. During his tenure at EMC, Savin managed client projects and advised firms and international organizations on their business strategies in the region. With EMIA since inception, Savin started as an Investment Officer. He has an MBA from the National University of Singapore Business School, a Master of Business in Finance from Charles Sturt University, Australia and a BBA in Accounting from MVU Cambodia.
Chief Financial Officer
Kolida has been with EMGH for 17+ years having started with EMC as the firm’s first accountant. Prior to shifting her focus to EMIA, Kolida managed finance and administration for EMC and was EMGH’s Group Finance Manager.
ESG & Sustainability Manager
Prior to EMIA, Sotheary was Head of Social Performance Management with Chamroeun MFI in Cambodia. She also served as a senior social performance and integration officer at Vision Fund as well as a project manager for Handicap International. She started her career as a project coordinator for World Vision International in Cambodia. She has an MBA and a Bachelor of Economics from Royal University of Laws and Economics in Cambodia.
Kosal most recently worked on financial inclusion and social impact at the Cambodia Microfinance Association. Prior to that, he was an economics editor-researcher at Open Development Cambodia organization. Kosal holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Institute of Foreign Languages and a master’s degree in Development Studies from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Engleng started his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at TONGYANG Securities (Cambodia) Plc after which he joined SBI Royal Securities as a senior associate in their corporate finance team. Prior to joining EMIA, Engleng was a consultant at EMC advising domestic and international firms on strengthening their operations in Cambodia. Engleng has a Master degree in Finance from University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.
Senior Investment Officer
Sophie was previously a Junior Consultant at PwC Cambodia in their Deals and Advisory team. Prior to that, she worked in Financial Communication at the French bank Societe Generale. Sophie holds a Master’s degree in Finance from NEOMA Business School, France, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, and is a CFA charterholder.
Senior Investment Officer
Sugasini was previously an Investment Analyst at Creador, a Southeast Asian private equity fund. Prior to that, she worked as a petroleum economist with Hibiscus Petroleum, Malaysia’s first listed independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Sugasini graduated from Yale University with a B.A in Economics and International Studies and is a CFA charterholder.
Virek previously worked as a Senior Manager in charge of Strategic and Operational Risk Advisory at Deloitte Cambodia. Prior to that, he served as a business consultant for Emerging Markets Consulting (EMC), performed grant management for The Learning Institute and was an auditor for KPMG Cambodia. He has a BA from the National University of Management Cambodia and an MBA from La Trobe University Australia.
Senior Investment Analyst
Eangkheng was previously an associate in the Corporate Finance team of Cambodia Securities Plc. Prior to that, he worked as a senior business analyst at Emerging Markets Consulting, and as an auditor at KPMG. Eangkheng holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Camed Business School, Cambodia, and is a CFA candidate.
Sreybol began her career as a Business Analyst for ADB and EBRD-funded projects with Sheladia Associates, Inc. She also worked for DAI Global as an Operations Specialist on a USAID-funded project. Prior to joining EMIA, Sreybol worked at EY Cambodia as a Finance Lead and then as a Finance Consultant, managing both operations and internal projects. Sreybol holds a dual Master’s degree in Risk Management from Nantes University in France.
Admin & Finance Officer
Sav started her career as an administration coordinator at LCH Development, a property development firm operating in Cambodia. After this, she held several roles, growing from junior to supervisor level, with a focus on finance and accounting and worked most recently as an accounting supervisor at BS Land and Home, a real estate developer in Cambodia. Sav graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Vanda Institute of Accounting in Cambodia.
Admin & Finance Officer
Malay previously worked as a finance assistant and accountant for Reproductive and Child Health Alliance Cambodia. Before that, she worked for Cambodian-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance and a Master’s Degree in Financial Management, both from the Royal University of Laws and Economics in Phnom Penh.