Chad Ovel has lived and worked in Vietnam continuously since 1996.
Chad is a Partner at Mekong Capital, a Vietnam-focused Private Equity firm, specializing in consumer driven businesses. Established in 2001, Mekong Capital has the most extensive private equity track record in Vietnam having completed 35 private equity investments, of which 26 have been fully exited. Chad has led Mekong Capital’s successful investments in various sectors including pharmaceuticals, real estate, logistics, casual dining and retail.
Before joining Mekong Capital, Chad had a successful track record as a CEO leading the rapid growth of ScanCom Vietnam, a foreign-owned furniture export manufacturing business, and AA Corporation, a local company operating in the sectors of construction, retail and manufacturing.
Chad is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He holds a BA from Carleton College and an MBA from University of Chicago.
Louis Nguyen, Chairman & CEO, Saigon Asset Management Corporation
Louis Nguyen is a Vietnam-focused investment banker and fund manager specialized in the capital markets, real estate, and impact investments. Since 2007, SAM’s managed funds have outperformed all indices and most peer funds, as well as deployed over US$500 million in over 70 companies and projects in Vietnam.