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Mr Lim Ming Yan is an Independent/Non-Executive Director on the boards of SembCorp Industries Limited, Central China Real Estate Limited and DLF Cyber City Developers Limited.
In the non-profit sector, Mr Lim is the Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the Chairman of Workforce Singapore, a member of Singapore’s Future Economy Council (FEC), a board director of Housing Development Board, Enterprise Singapore, Business China, as well as a board trustee of Singapore Management University.
In his 22 years at CapitaLand Limited, Mr Lim was President and Group CEO from 2013 to 2018. He was also CEO of The Ascott Limited from 2009 to 2012 and CEO of CapitaLand China from 2000 to 2009.
Mr Lim graduated with a first-class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1985. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2002.
Mr Kok Ping Soon is Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the apex business chamber championing the interests of Singapore’s business community in trade, investment and industrial relations matters. SBF represents more than 28,000 companies, as well as key local and foreign business chambers.
Prior to his current appointment, Ping Soon was Chief Executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), the lead agency driving Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and public sector digital transformation. He also held various positions in the Ministry of Manpower, National Security Co-ordination Secretariat, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Singapore Tourism Board, Contact Singapore (CS), and Economic Development Board (EDB). He spent six years in the United States working for CS and EDB.
He serves on the boards of SBF Holdings, SBF Connect, NUS-ISS and is a member of the NIE Council.
Mr Teo Siong Seng (Mr S.S. Teo) is the Executive Chairman of Pacific International Lines (PIL). Incorporated in Singapore in 1967, PIL is the largest home-grown carrier in Southeast Asia and is ranked 12th among the world’s top container shipping lines, with a fleet of around 100 container vessels. Its global network spans China, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Oceania.
Mr Teo is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PIL’s listed subsidiary in Hong Kong, Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, a leading container manufacturer and logistics service provider.
Mr Teo’s other appointments include the Immediate Past Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Honorary President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Honorary Consul of The United Republic of Tanzania in Singapore and Joint Chairman of the Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mr Federico Donato is Executive Director at Credit Suisse Private Banking, catering to Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, Institutions and Pension Funds. Federico has been based in Singapore since 2005.
Being the Immediate Past President of the European Chamber of Commerce Singapore and Council Member of Singapore Business Federation, Federico also serves as independent director in private companies and institutions including the EU Asean Business Council, UN Global Compact Singapore Network, ACCORD (Ministry of Defence) and National Wage Council (Ministry of Manpower), Biqem Group.
A regular speaker and contributor to many seminars and conferences including but not limited to Trade Association Symposium @ APEX, APEC Business Summit 2022, Evolve by World Gold Council, SRBF, Federico is considered an established voice in the sustainable space; he contributes as guest speaker of EMBA programmes for several global business schools including Bocconi, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, ESSCP, Aalto among others.
Federico started his career in Sanpaolo Bank in New York and worked for several financial institutions in different locations and roles, including being founder and Chief Executive Officer of FFA Asia, a multi-family office dedicated to advising entrepreneurial families on their overall wealth.
He graduated in financial markets at Bocconi University in Finance and was a visiting student at New York University.
Joining VCCI since 1992, Mr. Nguyen Quang Vinh has 30 years of management experience in international relations and business sustainable development. During which, Vinh devoted his career path to VCCI’s International Relations Department for 13 years, being responsible for building and maintaining relationships with international partners, and networks with individuals and organisations. He initiated the establishment of the Oﬃce for Business Sustainable Development (SDforB) of VCCI in 2006, the Global Compact Vietnam Network (GCVN) in cooperation with United Nations (UN) in 2007 and the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) in 2010. He was the Secretary General of VCCI from 2017 -2021. Currently he is Executive Vice Chairman of VCCI, Executive Chairman of VBCSD, Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Viet Nam. Vinh graduated from National Economics University, Finance & Banking Department and completed his MBA in International Business and Export Management in 1998 from Bayes Business School, London, UK.
Mr Phung Quang Hung has many years of management experience and has worked at international banks. His previous positions include Head of IT and Operations at ABN AMRO Vietnam, and Business Partner at the National Australia Bank, London.
