Australia Vietnam Business Council
Australia Vietnam Business Council Committee
Kiem DINH – President
is a Co-Founding Member of the Australia Vietnam Business Council whose existence (25yrs.) is to foster the commercial relationship of potential business partners between Australia and Viet Nam. Kiem is also involved as Vice President, AVBC Committee Portfolios in the area of Viet Nam Affairs and Delegation, as well as Renewable Energy, Coal & Fly Ash Development. He has over 20 years’ experience in Finance, holding diplomas in Real Estate, Commercial and Office Building, Sourcing Property Sites to potential investors and developers looking for a good return. Past experience as Fixed Interest Portfolios Manager, managing government bonds and short term bills in New Zealand for Government Life Insurance (now Tower Corp.). Financial Planning – Sourcing funding for development projects ranging from residential to $3billion AUD. Over the last several years, Kiem has negotiated the signing of MOUs between AVBC and various corporations and organizations both in Australia and Viet Nam. He was recently appointed as national Chairman, Australia Vietnam Business Council Ltd.
Graham KINDER – Deputy President
: is also the Vice President, AVBC Committee Portfolios in the areas of Economic Development, Community Relations and Friendship City Relations, as well as Public Relations, AVBC Conference Coordination and Speakers Bureau. Graham has over 30 years in Financial Services Industry, with vast experience and expertise in the Australia Capital Markets, Retail and Wholesale Superannuation, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Actuarial and Insurance Sectors. He has held senior positions in corporations and varied companies such as MLC (City Mutual), Westpac Investment Management, ING (Mercantile Mutual), and founder of the Strategic Group. Graham has long-term consulting contracts with Equity Trustees Superannuation, Elders and Linchpin Capital. During the Global Financial Crisis, his unique depth of skills helped preserve literally thousands of clients and advisors. Graham is currently a Volunteer Deputy Captain with the NSW State Emergency Services. Graham was recognized and acknowledged at the 2016 Australia Day Awards by receiving the Emergency Services Medal.
Azalia CANUTO-AH MAT – Secretary
Secretary: is an independent Executive Marketing & Communication Strategist, as well as an Executive Marketing Consultant TVM Digital. She was a former Senior Public Servant (15 yrs) and also an Executive Strategist for Companies, SMEs, and NFP Organizations (25yrs). Some of the highlights of her career included the recruitment of Cadet Journalists for major media establishments in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin. She is also a recognized author of various discussion papers and submissions based on Community Development, Intercultural Communication, Recruitment & Employment, and Training Strategic Initiatives for the Australian Public & Private Sector. Azalia is also Vice President, AVBC Committee Portfolios in the areas of the Sports Development and Real Estate & Commercial Development.
Thomas VO – Treasurer & Public Office
is the CEO of Sota Tek Australia, specializing in state of the art digital technologies for Corporations, SMEs, Start-Ups and NFPs. Thomas has over 25 years’ experience in Computer Science & Information Technology, and has developed and designed digital products that include Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Emerging Technologies and E-Learning. He believes that digitalization will accelerate businesses globally, and with the right digital architecture and state of the art technologies, businesses would be able to keep up with the continuous changes in the global digital economy. Thomas is also an Executive Director, Wisegate Mortgage & Finance Company, with extensive knowledge of the Banking Industry. He is a member of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) as well as a member of the Australian Computing Society (ACS). Thomas is currently the Vice President of AVBC Committee Portfolios in the areas of Digital Innovation, Marketing & Communications, University, Secondary, and Primary Education with E-Learning. Facilitation.
Son Thanh DO – Vice President, Viet Nam – Hanoi
Son Thanh DO is the Chairman of the Rich Group JSC based in Viet Nam with over 200 employees comprising of young Digital Information Technology innovators. The company commenced its business in 2010 with a group of young Vietnamese entrepreneurs with ambition and determination to strive for success. Thanks to a clear strategy and the right direction, the Rich Group continues its sound and sustainable position in the many fields that have brought certain successes, such as in the areas of Information Technology, Commerce, Real Estate, Education, Training and Human Resources Supply that are considered as the key strengths of the Rich Group in the future. Son is currently the Vice President of Australia Vietnam Business Council in Vietnam.
Vo H. (Michael) TRUONG – Vice President, Viet Nam – Ho Chi Minh City
Michael Truong is Vice President, Viet Nam based in Ho Chi Minh City: He is currently the CEO, Savvina Consultant & Management Ltd and former Managing Director of Everest International Partners. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science from The University of Connecticut School of Business. He has been actively involved in corporate consulting and major project management in the United States and Asia Pacific Region. Michael has extensive background in Auditing, Strategic Financial Planning & Business Development, Strategic Marketing & Communications, General Management and Investment Consulting in Viet Nam especially in Real Estate Investment, Infrastructure Development Projects and High Technology Solutions for major local and international clients. Michael is a visionary leader with excellent relationship building and strong communication skills, and over the last 20 years has developed strong networks with the government, major state owned enterprises as well as private companies in Viet Nam.
Mr Alan TANG: Vice President, Media & Communications
Alan Tang is Vice President, Media & Communications: He has vast experience in print and online publications, designs media digital platforms & websites, as well as producing live media and public relations campaigns, as well as directing TV show, entertainment & corporate video for Corporations, SMEs and NFT Organisations and Government Agencies. Alan graduated with a Bachelor of Computer System Engineering from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He has developed and produced digital innovation resources, platforms & other emerging technologies for corporate management, human resources, financial services, property development, construction, health and education. Alan is currently founder of UXCreative and Product Owner/Financial Analyst for FXAnalyst, as well as Studio Production, Tang Media.