Tony Foster, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Tony Foster is a partner in the international law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer whose Vietnam offices he established in 1994 immediately after the embargo was lifted. Though a native Nebraskan, he has lived in Hanoi and been active in AmCham affairs since 1994, which has resulted in a slight loss of the Midwestern accent when he speaks. He had the honor of serving as Chairman of AmCham Hanoi in 2003, is active on the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) – the consortium of business associations which advocates for a better business climate  here – and heads up the VBF’s InfrastructureRead More →

Tom White, Uber Vietnam Earlier this year, Tom moved from Perth to Ho Chi Minh City to serve as General Manager of Uber Vietnam. In his role, Tom is responsible for the development and growth of the business and its operations here. Tom joined Uber in January 2015, and took on responsibility for the Perth market in July of that year before expanding his scope to also cover operations in Adelaide in early 2016. Immediately prior to joining Uber Vietnam, he was the Uber’s Head of Cities in Australia and, as a key member of Uber’s leadership team, was responsible for Uber’s operations and growthRead More →

Steven Winkelman Concordia International School Hanoi Steve Winkelman serves as the Head of School at Concordia and lives in Hanoi. Concordia International School opened in 2011. Concordia offers an American style education to foreign expats in Hanoi. Concordia currently provides educational services to both expatriate and local students in Preschool – Grade 12. The school is partnered with several other outstanding international schools throughout Asia. Steve has worked in the education field for the past 25 years as a teacher, administrator and new school developer. During the past eight years, Steve has worked with a variety of Vietnamese government agencies to open and operate Concordia.Read More →

Sasama Tomoyuki, Dow Chemical Vietnam Sasama Tomoyuki is the General Director of Dow Chemical Vietnam and has been driving the growth strategy for Dow in Vietnam since September 2015. He is also the Asia-Pacific Product Director for the Oxygenated Solvents, Industrial Solutions business. Sasama joined Dow in 1990 in Japan as Technical Sales for Water Solutions. In 2000, he became the Account Manager for the Amines business. In 2002, he moved on to become the Market Development Manager for Electronics and Performance Solvents, and Oxygenated Solvents business. In 2006, he took on the position of Senior Marketing Manager for Pharmaceutical, Food, Coatings, and Industrial SpecialtiesRead More →

Peter Ryder, Indochina Capital Peter is the CEO of Indochina Capital, one of Vietnam’s leading advisory, investment and real estate development companies. Since Indochina Capital’s establishment in 1999, Mr. Ryder spearheads the company’s real estate activities but also plays an active management role in the other aspects of the company’s business (cross-border M&A advisory, equities and finance). Indochina Capital has developed prominent commercial and residential projects in Saigon and Hanoi, including River Garden (Saigon) and Indochina Plaza Hanoi and several resort and residential developments along Vietnam’s pristine coast, most notably the renowned luxury resorts, The Nam Hai (Hoi An), Six Senses Con Dao, and HyattRead More →

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 atRead More →

Natasha Ansell, Citi Vietnam Natasha began her career at Citibank Russia in the early 1990s and has worked for Citi for over two decades in a number of banking and asset management businesses. She has served as Citi Country Officer in Vietnam since April 2015 and she also serves as Consumer Business Manager for the country. Natasha was previously stationed in London and the Ukraine. Natasha earned a Master’s Degree in International Finance, was born and raised in Berlin, Germany and holds British citizenship. Together with her husband, David, she shares a home in Kenya and a passion for Africa. Natasha is a keen multi-sportRead More →

Michael Kelly, Ho Tram Project Company Michael serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO and General Director of Asia Coast Development Ltd and the Ho Tram Project Company. The Ho Tram Project Company wholly owns and operates The Grand Ho Tram Strip (most awarded hotel/resort in Vietnam) and the Bluffs Golf Course (ranked #74 in the World) in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. The project is the largest foreign tourism project in Vietnam with approximately $1 billion deployed and committed to date. The Grand is also the largest private equity investment in Vietnam to date. Michael has approximately 30 yearsRead More →

Michael DiGregorio, The Asia Foundation Dr. Michael DiGregorio is the Asia Foundation’s Vietnam Country Representative. Michael has led the Foundation’s work in Vietnam for four years, developing new projects and programs to address business related climate and disaster risk, blockchain traceability for agricultural exports, and mobile banking for rural and remote farmers and small enterprise owners. From 2002-2009, Mike managed the Ford Foundation’s education, media, arts, and culture programs in Vietnam. Some of the projects he funded and managed include the mosaic along Hanoi’s dike road, renovation of Vietnam’s film industry, creation of university level art management, anthropology and film studies departments, and major exhibitionsRead More →

Le Tu Cam Ly Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd (CCBVL) Ly Le joined CCBVL in June 2012, and is currently in charge of the Legal and Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) function in Vietnam as well as the Legal aspects in Cambodia. In addition to her role in Legal and PAC, Ly leads a team focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) so that Coca-Cola may better tie its economic development to social development for all. She is a member of the board of AmCham HCMC and serves in a number of leadership positions there board liaison to the CSR Committee, Vice Chair of the Food andRead More →