Survey indicates 100% of NTU participants considering Cambodia as a work destination post-graduation

 [Phnom Penh December 29, 2022] Prince Holding Group, one of the largest business groups in Cambodia, recently supported the Inaugural Nanyang Technological University (NTU) PEAK ASEAN, which brought together outstanding NTU students across the disciplines of Business, Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Engineering to the Kingdom of Cambodia for a two-week immersion. In addition, the NTU participants were teamed up with selected Cambodian students from CamEd Business School. Promising results from the Post Program Survey indicated that 100% of the NTU students are now considering Cambodia as a work destination after graduation.

Prince Group’s management, mentors, NTU students, and CamEd students during the final presentation at Prince Holding Group Headquarters

Throughout the program, Prince Holding Group provided a conducive work and research environment to the participants, supported by the Group’s experienced mentors from two of its key entities – Belt Road Capital Management and Prince Real Estate Group.

Launched in 2017, NTU PEAK ASEAN is the extension of NTU PEAK Program, a three-week-long program conventionally organized in Singapore where students work together in teams to conduct research and surveys, and present viable solutions of real-world business challenges offered by participating corporate partners.

“Anchored on Design Thinking principles, NTU PEAK has been co-designed with industry partners to develop high-potential students who will become industry-relevant future leaders for the workplace and community,” said Desmond Woo, Deputy Director from Nanyang Technological University. “We would like to thank Prince Group for supporting our students throughout the program in Cambodia and to aid our students’ understanding of this fast-growing market.”

“The NTU PEAK ASEAN is a great opportunity to improve future Singapore industry leaders’ understanding of Cambodia,” said Gabriel Tan, Chief Communications Officer of Prince Holding Group. “Participants of the program interacted extensively with our international management team, impressing them with the extensive thought processes and solutions put forth in the final presentations. As an NTU Alumni, I certainly look forward to welcoming more participants and potential partners in the future” he added.

Human capital development has been a key focus for Prince Holding Group’s philanthropic arm, Prince Foundation. The Group is a regular supporter of Cambodia’s tertiary education sector and is working to identify the second batch of Chen Zhi Scholarship recipients. Through Prince Foundation, the Group awarded 100 scholarships to students in the 2021/22 term, supporting their higher education pursuit at top Cambodian Universities. Under the leadership and philanthropy of Neak Oknha Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, Prince Foundation will continue to work towards strengthening human capital upskilling efforts in line with its education and youth development core pillar.

TAFTAC’s Senior leaders at Prince Horology

L: R Mrs. Ceci Hon, Senior CSR Manager of Prince Foundation, Mr. Gabriel Tan, Chief Communications Officer of Prince Holding Group, Mrs. Doreen Tan, Director of TAFTAC, Mr. Maarten Pieters, Technical Adviser of Prince Horology and Mr. Albert Tan, Deputy Chairman of TAFTAC

 [Phnom Penh, 5 December 2022] Prince Horology was delighted to host a tour for senior leaders from TAFTAC (Textile, Apparel, Footwear, and Travel Goods Association in Cambodia) at the training center.

Mr. Albert Tan, Deputy Chairman of TAFTAC, and Mrs. Doreen Tan, Director of TAFTAC, were received by Mr. Gabriel Tan, Chief Communications Officer of Prince Holding Group, and Mr. Maarten Pieters, Technical Adviser of Prince Horology.

During the tour, Maarten introduced six recently-graduated students, and now full-time employees of Prince Horology, who have learned the intricate process of Swiss-style watchmaking over the past two years, as well as shared how the watchmaking school is built from scratch.

‘’It was an eye opener and better understanding of watch engineering and creation,” said Mr. Albert Tan, Deputy Chairman of TAFTAC. “We are thankful to Prince Horology for the visit and for sharing about the micromechanics and horology from an experienced horology instructor”.

“We are delighted to host a visit by the top leadership of TAFTAC, a key body that’s been instrumental in supporting Cambodia’s economic growth,” said Mr. Gabriel Tan, Chief Communications Officer of Prince Holding Group. “What they have achieved at scale for Cambodia is truly impressive and we believe horological pathways will play a part in Cambodia’s human capital and economic development as well.”


[Phnom Penh, 30 November 2022] Have you ever seen the video of commemorating 30th Anniversary Demining Activities in Cambodia?

@United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with @Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) has recently released a video message featuring Daniel Craig, the world-renowned British actor and a United Nations Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards, to commemorate 30th Anniversary Demining Activities in Cambodia!

CMAA has recently launched an exhibition to mark 30 years of demining operations. Cambodia has now cleared 2,531 square kilometers of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from 1,703 villages and turned them into safe residential and agricultural land for about nine million people over the past 30 years.

