Mr.
LAM QUANG VINH

COO, Cake by VPBank

Mr. Lam Quang Vinh, COO of Cake by VPBank, has more than 10 years of experience in e-commerce, fintech. Before that, he used to be the senior operation director of Sendo Technology J.S.C

Mr.
NGUYEN NGOC TUE

Investment Director, TVS

Mr. Tue joined TVS in 2021. Prior to joining the firm, Tue has 10 years of experience in financial advisory, investment banking, private equity, and venture capital in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Tue served at Intel Corp, EY, INDIRECT, Lombard Investments, and most recently PwC

Mr. Tue holds a Master’s degree in Logistics and Transportation from the University of Liege (Belgium)

Ms.
HA THANH AN

Co-founder and COO, IBP

International Relations Director, BSSC

Ms. Ha Thanh An is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Investment Business Partners (IBP). IBP was founded by veteran entrepreneurs with many years of experience in developing innovation-based businesses in Vietnam. With a network of more than 10,000 local and international technology companies, startups, and technology experts built over the past 12 years, IBP focuses on consulting and supporting businesses to build new growth strategies based on technology and innovation platforms. Some large local and international companies/ corporations that IBP’s expert team has partnered including Vingroup, Hoa Binh Construction Corporation, PNJ, Qualcomm (USA), and SK Group (Korea)

At the same time, Ms. Ha Thanh An is holding the role of International Relations Director at the Business Startup Support Center (BSSC). She designed and implemented the Startup Wheel program for international startups to explore the Vietnamese market. She also implemented other partnership programs between BSSC and international partners such as Quest Ventures (Singapore), Smilegate Investment (Korea), NIPA, KOTRA, etc.

In the period 2018 – 2020, An is the Deputy Director at VinTech City, a member of Vingroup – the largest conglomerate in Vietnam. VinTech City was established with the mission of developing an ecosystem of applied research and technology startups, following the Silicon Valley model. She operated the VinTech Applied Research Fund (VinTech Fund), which is the first private fund to sponsor and support the commercialization of high-tech products by Vietnamese around the world, with a total scale is $10 million USD for 2019 and 2020

Ms. An has the knowledge and deep experience of a technology founder at AntBuddy – the startup she founded in the period 2015 – 2017. She and her team have grown the company from scratch and expanded its business in Vietnam and neighboring markets such as Myanmar and Singapore

She graduated with a Master’s degree in International Economics from the University of Bristol (UK) – one of the Top 10 universities in the UK

Mr.
TUAN NGUYEN

Business Development Manager
Public Sector Startups, Asia Pacific & Japan,
AWS

In his capacity at the Public Sector Startups Asia Pacific & Japan team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tuan engages with startups and partners in sectors such as healthcare, smart cities, sustainability, agriculture, digital government, space technology, etc. to help such companies scale through technology mentorship, community networks, and go-to-market support

Tuan is passionate about science and technology innovation for economic and social good. Prior to AWS, Tuan spearheaded various programs, such as an Open Innovation initiative that catalyzes corporate-startup collaborations across Asia, and the Deep Tech for Good platform showcasing startup solutions that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Ms.
THAO TRAN

Country Director,
New Energy Nexus Vietnam

Thao Tran is currently Country Director of New Energy Nexus Vietnam (NEX VN) – a non-profit accelerator supporting startups in the clean energy sector. She is an entrepreneur with over 7 years of building business ventures and innovation ecosystems in Vietnam

Thao Tran have been actively supporting over 50 startups and entrepreneurs across tourism, hospitality and clean energy sectors through a wide range of business development and open innovation programs

Ms.
PHAM KIEU OANH

Founder & Director,
Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP)

Ms. Pham Kieu Oanh is the Founder and the Director of the Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP). She is a pioneer and an expert in social entrepreneurship development, women’s rights, child protection and other vulnerable population. Since 2009, Oanh has led CSIP to create a new sector of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises in Vietnam. Oanh is also a key mover in initiating policy changes to create a conducive environment for the growth of the social enterprise and social impact businesses sector in Vietnam, including the inclusion of social enterprises in the Enterprise Law (2014). With CSIP, nearly 300 social impact businesses had been accelerated for greater impact to the (community and contributing to the achievement of global sustainable development goals, Oanh holds various leadership positions at national and international development organizations including UNICEF in Vietnam, ActionAid International, the National Committee for the Advancement of Women, and the World Concern International. She is a founding member of the Social Enterprise Network Asia (SENA), Global Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) and Vietnam Social Enterprise Network, which are enabling the growth of a dynamic and vibrant social enterprise environment in Vietnam

