CHAIRMAN OF VCBF
Mr. Avinash Satwalekar currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors from July 2017. Prior to assuming this role, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of VCBF from May 2012. He is Country Head-Malaysia & Chief Executive Office, Franklin Templeton Asset Management (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Prior to joining VCBF, Mr. Satwalekar was a vice president, portfolio manager and research analyst for Franklin Portfolio Advisors (FPA), a division of FTPA. He was a member of the Franklin Small Cap Growth portfolio management team and was the lead manager for the private small cap accounts for FPA.
Previous to his role with FPA, Mr. Satwalekar was a vice president and research analyst for Franklin Equity Group. He specialized in research analysis of the computer software industries and IT service companies.
Mr. Satwalekar joined Franklin Templeton in 1996 as a management trainee working on Franklin Convertible Securities Fund. Prior to Franklin, he worked for DSP Merrill Lynch in the Debt Origination Group.
Mr. Satwalekar is also currently Country Head-Malaysia & Chief Executive Office, Franklin Templeton Asset Management (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Mr. Satwalekar received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Bombay, India and a Masters of Business Administration degree in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Francisco (CFASF).
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF VCBF
Mr. Vu Quang Dong currently serves as a Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of VCBF from July 2017. Mr. Dong joined Vietcombank in 2002. Before being appointed CEO of VCBF, Mr. Vu Quang Dong served as the Director of Vietcombank Securities Limited Company (“VCBS”) from 2012.
Mr. Dong holds a PhD in Financial Economics from Georgetown University, USA, Master of Economics from Georgetown University, USA, Master of Economics of the National Economics University in Hanoi and Bachelor of Economics of the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi.
VICE CHAIRMAN OF VCBF
Ms. Pham Thi An Binh currently serves as a the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from October 2017.
Ms. Binh is Investment Manager of Vietcombank. During over 16 years at Vietcombank, Ms. Binh had served different management positions: Deputy Manager of Project Investment Department, Deputy Director of Corporate Banking Department.
Ms. Binh is also currently Member of the Board of Directors of PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corporation (PVD).
Ms. Binh holds a Bachelor of Banking and Finance from National Economics University, Hanoi and a Master of International Economics and Development Economics from Australian National University.
MEMBER OF VCBF'S BOARD
Mr. Grundlingh joined VCBF when Franklin Templeton became partner to the firm in February 2008, and now serves as Member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Grundlingh has nearly 30 years of experience in investment and foreign affairs, and is Managing Director, Channel Head - Institutional of Franklin Templeton Investments. Prior to this posting, Mr. Grundlingh was Co-CEO & Regional Head, Southeast Asia, Templeton Asset Management Ltd (TAML). He had developed his career with Franklin Templeton Investments in South Africa as National Sales Manager, Head of International Sales and then serving as the Country Head for TAML in South Africa.
Mr. Grundlingh holds a Bachelor of Law and Politics degree from University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF VCBF, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF VCBF
Mr. Tan joined VCBF in February 2016 and is based in the Hanoi Office.
Mr. Tan has worked for Vietcombank since 2001 and has held various positions in different Departments. Prior to joining VCBF, he had five years of working as Treasury management, and nine years as Deputy Director of the Investment Department managing Vietcombank’s investment portfolio.
Mr. Tan holds a Masters of Business Administration with honours from University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Banking & Finance of the National Economics University in Hanoi.
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
As the Chief Investment Officer, Ms Nga is supervising VCBF’s investment team. She is responsible for all equity investments and is a member of the Investment Committee which approves all fixed income investments of VCBF.
She has been managing discretionary mandates for institutional investors since 2010, for which she devises the mandates’ investment strategies and asset allocations, and makes investment decisions for each portfolio based on the respective investment policy statement. In addition, Ms Nga has been a member of portfolio management team for all VCBF’s open-ended funds since VCBF launched its first open-ended fund in 2013. Before that, as the company’s head of research, she worked directly with analysts in research idea initiation, sector review, company valuation and investment recommendations.