We are a proud supporter of the UNDP and the CMAA and we are glad to utilize every resource in our disposal to help Cambodia become landmine-free by 2025!

We would love it if you could help share this post in order to raise awareness about demining activities in Cambodia.

You can find a link to the video here:
#cambodia #demining #undp #cmaa #danielcraig #princefoundation

[Phnom Penh, 23 November 2022] Prince Foundation, via a donation by Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, has contributed US$200,000 to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (CKF). This will aid the ongoing operations of Kantha Bopha Hospitals, which provide free and quality health care to children in the Kingdom.

(L: R) Ms. Hon Yan Ting, Mr. Tan Yew Chang, Mr. Gabriel Tan, Mr. Cliff Koh, H.E Ros Seilava, Mr. Yok Samedy, Mrs. Van Achita, Mr. Khean Tourk, Mr. Tum Ra.

During the handover ceremony, Prince Holding Group representatives were given a briefing for the latest developments and progress made with past donations. Kantha Bopha Hospitals help more than 500,000 children in Cambodia every year. The donation will go towards improving the facilities of five children’s hospitals, installing modern equipment and purchasing medical supplies. The donation will further support the daily operations of the hospitals.

“The continuous support of our many valued donors has made a big difference in the children’s lives in Cambodia. It is our belief that every child should have access to proper healthcare and we are glad that children from all walks of life receive quality treatment at our hospitals,” said H.E. Ros Seilava, Secretary of State of Ministry of Economy and Finance and Executive Director of the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation.

“These hospitals have provided a new lease of life to countless children and we are honored to be a part of this extremely worthy cause. Let us all work together towards the building of a safe and harmonious environment for children to grow up in, so they can look forward to the future with hope,” said Gabriel Tan, Chief Communications Officer of Prince Holding Group.

Prince Holding Group has been actively supporting Kantha Bopha Hospital since 2015, with donations totaling close to 1 million dollars.

Prince Foundation, the Group’s philanthropic arm, is keenly focused on healthcare and youth development, and has improved sanitation at schools in Sihanoukville and launched scholarship programs for undergraduate students. The Foundation regularly interacts with leading non-governmental organizations and seeks opportunities for holistic and measurable impact to build a better future for Cambodia.


 About Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation

The Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation, officially launched on April 11, 2018 in the official form of a Trust Fund, having Samdech Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Samdech Kittiprittpundit Bun Rany Hun Sen as Founders and Honorary Chairpersons, aims to mobilize donations from all legal sources to financially support the sustainability of the Kantha Bopha Hospitals’ operations, and to promote maternity, infants, and children’s healthcare and welfare which are the key priorities of the National Social Protection Policy Framework of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia

[Phnom Penh, 16 November 2022] The Kingdom of Cambodia, as chairman and the host country of the 40th and 41st ASEAN and Related Summits, has commissioned and presented 25 limited edition timepieces as gifts to world leaders who attended the Summits.


Specially designed and assembled by the Prince Horology Vocational Training Center in Cambodia, the ASEAN Lotus Tourbillion watches underscore ASEAN’s spirit of togetherness, not only as a timeless feature of its unity but also as an enduring strength that ASEAN member countries and its dialogue partners can rely on upon through tough times and formidable challenges. The 25 timepieces are therefore an apt memento of the 2022 ASEAN and Related Summits, whose theme under Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship is “ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together”.


“Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship year is one marked by collaboration alongside ASEAN countries, the external partners and its international development institutions, helmed by the stewardship of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen. These highly specialized and delicate timepieces were designed to be enjoyed as wearable and stylish pieces of art, serving as a beautiful memory of the ASEAN 2022 Summit,” said H.E. Mr. LUY David, Head of the National Secretariat for the Preparation of ASEAN 2022.


“The primary focus of Prince Horology, which is responsible for producing the limited-edition timepieces, is training skilled professionals and creating new career pathways for aspiring Cambodians who have the aptitude and interest in precision watch-making,” said Sack-Man Loui, Executive Principal of Prince Horology.


Prince Horology is a key human capital development initiative of Neak Oknha Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, to provide a niche watch-making skill in Cambodia offering a rigorous 3’400 hours program in micro-mechanics and watchmaking subjects taught at international standards. Recently, 6 talented Cambodians graduated from the two-year training program under full scholarship and with the guidance of Swiss-trained instructors at the school. The next batch of Prince Horology students will commence their training in January 2023.

ASEAN Lotus Tourbillion Watch Factsheet


The dial design was inspired by the lotus flower symbol from Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship logo which was chosen to represent purity and strength.


