Mr. Sok Sopheakmonkol

Co-Founder and CEO of Codingate

Entrepreneur Profile:

Mr. Sok Sopheakmonkol has valued the education since young age and always wanted to do something about it. He understood about the necessity of education for a life with many opportunities and formed his personal mission to put good educational principles into practice. Thus, he wanted the Cambodian youth to find greater happiness and a higher quality of life than the former generation. With that in mind. Mr. Sopheakmonkol committed to find a better education abroad. With many efforts and a strong determination, in 2009, Mr. Sopheakmonkol received a full scholarship to study a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information at the University of Hradec Kralové, Czech Republic. In 2012, he had successfully finished the degree and returned back to his beloved home country Cambodia. He started teaching at the Royal University of Economics and Finance Institute for a while, then he joined Digital Divide Data as a solution developer.

ln addition, Mr. Sopheakmonkol has received many recognition awards and was invited to many interesting and educational talks through a variety of popular venues like the International Development Forum at the Asia Pacific Week Berlin, Oxford Business School, Khmertalks, Barcamp, Context Master class in The Netherlands, Global Startup, and the Career Vision 2014 in Korea. So far, Mr. Sopheakmonkol gave six interviews on the Cambodian News Channel TV program.

Business Profile:

Mr. Sopheakmonkol decided not to take a decent salary by working for others but instead starting his own company with a very little resource. He founded CODINGATE in 2013, a company specialized in web & mobile application development. CODINGATE provides services related to technology such as Web development, Mobile development, Web design, Graphic design, Social Media Management, etc. By overcoming many struggles and hardships, today CODINGATE employs around 30 staff and provides more than 100 services to clients locally and internationally. CODINGATE has received a strong support on the technology market locally and internationally until the present day in 2016. Those technologies are related to business information management systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Stock Management System (SMS), Human Resource Management (HRM), Project Management Systems (PMS) and other social innovative mobile technologies. CODINGATE also has a Design team and a writing team to support the tasks.

Mr. Sopheakmonkol said that the great teamwork and team solidarity make CODINGATE becoming one of the strongest teams in the web technology space group in Cambodia.

“l’m excited and delighted every time i see my team work really hard. Their energy drives me to work harder and also motivates me keep pushing them to work harder and we are getting better from day to day,” said Mr. Sopheakmonkol, adding that his team’s great performance is the key for the whole company‘s success.

CODINGATE does not only provided employment, but also training for our employees. Mr. Sopheakmonkol’s vision is to create opportunities for young Cambodians and to train them to be ready for the job market. Therefore, CODINGATE also provides internship opportunities for students and fresh graduates to acquire knowledge and skills and trains them to be ready for the job market. Mr. Sopheakmonkol is convinced that young people with abilities and talents should have a chance to express their personal capacity as experts.

CODINGATE does not only provided employment, but also training for our employees. Mr. Sopheakmonkol’s vision is to create opportunities for young Cambodians and to train them to be ready for the job market. Therefore, CODINGATE also provides internship opportunities for students and fresh graduates to acquire knowledge and skills and trains them to be ready for the job market. Mr. Sopheakmonkol is convinced that young people with abilities and talents should have a chance to express their personal capacity as experts.

The great success of CODINGATE is built on the sacrifice and leadership of Mr. Sopheakmonkol over a number of years. His commitment, efforts and energy to help and support the team paid off.

Mr. Sopheakmonkol has a strong belief tn the future development of technology in Cambodia. He hopes that his company can help promoting and increasing the use of ICT to contribute to the development of the country towards to the level of developed countries. He adds: “In order to transform obstacles to become opportunities, we need to be open-minded and always stepping forward. Don’t wait for the opportunity come, but create chances for yourself. Then success will certainly fall in your hands.”