THE MAN Magazine Cambodia - - The Man To Follow -

In my opin­ion, Korea can be de­scribed as a de­vel­op­ing yet de­vel­oped coun­try. The past 50 years, Korean gov­ern­ment had tried to fol­low all the sys­tem of United States. But they re­al­ized that they need the fit sys­tem to Asian spirit and en­vi­ron­ment. My pre­vi­ous job in Korea re­quired del­e­gat­ing to the UN, un­der the um­brella of Bi­o­log­i­cal Weapons Con­ven­tion. My main role was dis­cussing and ne­go­ti­at­ing for in­ter­na­tional reg­u­la­tion about BWC with over 200 am­bas­sadors or author­i­ties of coun­tries at UN Head­quar­ters in Geneva, Swiss.

Is this your first time to Cam­bo­dia?

I have ex­pe­ri­enced trav­el­ling more than 30 coun­tries but, yes, this is the first time in my life. I ar­rived here in April 2015.

Why prop­erty man­age­ment?

I have ex­pe­ri­enced the in­fi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ties of prop­erty man­age­ment busi­ness in United States. Prop­erty man­age­ment busi­ness is needed all kind of op­er­at­ing el­e­ments for com­pany man­age­ment. I re­al­ized that the real prop­erty value is com­ing from in­vis­i­ble as­set.

What po­ten­tial do you see here/ how dif­fer­ent is it from back home?

I would de­scribe Cam­bo­dia as be­ing a blank pa­per that we can draw and cre­ate any­thing out of col­ors. In­fi­nite pos­si­bil­ity is open now.

What are your goals?

In Cam­bo­dia, I want to help Cam­bo­dia’s de­vel­op­ment in a way with based on my global ex­pe­ri­ence and ca­reer. I will make G-Proav as a lead­ing com­pany with ad­vanced and or­ga­nized sys­tem in field of prop­erty man­age­ment and ser­vice in­dus­try within 3 years. Also G-Proav will be the lead­ing com­pany sup­port­ing the best wel­fare sys­tem in Cam­bo­dia. Per­son­ally, my dream is to be­come a nov­el­ist. I want to make story about that only or­di­nary peo­ple can save the world not hero and peo­ple around world are same peo­ple. It means that skin color, lan­guage, re­li­gion and pol­i­tics are not more im­por­tant than peo­ple. Last, I hope to have my own fam­ily. If it’s pos­si­ble, I hope to meet my love in Cam­bo­dia.

Would you say your ca­reer is your pas­sion?

I love this ques­tion. Ex­actly, my ca­reer is my pas­sion. I want to have chal­leng­ing job than safe or sta­ble be­cause I want to learn and ex­pe­ri­ence new one. Work­ing and trav­el­ling in many coun­tries means I re­spect var­i­ous cul­tures and di­ver­sity. My pas­sion is still on-go­ing.

Do you have any ad­vice for other ex­pats that are mov­ing here or re­cently come?

As rapid grow­ing of Cam­bo­dia econ­omy, ex­cel­lent hu­man re­source will come from abroad and they ask for bet­ter ser­vices and sys­tems. It will make all so­cial sys­tem in Cam­bo­dia change into in­ter­na­tional level. Cam­bo­dia is not the low­est wages Asian coun­try any more. If you have a plan to do busi­ness in Cam­bo­dia think­ing only low wages of lo­cal staffs, def­i­nitely, your busi­ness will fail. You have to study and un­der­stand Kh­mer lan­guage, history and cul­ture first. Would you say you have achieved suc­cess or do you still have some things you are to ac­com­plish? It is good luck and a kind of suc­cess for me to have a chance of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing new cul­tures and di­ver­sity of Cam­bo­dia. It is just be­gin­ning. I have lots of thing hope to do in Cam­bo­dia. I will do my best to achieve one by one.

Who is your big­gest in­flu­ence?

Ab­so­lutely my mother, she al­ways em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of other lan­guage and di­ver­sity of var­i­ous cul­tures. I had have to learn English, Ja­panese, French and clas­si­cal Chi­nese letters since I was 5 years old. She or­dered some­times to travel alone. She is al­most 70 years old now but she is still study­ing Chi­nese and phi­los­o­phy. She gave me the spirit of chal­leng­ing.

If you were not the Gen­eral Man­ager of De Castle, what would your next dream job be?

I am not think­ing next job now in Cam­bo­dia be­cause I should show my staffs that you can be mil­lion­aire only with own idea and sys­tem with­out priv­i­lege or illegal way in Cam­bo­dia.

Are you in­volved in any other in­dus­tries here?

I am pre­par­ing the pro­posal of sup­port­ing in field of SOC in­vest­ment and med­i­cal as­sis­tance in Cam­bo­dia from UN, in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions and Korean gov­ern­ment. I thought this is the best way to me with my ca­reer and back­ground for Cam­bo­dia peo­ple.

Where do you see your­self in 5 years? and where do you see Cam­bo­dia (in terms of fast grow­ing de­vel­op­ment, ser­vices,)

Hope­fully, I want to stay and work in Cam­bo­dia. Frankly, I can­not pre­dict Cam­bo­dia’s fu­ture 5 years from now. The rapid growth of econ­omy is very im­por­tant but you must think how to share the ef­forts and re­sults from right now. But I have a con­fi­dence that Cam­bo­dia will de­velop and change for the bet­ter and fu­ture of the peo­ple.

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