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Khảo sát về Thành viên Độc lập Hội đồng Quản trị tại các Công ty Đại chúng tại Việt Nam

Survey on Independent Directors
 in Public Companies in Vietnam

Dear Sirs/ Madams

Vietnam Independent Directors Association (VNIDA), a social-professional organization of independent directors in Vietnam and those individuals who would like to become independent directors, would like to send you warm regards.

In collaboration with our strategic partner, FiinGroup (a Vietnam’s leading integrated service provider of financial data, business information, industry research, credit rating and other premium data-driven analytics services), and with the technical support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ernst & Young Vietnam Limited (EY Vietnam) and the Vietnam Institute of Directors (VIOD), VNIDA are now conducting a report studying the operation status of independent directors in Vietnamese public companies, including listed companies and unlisted companies, for the purpose of assessment of the current situation, role, ability, and performance of independent directors in relation to the business performance of the company, as well as problems and challenges facing by independent directors and companies.

On the basis of studying the applicable laws, analyzing and studying the collected data, we will propose policies, making suggestions for the purpose of improvement of the current legal framework, enhancement of the role as well as boosting the performance of the independent directors. In addition, relying on the findings, we will study, develop and suggest plans for companies in terms of recruitment, arrangement, and working with the independent directors for the purpose of not only compliance with the prevailing laws but also enhancement of the business performance of the company.

We would like to express our appreciation for your time in helping us conduct the survey by providing you with, upon completion, a comprehensive report representing our findings and recommendations to improve the role and performance of the independent directors for your reference.

Thank you for your kind support and cooperation !

Sincerely yours,
Vietnam Independent Directors Association (VNIDA) &  Vietnam FiinGroup Joint Stock Company

Kính gửi Quý Công ty,

Hội Thành viên Độc lập Hội đồng Quản trị Doanh nghiệp Việt Nam (VNIDA), một tổ chức xã hội - nghề nghiệp của các thành viên độc lập hội đồng quản trị (HĐQT) và những cá nhân muốn trở thành thành viên độc lập HĐQT, xin gửi lời chào trân trọng đến Quý Công ty.

Hiện tại, trên cơ sở hợp tác với đối tác chiến lược của Hội là FiinGroup (một công ty hàng đầu cung cấp dịch vụ tích hợp dữ liệu tài chính, thông tin doanh nghiệp, nghiên cứu ngành, xếp hạng tín nhiệm và các dịch vụ phân tích trên nền tảng dữ liệu khác), và với sự hỗ trợ kỹ thuật từ phía Tổ chức Tài chính Quốc tế (IFC), Công ty TNHH Ernst & Young Việt Nam (EY Vietnam) và Viện Thành viên Hội đồng Quản trị Việt Nam (VIOD), VNIDA đang thực hiện một báo cáo nghiên cứu về tình hình hoạt động của các thành viên độc lập HĐQT tại các công ty đại chúng Việt Nam, bao gồm các công ty đã niêm yết và các công ty chưa niêm yết, cho mục đích xác định hiện trạng, đánh giá vai trò, khả năng và hiệu quả hoạt động của các thành viên độc lập HĐQT trong mối quan hệ đối với hiệu quả hoạt động kinh doanh của công ty, cũng như các khó khăn thách thức mà các cá nhân thành viên độc lập HĐQT và các doanh nghiệp đang phải đối mặt.

Trên cơ cở nghiên cứu quy định pháp luật hiện hành và phân tích, đánh giá các dữ liệu khảo sát, chúng tôi sẽ đề xuất các chính sách, đưa ra các kiến nghị nhằm cải thiện khung khổ pháp luật hiện hành để nâng cao vai trò và thúc đẩy hiệu quả hoạt động của các thành viên độc lập Hội đồng quản trị. Bên cạnh đó, dựa trên kết quả nghiên cứu, chúng tôi sẽ xây dựng và kiến nghị các phương án hỗ trợ các công ty trong việc tuyển dụng, bố trí và làm việc với các thành viên độc lập Hội đồng quản trị cho mục đích vừa đảm bảo tuân thủ quy định pháp luật vừa nâng cao hiệu quả kinh doanh của công ty.