Mr Phung joined Techcombank in January 2010 as Head of the Operations and Technology Division, before being appointed Head of Sales and Distribution, Head of Customer Service and Financial Advisory Division, Managing Director and then Deputy CEO, Chief Business Banking Officer.
Mr Shannon Lung is currently the Head of The FinLab, UOB’s innovation accelerator and fostering innovation by helping technology companies and SMEs.
Before UOB, Shannon was the Business Development & Partnerships Lead at Grab Financial Group Singapore, where he forged strategic collaborations and solidified Grab’s position in the FinTech industry.
Prior to that, Shannon played a pivotal role with Singtel, leading business development activities and client acquisitions with the launch of Singtel Dash – the country’s first mobile wallet. He also gained expertise in supply chain management and customer experience during his time with DHL Express.
Shannon currently serves as a committee member for the Green and Sustainable FinTech Subcommittee of Singapore Fintech’s Association since 2021. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing from University of Southern Queensland.
Mr Ong Kim Pong is currently the Regional CEO of Southeast Asia at PSA International. He is on the Senior Management Council and has overall responsibility for PSA Group's portfolio of operating terminals, investments and expansion in Southeast Asia. This includes PSA Singapore, which has seen major productivity improvements, deployment of technology and the opening of its new chapter at Tuas Port. As part of PSA’s technology and innovation transformation, he serves as the Chairman of CrimsonLogic and sits on the board of PSA’s corporate venture capital arm unboXed. Kim Pong is an active member in the maritime domain and is part of the Next Generation Port 2030 Steering Committee, International Maritime Centre 2030 Advisory Committee, Singapore Maritime Institute International Advisory Panel, Singapore Maritime Foundation Board and Chairman of the Centre for Maritime Studies Management Board. In addition, he has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Manufacturing Trade & Connectivity Domain International Advisory Panel and is also a member of the Urban Redevelopment Authority Board. As part of his commitment towards nurturing the next generation, he is Chairman of the Howe Yoon Chong-PSA Management Committee, a member of the NUS Business School Management Advisory Board and an adjunct Professor at NUS’ Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management.
Prior to his current position, Kim Pong was the Regional CEO of Northeast Asia (NEA) over a span of five years since 2010 where he successfully led the NEA team in the strategic management of PSA’s portfolio in China, Hong Kong and Korea while prospecting new possibilities including the consolidation of China’s Fuzhou Terminals and Guangxi Beibuwan-PSA International Container Terminal Co., Ltd (BPCT), PSA’s latest joint venture in China aligning to China’s One-Belt One-Road initiative towards South East Asia. In 2009, Kim Pong was appointed as the Managing Director of PSA’s flagship project in Antwerp and Zeebrugge, Belgium responsible for its business activities and operations that had seen Antwerp moving up to be the 2nd largest port in Europe.
In his previous capacity, Kim Pong consecutively held the position of Senior Vice President, PSA Mediterranean & Middle East South Asia Region, then Managing Director / CEO of Mersin International Port (MIP) in Turkey. During his tenure with MIP, he distinguished himself by ensuring a smooth transition of ownership of the Mersin Port from the local government to PSA and helped establish MIP as a key gateway port in the eastern Mediterranean. MIP was conferred the Lloyd’s List Turkey Port of the Year Award in 2008.
As the pioneer for PSA in Belgium, Kim Pong served as Chief Operating Officer for Hesse Noord Naatie N.V. (HNN) in Belgium from 2001 to 2004 where he played an instrumental role in guiding the merger of two of the biggest port operators in Belgium to form HNN and effectively doubling its port capacity during the period. He successfully led the negotiation and formation of MSC Home Terminal JV between MSC and PSA. HNN was subsequently re-named as PSA Antwerp and PSA Zeebrugge in 2009. Kim Pong holds a Master of Business Administration from National University of Singapore.
Albert is an accomplished business leader, renowned for driving commercial success and leading high-performing teams. He joined BIPO, the region's leading provider of payroll and people solutions, in 2017 as a pioneer team member in Southeast Asia.
