Maelle Barbancon, Incubation Manager

Maelle graduated from Cornell University, with a BA in Business and Economics, and started her professional journey as a management consultant at Ernst & Young in New York City. She worked at EY for three years, advising large corporation across various sectors on process improvements, with a focus on supply chain management. She moved to Phnom Penh in September 2015 to pursue a growing passion for internal development and social change, and joined Friends International, where she worked as the technical coordinator for Friends social businesses. 



Laura Smitheman, Programs & Innovations Director at Impact Hub Phnom Penh

Having worked in finance positions for NGOs in the UK, Africa and India, Chartered Accountant Laura came to Cambodia as CFO at Angkor Hospital for Children. Along the way to co-founding Impact Hub Phnom Penh, she co-launched Cambodia’s only platform for social entrepreneurship – Social Enterprise Cambodia – and worked with the National University of Singapore and City U, Hong Kong, to research the developing social enterprise ecosystem in Cambodia. A fellow of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship program, Laura takes the lead on the educational content of Impact Hub Phnom Penh. She is inspired everyday by the power co-working and high quality content provision has for bringing people together and stimulating tangible results.



Alberto Cremonesi, CEO of Impact Hub Phnom Penh

Pure energy, Alberto catalyzes people with his passion, breadth and depth of knowledge and huge network! A natural entrepreneur, with disruption at his core, Alberto rarely goes to sleep without having proposed at least one new idea a day to his fellow team members. If you need a contact, a new idea or some energy, seek out Alberto at Impact Hub Phnom Penh! Of Italian origin, Alberto has lived most of his professional life in US, India and Cambodia. He holds an MSc in Economics and International Relations and is an INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program Alumni.