Mr. Jason james evans

Board Chairman, VisionFund Cambodia
National Director, World Vision International-Cambodia

Mr. Jason Evans, a dual UK and Swiss, citizen has been a global leader in the development field for 20 years, 12 of which with World Vision. He has lived and worked across NGOs, cultures and continents, in 11 countries in Africa, Europe and now Asia, as National Director for World Vision International-Cambodia. Mr. Jason is known for building thriving youth focused country programs, strong in the areas of development and advocacy work, with the aim to see nations shaped and changed. Jason has significant MFI experience and has sat on board of VFI MFIs in Georgia (Chair form 2003 – 2012), Albania (2006 – 2012) and Kosovo (2010 – 2012).

Mr. Adrian merryman

Board Member
And Chief Executive Office, VisionFund Cambodia

Adrian joined VisionFund Cambodia in June 2015 from VisionFund Tanzania where he also served as CEO.  While at VisionFund Tanzania, the institution grew rapidly, becoming a profitable regulated deposit-taking microfinance bank, and developing an innovative digital banking platform that integrated e-money and iPad based transaction automation.  

Prior to VisionFund, Adrian served as CEO of the Opportunity International Network.  During his tenure, Opportunity International achieved a fourfold growth in clients, transitioned 10 NGOs to regulated deposit-taking banks and established MicroEnsure, an industry leader in micro insurance.   

Before retiring from the business world, Adrian served as CEO of Screen plc, Chief Investment Officer of Interregnum plc, CEO of Temenos Systems S.A., Head of European Investment Banking for CIBC Oppenheimer and as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co.  Adrian has also chaired and served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards.

Adrian was conferred an MBA by the Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics and Political Science by Swarthmore College.  

mr. michael john spingler

Board Member, VisionFund Cambodia
VFI Regional Director, Asia
Based in Bangkok

Mr. Michael Spingler is a Microfinance specialist with nearly 20 years of development experience providing strategic advisory, technical assistance and capacity strengthening services to INGOs, NGOs, MFIs, banks, and/or credit unions in Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, East Timor, Vietnam, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Mongolia, Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria. His advisory, technical, and training assistance focused on governance, strategic, business and operational planning, operations, human resources, marketing, and financial management and product development and service delivery. He has worked with TPC, a large Cambodian MFI, CRS and Chemonics as senior management, regional and, chief of party roles on technical assistance and capacity building projects. He is currently on the Board of six other VisionFund International MFIs in Southeast Asia.

ms. fiona whyte

Board Member, VisionFund Cambodia 
Based in New Zealand

Ms. Fiona Whyte, a New Zealand citizen, volunteered through the “Bankers with Vision” program for Vision Fund Cambodia. She has 23 years of banking experience in New Zealand, including 12 years in Foreign Exchange Risk Management. Ms. Fiona studied International Business and Management at Massey University in 2007. She is also one of the convener’s for the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Business Development Special Interest Group. Ms. Fiona also facilitates CAP Money budgeting courses in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr. Christopher john bryan 

Board member, VisionFund Cambodia
Based in New Zealand

Mr. Chris Bryan, a New Zealand citizen, has a Lincoln University degree and an agribusiness background, with experience in rural finance, farm management, corporate and market development, exporting and business planning. His work included senior management roles in the stock and station, meat and deer industries, export marketing and investment businesses.  As a member of the NZ Prime Minister’s Advisory Group, for nearly three years, he advised two Prime Ministers on matters related to the primary sector.

Mr. Chris is fully competent in all aspects of leadership through staff management, planning, compliance, and financial reporting disciplines. He is director and sits on the board of several companies and community/charitable organizations in New Zealand and off shore, and primarily focuses on good governance.

Mr. Cheong chin kuan

Board member, VisionFund Cambodia
Based in Malaysia

Mr. Cheong Chin Kuan, a Malaysian citizen, has more than three decades of extensive commercial and consumer banking experiences gained through his tenure with two leading commercial banks. In his banking career, he rose to the rank of Country Head, Consumer Banking for a leading foreign bank in Malaysia. By choice, he decided to go back to the less developed part of Malaysia (East Malaysia) and took up a regional position where he could devote more time to help the local community especially students. Mr. Cheong graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Malaya majoring in Business Administration.


Mr. Chab Vibol

Board Member
World Vision International-Cambodia

Vibol graduated in Master Degree of development management from Asian School of Development and Cross Cultural Studies (ASDECS), certificate IV on humanitarian assistance from Melbourne University and Humanitarian Leadership Program from Deakin University, Australia.

Vibol has broad experiences for more than 22 years in development and about 14 years with WVI-C. In his last four years in Operations Director role, Vibol has provided leadership, support and coordination to all operations in WVI-C to ensure efficient and effective program implementation so as to meet the goals and objectives of World Vision International-Cambodia and community partners, in alignment with the National Strategy and to ensure the integration of all projects and programs with communities and local partners.