Pheap, Founder & Business Development
Pheap founded Butterfly Tour in November 2012 after recognising the need to address the high unemployment rate among Battambang city’s youths. Armed with a desktop computer and a bicycle donated by his university professors, Pheap taught himself how to setup a website, and with that, began conducting tours around the Battambang countryside for curious visitors.
Today, Pheap’s humble start-up has grown to include a fleet of 50 bicycles and a team of 11 young Cambodians who are all co-owners of the company. Besides leading the Butterfly team, Pheap is also passionate about creating opportunities for local Cambodians to become employers and entrepreneurs themselves—an important avenue for Cambodian ownership and independence.
While you may not find Pheap leading as many tours these days (he’s mainly confined to the office, attending to day-to-day matters!), you might find his friendly face popping up at the Siem Reap or Battambang office. Be sure to say hi!