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Founder – Kobiton; Founder, CEO – KMS Technology
Vu is a technology entrepreneur who is recognized for bringing leadership, strategic focus and knowledge to complex business and technology initiatives in offshore software services as well as for creating innovative software products.
Vu is notable for being a pioneer of IT outsourcing in Vietnam by founding Paragon Solutions Vietnam (PSV) in 1995. PSV became a model and inspiration for other outsourcing companies in the Vietnam market. PSV was eventually acquired by Computer Science Corp and is now operating as DXC Vietnam. Vu then founded KMS Technology in 2009 and remains its CEO today. KMS is a leading outsourcing company with more than 1,000 employees serving clients in the US and Australia. In addition to outsourcing service companies, Vu has also created a number of software product companies in the past few years, including QASymphony, Katalon Studio, and Kobiton. Each of these companies provides a unique solution in the software testing space and has won over many clients and fans in the testing community.
Vu is a passionate supporter of the tech startup communities and has participated in entrepreneurship forums and provides mentorship to those starting their own journey.
Chairman, Founder – Funix; Chairman – FPT University
With more than 30 years of experience at FPT Corporation as one of its co-founders, Mr. Nam is an authority on business software in banking and enterprise management. In 1999, Nam was appointed CEO and Managing Director of FPT Software where he oversaw the company’s growth to be a key player in the global software market.
Nam currently serves as an advisor for FPT Software and Board member of FPT University. In 2015, Nam founded Funix, an online IT training college under FPT’s Education Division which is a pioneer in its online learning model with mentors and open source of class books by experts and the best IT colleges in the world via Funix network.
Nam earned a PhD in Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Dinh Anh Huan
Chairman - Seedcom
Huan is a self-made millionaire, serial entrepreneur and serial investor in retail and technology startups. He is a key influencer in the local startup community in Vietnam. He co-founded Vietnam’s largest retail chains in multiple verticals (mobile devices, consumer electronics, mom & baby products) as well as the largest logistic provider and technology platform provider for retail businesses. Huan’s portfolio companies employ a total of 10,000 staff across all 63 provinces, with annual turnover of almost US$1 billion.
Huan is a co-founder of The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World), Dienmayxanh.com, concung.com, giaohangnhanh.vn, haravan.com and seedcom.vn. He is also an investor in various startup ventures in Vietnam including tiki.vn.
Dinh Ba Tien
Deputy General Director - Payoo
Tien Dinh currently is the Deputy General Director of VietUnion.
VietUnion is operating Payoo, which is a leading intermediary payment platform for both online and in-store payment service in Vietnam. As a senior director, he has led key innovative projects of the company, such as the establishment of a fraud detection system, the development ofthe Payoo e-wallet and payment gateway, the bill payment platform, NFC smartcard payment for public transportation systems, mPOS, location-based mobile applications for transportation and management, and tuition fee payment platform.
With a strong technical and financial background, Dr. Dinh has developed the Payoo e-wallet to become a one-stop payment platform offering both online and in-store payment services for bill payments, ticketing, insurance, tuition fees, prepaid phone/game cards, and e-commerce.
Dr. Dinh has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom and has a passion for solving real-world problems using large-scale data processing, optimization, and machine learning.
Vice President of Operation - VNG Corporation
Kelly Wong, Vice President of Operations at VNG Corporation, a leading internet and technology company in Vietnam.
Beginning at HSBC, he focused on financial support for enterprises. After a few years, he started working for HSC, specializing in securities, mergers and acquisition (M&A), and investment. Nearly 10 years ago, he moved to Kido as CFO, before joining VNG in early 2020.
Nguyen Minh Duc
Consulting Partner - EY Vietnam
Duc is Partner and Leader of Business Consulting Services at EY Consulting Vietnam Joint Stock Company (EY Consulting VN).
He has more than 20 years of experience in both consulting and audit in France, Vietnam and in the Southeast Asian region. Prior to joining EY in Vietnam in August 2009, he had 8 years of working experience at Paris office of EY France.