As Managing Director, Singapore and Indochina at BIPO, Albert plays a pivotal role in spearheading the team's growth and expanding its presence in the region. He leads the direct sales, channel partners, and full-service implementation teams, fostering strategic partnerships and alliances. Albert's leadership style is characterized by proactive and collaborative management, with a strong emphasis on empowering teams. He is deeply committed to nurturing key talents and promoting diversity awareness throughout BIPO, resulting in an exceptional track record of sustained commercial success.
Albert holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to joining BIPO, he held senior management positions across diverse industries, further enriching his wealth of experience. In his pursuit of continuous growth, Albert is currently enrolled in the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA (TIEMBA) program as a distinguished member of the Class of '25.
Mr Sam Liew is the Managing Partner, Government Strategic Business Group at NCS, leading a dedicated group of practices to build NCS' digital government portfolio, and drive collaboration efforts to propel NCS as the go-to digital catalyst for governments and smart cities across Asia Pacific. His key focus is to help government agencies digitalise the core of public services to enable holistic public service transformation.
Prior to NCS, Sam was the Managing Director of GIC. He was the Director, Technology Group and also heads GIC’s Business partner and Solutions Division. Sam was also a member of GIC’s Corporate Management Committee and the Group Risk Committee. In addition to these corporate roles, Sam co-chaired the Business Continuity Management Committee and was part of GIC’s Technology Investment Business Group.
Before GIC, Sam was Managing Director at Accenture ASEAN Technology. He also led Accenture's Asia Pacific Communications Centre of Excellence delivering business solutions across Asia. He was also a member of Accenture's Global Technology Leadership Council and ASEAN Geographical Leadership Council.
Sam currently serves as Board Director on the Gardens by the Bay Board. Sam also sits on the Board of Singapore Management University’s (SMU) School of Computing and Information Systems and Singapore Polytechnic’s School of computing. In addition, he serves as Council Member on Enterprise Singapore’s IT Standards Committee.
Sam also serves as President for the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). Established in 1967, SCS now has a membership base of over 51,000 members, 13 Chapters and 3 Special Interest Groups. He has been conferred a Fellow by SCS.
Ms Tay is the Chief Executive Officer for the Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund, which is managed by Keppel Capital Alternative Asset Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Capital Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Capital). Ms Tay has more than 20 years of experience in the infrastructure, private equity, fund management and banking industries, primarily in Asia. She joined Keppel Capital in September 2022 and is focused on building its private infrastructure funds business. Prior to Sembcorp Industries, she held leadership roles in Asia Climate Partners, Daestrum Capital, Deutsche Asset Management, Macquarie and Citibank, where she focused on fund management and investments. Master of Science (Finance & Economics) and Bachelor of Science (Economics), London School of Economics and Political Science; CFA® charterholder from the development of the investment strategy to the implementation of infrastructure funds. She has also led the end-to-end process. Prior to Keppel Capital, Ms Tay was the Head of Renewable Energy (Vietnam) at Sembcorp Industries, where she was responsible for driving the growth initiatives and strategic direction for Sembcorp’s renewable energy business in Vietnam.
Mr Truong Gia Binh was re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the term of 2022 - 2027.
On September 13, 1998, Mr Truong Gia Binh, along with 12 scientists of Vietnam, overcame many difficulties to establish the Food Technology Company FPT, the precursor of FPT Corporation. As the soul, the one who gathers FPT's resources and a perceptive strategist, he has provided fundamental strategic directions to help FPT develop and achieve its current position. Under his leadership, FPT became a leading company in IT & Telecommunications field in Vietnam and is making efforts to become a company of international stature.
He is not only a business leader, but also a dedicated person to the country and affected the policies of the Government in the development of the information technology industry in Vietnam. In 2013, he was honoured with the Nikkei Asia Award by the Nikkei Group (Japan) for significant contributions to Vietnam's IT industry development.
Mr Binh graduated from Mechanical Mathematics Department of Moscow National General University named Lomonosov of the former Soviet Union, which is now Russian Federation in 1979. He successfully obtained his PhD in 1982 in this university and was honoured as an Associate Professor by the State of Vietnam in 1991.