Để thay lời cảm ơn Quý Công ty đã dành thời gian thực hiện khảo sát, sau khi hoàn tất, chúng tôi sẽ gửi đến Quý Công ty toàn bộ kết quả nghiên cứu cùng với đề xuất nhằm nâng cao vai trò và hiệu quả hoạt động của thành viên độc lập Hội đồng quản trị để Quý Công ty tham khảo.

Xin chân thành cảm ơn sự hỗ trợ của Quý Công ty !

Trân trọng,
Hội Thành viên Độc lập Hội đồng Quản trị Doanh nghiệp Việt Nam (VNIDA) & Công ty CP FiinGroup Việt Nam

Organizer / Đơn vị tổ chức

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Vietnam Independent Directors Association (VNIDA)
Unit 305, 3rd Floor, Centec Tower
72 -74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
T +84 28 3823 9640 | M +84 903 648 506
duc.dang@vnida.vn | www.vnida.vn

Hanoi Head Office
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No. 03 Vu Pham Ham, Yen Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi City, Vietnam
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Thang Manh Hoang is currently Associate Partner, Business Development, Consumer Sector Leader, Ernst & Young Vietnam Limited.

Thang has almost 25 years of working experience in the areas of expertise, mainly including auditing, corporate and financial restructuring, growth strategies, transaction advisory and M&A, and business and technology transformation. He has been working with leading businesses in various sectors and diverse types of investment.

He holds a Bachelor of Finance and Accounting degree and is a Certified Public Accountant (VACPA).
Hoang Hung is member of North Vietnam Advisory Committee of CPA Australia (2019-2021) a Council member of the Vietnam Corporate Governance Initiative (VCGI). He has more than 26 years of professional experience in advisory and auditing at Big 4 companies in South-East Asia, Australia and the US. He is currently the Founder and Chairman of CGS Vietnam Enterprise Governance Consultancy Limited and the Chairman of Gentis Joint Stock Company (term of 2021-2025).. He consulted on numbers of World Bank-funded projects such as technical preparation for issuance of a Decree on Internal Audit by the Ministry of Finance (Decree 05), internal audit capacity building for the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Construction and the State Bank of Vietnam as well as develop guideline and principle for financial supervision for state enterprises (Decree 61). Hung has a MBA degree in international finance from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He used to be a fellow member of ACCA, VACPA and currently is a member of CPA Australia. He is also qualified as Certified Family Business Advisor (CFBA) under Family Firms Institution (FFI)’s professional programs.
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Chairman of Vietnam Association of Corporate Directors (VACD), General Editor of “Management Magazine”, Director of Manager Magazine Corp., Director of Concetti Consult Co., Director of an Institute Training & Research of Management (VIM), Director of Information & Technology Management Informa Co.
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Victor Tay is the Chief Executive Office at Global Catalyst Advisory and also the Managing Director of Stout Asia, Investment Banking group managing on South East Asia office. 
His areas of expertise include corporate strategic development, market entry and expansion strategy, direct investment, M&A and corporate finance advisory, and transaction support. He has assisted a number of Asian companies in going public successfully.

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Quynh is Senior Vice President at Hitachi Vantara Corporation, General Manager at Hitachi Vantara Vietnam Ltd, one of the top software solution services companies in Vietnam. 

Before this current role, he has more than 20 years experiences of general management, services management in IT industry with good track of record in Multi-national Corporation as IBM (General Manager of Software Group, Deputy Country General Manager, Country Manager of IBM Global Services for Indochina Territory), Hewlett Packard (Country General Manager of Imaging & Printing Group), Schneider Electric (General Director of APC by Schneider Electric Company) … 

He has Master Degree in Computer Science & Telecommunication Management at Franco-Polish School of New Information & Communication Technologies in Poland & an MBA Degree from University of Hawaii, at Shidler College of International Business, USA. Quynh also got various leadership & executive education from Boston University and London Business School during his tenure at IBM and Microsoft. 
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Vice Chairman of Vietnam's Foundation of Promoting Education
Vice-Chairman of Vietnam's Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises (term IV 10/2014 - 10/2018).
Awarded "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon" by the Japanese Government in recognition of his important contributions to promoting economic relations between Japan and Vietnam (December 2018)

Mr. Thang is also the Chairman of Vietnam Tourism Property Association, and the Vice Chairman of Vietnam National Real Estate Association.
Ms. Hong Tran is the prestigious 2020 Shining Star category winner at the Channel Asia Women in #ICTAwards2020, which is hosted in collaboration with #IDG. The inaugural virtual awards ceremony was held on 13th October, to recognize and celebrate female leaders in #ICT from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar.