With ASEAN centrality as a theme, the meticulous placement of the 10 petals embodies the spirit and joint efforts of 10 ASEAN nations bound together by friendship and solidarity with a common overarching goal of overcoming all challenges to ensure the inclusive and sustainable development of the ASEAN Community.


Each timepiece comes in a 43.5mm steel case with an exhibition back, and sapphire crystals situated on the front at the back. The champagne dial, with gold-plated indexes features a sunken sub-seconds at 6 o’clock, embellished with the Lotus flower design.


The ASEAN Lotus Tourbillon is a manual wind mechanical movement featuring a 60 seconds tourbillion. It has a power reserve of 48 hours and operates at a frequency of 3 Hz. A traditional, elegant and reliable timekeeper for the wearer.

[Phnom Penh, 10 November 2022] Prince Horology, founded by the Prince Foundation to bring the best of Swiss watchmaking education to Cambodia, is proud to announce that its first batch of six Cambodian students has successfully graduated from a comprehensive two-year micro-mechanics and watchmaking program. The six graduates Somsorya CHOK, Sereyvath LORN, Lihuor SAK, Phanichharath SAMOTH, Theara SEM and Chhunlong UNG, received their certificates at an official ceremony held at Prince Holding Group with their family members and Prince Horology staff present to commemorate the joyous occasion.


Lihuor SAK, Prince Horology Class of 2022, delivered a graduation speech at the ceremony stating, “I would like to thank our instructors at Prince Horology who have worked tirelessly giving their time, effort and selfless contribution. Without your enormous support, we would not have come so far. With the benefit of this intense two-year course providing us with foundational skills, we look forward to joining the industry. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to Chairman of Prince Holding Group, Neak Oknha Chen Zhi, as well as Prince Foundation for offering us such a valuable chance to pursue our dreams.”


“With the industry being virtually non-existent in Cambodia, Prince Horology has stepped in to create the competence base necessary for a strong start,” said Ms. Jessica Thakur, Technical Advisor and Instructor at Prince Horology. “With skilled watchmakers always being in high demand, the future is bright for Prince Horology graduates locally, regionally and internationally.”


“Through Prince Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Prince Holding Group, we helped launch Prince Horology in 2020 when the Kingdom was going through unprecedented changes,” said Gabriel Tan, Chief Communications Officer of Prince Holding Group. “The school is a wonderful reflection of the perseverance of the Khmer spirit, the synergies of cross-cultural collaboration and the benefits of vocational education that I am sure will continue to inspire and bring people closer from all over the world in the future.”


Prince Horology was founded at the behest of Neak Oknha Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, who is also a watch aficionado and who has paid keen attention to the institute in his personal capacity. At Prince Horology, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and are under the tutelage of professional Swiss trained instructors who have over 60 years combined experience in Swiss watchmaking and Swiss watchmaking education, including working in luxury groups such as The Swatch Group and Richemont and the world-famous Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program (WOSTEP).


Prince Horology undertook an ambitious challenge to introduce the skills and technology of modern Swiss watchmaking while remaining faithful to the rich tradition and craftsmanship of high-end watchmaking. Thus, making it quite unique when compared with other international watchmaking schools. Its success is bolstered by the fact that Cambodia shares a rich cultural heritage in craftsmanship and artisanal skills.


Currently open to local and international applicants for the next course starting on 9th January 2023, Cambodians benefit from a scholarship program covering tuition, monthly stipend and accommodation allowance. Please kindly contact Prince Horology directly for more information about this unique opportunity at

[Phnom Penh, 12 October 2022] Our philanthropic arm, Prince Foundation participated in a recently-concluded press conference by the Volleyball Federation of Cambodia (VFC) announcing the return of the Hun Sen Volleyball Cup, a major national tournament.

Last held in 1997, the national volleyball tournament will take place between October 15-30 and will see 11 teams play against one another.

We are sure the tournament will motivate young Cambodians to pick up the sport and give experienced players good training opportunities ahead of the 2023 SEA Games in Cambodia!

Prince Foundation is proud to have played a role in improving Cambodia’s volleyball landscape by securing access to an experienced coach and facilitating international friendly matches. Head down to Prince Stadium if you are in Phnom Penh, or watch the international friendlies LIVE on national television!

#Sport #Volleyball #Cambodia #PrinceFoundation #PrinceHoldingGroup

Prince Holding Group’s Chairman, Chen Zhi, bagged a Gold Stevie® Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year – Conglomerates category for the second consecutive year at the prestigious 19th Annual International Business Awards®. The Group also secured Bronze Stevie® Awards for Company of the Year categories and COVID-19 Most Valuable Corporate Response. The Group has secured a record haul of ten awards this year.