Mr Edward Clayton is a Partner in PwC Vietnam / Malaysia and leads the Capital Projects & Infrastructure team.
His first degree is in Computer Systems Engineering (University of Kent, UK) and he was already implementing AI systems for resource allocation in British Airways in the early 1990s. His extensive, 30+ years of professional experience in aviation, infrastructure investment and economic development, coupled with an MBA from London Business School, enables him to bring both business and operational perspectives to complex challenges.
Mrs Dinh Thi Quynh Van is the Chairwoman of PwC Vietnam and a Tax and Legal Services Partner based in the Hanoi office. With more than 28 years of professional experience at PwC, she is also the Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Tax Consultants’ Association (VTCA). Quynh Van has been awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Prime Minister for her contribution to the tax profession.
Quynh Van has worked closely with PwC’s multinational clients doing business in Vietnam covering wide range of industries such as infrastructure, financial services, energy & utilities, manufacturing, e-commerce. Quynh Van has also led various corporate restructuring projects of Vietnamese and foreign companies.
Quynh Van’s greatest asset is her extensive understanding of the overall business environment in Vietnam. She possesses a broad knowledge of Vietnamese laws and regulations, with an emphasis on tax, finance, banking, investment and legal related issues. Many of PwC's clients have sought her assistance in setting up and/or restructuring their business in Vietnam. Quynh Van has been invited as a guest speaker to several investment forums in and outside of Vietnam such as the Vietnam Business Summit and roadshows on doing business in Vietnam.
Ms Lesly Goh is a Senior Technology Advisor, former Chief Technology Officer at the World Bank Group. She is also a Fulbright Specialist, Fellow at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Lesly serves as a Board member of Singapore GovTech and Advisor for Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR).
At the nexus of technology and policy, she brings extensive international experience advising policymakers on the regulatory impact from digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things and 5G, Cloud and Edge Computing. From her experience in public and private sectors, she develops strategic partnership to support Sustainable Development Goals, leveraging data and technology innovations in emerging markets in FinTech, AgTech, Climate and Digital Transformation in Government.
Lesly is selected by The Rockefeller Foundation as a 2023 Bellagio Center Resident and Stanford University Distinguished Career Institute for her research on Tech Innovation in Sustainability in 2026.
Mr Glenn Hughes is the Country Head of LOGOS Group Vietnam. His property industry career spans over 30 years and encompasses logistics, asset development and portfolio transactions.
Prior to joining LOGOS, Glenn held various executive roles in project development management and high-end consultancies for property and infrastructure investments, working for both private sector and government organisations in South East Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Prior to joining LOGOS, Glenn led the establishment and growth of the capital project/infrastructure and real estate advisory practice for PwC Vietnam.
Dr. Thai-Ha Le is the Managing Director of the VinFuture Prize, VinFuture Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Ph.D. in Economics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where she completed her Ph.D. within two years at the age of 24. Prior to joining VinFuture Foundation, Dr. Le was the Director of Research and a Senior Faculty member at the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Vietnam for nearly three years and was a tenured Senior Lecturer at RMIT University Vietnam for seven years. Her primary research fields include energy economics, environmental economics, and applied economics.
Dr. Le is an active researcher who has published about 70 scholarly research articles in international, peer-reviewed journals such as Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Resources Policy, Economic Modelling, International Review of Financial Analysis, Empirical Economics, Annals of Operations Research, Applied Economics, and Australian Tax Forum.
According to rankings compiled by Stanford University and published in PLoS Biology in 2021 and Elsevier in 2022, Dr. Le is in the world’s top 1% most influential scientists across all scientific fields, and is the only Vietnamese female researcher based in Vietnam in this ranking. She is also the youngest (and the only female) member of the Scientific Committee in Economics for the term 2022-2024 of the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) (affiliated with Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology).
Dr. Le has consulted for the World Bank, UNDP, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). She is a recipient of multiple competitive research grants and fellowships such as the Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) Fellowship for Young Scholars in 2013; the Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Award by The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City; Vietnam’s Public Affairs Section in 2018; and the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) funds for research in social sciences and humanities in 2019 and 2023 as the principal investigator.
