Opening of new office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Vriens & Partners is delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Cambodia is a country with an open investment climate that has been attracting an increasing number of investors and is rapidly becoming an important market for many of our clients. Our entry into Cambodia underscores our view of the country as a market with a high potential for government affairs. As such, by being on-the-ground, Vriens & Partners aims to better support our clients in Cambodia.

With this addition, Vriens & Partners now has eight offices across Southeast Asia.

The office is led by our Chief Representative, Jose B. Collazo. Jose comes to Vriens & Partners with a diverse professional background that includes positions in health care management, regulatory compliance, medical research, communications, and public affairs.

The new office will allow us to better serve regional clients that are considering market entry in Cambodia or that have already begun operations in the market.

We trust that our expanded operations in Cambodia will allow us to continue our mission of building bridges between business, government, and society in ways that support responsible, sustainable development in Southeast Asia.

Jose’s Southeast Asia experience includes work for the U.S. State Department’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation team, which oversaw the 2006 inter-ministerial and leaders’ meetings held in Hanoi.  In Bangkok, Jose worked as the production coordinator for Re:Source Media on its television program, “Asia Rising.” While there, he produced segments on the Obama administration’s re-balance to Asia, Myanmar’s democratization process, ASEAN connectivity, and the economic and social challenges facing Southeast Asia.

Jose graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in demography and population studies. His observations about living in Southeast Asia have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Nikkei Asian Review, the Straits Times and many other major newspapers in the region.

Jose’s full profile can be viewed here.