Chen Zhi, a Cambodian entrepreneur, is the founder of Prince Holding Group. It is one of the largest business groups in Cambodia, with various units focusing on three core areas: real estate development, financial, and consumer services. He is also the founder of Prince Foundation, a well-known corporate foundation focusing on improving education, healthcare, and community engagement issues through public-private partnerships.

Over the past five years, the Group has collectively invested billions in various projects in Cambodia. The Group has contributed significantly to Cambodia’s anti-epidemic measures in ensuring minimal business interruption for its timely completion of retail, residential and commercial projects across the Kingdom despite the pandemic.

Chen Zhi has made a huge impact on Cambodia by bringing together executives across many different sectors to take care of the community through affordable housing, Covid-19 vaccinations, educational philanthropy, and learning and employment opportunities for the younger generation,” stated the judging panel.

“Having a vision over 30 years to bring much-needed housing and contributing to a sustainable strategy for Cambodia’s net-zero goals is an admirable goal and a way to bring innovation and prosperity to Cambodia,” said another judging panel.

Chen Zhi is supported by an international senior management team that leads operations across banking (Prince Bank), airlines (Cambodia Airways), real estate (Prince Real Estate and Prince Huan Yu Real Estate,) and investment management (Belt Road Capital and Awesome Investment Group).

“These awards demonstrate our consistency and perseverance as we aim to make a holistic difference in Cambodian society,” said Gabriel Tan, Chief Communications Officer at Prince Holding Group. “All our hard work would not have been possible without the community’s support and the hard work of all of the employees across the member companies within the Group.”

Last year, Chen Zhi also signed off the launch of the Chen Zhi Scholarship. This initiative has seen the Group’s foundation work with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports and top local universities to launch a US$2 million scholarship program for 400 students over 7 years.

Chen Zhi, Prince Foundation is proud to have been a sponsor of SGMC & Phillip Bank Golf Funtasia jointly organized by Singapore Medical Center (SGMC) and Phillip Bank.

Held at City Golf Club, the event led to engagement between several Cambodia-based high net-worth individuals raising awareness of healthcare and priority banking offerings for the betterment of Cambodia. At the event, Prince Brewing served fresh craft beers as well.

“Today we are pleased to co-organize the golf event, together with Singapore Medical Centre Cambodia. We hope more Cambodian can benefit from our comprehensive health insurance and financial services” said Mr. Chan Mach, Chief Executive Officer of Phillip Bank.

Mr. Yeong Hock Ming, Sales & Business Development Manager of Singapore Medical Centre Cambodia (SGMC) presented that “SGMC aims to deliver Singaporean standards of medical excellence to Cambodian residents with a focus on a holistic and wellness approach.”

Prince Foundation, the charity arm of the Group, aims to promote discussions between stakeholders across the healthcare and corporate sectors together. The core value and work of Prince Foundation is also exhibited during the event.

In conjunction with supporting volleyball and wheelchair basketball, Prince Foundation will continue to use sports as an avenue to boost health awareness and make a difference in Cambodia.

Prince Foundation is a silver sponsor of Malaysia Business Chamber of Cambodia’s (MBCC) charity gala dinner, which successfully raised funds enabling Kampong Speu province to become another landmine-free province in Cambodia.

Launched in response to the national campaign “Samdech Techo Project for Mine Action”, the MBCC charity gala is jointly organized with Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), bringing together 21 corporate sponsors and nearly 500 attendees.

Lieutenant General Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army, Senior Minister Ly Thuch, First Vice-President of CMAA and president of The Cambodia Wheelchair Basketball Federation (“CWBF”) and H.E. Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, Ambassador of Malaysia to Cambodia are in attendance as the guests of honour.

The funds will go towards safeguarding lives in Kampong Speu province via demining operations involving a range of local and international stakeholders.

“With a strong foundation having been in Cambodia for more than three decades, we are pleased to contribute to the country not only in terms of business development by promoting Malaysian investment but also by ensuring a safer future for Cambodians,” said Oknha Tan Khee Meng, President of the Malaysian Business Chamber of Cambodia.

“Prince Foundation, Chairman Chen Zhi is pleased to continue its involvement in mine action through this event bringing together both local and international stakeholders. We looking forward to pay our part in building a better, safer Cambodia for all,” said Gabriel Tan, Chief Communications Officer of Prince Holding Group.

Prince Foundation has worked closely with CMAA and is committed to Cambodia’s cause for Landmine Free 2025. In July, the foundation helped to raise awareness through producing call to action and deminers’ interview videos during a visit to Pursat province organized by CMAA and The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation. Prince Foundation also shows ongoing support to Cambodia’s wheelchair basketball team comprised primarily of landmine victims.