Ms. Phuong Nguyen – Chairperson
Ms Phuong Nguyen was appointed Chairperson of Viet Capital from the first day of establishment and assumed all strategic management responsibility for the firm. Her role includes delivering on the company’s mission of partnering with people and businesses to help realize Viet Capital’s full potential. In her early professional career, she served as Deputy CFO of Holcim (Vietnam) Ltd, a Swiss multinational conglomerate. Prior to founding Viet Capital, she was chosen as Investment Director by Vietnam Holding, a Swiss-based fund dedicated to opportunistic investments in Vietnam and listed on London’s AIM. Phuong received her BA in Business Administration (Banking and Finance) at the National Economics University, then MBA in Financial Management from the International University in Geneva, Switzerland. She is now a DBA candidate at the School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology.
Mr. Linh Nguyen – Managing Director
Viet Capital Fund
Mr Linh Nguyen supervises overall business operations at the firm and leads the flagship fund VCF. Prior to founding Viet Capital, he worked for Mekong Housing Bank (MHB-Vietnam) where he was principally involved in the setting up of a securities firm. Previously, he also successfully managed a family office in Ho Chi Minh City and was a lecturer in International Banking at the HCM Banking University. Linh has gained extensive experience in the finance industry, i.e. having held several senior management positions such as Finance Director of Bax Global, International US forwarder based in Vietnam, and for Vietnam Lubricant & Chemical, a Vietnamese leader in the lubricants industry. He earned an MBA from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and has a BA in Finance & Banking from Ho Chi Minh Economic University.
Mr. Viet Cung – Managing Director
Head of Research
Mr Viet Cung provides day-to-day leadership for the whole Investment Research team which is closely involved in all Viet Capital projects. Prior to founding Viet Capital, he was the Chief Analyst and one of the Investment Directors of Vietnam Holding, a Swiss-based fund. He was also one of the first professionals of the Ho Chi Minh City Securities Trading Center when it was established in 1998. Since 2002, he has been a lecturer at the National Economic University's Business School, teaching corporate finance, securities market and valuations. As a founder of the PSV Consulting firm, he has worked with Vietnam's two leading securities companies. Viet holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Sydney and a BS in Food Processing Engineering from the Technological Institute in Odessa, in the Ukraine, formerly in the Soviet Union.
Mr. Tuan Pham - Managing Director
Viet Capital Healthcare Fund
Besides playing the main role of leading VCHF as Fund Director, Mr Tuan Pham is also in charge of all offshore investment funds. He previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at VinaCapital, having had overall responsibilities for finance, human resources and operations in the company. He was also involved in the Company’s strategies and business development, investor relations, fund raising activities and represented VinaCapital on several Boards of Investees’ companies. In addition, Tuan also has more than 10 years of experience in taxation and assurance in PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam and Australia) and Dutch Lady Vietnam as Tax Manager and Business Assurance Manager, respectively. He earned a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Sydney University of Technology, Australia and is currently a member an Australian CPA.
Mr. Tu Pham - Finance Director
Mr Tu Pham is in charge of financial performance, back office operations and Human Resource Management. He has joined Viet Capital directly from Citigroup where he served as Senior Relationship Manager of the Commercial Banking Group, in charge of FDI – the Rest of Asia Desk. Before that, he was Head of the SME Desk, also in Commercial Banking for HSBC Banking Group. For the first ten years of his professional career, Tu held various positions such as Finance Manager, Business Planning & Analysis Manager, Finance Controller, Chief Accountant for IKEA B.V, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis S.A and Toshiba, including 2-years working full time in Singapore and other Asian countries. Tu holds a BA of Science from Hochiminh City University of Economics with a focus on Corporate Finance since 1996.
Ms. Hanh Do - Hanoi Chief Representative cum. PR Manager
Ms Hanh Do leads the Hanoi representative office and public relations for the whole company. Prior to joining Viet Capital, she was the Economic Growth Specialist overseeing United States economic growth projects with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In this role, she was involved in managing and administering a range of economic development projects supporting the country’s economic reform process. Prior to this, she had years of experience in the macro-economic and public administration areas, serving with Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Planning and Investment and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Hanh holds a Bachelor degree in International Business from Hanoi Foreign Trade University and a MBA from the University of Southern California for Professional Studies.