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Managing Director

Bora Chhay

Bora leads BGA’s practice in Cambodia. He is a highly regarded government affairs and public policy expert who helps clients resolve business issues, navigate regulatory and legal challenges, expand operations, explore new investment opportunities and enter Cambodia’s market. 

Prior to joining BGA, Bora served for five years as a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) corporate and regulatory affairs professional. In this role, he helped transform his company’s government relations and corporate affairs unit into a more effective business-driven group. Notwithstanding Cambodia’s difficult and highly regulated macro environment, Bora played a key role in developing and executing government relations and corporate affairs strategies to shape a level playing field and regulatory environment that enabled a sustainable business growth agenda. 

Bora spent 17 years as an FMCG sector supply chain professional and also worked in the oil and gas industry. During his career, he helped boost standards compliance across 19 markets in the Indo-Pacific in warehousing, transportation and security. His company’s logistics team was credited with having the best practices in terms of standards and compliance indicators. He made significant contributions to the company by rationalizing the oil and gas logistics network, equilibrating terminal and fleet operations and optimizing product inventory supply into terminal storage. 

Bora holds a Master of Science degree in chemical technology engineering from the Ufa State Petroleum Technological University in Russia. 

  • Prior Professional Experience
    • Managing Director, BowerGroupAsia (Aug 2017- Present)
    • British American Tobacco Ltd. (Jun 2008- Jun2017)
      • Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Manager
      • Project Manager
      • Asia Pacific Regional Logistics Standards & Compliance Manager
      • Supply Planning and Logistics Manager
    • Chevron Cambodia Ltd. (Sep 1997- May 2008)
      • Terminal Operations Manager
      • Product Supply & Trading and Terminal Operations Manager
      • Marketing Business Planning Manager
      • Terminal Superintendent
      • Supervisor Logistics, Supply & Trading and EHS
  • Areas of Expertise
    • ASEAN
    • Cambodia
    • Administration
    • Chemicals
    • Communications
    • Consulting
    • Energy
    • Engineering
    • Fast-Moving Consumer Good
    • Food & Beverage
    • Government
    • Government Affairs
    • Healthcare
    • Manufacturing
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Public Relations
    • Real Estate
    • Social Networking
    • Telecommunications
    • Transportation
    Functional Expertise
    • Administrative & Management
    • Business
    • Communications
    • Corporate Affairs
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Government
    • Government Affairs
    • Human Resources
    • Management
    • Operations
    • Policy
    • Public Affairs
    • Research & Development
    • Strategy
  • Education
    • The Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, Russian Federation (1991- 1997)— Master of Science in Chemical Technology Engineering, Specialized in Chemical Technology of Natural Fuel and Energy Sources and Carbon Materials
  • Professional Affiliations
    • Member and Chairman of Leadership Drive Team (2013- 2017)
    • Team Member of Chevron Global Stock Control Standard (2005)
  • Honors and Awards
    • BAT talent recognition scheme (TRS) reward for three consecutive years (2014- 2016)
    • BAT Start Reward (2012 – 2016)
    • Letter of Appreciation by Vice President – Asia Pacific Region and Regional Marketing Director Asia Pacific in recognition for hard work and the successful launching of Caltex Techron in Cambodia (2007)
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