Board Election 2017 – Nicholas Mider

Nicholas Mider, Baker & McKenzie Vietnam

Nick Mider currently serves as the Head of Business Development and Marketing for Baker McKenzie Vietnam. This role requires Nick to oversee all new business opportunities, pitch new and existing clients on new projects and matters, oversee client relations, and maintain and augment the Firm’s external profile in Vietnam as well as in the Asia Pacific region. Nick also serves as the business development lead for the Firm’s regional Intellectual Property and Real Estate practice groups, working closely with all offices in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his role at Baker, Nick worked in fundraising and development at Columbia University for nearly six years. He has extensive experience working in the non-profit, and higher education sectors. At Columbia, he worked in various roles, spearheading alumni engagement and donor relation initiatives as well as multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns. Prior to his role at Columbia, Nick worked in marketing, advertising, and public relations at a boutique agency in New York.

Nick served on AmCham Hanoi’s Board of Governors during 2017, where he took an active role as the Board’s secretary. In his first year on the Board, he helped engage more young professionals, bolstered Legal Committee and ITTI Committee member participation, and helped lead efforts for better alignment and collaboration with AmCham’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter. Passionate about further strengthening the US-Vietnam business nexus and creating more nuanced networking opportunities for young professionals in Hanoi, Nick hopes to further this momentum in his second year on the Board.

Nick is from New York, NY, and has a MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a BA from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA. He lives in Hanoi with his wife, Morgan, and dog, Holly. On weekends, he can be found exploring Hanoi’s parks, playing golf, or expanding his palate for Hanoi’s diverse street food. As an Adviser to a startup based in Hanoi, Chameleon City, he would also serve as an excellent conduit between companies and the startup community in Vietnam and the United States.