Board of directors

Mr. HAN Ken, Managing Director

Mr. HAN Ken joined MARUHAN Corporation in 2000, after working for Nomura Securities since 1998. In 2007, he was appointed as Director of MARUHAN Corporation and in 2014, rose to become Managing Director. In 2020, he was subsequently appointed as Representative Director. In 2021, he was appointed as President of Financial Company. He is also the Managing Director and CEO/President of MARUHAN Investment Asia Pte. Ltd., which is a Singapore-based financial headquarter. He manages its financial subsidiaries such as SATHAPANA Bank Plc., SATHAPANA Limited in Myanmar, and MARUHAN Japan Bank Lao. He obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from DOSHISHA University in 1997.

Dr. HAN Chang-Woo, Director

Japanese, Dr. HAN Chang-Woo is the founder, Chairman and CEO of MARUHAN Corporation of Japan, which operate and manages a variety of entertainment/amusement facilities such as golf courses, driving ranges, bowling alleys, game centers, restaurants and pachinko parlors (Japanese pinball). He founded MARUHAN Corporation in 1957 and made its business grow rapidly to earn over USD25 billion of annual sales. MARUHAN Corporation is known as the leading company of the industry in Japan. The success in the company’s business growth comes from his strong energy towards pursuing customer satisfaction and high challenging spirit. Currently, he has been actively participating in several associations and working as Administrative Director of Han Chang-Woo Tetsu Cultural Foundation, Director of the Kyoto UNESCO Association, Administrative Officer of the Kyoto Chapter United Nations Association of Japan, and Director of Tokyo Philharmonic. He obtained the Bachelor of Political Economics degree from Hosei University in 1953.

Mr. KIM Vada, Director

Mr. KIM Vada has over 37 years of working experiences with National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), starting as Head of NBC Kandal Provincial Branch up to Director General of Banking Supervision Directorate. During his time at the Central Bank, he held several senior positions at the banking field such as risk management (market, credit, liquidity, operational risks...etc), corporate governance, and business strategy. He played a key role in restructuring the banking system successfully in Cambodia during the 2000s – developing a competitive, safe and sound banking system which has been well regulated and supervised. He has also effectively mobilize saving for financing to stimulate the growth of the Cambodia economy. Mr. Kim obtained a bachelor degree of law in 1975, a Bachelor’s degree in Banking in 1985, and an MBA degree majoring in Finance from Charles Sturt University, Australia in 2003. He has been a lecturer and a guest speaker at some of a well-known universities in Cambodia. Moreover, in the last 10 years, he has been actively participating as a prominent speaker in various conferences and seminars pertaining to the regulatory and supervisory framework, banking and microfinance supervision, mobile banking as well as financial inclusion both locally and internationally. At the international level, he held the position as a chairman of Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) from July 2012 to June 2014 and as an executive member of Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) from January 2015 to June 2017.

Mr. SUDEEP GUPTA, Director

Indian, Mr. Sudeep Gupta is serving as Chief Executive Officer of SATHAPANA Limited, Myanmar. Mr. Gupta comes with over 23 years of rich experience handling leadership roles in financial domain with different Bank and NBFCs. Business growth & development, Meeting budgeted revenue targets, Risk management, Corporate Governance, Refining and Implementing Operations strategy that include aspects such as product design and delivery, portfolio quality management, etc are his forte. He has in-depth understanding of unsecured and secured retail lending products like Microfinance, Personal Loans, Business Loans, MSME loans, Auto Loans and Mortgages. Prior to Joining SATHAPANA Limited, Mr. Gupta served as a Whole-Time Director in Fino Finance, Mumbai. Mr. Gupta was also associated in the past with organizations like Satin Microfinance, Fullerton India, ICICI Bank and Ashok Leyland Finance. Mr. Gupta has obtained his Master’s degree in Business Management.

Mr. KAWAHARA Yoshiki, Director

Mr. Kawahara Yoshiki has over 30 years’ banking business experience since he started his career in 1990 at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in Japan. He has track record of leadership and expertise in various roles, including Department Head of Tokyo Public Affairs Department, Service Department Manager, and Branch Manager. Recognized for exceptional performance, compliance, risk management and internal audit. He joined Maruhan Corporation in November 2023, the shareholder of SATHAPANA Bank Plc. and currently serves as Audit Department General Manager of Financial Company. Mr. Kawahara obtained a Bachelor of Law degree from The University of Tokyo (Japan) in 1990 and The Certified Internal Auditor certification in 2023.

Mr. HOSOI Takehito, Director

Mr. Hosoi Takehito has more than 35 years of professional experience in the financial industry, specifically 10 years at The Nippon Credit Bank and 25 years at Daiwa Securities. In addition to his experience in corporate banking business in overseas markets, he specialized in dealing with financial institutions during his investment banking carrier. Based on his deep understanding about the various financial sectors and his long-standing relationship with many financial institutions, he provided his clients with advisory services on financial strategy, capital management and business development. Also, he helped them use capital market instruments, implement strategic investment options for their growth. In January 2024, he joined MARUHAN Corporation, the shareholder of SATHAPANA Limited and currently serves as Corporate Officer of the Financial Company and General Manager of Corporate Planning Department. Mr. HOSOI obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Keio University in 1987.

Mr. HIRAMATSU Naoya, Director

Mr. Hiramatsu Naoya began his career at Mitsubishi UFJ Bank in Tokyo in 1988. Over the span of 35 years, he has accumulated extensive experience as a seasoned banking and corporate executive, having worked in both banking and corporate sectors. His career at MUFG includes a total of 16 years of overseas assignments in New York and Singapore, where he held positions in treasury, corporate planning, finance, HR, IT management, and risk & compliance management. Additionally, he developed strategies to involve local staff in management processes, implemented significant governance reforms, and enhanced the bank's international presence and operational efficiency, contributing to a significant expansion in performance. In 2019, Mr. Hiramatsu transitioned to the Nippon Paint Group, where he spearheaded the group's globalization efforts. As the Deputy President and Executive Corporate Officer at Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings Co., Ltd., he led major financial and organizational reforms, establishing new business areas and bolstering the management foundation. Furthermore, by leveraging artificial intelligence and digital transformation in business operations, he increased productivity, turned the company profitable, and achieved exponential growth. In 2024, Mr. Hiramatsu joined MARUHAN Corporation as a Corporate Officer, responsible for overseeing overseas subsidiary financial institutions and providing support for strategic initiatives in business development and organizational reform.