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Syed has more than 30 years of strategic leadership experience in ESG/Sustainability, Engineering, Facilities Management, Asset Management and Business development in Asia across multiple business sectors- hospitality, corporate real estate, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, institutional and healthcare. 

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Having over 25 years of experience in the field of human resource consulting services, Duc is one of the leading human resources consultant in Vietnam. With an strongly understanding of the domestic labor market, he has built relationships with HR professionals, leading experts in the fields and industries.

Prior to joining POCD, Duc is a successfully lead consultant for many big projects, such as: Vingroup, Truong Hai Auto, Saigon New Port, Vietso Petro, Binh Minh Plastic, Thien Long Group, Eximbank, Tan Tien Plastic, Au A Trading, Ben Thanh TSC, Ben Thanh Tourist, Mobifone, Viettel,Tasco, Thang Long Holding, Thang Long Tobaco, New Toyo, Vinasoy, Cat Loi JSC, Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical, Saigon COOP, VSIP…

H.E. Mai Phuoc Dung is a career diplomat. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Republic of Singapore, he served as the Director-General, Directorate of State Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.

H.E. Mai Phuoc Dung majored in International Relations. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990. He served as the Third Secretary at the Embassy of Vietnam in Italy from 1998 to 2002, and as Vietnam’s Consul-General in Sydney, Australia from 2011 to 2014. He is married with a son and a daughter.
Ti Wee Pang is the managing director of RHT Digicapital. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh (UK) with a PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2009 and started his career with RHB Securities in Hong Kong.
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Over the years, with his vast knowledge in the commercial properties sector and analytical skills, Ti Wee successfully assisted in the listing of several REITs in Singapore and property companies in Indonesia. In addition, Ti Wee is the recipient of several awards including Starmine (Singapore) Best Stock Picker – Real Estate Category in 2013. 
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Azman was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of SAFRA Jurong Clubhouse and member of the Management Committee of SAFRA. He is also Chairman of the Tanjong Katong Girls School Advisory Committee and he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd (“ISCOS”). He is also a serving member of the Management Committee for Home United Football Club (“HUFC”).
Mr. Duc is the founder and Managing Partner of Indochine Counsel. With more than 25 years of experience in business law practice in Vietnam,

Mr. Duc has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Vietnam by various international publications such as IFLR1000, Asian Legal Business, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles, The International Who's Who Legal, The Expert Guide – The World's Leading Lawyers, and A-List Vietnam's Top 100 Lawyers 2020 & 2021 (Asia Business Law Journal).

Mr. Duc has been and is an independent director of the companies and representative boards of investment funds in Vietnam.
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He has driven successful projects around Asia in hotel rebranding, renovations and repositioning; enhancing brand and asset values; developing high-potential talent; and transforming regions and delivering stakeholder returns in both business, resort and gaming environments.

Philip is a Maître Hôtelier of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
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- Dr. Tien was born in 1950. He was graduated from IASI General University, majoring in mathematics, and then became a research student at Russia Academy of Sciences. Dr. Tien has many years of experience in Sciences & Industrial Ministry.
- Dr. Tien is a seasoned specialist in management & consulting field, developing institutional design and restructuring organization.  
Mr. Duc is currently the Founder & CEO of POCD Consulting Joint Stock Company, an Independent member of the Board of Directors of Saki Corp, and a leading consultant in

He has participated in consulting and training for leading companies such as Truong Hai Auto, Exim-bank, Vingroup, Tan Cang Saigon, Ben Thanh Tourist, Mobifone, Binh Son Refinery, Nghi Son Refinery, Vietsovpetro, Thien Long Group, Viettel, VNPT, Tasco, Thang Long JSC, New Toyo, Tasco, Vinasoy, Cat Loi, Saigon COOP, VSIP, Deo Ca Group, etc.