Ha Do is the Senior Partner leading KPMG Hanoi office. KPMG is Vietnam’s largest professional services firm, with approximately 1,000 employees working from its offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Thanh Hoa. The Firm was granted the Prime Minister’s Award for its contribution to the finance sector, is recognized as a Tier One Tax Firm by the International Tax Review, and is the only one to be voted as “Vietnam Tax Firm of the Year”.
Ha is also the Lead Partner of State Owned Enterprises (“SOEs”) Sector, in charge of acquiring and dealing with large SOEs, to whom KPMG offers services such as audit services, assisting the SOEs to go through the transformation and IPO process, providing management consulting services. Ha is also Head of Infrastructure Sector in KPMG in Vietnam, coordinating advisory, tax and auditing services on projects for refineries, power plants, airports/ports, roads and real estate projects.
Ha has 19 years of experience in providing tax and consulting services, advising on investment forms, merger and acquisition, cross border transactions, investment and tax 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 and 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 is also an Executive Committee member of the Hanoi Business Association, and also sits in various advisory boards for non-profit organizations. In addition, she 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 three years and frequently participates in AmCham activities. As one of two Vietnamese and female board members, 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.