AmCham Manufacturing Committee Meeting – September
For AmCham Members Only
|Virtual and physical attendance are available.
For physical attendees, the maximum number of seats are 10. Please register in advance to reserve your seat.
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|10:00 am||Welcome and introduction|
|10:05 am||Sharing from Kenneth Tse – Intel VP, Factory Director of IPV for Manufacturing and Supply Chain upon President Biden’s trip|
|10:20 am||A briefing and read-out of President Biden’s trip from Samuel Pursch and Nhat Anh, Vriens & Partners|
|10:50 am||Update from James Ollen, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam HCMC & Danang|
|11:00 am||Meeting Ends|
Director, Vriens & Partners
Samuel Pursch is a Director in Vriens & Partners’ Hanoi office where he advises international blue-chip firms on Vietnam’s regulatory and commercial context.
Prior to joining Vriens’ & Partners in 2018, Samuel was co-founder and director of Andaman Research & Advisory, a socio-economic research and political risk advisory firm based in Yangon, Myanmar. From Andaman’s founding in 2015, Samuel managed projects for clients including international hydropower and mobile finance investors, The World Bank, and a range of international NGOs. Andaman’s work ranged from detailed stakeholder assessments to field research activities, including large-scale surveys, to policy recommendations for international actors working to address Myanmar’s myriad development challenges.
Earlier, Samuel was based in London where he worked in political risk for boutique consultancies focused on West Africa and Southeast Asia.
Samuel holds a master’s degree in War Studies: Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London, and a BA in International Politics from The George Washington University. He was a visiting student at Pembroke College, Oxford University.
Associate, Vriens and Partners
Nhat Anh is a Associate in the Hanoi office of Vriens and Partners, where he provides policy research and analysis as well as support to stakeholder mapping and advocacy projects.
Prior to joining Vriens and Partners, Nhat Anh was a research analyst with the Reconnecting Asia Program at the Center for Strategic in International Studies (CSIS), where he closely monitored China’s Belt and Road Initiative, as well as other infrastructure initiatives in Asia. His professional experience also includes economic research with Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, research on Vietnam’s military modernization for the RAND Corporation in DC, and analysis on Southeast Asian domestic politics with UN Political Affairs Division in Bangkok.
Nhat Anh holds a MA in International Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy of the University of California, San Diego. Previously, he received his BSc in International Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.