Dr. Le was an external reviewer for the Vici Social Sciences and Humanities programme under the NWO Talent Programme, the Dutch Research Council (NWO). She was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Fulbright Review of Economics and Policy and holds associate editor/editorial roles with several other scholarly journals including the Journal of Economic Asymmetries (Elsevier); Journal of Economic Development (sponsored by the National Research Foundation of Korea); Singapore Economic Review (one of the oldest and most respected economics journals in the Asia-Pacific region); and “Springer New Monograph Series, New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives” (Springer Nature).
Mr Austin Menyasz is the Head of Government Affairs for SAP Southeast Asia and a member of SAP’s Senior Executive Team for the Southeast Asia (SEA) region. He is responsible for leading SAP’s strategic engagement with governments and advising policymakers on strategies to foster an environment that promotes digitalisation across industry and society at large.
Prior to joining SAP, Austin was Director of Public and Regulatory Affairs for Telenor Group, managing complex business environments for a major global telecommunications conglomerate across South and Southeast Asia and driving the company’s public private partnerships focus on digital development. He also held local management roles in Telenor’s regional subsidiaries.
Austin has been a long-time collaborator with multilateral organisations, and a frequent speaker at conferences and forums promoting policies and partnerships that maximise the societal benefit of technology adoption and connectivity. He sat on regional ICT advisory committees for UN organisations, partnered with NGOs on national ICT development programmes (including World Bank and ADB), and was elected to several chambers of commerce across Asia driving their ICT agendas.
Austin resides in Singapore and holds a master’s degree in international and public affairs from the University of Hong Kong and a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from the University of Ottawa.
Mr Vu-Quan Nguyen-Masse leads Vero's Culture practice - obtaining the agency's two first commendations as Best Place to Work in APAC, in 2022. Sustainability and DEI are on Vu-Quan’s roadmap, as he drives regional culture projects at Vero.
Putting people's work experience at the heart of his service, Vu-Quan is keen on developing collaborative cultures by engineering governance, management and leadership programs, advising founders and leaders to help them develop excellence in their business.
Trained in social and political sciences and holder of an MBA in Luxury Brands Management, Vu-Quan has 15 years of experience in various roles in creative industries. Previously leading strategy for agencies (at Rice Creative, then later at Leo Burnett) or working brand side, with occasional stints in his original sector, the fashion industry, Vu-Quan also finds time to lead a magazine named V2X, exploring the emerging sub-cultures in Vietnam.
Mr Pranav Seth is the Chief Digital Officer and part of Executive Team of Techcombank at Techcombank. He is working on the bank’s vision of changing banking to change lives through leadership in Digital. He is passionate about the intersection of design, technology and art to drive purposeful human-centred solutions and to create organisations and cultures that drive that. In the last two years at TCB, he has launched customer-centric digital platforms for retail and SME and established scalable digital business models.
Prior to TCB, he led the Digital Business and Transformation of OCBC Bank and led the youth-focused digital sub-brand, FRANK by OCBC.
Ms Jennifer Tay is a Partner in PwC Singapore Deals Advisory Practice and leads the firm’s Infrastructure Advisory Practice. She has close to 20 years of experience in infrastructure – particularly in large scale financial transactions and strategic advisory, supporting both public and private sectors across the Asia regions. Jennifer’s sectors of expertise includes transportation, power & energy, and telecommunications.
Jennifer has worked in large infrastructure companies in Singapore (in power, transport and telecommunications sectors) where her main roles were in strategic and financial planning, acquisitions, divestment, bond issues and IPO. She worked directly with Senior Management (CEOs and CFOs) of these companies in deciding strategic directions for their portfolio assets and executed these transactions.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Albert Tsui is responsible for policy development, industry advocacy, and government relations at the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), where he champions the trade and investment interests of over 28,000 companies and key sectoral associations. He has rallied various industries to co-publish thought leadership positions on sustainability, women’s empowerment, and international manpower inflow for services, with a focus on strengthening the local corporate ecosystem.