Mr.
MAX HAN

Managing Director,
Sopoong Ventures

SangYeob (Max) Han is a serial social entrepreneur and also an impact investor who solves unfairness and social problems by using a business approach with impact business. He founded the project group ‘Nexters’ to execute social activities, and was founder of Wisdome, Korean largest insights and experiences sharing platform, also published a book named ‘Beautiful Lie’ about impact businesses, large corporations and NPOs that revolutionize social problems in India and Bangladesh. As a managing director of the impact investor ‘Sopoong Ventures’ , he works on investment and growth for climate tech startups and innovative entrepreneurs in Korea and SEA

Mr.
CHIK WAI CHIEW

CEO & Executive Director,
Heritas Capital Management

Chik Wai Chiew is the CEO and Executive Director of Heritas Capital Management, a Singapore-based multi-fund impact investment platform making impact investments across venture and early-growth stages. Since joining Heritas Capital, Wai Chiew has expanded its private equity investment portfolio and initiated venture capital and fund-of-funds investments into healthcare, education, environment, and technology sectors globally. In line with Heritas’ “invest with purpose, impact across generations” investment philosophy, he has overseen the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations and Impact investment frameworks into its investment processes, as well as the launch of 2 Impact funds in 2021, and the launch of an Impact-First fund in 2022. Wai Chiew also actively serves as director on multiple boards and as advisor on various investment advisory committees to advocate sustainable growth and sound governance

Wai Chiew was awarded the Glaxo-EDB scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cambridge University, UK; Master of Arts from Yale University, USA; and completed his Executive Master of Business Administration (conducted in Mandarin) at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China. He has also served as Honorary Treasurer with the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA), and currently serves as a member of its ESG committee

Ms.
ANGELA TAY

VC Investor, AgFunder

Angela is an experienced financial services professional with a background in investment analysis and communications. She is part of the AgFunder Investment team and is based in Singapore. Her role covers the full spectrum of venture capital investing, from deal sourcing to due diligence, deal structuring, and managing portfolio companies. Her responsibilities also cover LP and stakeholder management and fundraising. Angela has extensive experience in investment management including previous roles as an Investment Analyst with The State of Victoria, Australia, and an Equity Research Analyst with HSBC. Prior to banking, she was leading the Investor Relations roles at SingTel, CapitaRetail China Trust, and Venture Corporation Limited. She is skilled at conducting financial analysis, due diligence, investment recommendations, and implementing robust investor relations strategies. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a postgrad in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia

Mr.
PHAM PHU TRUONG

Vice Chairman & CEO, GIBC

President, YBA

– Vice Chairman, Global Integration Business Consultants Co. Ltd. (GIBC)

– Founder, Global Smart Security JSC. (GSS)

– Board member, Song Viet JSC

– Board Member, Deputy Director, Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED), Vietnam National University HCMC

– Member of the Executive Committee, Managing Director, Vietnam Business & Investment Fast Track (VBI Fast Track)

– President, Young Businesspeople Association of HCMC (YBA-HCM)

– Vice President, Vietnam Youth Federation – HCMC

– Vice President, Vietnam Young Business Association

Mr. Pham Phu Truong is an experienced business executive with a diverse professional background. In his current leadership role at Global Integration Business Consultants (GIBC), he provides counsel to clients on corporate strategy, capacity building, company restructuring and business execution. Deeply knowledgeable in finance and investment, he has personal investments in various fields, including hospitality, real-estate development, high-technology security services, and non-aviation airport businesses. He is also the managing director of VBI Fast Track, a non-profit organization to support Vietnam’s economic growth by facilitating the fast and effective promotion of foreign and domestic investment

Mr. Pham Phu Truong is actively involved in community services to work toward the sustainable development of society. Mr. Truong was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED), under Vietnam National University – HCMC. He develops visions and strategies for the Institute, as well as connects academia with business networks and investment funds to promote scientific research, development and application of the circular economy model in Vietnam

He has certain engagement and influence in the local business community as the President of the Young Business Association (YBA) of HCMC, Vice President of Vietnam Youth Federation – HCMC and Vietnam Young Business Association, and co-founder, Organization Board member, and head of event content at Vietnam CEO Forum, the biggest annual event for CEOs in Vietnam. These are prestigious professional platforms for corporate leaders to meet, share experiences and develop business cooperation. He also commits to supporting Vietnam’s startup community by sharing his knowledge and participating as judge or mentor at competitions and programs for startups