Ms Nga joined VCBF in 2006 as an investment officer in private equity team. Before that, Ms Nga was with Deloitte Touche (Vietnam) for nearly five years as Senior Auditor and Senior Financial Advisor, in charge of and involved in audits and advisory assignments for foreign-invested companies in various industries and large state-own enterprises such as PetroVietnam and Electricity of Vietnam.
Ms Nga holds a Master of Commerce (Advanced) degree from the University of Queensland with two majors in Applied Finance and Professional Accounting. She also earned a Bachelor of Economics degree from the National Economics University with a major in Accounting and Auditing. Ms Nga is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
CHIEF ADMINISTRATION OFFICER
Mr. Bukart joined VCBF in April 2006 and is based in the Ho Chi Minh Office.
Mr. Burkart has spent much of his professional career in banking in Vietnam, and had worked primarily for the representative office of BHF-Bank, which was part of the ING Group from 1998 to 2004. He was elected to leading roles in the German and European Business Associations. Prior to moving to Vietnam, worked with BHF-Bank in Frankurt for the banks' emerging market business in South Asia.
Mr. Burkart holds a Master degree in Economics from the University of Bonn, Germany.
DEPUTY CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Ms. Kim Anh joined VCBF in June 2006 as covering Beverage, Port and Logistics, Steel and Real Estate sectors. Since 2009, she has been responsible for all aspects of the investment process for the three institutional private equity funds as well as directing the activities of the Alternative Investment team.
Before joining VCBF, Ms. Kim Anh was a senior investment consultant with InvestConsult Group, a local investment consulting group, for six years.
Ms. Kim Anh holds a Master of Economics degree in Banking & Finance from a post-graduate program, jointly offered by ESCP-EAP and University of Paris Dauphine, a Bachelor of Applied Science, Property Economics degree from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
DEPUTY CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Mr. Vinh Nguyen currently serves as Deputy Chief Investment Officer at VCBF. Mr. Vinh Nguyen joined VCBF in 2008 as Investment Analyst in the Alternative Investment team. He then joined the Public Equity team in 2014 where he covered companies in various sectors such as Retail and Telecommunications. In 2015, he was promoted to Head of Research and Assistant Portfolio Manager.
Before VCBF, Mr. Vinh Nguyen was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Vietnam where he covered clients in the food and beverage and insurance sectors.
Mr. Vinh Nguyen earned his Master of Business Administration at the University of British Columbia. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholer and a fellow of the ACCA (UK).
HEAD OF LEGAL AND INTERNAL CONTROL DEPARTMENT
Mr. Pham Ngoc Ninh joined VCBF in August 2016 and was appointed as Head of Legal Department and Head of Internal Control Department.
Mr. Pham Ngoc Ninh has 12 years of experience in legal consulting for businesses.
Prior to that, Mr. Ngoc Ninh was Deputy Head of Legal and Compliance Department of Fubon Vietnam Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Mr. Ngoc Ninh graduated with a Master's degree in Law from Wuhan University (China) and holds a Lawyer's card from the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam. He is also a member of the U.S. Life Office Management Association.
Mrs. Nguyen Bang Tam has worked at VCBF since its inception.
She has held the position of Chief Accountant since December 2005. Before taking the position at VCBF, she was Deputy Head of Debt Department of Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank).
Mrs. Bang Tam graduated from Banking University in 1989 and holds a Master's degree in Banking and Finance, National Economics University (NEU).
HEAD OF OPERATION DEPARTMENT
Mrs. Tran Thi Ha Linh joined VCBF in February 2006.
She has been appointed as Head of Operations Department of VCBF since May 2017.
Before joining VCBF, Ms. Ha Linh used to work as a Controller at Vietnam Foreign Trade Joint Stock Commercial Bank Securities Company (VCBS).
Mrs. Tran Thi Ha Linh holds a Master's degree in Accounting - Auditing from the National Economics University (NEU) and a Fund Management Certificate issued by the State Securities Commission.
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