As Alternate Member at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council, Albert represents Singapore on the global stage, convening key economic integration workstreams on facilitating trade in environmental goods and services, and accelerating cross-border paperless trade. He also provides interventions on climate action and labour rights as part of the Singapore Domestic Advisory Group for the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
Albert is passionate about education as a driver of social mobility, and serves on the Board of The Island Foundation, an International Charitable Organisation which provides applied learning experiences for the vulnerable coastal communities through twelve learning centres across the Riau Islands. Prior to moving to the private sector, Albert spent a decade in the Singapore Civil Service in various policy and programme roles. Highlights include heading up tertiary policy at the Ministry of Education, where he shaped the country's liberal arts landscape, and developing the Covid Circuit Breaker at the Ministry of Trade & Industry, where he coordinated crisis operations to contain the pandemic and implemented measures to mitigate economic scarring.
Albert pursued Literature and Theatre at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and Philosophy at Downing College, University of Cambridge. He also attended the 15th Management Development Course, and 10th Cross-Sector Leadership Programme at the Civil Service College.
A career banker with more than 40 years’ experience, Mr Wee joined UOB in 1979 and was appointed as its Deputy Chairman on 24 March 2000. On 27 April 2007, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. He also sits on the boards of several UOB subsidiaries including United Overseas Insurance (Chairman), PT Bank UOB Indonesia (President Commissioner), United Overseas Bank (China) (Chairman), United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company (Chairman) and United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) (Deputy Chairman). He was also formerly a director of Far Eastern Bank.
Active in industry and community development, Mr Wee is a council member of The Association of Banks in Singapore, Vice Chairman of The Institute of Banking and Finance and director of ASEAN Bankers Association. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Singapore-China Foundation and the Indonesia-Singapore Business Council, and Honorary Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was previously Deputy Chairman of the Housing and Development Board and a director of the Port of Singapore Authority, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, UOL Group and United International Securities, and a member of the Visa AP Senior Client Council.
In 2013, he was awarded the Public Service Star for his contributions to the financial industry.
In 2022, Mr Wee was conferred The Asian Banker CEO Leadership Achievement for Singapore Award and named the Best CEO (large cap listed companies) by the Singapore Institute of Directors for his outstanding leadership. Mr Wee was also awarded The Business Times Businessman of the Year 2021/2022.
Mr David John Whitehead is the Chairman of Mavin Group Vietnam and Vice-President of Auscham Vietnam. He also serves as Head of the Agribusiness Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum and is a board member of the Vietnam Business Forum.
David has spent more than 18 years living and working in Vietnam. He has a deep and extensive knowledge as well as understanding of doing business in Vietnam, as well as experience dealing with government authorities in provinces and districts throughout the country.
As Chairman of Mavin Group since 2004, David represents the company at the highest level in Vietnam and Australia. Mavin is a vertically integrated Agrifood enterprise with farms, feedmills veterinary medicine laboratories and food processing operations throughout Vietnam.
As a member of Auscham Vietnam from 2010 to date, David has held various positions such as Director, Chairman of Hanoi Chapter, and Vice-President. He is a member of several committees of the Vietnam Business Forum and has represented Auscham in workshops, conferences and seminars in Vietnam and overseas.
David has a strong business relationship with the Australian Embassy and the Australian-Consulate and Vietnam government Ministries. He also has good relationships with all Business Chambers in Vietnam including AmCham, BritCham, EuroCham, Kocham and the Japanese Chamber.
Mr Marat Zapparov brings close to two decades of experience including over 15 years in infrastructure, energy and real assets investments and financing. Prior to Pentagreen Capital, Marat was head of the Asia Upstream unit at International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) within the manufacturing, agribusiness and services industry group, tasked with developing early-stage interventions and bankable projects across sustainable mobility, decarbonisation, waste and circular economy in South East and South Asia. Previously Marat was Senior Director of Infrastructure at Clifford Capital in Singapore and held roles in the HSBC Resources and Energy project finance group in Hong Kong and the KPMG Global Infrastructure group in London.
Marat holds a BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Southampton in the UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.