He has led and participated in numerous consulting projects for both state-owned and private enterprises, ranging from corporate restructuring, operating model redesign, business performance management, finance transformation to digital solutions.
He is also playing an active role in deploying the EY program FutureConsumer.Now, an EY global initiative where clients and businesses explore their adaptability to win the future consumer.
Duc holds a Master in Financial Management, Paris Management University (ISG Paris).
Dao Thien Huong
Strategy Partner - EY-Parthenon
Huong is an EY-Parthenon Strategy Partner and Leader of Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction Sector at EY Consulting Vietnam Joint Stock Company (EY Consulting VN).
Huong has nearly 20 years of experience in leading multinational companies (MNCs) and local private groups in Vietnam, as well as global advisory services firms across various industries.
Prior to joining EY, Huong was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a US$14 billion real estate developer in Vietnam and the CEO of a leading local retailer. Huong was also a Partner leading the business and transformation advisory practice at another Big 4 firm in Vietnam.
She was the lead advisor in numerous engagements with prominent corporations in Vietnam across various sectors, many of which are key drivers to the impressive economic growth of the country.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree (Summa cum laude) from the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Huong earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Managing Director Private Equity – VIGROUP
David was previously a General Manager at Microsoft where he led Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments and Joint Ventures for the Windows and Online Services divisions. His operating experience includes managing global retail, telecom, media, payments and marketing partnerships for Microsoft’s services businesses and well asserving on the Board of Directors of MSNBC, CNBC, ninemsn (Australia) and several companies in China, Australia, Mexico and the Middle East.
Prior to Microsoft, David was a member of the Founding Team at EachNet, the leading Chinese e-commerce firm, that was acquired by eBay in 2003. In his time at The Boston Consulting Group (a global strategy consulting firm), David advised clients in the consumer goods, cement, oil and gas, infrastructure and media sectors in Asia. David has also worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst at JP Morgan.
David has an MBA from Harvard University. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems and Accounting from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
To Hong Trang
Co-founder – Digiworld
In 2003, Ms. Trang co-founded Digiworld and has been acting as Deputy General Director of Organization Development who takes lead in building Digiworld’s culture, creating the power of consensus and efficiency.
Digiworld, the leading market expansion service provider in Vietnam, has achieved many achievements in the last 20 years, especially ranking among Top 2 in ICT sector. Digiworld was listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange in 2015 and has been voted “Top 50 most valuable brands in Vietnam” by Brand Finance of the UK. In addition, Digiworld is recognized by reputable domestic and foreign organizations as “Top 10 Vietnam Sustainable Development Enterprises 2018” organized by VCCI and “Asia Excellent Business Enterprise 2018” voted by Enterprise Asia – the largest and most reputable non-governmental business organization in Asia.
Han Ngoc Vu
Board Member – VIB
Mr. Vu has nearly 30 years of experience in business operations, including 28 years in finance-banking sector, with vast experience in leading international banks in the world.
Mr. Vu has held many key roles in Vietnamese and international commercial banks, including Chief Executive Officer of Vietnam International Bank (VIB), Country Head of Corporate Banking of Citigroup Vietnam cum Hanoi Branch Manager of Citigroup, Country Sales Manager cum HCMC Branch Manager of Credit Lyonnais Vietnam, and Hanoi Branch Manager of Calyon Bank.
Mr. Vu obtained a Master of Business Administration from Solvay Business School – Belgium, and Bachelor degrees from Metropolitan Business College – Australia and the Institute of International Relations – Vietnam. He also completed professional training courses in Leadership from Harvard Business School and Citigroup; in Risk Management, Commercial Banking, Financial Analysis, Project Finance, Trade Finance from Citigroup and Credit Lyonnais.
Nguyen Thanh Son
Chairman – MVV Academy
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Son is a reputable businessman, lecturer, author and media expert in Vietnam. He is a trainer for many Google Partners training programs organized by Google, typically the Sales Masterclass program and the Elevator Senior CEO training program.
