AmCham Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee Meeting – October
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Senior Director, Country Head
Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)
Thanh joined IIX (Singapore) in June 2022, after a stint as Chief of M&A for MindChamps, an early childhood education, entertainment and performance arts academy group, and Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of two Singapore-Australia real estate and education funds.
Thanh obtained his Bachelor and Grad Dip in Business and Taxation from Australia and is currently undertaking his Juris Doctor with the Australian National University. In Australia, Thanh was with the Federal Treasury (where he worked on Australia’s CFC legislation, akin to US Sub-Part F, and specialised in international tax and investment treaties).
Relocated to Vietnam in late 1994, Thanh was the CEO and Country Managing Partner – Ernst & Young Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia until 2008. Thanh subsequently took on various country-head positions with a renewable energy group (Aboitiz Limited); an energy, mining & infrastructure group (Atlantic Ltd), medical clinic and services (ACPD), and a university group.
Thanh is a former member of the Board of Governors of AmCham Vietnam and member of HCMC’s St Andrews Society.
Thanh enjoys working closely with SMEs, capacity building, team building, trailblazing new services and new territories. He especially appreciates his children calling him the most “woke” member of the family.
Sustainability Strategist & Advisor
Purple IVY | AVPN | Sustainable Vietnam
Christina Ameln believes in the power of connections to maximise sustainable impact.
Ameln is the Vietnam Advisor for AVPN, the largest network for social investors in Asia; and also a Sustainability Strategist and Advisor at Purple IVY, a Swedish management consultancy that helps companies to future-proof their business by integrating sustainability deeper into their business models. She has over 20 years experience on creating engagement around sustainability, social impact and thought leadership working with corporates; multilaterals and not-for-profit organizations across various markets.
Ameln has an MBA from Nottingham University and a BBA from the University of Kent at Canterbury. She recently completed an online course with Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership on Business & Climate Change: Towards Net Zero. She sat on the Board of Advisory for Vietnamese LIN Center for Community Development from 2018-21.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the UK headquartered Global Girl Project working on leadership for girls in the Global South. And she writes regularly on sustainability on various platforms such as the Vietnam Investment Review; and was profiled in July’s issue of Forbes Vietnam and BBC News Vietnamese on COP26 in 2021.
Fun fact: Ameln is the author of the Aya & Bobby illustrated children’s books on travel and discovery.