2020 OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum


Serey Chea

Assistant Governor
National Bank of Cambodia


Serey Chea is an Assistant Governor at National Bank of Cambodia. She 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 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. Under her leadership, retail payment infrastructure has been modernized with the introduction of a national shared switch for cards transactions and FAST payment system, a real time fund transfer from a bank account to another bank account in Cambodia. As a chairwoman of Clearing House Operation Committee, she has been leading the Bakong Project, an initiative of the National Bank of Cambodia in exploring and introducing a new generation of payment system using Blockchain technology. She is also a member of the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women World Banking and a member of Young Global Leaders, Class of 2019, a forum of Young Global Leaders created by the World Economic Forum. 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).