Currently, Mr. Son focuses on investment in the fields of communication, training and health. He is the founder and also the chairman of T&A – the largest PR agency in Vietnam; SAGE – reputable institute for branding & communication; GPA – foreign language center; MVV Academy – a pioneer in blended training; Blue Production – film studio; Forinco – chain of clinics specializing in cancer treatment; Amigo Pharma – pharmaceutical and Sunny Vales – a pioneer in digital marketing in Vietnam …
In total, Mr. Son has founded and co-founded more than 20 enterprises. T&A Communications was later acquired by WPP – the world’s largest marketing communication group, while Amigo Pharma was merged into Cuu Long Pharmaceutical … In addition, Mr. Son also advised and trained many Vietnamese businesses. on management, market access strategy, marketing communication and management capacity building.
Nguyen Thi Quynh Phuong
Director of HR Consulting Business - Talentnet Corporation
Ms Phuong Nguyen is currently the Director of HR Consulting and used to be Director of Executive Search at Talentnet Corporation, which originated from the HR service unit of PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Vietnam.
Possessing more than 15 years’ experience in the Executive Search and Recruitment fields, Phuong is also deeply experienced as a Human Resource Advisor. Under her leadership, her teams reliably support clients in the Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Trading, Sourcing, Oil & Gas, Mining, Maritime, Logistics, Hi-Tech, Construction, Property, Banking & Financial Services industries. She is proud of her team’s consultative knowledge and abilities to explore for the most appropriate candidates for key positions within even the most matrixed organizations
With her solid knowledge in the HR field, Phuong has been invited as a keynote speaker in various events, and as an advisor for the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Scholarship Program for 5 years.
Phan Minh Tam
Chairman – Simple Tech Investment
As a fresh graduated developer from Hanoi University of Science & Technology, Phan Minh Tam held an important position as the head of sales department at the largest technology corporation Vietnam at that time – FPT. He officially started his own business with 24h.com.vn in 2004. The great success of 24H has prompted him to expand into multi-field investments, especially start-ups with technology elements. His attractive portfolio of successful investments makes up the current STI Holdings with more than 20 companies in the network.
Tran Vinh Du
Strategy and Transactions Leader - EY Indochina
Du is Partner and Strategy and Transactions (SaT) Leader at EY Consulting Vietnam Joint Stock Company (EY Consulting VN) with over 15 years of professional experience. Deep knowledge in corporate strategy, restructuring, business turn-around, valuation and business modeling, and M&A.
With his professional experience in both Vietnam and the US and wide industry knowledge in power and utility, healthcare and education, real estate, hospitality and construction, and FinTech, Du is a policy advisor to several high-ranking government officials, and a trusted advisor in Vietnam and enjoys a strong reputation among local and international clients.
He is also a celebrated expert who frequently contributes his insights in key international and local business and economic journals.
Du received a PhD in Economics and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, US, and a Bachelor of Arts – Economics & Mathematics from Hanoi National University, Vietnam. Du also holds memberships in several esteemed associations, such as Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, and the American Economic Association (AEA).
Tran Vu Hoai
Vice President - Galaxy
Tran Vu Hoai is a renowned expert on Vietnamese politics, economics, and business environment. He holds a principal role in the management of Asia Group Advisors’ operations in Vietnam, where he leverages his deep experience in corporate affairs to provide guidance on client service strategy and represent Asia Group Advisors’ Vietnam office at the regional level.
Hoai is the Co-Founder and CEO of Galaxy Communications, the largest public relations firm in Vietnam which serves major multinational technology, banking, and retail corporations. Galaxy Communications also manages Galaxy Studio, a leading media and entertainment company in Vietnam which produces and distributes movies, as well as develops and operates movie theatres. For over 15 years, Hoai served in Unilever Vietnam, with his last position being the Vice President of Corporate Affairs. He is also a founding member of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Hoai received an MBA from Harvard University as one of Vietnam’s first Fulbright Scholars.
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