Richard Peters FCPA (Aust.)
Chief Operating Officer and Assurance Leader, PwC Vietnam, Chairman of Advisory Committee South Vietnam
Richard is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Assurance Leader of PwC Vietnam. He is also a member of the PwC Global Learning & Education Committee.
Richard graduated from St Catherine’s College, Oxford University where he read geography and was Captain of Boats (Rowing).
He joined the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in London in 1985 and has 31 years’ of experience with a wide variety of audit clients covering many sectors, including financial services, telecoms, manufactory, mining and utilities. He became a partner in 1997. In addition to his audit clients, he has undertaken a number of corporate finance activities such as privatisation work, acquisitions, public listings in various countries such as UK, Africa, Russia and India.
Ng Eng Wan FCPA (Aust.)
Former CFO, Zuellig Pharma, Vice Chairman of Advisory Committee South Vietnam
Eng Wan’s most recent position was the CFO of Zuellig Pharma Vietnam, the leading healthcare distributor in Vietnam. Prior to this, he held other country CFO and finance director roles with various multinational companies, including Prudential Assurance Vietnam, 3M Vietnam, PSA International Singapore as well as Southeast Asia Regional Finance Head with 3M. He worked in international banking with OCBC Bank, Singapore as well as in audit assurance with KPMG, Singapore in early years of his career. He has worked in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Italy.
Eng Wan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (Honours) from University Malaya, as well as an MBA from Henley Business School from the University of Reading. He is a fellow member of CPA Australia and is currently the Vice Chairman of CPA Australia South Vietnam Advisory Committee. He is also a Finance Adjunct Faculty of Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam.
Nam Nguyen FCPA (Aust.)
General Director, Nam Nguyen Consulting Company, Member of Advisory Committee South Vietnam
Nam Nguyen has more than 22 years’ experience with top-tier global professional service firms. Through these, he has developed excellent relationship with tax authorities and regulators with whom he meets regularly to address tax issues on behalf of his clients, and to advocate positive tax reforms and legislative changes.
He is passionately regarded as a trusted advisor by leading local companies and MNCs in Vietnam as evidenced by their lasting work relationship with him throughout his career, and is one of Vietnam’s most award-winning tax advisors who has received numerous awards and recognitions, including awards by Vietnam’s Minister of Finance and Prime Minister, and recognitions by International Tax Review as one of the tax controversy leaders in Vietnam for several years. He regularly speaks on the topics of doing business in Vietnam and taxation and is the author of the book series titled Vietnam Corporate Income Tax Guide published by Vietnam Tax Consultants’ Association.
Pham Gia Tuan FCPA (Aust.)
Managing Director and Head, Viet Capital Healthcare Fund, Member of Advisory Committee in South Vietnam
Sector: Financial investment
Tuan Pham is Managing Director and Head of Viet Capital Healthcare Fund (VCHF) where he oversees capital market and private equity investments. Besides playing the main role of leading VCHF, Tuan is also in charge of all offshore investment funds. He previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at VinaCapital, having the overall responsibilities in finance, human resources, and operation of the company. He is also involved in Viet Capital’s strategies and business development, investor relations, fund raising activities and represented Viet Capital in several Boards of Investees’ companies.
In addition, he has more than 10 years’ experience in taxation and assurance in PricewaterhouseCoopers (Vietnam and Australia) and Dutch Lady Vietnam as Tax Manager and Business Assurance Manager, respectively. Tuan earned a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Sydney University of Technology.
Varian Phua Cheng Kee FCPA (Aust.)
Country Chief Finance Controller, Interflour Vietnam, Member of Advisory Committee South Vietnam
Varian is currently the Country Chief Financial Controller of Interflour Group operations in Vietnam, which is involved in flour milling, malting plant, grain trading and grain terminal operations.
Prior to joining Interflour, Varian had more than 10 years’ audit experience in providing various types of assurance and business advisory services. He was also involved in financial due diligence, IPO and internal audit engagements.
Varian studied Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University. He is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountants Australia and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is currently about to complete the Executive MBA program at RMIT Vietnam University.
Le Anh Minh FCPA (Aust.)
CEO, Dragon Capital Group Limited, Member of Advisory Committee South Vietnam
Minh, a Fulbright Scholar, graduated from Vietnam’s Banking University in 1991. He was recruited by Peregrine, where he completed the country’s first mergers and aquisition deal with the take-over of Dai Nam Bank. He helped to restructure the bank and ran its business development and credit activities. From 1996-98, Minh attended Wharton Business School, earning an MBA and then returning to Vietnam as Coca-Cola’s Regional Financial Services Manager. Minh joined Dragon in 2002 and served as CFO until 2015, when he became CEO. He sits on the Board of Vinamilk and Ho Chi Minh Securities and is an Australian CPA.
Trinh Luong Nghia CPA (Aust.)
Finance Manager, Dairy Farm, Member of Advisory Committee South Vietnam
Holding two Master degrees from Central Queensland University and Swinburne University. He is a CPA and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia since 2007.
Nghia held various positions in FrieslandCampina from 2008 - 2016, and he has proven his passion in enabling finance to become a business partner with commercial functions in crafting and executing company strategies. His professional experience expanded to auditing and consultation services during the time working with Ernst & Young Australia and Vietnam.
Managing a team of 121 people, located in eight different regions is not a challenge, as his objective is managing and developing talented people.