Do Thi Thu Ha, KPMG
Ha Do is Senior Partner leading KPMG Hanoi office. KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in Vietnam. The Firm was granted the Prime Minister’s Award for its contribution to the finance sector, has been recognized as a Tier One Tax Firm by the International Tax Review.
Ha is the National Leader of KPMG’s State Owned Enterprise (“SOE”) practice, where she is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that support the provision of services to, and development of, the SOE sector. She is also the Head of Infrastructure Sector at KPMG in Vietnam, coordinating advisory, tax and auditing services on projects for refineries, power plants, airports/ports, roads and real estate projects.
Ha has 20 years of experience in providing tax and consulting services, advising on investment forms, merger and acquisition, cross border transactions and investment structuring to leading multi-national corporations in Vietnam. She has been advising both investors and EPC contractors on Vietnam’s major refinery projects, and has been deeply involved in the first SOE debt restructuring project in Vietnam under a UK scheme of arrangement.
Ha holds the fellowship status of the UK Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. She is also an Australian CPA and a Vietnam CPA. Ha is a frequent writer for various newspapers and an active speaker in conferences and seminars in both Vietnam and the region. She is also the Co-chairwoman for the Woman Corporate Directors (WCD) in Vietnam, the only global organization for director women with over 900 members serving over 1,200 management boards of companies across the world. Ha has been elected as Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi Business Association for the period of 2017 – 2020, actively involved in promoting business of Vietnamese private enterprises. She sits in various advisory boards for non-profit organizations and also runs Sympameals with her friends, a charity fund providing free meals to poor patients in the city cancer hospital.
Ha has been a member of the AmCham board for four years and frequently participates in AmCham activities. Ha has contributed to the Board from a different perspective, i.e. bringing on board views of foreign investors and business community she serves from the position of a female leader of one the largest auditing and consulting firms in Vietnam and in the world.