January 29, 2018, Banteay Meanchey province, Cambodia – Manulife has opened a new office in Banteay Meanchey, the company’s fifth in Cambodia since 2012, to meet demand for high-quality life insurance and financial solutions from people in the commercially active northwestern province.
This is the fifth office Manulife, Cambodia’s first international life insurer, has opened since entering the market in 2012. Its first office was opened in Phnom Penh in June 2012, followed by Siem Reap province in December 2014, Battambang province in October 2015 and Kampong Cham province in April 2016.
At the new office opening, Robert Elliott, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Manulife Cambodia, said, “Customers are our priority and we put them at the center of everything we do. This means being available to them where they live and work.”
Banteay Meanchey shares the border with Thailand and is an active commercial province with a population of over 700,000 people. Cambodians, who live in the province, and its neighboring areas, will be able to consult with Manulife’s insurance advisors and have access to solutions for their long-term financial goals.
Manulife’s new office is located at the corner of National Road number 5 and 6, Phum 1, Sangkat Preahpunlea, Krong Serei Sophon, the heart of Banteay Meanchey province.
“Today, 60,000 Cambodians have put their trust with us and allow us to protect their financial future. From today, Cambodian families in Banteay Meanchey will also have access to all our world-class solutions including income protection, childrens’ education, savings, retirement and employee benefits.”
“This further demonstrates our long-term commitment to invest in the country, to better serve more Cambodian people,” added Elliott.
Saving Lives in Cambodia
From cardiac care to helmet, a look at how we're making a difference.
January 2018, Cambodia – For the second year in a row, members of Team Manulife from across the company raised money for the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Thanks to their efforts, and a donation from the company, Manulife presented the hospital with a cheque for USD$80,000 following the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon (AWHM) on December 3, 2018.
The hospital provides high-quality, compassionate care to children in Cambodia, regardless of their ability to pay. The funds will help ensure more children get the cardiac care they need to live longer, healthier lives.
Over the past three years of our principal sponsorship of the AWHM, through a combination of corporate donations and employee fundraising, we have given more than USD$200,000 to the hospital.
Other ways we’ve helped the community this year:
Helmet donation: We gave 1,000 helmets to children, parents and teachers at Veal Vong Primary School in Kampong Cham province. The donation is part of our ongoing partnership with Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP). Since 2012, we have donated more than 5,000 helmets and provided road safety education to more than 10,000 Cambodians.
Bike donation: We gave 30 bikes and 30 helmets to Passerelles Numériques Cambodia, a non-profit organization that works to enable young underprivileged Cambodians to build their employability through education in the digital industry.
Bikes, books, raincoats and more: We donated bikes, books, raincoats, study materials and funds to Krousar Thmey, helping more than 40 students. This non-profit organization supports underprivileged children through three programmes: education for deaf or blind children; child welfare; and cultural and artistic development.
Click here to read the Phnom Penh Post’s Q&A with Robert Elliott, CEO of Manulife Cambodia, about the company’s CSR activities over the last five years in Cambodia.