Beginnings

  • Royal Cambodia Co Ltd is established as a general trading company operating out of Australia in 1989
  • The Royal Group of Companies is incorporated in the Kingdom of Cambodia in 1990
  • Royal Management and Investment Trust is established in 1990

1990 – 1999

  • Strong trading links with the government are formed during the UNTAC administration
  • Sole distributorship of Canon products in Cambodia is secured
  • Distributorship of Motorola products in Cambodia is obtained
  • Oknha Kith Thieng, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, is awarded Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Sole distributorship of Bell Helicopter in Cambodia is secured
  • MobiTel is established through a joint venture with Millicom International Cellular, and continues to be the leader in Cambodia’s telecommunication industry and market today
  • Royal Telecam International, the country’s second licensed international gateway, is launched through another joint venture with Millicom
  • TeleSURF, Cambodia’s first broadband Internet service, is established
  • Neak Oknha Kith Meng, Chairman and CEO, is featured in the Who’s Who of Business Tycoons in Asia

2000 – Present

  • Cambodian Broadcasting Corporation, a terrestrial UHF television service trading under the brand CTN, is established through Modern Times Group, a joint venture company
  • Sole distributorship of Samsung electronic products in Cambodia is obtained
  • Sole distributorship of Siemens electronic products in Cambodia is acquired
  • ANZ Royal Bank is established through a partnership with Australia New Zealand Banking Group Limited, bringing world-quality banking services to Cambodia
  • CTN, which remains Cambodia’s top-rated TV station today, is launched in the U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand
  • Infinity Insurance is established through a partnership with Infinity Financial Solutions, backed by Swiss Re, delivering international-standard insurance products to Cambodia
  • A joint venture with QSR Brands, which operates KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants all across Asia, brings the first international fastfood chain to Cambodia
  • Exclusive rights for HBO, Cinemax and the Disney Channels in Cambodia are obtained through CEPCO, a TV channel distribution company
  • Royal Park Resort, Cambodia’s first 6-star resort, through a joint venture with the Oberoi Group, begins development in Siem Reap, closest to the Angkor Wat temple complex